June 17, 2012 in Sports

Wambach leads U.S. women past Sweden

 

Abby Wambach’s 136th career goal for the U.S. women’s team led the Americans past Sweden 3-1 Saturday in a tune-up for the London Olympics at Halmstad, Sweden. Wambach (center in photo) connected just 8 minutes in, then Alex Morgan (right in photo) scored in the 22nd. Sweden’s Lotta Schelin scored in the 35th minute, and substitute Tobin Heath sealed the game with a header 11 minutes into the second half. Wambach’s goal came off a punt from goalkeeper Hope Solo. Heather O’Reilly won the ball in the air, nodding it to Wambach. She turned on a defender and her half-volley from 35 yards caught keeper Hedvig Lindahl out of her goal. The U.S. team will have one day of rest before facing Japan on Monday. – Associated Press


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