Walsh helps U.S. women's soccer to Olympic gold medal

August 22, 2008

University Park, Pa — Penn State women's soccer head coach Erica Walsh helped lead the U.S. to Olympic gold Thursday (Aug. 21) as an assistant on the U.S. women's soccer team. The U.S. defeated Brazil 1-0 in overtime to earn the Americans their third Olympic gold medal including 2004's 2-1 victory over Brazil.

Walsh will make the long trip back to University Park via Williamsburg, Va. where she will meet the Nittany Lions for their season opener versus William & Mary.

Carli Lloyd's goal in the 96th minute gave the U.S. the 1-0 victory and gave the Americans revenge for their 4-0 loss to Brazil in last year's World Cup.

For more information on the U.S. women's soccer team visit ussoccer.com.

  • Erica Walsh (center) with fellow assistant coach Jillian Ellis (left) and head coach Pia Sundhage (right) following the United States' 4-0 victory over New Zealand.

    IMAGE: Penn State

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