The USA celebrates after scoring against Trinidad & Tobago in a CONCACAF Women's Under-17 Championship match on October 30, 2013, in Montego Bay, Jamaica. (Photo: Mexsport)
MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica – On Wednesday, the United States started its 2013 CONCACAF Women’s Under-17 Championship campaign in the same way that its predecessors have kicked off previous editions of the competition: it won by a large margin.
With the 8-0 triumph over Trinidad & Tobago at Catherine Hall Stadium, the Americans are now 4-0-0 in openers, scoring 33 goals and conceding none.
The victory over the Caribbean champion also marked another milestone for the U.S. as it came the first team to break the tournament’s 100-goal barrier, when Zoe Morse netted off an 82nd minute header.
That feat is illuminated even further by the fact it was achieved in just 16 games and only one other team – Canada – has scored more than 40 goals.
CONCACAF.com breaks down the U.S. women’s under-17 goals record:
Total goals (as of November 1, 2013): 101
Number of games played: 16
Average goals per game: 6.3
Goals by half: First – 56, Second – 45
Number of individual scorers: 41
(the U.S. has more individual scorers than any team – other than Canada – has scored goals)
All-Time leading scorer: Summer Green (12)
Games scoring 6 goals or more (team): 10
Most goals in a single game (team): 13 – v Cayman Islands (March 12, 2010)
Most goals in a single game (player): 5 – Summer Green v Bahamas (May 3, 2012)
First three-goal game (player): Rachel Nuzzolese – v El Salvador (July 20, 2008)
Most consecutive goals scored (player): 5 – Lindsey Horan (last 4 v Haiti on March 10, 2010 and first against Cayman Islands on March 12, 2010)
Scoring at least 1 goal in multiple tournaments (player): Morgan Brian (1 – 2008, 7 – 2010)
First goal scored: Samantha Mewis (3’ v Costa Rica on July 18, 2008)
Youngest scorer: Civana Kuhlmann (14-years-old …77’ v Trinidad & Tobago on October 31, 2013)
UNITED STATES WOMEN’S UNDER-17 NATIONAL TEAM
(through matches played on October 31, 2013)
Morgan Brian (2008 - 1, 2010 - 7)