GERMANY - April 17, 2017 - Coming off a slow start, the U.S. U-19 Women's National Team found themselves giving up two penalty corners in the 7th minute of play. Belgium made the most of their second penalty corner opportunity and scored to go ahead by 1-0.
Belgium wasted no time to extend their lead scoring just 2 minutes later on a free play goal. Down 2-0 after only 9 minutes of play, Team USA found themselves in a hole.
USA earned their first penalty corner in the 12th minute but Belgium came up with a save resulting in no outcome. Belgium ended the first quarter leading 2-0.
The young USA squad started finding their legs in the second quarter and produced some nice in and out combinations up the field. Their efforts didn’t come to fruition as they could not get the ball to cross the goal line. Belgium's goalkeeper made some good saves to keep USA off the board.
The second half saw both sides create chances and USA goalkeeper Mary Crumlish (Amherst, N.Y.) kept Belgium out by stopping their four penalty corners. The U-19 USWNT's best chance came in the 55th minute as the initial shot was saved. The U.S. U-19 Women's National Team ended the match losing 2-0.