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O'Reilly Scores Winning Goal in Semifinal Match Against Germany

Nine minutes into overtime, UNC sophomore Heather O’Reilly scored the winning goal — off a pass from Mia Hamm ’94 — for the U.S. Women’s Soccer team in the semifinal match against World Cup champion Germany.

The final score was 2-1. Kristine Lilly ’93 scored the first goal for the U.S. Team in the 33rd minute, a goal that Germany matched in added injury time.

When the U.S. faces Brazil for the second time of the tournament, it will be for the gold, and it might be without its captain, Julie Foudy, who injured her ankle in the second half Monday night. Coach April Heinrichs ’86 will wait until game night to determine whether Foudy can play, but says Foudy is already off of crutches and walking around.

Read more about the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team at NBCOlympics.com:


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