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Aug. 21, 2006

MOSCOW, Russia – Virginia women’s soccer sophomore forward Jess Rostedt (Kent, Ohio) scored the opening goal for the United States as the Americans downed Argentina 4-1 Monday at the U-20 Women’s World Championships. The win clinched a berth for the United States into the quarterfinals with one group game still remaining.

Rostedt scored the opening goal of the contest in the 13th minute on an assist from UCLA midfielder Danesha Adams.

“As (Brittany) Bock played the ball to Danesha, I dummied it and spun out to my left,” Rostedt said. “I continued my run and I could see `D’ looking at me out of the corner of her eye and it was wide open. I saw the goalie come sliding out so I knew I had to shoot and managed to get it over her. It was a great feeling to get us started with the first goal.”

The goal was the fourth career goal for Rostedt at the youth world championships, as she had three goals at the 2004 tournament in Thailand.

Also a part of the American victory was Cavalier defender Nikki Krzysik (Clifton, N.J.), who played all 90 minutes of the win.

The United States team will play France in its final group stage match on Thursday. Both teams have already advanced to quarterfinals, but the winner will win Group D, with the loser advancing as the second place team from the group.

The tournament continues in Russia for the next two weeks and will conclude on September 3 with the final.

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