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Purce and U.S. U20 National Team Advance to Group A Semifinal

Purce is the first player from Harvard to make a U.S. Women National team qualifying roster (photo courtsey: Gil Talbot).

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands – Freshman soccer standout Margaret Purce registered an assist in her first appearance for the U.S. Under-20 Women's National Team, as the squad downed Jamaica, 3-0, Jan. 11 at the 2014 CONCACAF Women's U-20 Championship. The freshman forward took the field against Crimson teammate Alika Keene, who started for Jamaica.

Purce exploded down the left sideline and dropped the ball in front of the net where teammate McKenzie Meehan was able to slide a shot past Jamaica keeper Chris-Ann Chambers to give the U.S. a three goal lead. 

With a 2-0 record, the U.S. advances to the Group A semifinal round where the team will face Guatemala Jan. 13 at 7:30 p.m. EST. The Americans need a win or a tie to clinch first place in Group A. Jamaica returns to action that same day against Costa Rica with a chance to earn a trip to the semifinals on the line.

For the complete release from USA Soccer, click here