Women's Soccer
    Amy Rodriguez Matches USA Record With Five-Goal Game

    Amy Rodriguez scored a USC and USA career-high five goals for Team USA last night.

    Jan. 21, 2012

    USC women's soccer product Amy Rodriguez went big for the U.S. National Team last night, matching a Team USA record in scoring five goals in the second half of a first-round win over Dominican Republic at the CONCACAF Olympic Qualification Tournament in Vancouver, Canada.

    A second-half sub, Rodriguez -- an All-American and 2007 NCAA Champion at USC -- rifled in five goals in 30 minutes for Team USA. She also delivered an assist on the USA's last goal of the game to set another record in a 14-0 victory over the Dominican Republic. Rodriguez is just the second U.S. player to score five goals in a half, matching teammate Abby Wambach's performance in a 2004 game. Rodriguez' fifth goal of the match set a new U.S. record in breaking the previous team-best 12 goals in a game to make it 13-0 USA, before she set up teammate Heather O'Reilly with the 14th and final goal of the game.

    Rodriguez and Team USA are competing in the CONCACAF Olympic Qualification Tournament looking to capture a spot in the 2012 Olympic Games to defend their 2008 Gold Medal. Rodriguez became USC's first-ever women's soccer Olympian in 2008.

    Follow Amy and Team USA in their quest to reach London at ussoccer.com.

    Match: U.S. Women's National Team vs. the Dominican Republic
    Date: Jan. 20, 2012
    Competition: 2012 CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament
    Venue: BC Place Stadium; Vancouver, Canada
    Kickoff: 7:30 p.m. PT
    Attendance: 6,321
    Weather: Indoors; 72 degrees

    Scoring Summary: USA 7 - 7 = 14 DOM 0 - 0 = 0

    USA -- Abby Wambach (Heather O'Reilly) 1st minute
    USA -- Carli Lloyd (Abby Wambach)          5
    USA -- Rachel Buehler (Abby Wambach)    7
    USA -- Heather O'Reilly (Ali Krieger)         17
    USA -- Abby Wambach (Carli Lloyd)         19
    USA -- Tobin Heath (Heather O'Reilly)       30
    USA -- Heather O'Reilly (Lauren Cheney)   31
    USA -- Amy Rodriguez (Lauren Cheney)     46
    USA -- Amy Rodriguez (Lauren Cheney)    48
    USA -- Amy Rodriguez (Unassisted)           58
    USA -- Lauren Cheney (Heather O'Reilly)  64
    USA -- Amy Rodriguez (Lauren Cheney)    69
    USA -- Amy Rodriguez (Alex Morgan)       75
    USA -- Heather O'Reilly (Amy Rodriguez)  78