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January 21, 2010
U.S. U20 women top Jamaica 6-0

GUATEMALA CITY---Christine Nairn and Sydney Leroux each scored two goals to lead the United States to a 6-0 rout over Jamaica in their opening game of the CONCACAF Under 20 Women’s Championship.

UCLA’s Zakiya Bywaters left a ball near the penalty spot in the 9th minute that Nairn put into the net. Leroux got her first of the game in the 25th minute, firing a right footed 19-yard shot to the near post.

Leroux, a senior at UCLA, made it 3-0 ten minutes later. U.S. goalkeeper Biana Henninger sent a long ball to the far end, it took one bounce over the defense before Leroux ran onto it and sent it over the Jamaican goalkeeper Sashagay Spence.

Minutes into the second half the U.S. increased the lead to 4-0, when Leroux sent a diagonal ball into the penalty area that Stanford’s Teresa Noyola finished for the score.

Nairn, a freshman at Penn State added her second goal of the game in the 71st minute, blasting a left footed free kick from just outside the penalty area.

Florida State’s Tiffany McCarthy finished the onslaught in the 80th minute, getting past a Jamaican off side trap and slipping the ball from the right side between the goalkeeper and the post.

The United States will take on Trinidad and Tobago on January 23.

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