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McKenzie Meehan Leads US Under-20 Team To Victory

McKenzie Meehan scored a hat trick for the US Under-20 National Team in the win over Guatemala on Monday night.

McKenzie Meehan scored a hat trick for the US Under-20 National Team in the win over Guatemala on Monday night.

Jan. 14, 2014

Chestnut Hill, Mass. - Boston College sophomore McKenzie Meehan earned her first start with the US Under-20 Women's National team and she made the most of her time. The Eagles forward had three goals and an assist in the US National teams, 10-0, victory over Guatemala on Monday night in Georg Town, Cayman Islands.

Meehan, who had a goal in the second game of tournament, earned her first start. Meehan scored her first goal in the eighth minute of play to give the US a 1-0 lead. Her second goal came in the 57th minute to give her team a 7-0 lead. IN the 67th minute, Meehan set up teammate Mallory Weber for her second goal of the match. She then finished the night with her third goal in the 74th minute for the 10-0 victory.

A native of Smithfield, RI, Meehan now has five caps and four goals in the US program. After the match, Meehan talked to the press about her hat trick.

"A lot of the goals were team goals. The first one I just was in the right spot on the corner kick and the last one Rachel (Hill) hit a really good ball and I just took a touch and finished it,'' said Meehan, who led BC in scoring this season with 20 goals and 1 assist for 41 points.

The US team will play Trinidad & Tobago on Friday, Jan. 17 in the semifinal game at 7 p.m. The game can be viewed on FOX Soccer Plus and FOX Soccer 2GO. The winner of the two semifinal matches and the third-place match on Jan. 19 qualify for the 2014 FIFA Under-20 Women's World Cup in Canada.

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