Share this article

print logo

HAMM NETS 150TH GOAL IN EXHIBITION VICTORY

Mia Hamm scored her 150th career goal as the United States defeated Australia, 3-1, Wednesday in a pre-Olympic warm-up match in Blaine, Minn.

Hamm, the highest-scoring female player in the world, got her milestone goal in the 76th minute to put the United States ahead 2-1. She took a breakout pass from Heather O'Reilly, faked out one defender and beat goalkeeper Cassandra Kell in the top right corner of the net.

"It meant a lot," Hamm said of scoring No. 150 before next month's Olympic Games. "Now I don't have to worry about it or answer any of those questions in Athens. I can get that off my shoulders and focus on what I need to do and the team needs to do to be successful at the Olympics."

O'Reilly, the youngest player on the U.S. roster, also set up the final goal of the game, by Abby Wambach in the 81st minute.

Australia took a 1-0 lead in the fifth minute when Danielle Small scored her sixth career goal. Heather Garriock found Small alone near the front of the net, and she chipped a right-footed volley over the head of U.S. goalkeeper Brianna Scurry.

There are no comments - be the first to comment