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U.S. women

Pardoned Lilly scores, Americans edge Canada to take Peace Cup title.

SEOUL, South Korea (Saturday, November 4, 2006) -- Pardoned striker Kristine Lilly, playing only because of a generous tournament disciplinary policy, scored midway through the second half to give United States a 1-0 victory over Canada Saturday to capture the Peace Queen Cup championship before 15,881 at Seoul World Cup Stadium today.

Lilly received a red card for arguing with the referee late in Thursday's 2-0 decision over the Netherlands to capture Group B and a berth in today's title match. Usually, being sent off means at least a one-game suspension, but not in this event.

In the 68th minute, Lilly took a pass from midfielder Aly Wagner, dodged a defender and hit a curling, rising 15-yard drive for the game-winner and the 116th tally of her career.


United States 1, Canada 0

United States - Hope Solo, Christie Rampone, Kate Markgraf (Heather Mitts 64), 4-Catherine Whitehill, Lori Chalupny, Leslie Osborne, Carli Lloyd (Marci Miller 88), Angela Hucles (Aly Wagner 64), Natasha Kai (Tina Frimpong 83), Lindsay Tarpley (Kacey White 71), Kristine Lilly (captain). Canada - Erin McLeod, Martina Franko, Candace Chapman (Jodi-Ann Robinson 84), Randee Hermus, Isabelle Morneau, Melanie Booth, Amy Walsh (Sophie Schmidt 77), Diana Matheson, Andrea Neil (Sasha Andrews 77), Rhian Wilkinson, Christine Sinclair (captain).

Scoring:
United States - Lilly (Wagner) 68.

Shots: United States 10, Canada 8. Shots on goal: United States 6, Canada 5. Saves: United States 5, Canada 5. Corner kicks: United States 10, Canada 4. Fouls: United States 8, Canada 9. Offside: United States 5, Canada 0.

Referee: Jenny Palmqvist (Sweden). Assistant referees: Kim Eun Jin (South Korea), Lee Seul Gi (South Korea). Fourth official: Cha Sung Mi (South Korea). Attendance: 15,881 at Seoul (south Korea) World Cup Stadium. Weather: Overcast, cool, 67 degrees.

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