NJer Helps Lift Women's Soccer Team Over Colombia

July 28, 2012 12:00 AM

NJer Helps Lift Women's Soccer Team Over Colombia

" New Jersey native Carli Lloyd, back in the starting lineup after an injury to Shannon Boxx, scored in the 77th minute of the U.S. women's soccer team's match against Colombia Saturday, marking the second time the Delran woman has helped lift her team over the competition.

Lloyd scored the go-ahead goal in the qualifying match on Wednesday. Meanwhile, her teammate Megan Rapinoe celebrated her own Saturday goal by reaching into her sock and pulling out a birthday note for an injured teammate, part of a dominant and somewhat feisty performance that kept the soccer team unbeaten after two games at the Olympics.   The Americans moved closer to the quarterfinals Saturday with a 3-0 win over Colombia, peppering the opponent's net from the opening whistle of a physical game. There was no early letdown — as there had been three days earlier in the come-from-behind win over France — and the only surprise was that such a one-sided match didn't yield a more lopsided score.   Abby Wambach finally broke the game open with a goal in the 74th minute, making her the Americans' all-time leading scorer in Olympic play "

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