Terps Compete With US Under-19 Team

March 27, 2013

AMSTERDAM - Anna Dessoye and Alyssa Parker combined for five goals to help the U.S. Under-19 Team to a win over St. Anne's (South Africa) in a tour in Holland this week.

Parker scored twice and Dessoye tallied a hat trick. Parker also notched two assists in the victory.

Team USA fell to the Dutch team, 4-1, Tuesday and tied in its second game, which was vs. Pinoke.

"Today was a turning point on the tour for our Under-19 National Team," said Assistant Coach Ryan Langford. "Competing against the Dutch national team opened our eyes to how good we can be. The result is not what we hoped for but the growth of the team was exponential. Playing back-to-back games is uncommon on a tour, yet it served us well today. In our second match of the day vs. Pinoke our energy was unmatched. We played hard and we played smart. Pinoke is one of the top teams in the Dutch league and we played them nose to nose."

Team USA will play Hurley Thursday at 1:30 p.m. ET and Amsterdam at 2 p.m. ET on Friday.

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