London (August 9, 2012) – Former Rutgers women’s soccer standout Carli Lloyd scored both goals as the U.S. women’s national team defeated Japan, 2-1, to win their third-straight gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics Thursday. RU redshirt junior forward Jonelle Filigno (Mississauga, ON, Canada) and Team Canada took bronze earlier in the day, defeating France 1-0.
Lloyd – who also scored the game winner in the 2008 gold medal game – started the final five contests for USA in London. The midfielder scored four goals throughout the games, including the game-winning tallies vs. Japan and France.
This was the first medal for the Canadian Women’s National Team in soccer. Filigno started the final four matches, seeing action in five of the six. The forward scored the game winner against Great Britain in the quarterfinals. Former RU assistant coach Karina LeBlanc is also a member of Team Canada.
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