CARY, N.C. – Midfielder Samantha Mewis scored twice in the first half to lift the U.S. women’s national team blanked the Korea Republic at Sahlen’s Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park Sunday evening.
Five players scored for the U.S. with Mewis tallying her first career brace by the 20th minute in the home stadium for her club team, the North Carolina Courage. Shortly after, Christen Press continued the party and made it 3-0. Julie Ertz also continued her fantastic goal-scoring form and added one in stoppage time to make it 4-0 at the half.
It was much of the same in the second 45 minutes and the five U.S. substitutions at the half quickly got to work with Megan Rapinoe and Lynn Williams combining for a fifth goal, and Lindsey Horan and Allie Long for a sixth.
The USWNT will conclude its 2017 schedule with two friendlies against Canada Nov. 9 (10 p.m. ET; ESPN2, UDN) at BC Place in Vancouver and Nov. 12 (9 p.m. ET, FS1) at Avaya Stadium in San Jose, Calif.
USA – Samantha Mewis (Abby Dahlkemper) 3rd minute
USA – Samantha Mewis 20
USA – Christen Press (Alex Morgan) 35
USA – Julie Ertz (Lindsey Horan) 45 +1
USA – Lynn Williams (Megan Rapinoe) 61
USA – Allie Long (Lindsey Horan) 83
USA: 24-Ashlyn Harris (18-Jane Campbell, 46); 11-Sofia Huerta, 4-Becky Sauerbrunn (25-McCall Zerboni, 46), 7-Abby Dahlkemper, 14-Casey Short (10-Carli Lloyd, 64); 8-Julie Ertz, 9-Lindsey Horan, 3-Samantha Mewis (20-Allie Long, 46); 12-Lynn Williams, 13-Alex Morgan (19-Crystal Dunn, 46), 23-Christen Press (15-Megan Rapinoe, 46)
Subs not used: 5-Kelley O’Hara
Head coach: Jill Ellis
KOR: 1- KANG Gaae (21-KIM Minjung, 68); 8-CHO Sohyun (capt.), 19-KIM Hyeyeong (12-YOO Younga, 63), 6-PARK Chorong (2-LEE Eunmi, 46), 17-JANG Seulgi; 13-JI Sunmi, 22-HAN Chaerin (18-SON Hwayeon, 52), 9-JEON Gaeul (14-MOON Mira, 56), 7-LEE Mina, 23-JANG Chang (15-LEE Sodam, 46); 11-LEE Geummin
Subs not used: 20-KIM Hyeri, 3-SHIN Damyeong, 4-SEO Hyunsook; 10-JI Soyun, 16-CHOE Yuri
Head coach: YOON Dukyeo
Stats Summary: USA / KOR
Shots: 18 / 9
Shots on Goal: 10 / 3
Saves: 2 / 3
Corner Kicks: 10 / 2
Fouls: 14 / 16
Offside: 4 / 1
USA – Lynn Williams (caution) 68th minute
Referee: Sheena Dickson (CAN)
Assistant Referee 1: Ainsley Rochard (TRI)
Assistant Referee 2: Caleb Wales (TRI)
4th Official: Christina Unkel (USA)
Woman of the Match: Lindsey Horan