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New Zealand vs.  United States - Party Report - July 24, 2021

New Zealand vs. United States – Party Statement – July 24, 2021

The U.S. women’s team bounced back from its opening defeat at the Olympics with a 6-1 victory over New Zealand at the Saitama Stadium on Saturday at the Tokyo 2020 football tournament.

Goals from Rose Lavelle, Lindsey Horan, Christen Press and Alex Morgan and two own goals sealed Vlatko Andonovski’s victory.

Betsy Hazette scored a consolation goal for New Zealand, but the United States showed great play to secure its first victory at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

The United States entered the game with the aim of recovering from the defeat to Sweden in the opening game, which ended 44 games unbeaten.

Lavelle put America on a perfect start nine minutes after Dobin Heath received a direct pass and scored casually.

Horan thought he had doubled his lead in the 35th minute, but his shot was sent off by VAR for offside.

Shortly before the break, Horan hit a header with the help of Megan Robinho.

America finished third after 63 minutes, with Abby Erzek pushing his own goal into the area with a touch of Carly Lloyd.

Nine minutes later, New Zealand used a poor defense to score through Hassett.

However, the United States responded with late defeats from the Press and Morgan, as well as a comfortable victory through CJ Pat’s own goal.

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