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By Pfc. Tim Shim, USAG Daegu Public Affairs
| Armed Forces Sports | October 05, 2015
#19 Leah M. Bratt #1 Michelle L. Moeller #11 USA Soccer team member Jennifer M. Grijalva, No. 11, moves forward with the ball during the game against South Korea in Gimcheon, Oct. 5. Teammates Leah Bratt (19) and Michelle Muller (1) follow while Lee, Young Ju (27) of the ROK team marks the play. (Photo by user)
Team USA’s Women’s Soccer team met their Republic of Korea
counterparts in a Preliminary Round Group A at Gimcheon Sports Complex here
It was the second game for Team USA, who was seeking its
first win after a tough loss to the French team. Unfortunately, this time they
met full-time professional Republic of Korea Army’s women’s soccer team which
currently plays in Women’s K-League.
Despite Team USA’s best efforts, they came up just short
against the ROK team by a 2-0 score. Opportunities for goals were few. A late
chance which looked to be a sure goal was thwarted by the ROK goalie, RoK Army
Sgt. First Class Gwon Ju Yeong, who sacrificed her body to smother the strike.
“The South Koreans were much tougher, more technical, and a
lot faster than the French,” said forward and Navy Ensign Caprice Kelty from
Annapolis, MD .
Kelty said she’s looking forward to finishing the last game
with a win. Other than that, she wants to enjoy her time in Korea, getting to
know about people from other countries and Korea.
“It’s a dream come true to represent the United States of
America,” Kelty said. Being able to play with different people from different
branches is an interesting experience.”
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