Fishel Nets 4 To Lead U.S. U-20s Past Cuba

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Brianna Pinto moves the ball for the U.S. Photo: U.S. Soccer

Mia Fishel’s four goals led the United States to a 9-0 win against Cuba in the opening match of the CONCACAF Women’s U-20 Championship.

The U.S. took control of the match quickly as Fishel opened the scoring in the 9th minute. She would earn her brace four minutes later and net goals three and four in the 42nd minute and 45th minute. 

Also scoring for the Americans were Brianna Pinto in the 16th minute, Alexa Spaanstra in the 37th minute and 90th minute, Summer Yates in the 67th minute and Samantha Meza in the 68th minute. Trinity Rodman had four assists.

With her four first-half goals, Fishel tied a U-20 WNT record for goals in a single match. Previously, Kelly Wilson, Lindsay Tarpley and Heather O’Reilly had four-goal performances as U-19s during World Cup Qualifying, while Kia McNeil (2004) netted four at the 2004 Concacaf Women’s U-20 Championship. Civana Kuhlmann scored four times for the U-20 WNT in a 2017 international friendly vs. Finland.

Next up for the United States is the host Dominican Republic on Monday. Game time is 3 p.m.