February 15, 2016
FIVE EASY PIECES
A quick look at each Crystal Dunn goal
FRISCO, Texas -- Here's a quick look at each of Crystal Dunn's five goals in the United States' 10-0 triumph over Puerto Rico in the CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Championship at Toyota Stadium Monday night.
No. 1 -- Sixth minute
Mallory Pugh made a run down the left side, taking the ball to the top of the penalty area before passing it square to Dunn in the middle of the area. Dunn controlled the ball and spun before rolling her shot on the ground into the lower right corner. USA 1, Puerto Rico 0.
No. 2 -- 21st minute
Jaelene Hinkle crossed a ball from the end line that was punched down by Puerto Rico goalkeeper Karly Gustafson, but it went right to Christen Press. With her back to goal and Gustafson charging at her, Press found Dunn, who with her first touch fired a left-footed strike into the open net for her second goal of the match and first multi-goal game of her career. USA 3, Puerto Rico 0.
No. 3 -- 61st minute
After a Puerto Rico turnover in its defensive third, USA striker Alex Morgan recovered the ball and passed it to Dunn, who ran it to the top of the 18-yard box and sent a low shot that was deflected by a defender just inside the left post for her first career hat-trick. USA 6, Puerto Rico 0.
No. 4 -- 85th minute
Samantha Mewis passed the ball from the top of the penalty area to left back Meghan Klingenberg on the right side. Klingenberg fed a cross into the middle to Dunn, who sent a hard volley into the net for her fourth goal. USA 8, Puerto Rico 0.
No. 5 -- 87th minute
Morgan Brian chipped a ball over the top of the defense to Dunn inside the penalty area. Dunn got a step on her defender and rolled her left-footed shot into the lower right corner from close range. USA 9, Puerto Rico 0.
And there was an assist
A minute into stoppage time, Dunn passed the ball to Mewis past the midfield point. Mewis ran with it into the box, beat two defenders and spun a shot inside the right far post for her first career goal and final goal of the game. USA 10, Puerto Rico 0.