Friday, October 31, 2008

Hucles the Hometown Hero

Virginia Beach, Va., native Angela Hucles has returned to her home state for Saturday's game, which is about two and a half hours from Virginia Beach and an hour from her alma mater, the University of Virginia. There are about 11 members of the Hucles family expected to be in attendance cheering their favorite Gold Medalist.

Her four goals at the Olympic Games mark one of the most clutch performances in U.S. WNT history, and they actually came in three consecutive matches - one against New Zealand in the Group G finale, one against Canada in the quarterfinal and two against Japan in the semifinal. Hucles had scored just five over her entire career heading into this year, but now has seven in 2008 as well as a place in U.S. Women’s National Team lore.

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