UP's own is getting some sun and experience in Florida this week.
U.S. U-23 WNT FALLS TO FREEDOM, BEATS MIAMI DURING FLORIDA TRAINING CAMP: The U.S. U-23 Women’s National Team finished up a week-long training camp in Sunrise, Fla., last weekend that included matches against the Washington Freedom and the University of Miami. The USA fell to the Freedom, which is deep into their pre-season training, by a 2-0 score as Kristin Arnold and Natalie Kulla split time in goal. The U.S. team fell victim to an Abby Wambach goal in the 38th minute and then let in another with just seconds left in the match. The U-23s rebounded to beat the University of Miami 4-1 getting goals from Whitney Hooper and Mariah Nogueira before Danielle Foxhoven scored twice in a three-minute span, the first off a penalty kick, to seal the match. Rachel Shipley had two assists, setting up Nogueira’s goal and Foxhoven’s second. Jillian Mastroianni started in goal against Miami before giving way to Kulla in the 67th minute.
Date Opponent Result U.S. Goal Scorer(s) Venue
March 9 Washington Freedom 0-2 L -- Vero Beach, Fla.
March 10 Univ. of Miami 4-1 W Hooper, Nogueira, Foxhoven (2) Sunrise, Fla.
U.S. U-23 WNT Roster By Position
GOALKEEPERS (3): Kristin Arnold (Texas A&M; Centennial, Colo.), Natalie Kulla (Marquette; St. Louis, Mo.), Jillian Mastroianni (Boston College; Durham, Conn.)
DEFENDERS (7): Lauren Barnes (UCLA; Upland, Calif.), Jackie Carron (Michigan; Rochester Hills, Mich.), Lauren Fowlkes (Notre Dame; Lee’s Summit, Mo.), Liz Harkin (Arizona State; Granite Bay Calif.), Megan Jesolva (California; La Mirada, Calif.), Lindsey Kowal (Harvard; East Meadow, N.Y.), Jessica Tsao (Portland; Portland, Ore.)
MIDFIELDERS (: Amanda DaCosta (Florida State; Katonah, N.Y.), Alexandra Elston (Arizona State; Phoenix, Ariz.), Sinead Farrelly (Virginia; Havertown, Pa.), Mariah Nogueira (Stanford; Westminster, Calif.), Eli Reed (Portland; Park City, Utah), Rachel Shipley (Texas A&M; Plano, Texas), Keelin Winters (Portland; Englewood, Colo.), Kylie Wright (UCLA; Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.)
FORWARDS (6): Danielle Foxhoven (Portland; Littleton, Colo.); Sarah Hagen (Wisconsin-Milwaukee; Appleton, Wis.), Melissa Henderson (Notre Dame; Garland, Texas), Whitney Hooper (Texas A&M; Houston, Texas), Whitney Palmer (Oklahoma; Plano, Texas), Danielle Toney (Penn State; Northville, Mich.)
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