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  • Coolsoccergirl1
    The Atlanta Beat defeated the San Diego Spirit 2-0 and move to 8-0-1 in pre-season play. Wendy Dillinger, Beat midfielder, scored the first goal from the
    Message 1 of 1204 , Apr 2 7:28 PM
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      The Atlanta Beat defeated the San Diego Spirit
      2-0 and move to 8-0-1 in pre-season play. <br>Wendy
      Dillinger, Beat midfielder, scored the first goal from the
      penalty spot to give the Beat a 1-0 lead. The penalty
      kick and ensuing red card were given when Spirit
      defender, Kim Pickup, made a dangerous tackle on Beat
      forward, Charmaine Hooper. Pickup was shown a red card and
      ejected from the match, forcing the Spirit to play with
      ten. <br><br>The Beat sealed the victory in the second
      half. <br><br>Cindy Parlow fed Charmaine Hooper a pass
      in the attacking third of the field. Hooper beat a
      defender and sent a cross to the back post towards forward
      Kerry Gragg. Gragg headed the ball past the San Diego
      goalie for her first goal of the pre-season tournament.
      The Beat moves to 2-0-1 in the tournament.
      <br><br>The Beat pulled off a two-goal win, but lost a vital
      part of their midfield unit. Marci Miller, a
      midfielder from St. Charles, Illinois, suffered a laceration
      to her face and possibly a dislocated jaw. She was
      rushed to the hospital and her status has not been
      reported. <br><br>Head Coach, Tom Stone praised the play of
      his team saying, "It was a hard fought victory. We
      were not playing well in the first half and with Marci
      going down, that hurt us even more. Nikki (Serlenga)
      stepped into the middle and really got us going. She led
      the team with her composure and helped settle
      everyone down." <br><br>The Beat next face the Washington
      Freedom on Saturday, March 31.
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    • howard_hyman
      The U.S. women s team is going into the Algarve Cup short-handed and will need youth to pull it through. Without injured Mia Hamm and Brandi Chastain
      Message 1204 of 1204 , Mar 1, 2002
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        The U.S. women's team is going into the Algarve
        Cup short-handed and will<br> need youth to pull it
        through. Without injured Mia Hamm and Brandi Chastain<br>
        � both out after knee surgery � coach April
        Heinrichs' roster for the<br> 12-team tournament in
        Albufeira, Portugal, has five college players and one in<br>
        high school. Two teenagers could make their
        international debuts for the U.S.<br> team: Heather O'Reilly,
        17, scored six goals in 12 games last year for
        the<br> under-19 team, and Kelly Wilson, 19, was a top
        forward on last year's<br> under-19 team.<br>The
        Americans open Friday against defending champion
        Sweden.<br><br>The USA plays England on Sunday and four-time winner
        Norway on Tuesday. The final is Thursday.
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