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U.S. Women's Soccer Team Routs South Korea In Second Of Two Friendlies

By Karen Price | Oct. 22, 2017, 4:39 p.m. (ET)

Teammates congratulate Samantha Mewis (C) after she scored her second goal of the half against Korea Republic at WakeMed Soccer Park on Oct. 22, 2017 in Cary, N.C.


The U.S. women’s soccer team beat South Korea for the second time in four days, wrapping up the two-game friendly series with a 6-0 victory at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, North Carolina.

Sam Mewis scored two goals while Lynn Williams and Olympians Christen Press, Julie Ertz and Allie Long each contributed one in the rout. 

Similar to Thursday night, the U.S. took an early lead and continued to pressure the young South Korean team with great success. 

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Mewis, who began taking on a more substantial role with the team toward the end of 2016 and is now one of just two players to start every game this year, gave the U.S. a 1-0 lead only three minutes in. South Korea left her open on the back post on a corner kick, and Mewis made them pay by heading in the ball for her sixth career international goal.

In the 20th minute, Mewis struck again after the goalkeeper cleared a ball out in front right to her, and she scored to make it 2-0.

Press made it 3-0 in the 35th minute after making a move to freeze her defender and picked out the top right corner for her 44th international goal. Ertz found the back of the net for the fifth time this season to make it 4-0 before the first half was over. 

Ashlyn Harris stopped both shots on goal she faced to preserve the clean sheet.

Next up for the Team USA will be a two-game home-and-home series against Canada on Nov. 9 and Nov. 12.

Karen Price is a reporter from Pittsburgh who has covered Olympic sports for various publications. She is a freelance contributor to TeamUSA.org on behalf of Red Line Editorial, Inc.

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