Olympic Weekend Wrap-Up An Olympic berth was already secured, but the U.S. women’s soccer team was not finished. Alex Morgan scored two goals and assisted on the other two Sunday when the United States defeated Canada 4-0.
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An Olympic berth was already secured, but the U.S. women’s soccer team was not finished.
Alex Morgan scored two goals and assisted on the other two Sunday when the United States defeated Canada, 4-0, to take the CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Tournament championship in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Both teams had already qualified for the London 2012 Olympic Games with semifinal victories Friday.
Abby Wambach scored the other two goals, connecting four minutes apart to push her career total to 131, and moved into second all-time in international goals. Wambach passed former teammate Kristine Lilly (130) and remains behind Mia Hamm (158).
The game was the first time Morgan and Wambach lined up together as the team’s two starting strikers.
“I think we came out really strong and the early goal took the wind out of their sails a bit,” said Wambach, who scored in the 24th and 28th minutes. “It quieted the crowd down a considerable amount and then, of course, the second goal is just the backbreaker for them.”
Tobin Heath, Carli Lloyd and Morgan scored Friday in the 3-0 victory against Costa Rica to clinch a spot in the 2012 Games.
Shaun White won his fifth consecutive SuperPipe gold in style to close out the Winter X Games Sunday night in Aspen, Colo.
With the title already secured from his first run, the two-time Olympic gold medalist produced the first perfect score of 100.0 in his victory-lap effort.
“For me, it wasn’t complete until I landed that run,” said White, who hit back-to-back double McTwist 1260s. “I am glad I did. I have been to so many X Games now, and I will forever remember this.
“Getting that 100 score, the perfect score, it is crazy. It’s unreal. I have wanted that 100 forever.”
Kelly Clark picked up her 13th straight SuperPipe win to lead a U.S. sweep at the X Games.
“I had the best season of my life last year and I didn’t expect the streak to keep going,” said Clark, a two-time Olympic medalist.
Elena Hight and Hannah Teter, who celebrated her 25th birthday, were second and third.
The United States also swept men’s snowboardcross with Nate Holland winning, followed by Nick Baumgartner and Jayson Hale. Alex Deibold gave the United States the top four spots.
Lindsey Jacobellis injured her knee two days before the competition and was unable to repeat her women’s snowboardcross title.
Sage Kotsenburg claimed his first Winter X snowboard slopestyle podium spot with a silver medal.
Lindsey Vonn came within three-hundredths of a second of posting a weekend sweep and picking up the 50th win of her career.
After winning the super combined Friday and downhill Saturday at St. Moritz, Switzerland, Vonn fell just short against reigning World Cup overall champion Maria Hoefl-Riesch of Germany Sunday.
“It would have been nice to have a hat trick,” Vonn said. “I’m really happy for Maria, but