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U.S. women top Germany 2-0 in soccer

DAVIDSON, N.C., March 16 -- Tiffeny Milbrett and Kristine Lilly scored goals Saturday to lead the U.S. women's national soccer team to a 2-0 victory over Germany. Brandl Chastain set up the first goal when she intercepted a ball in the midfield, dribbled past several German defenders and passed to a wide-open Milbrett on the right side.

Milbrett leads the team with nine goals this season. The United States scored a clinching goal in the 89th minute, a shot from right to left by Lilly that hit just inside the right goalpost. The goal was set up by a pass from Carin Gabarra. The United States is 10-1-1 this year in preparation for the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, where women's soccer will debut as a medal sport. The United States, which defeated Germany 6-0 earlier in the week, is unscored upon in its last 412 minutes dating back to a goal scored by Denmark Feb. 10 in Orlando, Fla. The victory in front of 3,459 fans was tempered by an injury to Mia Hamm of the United States in the 70th minute. Hamm was running at full speed in the Germany goalkeeper box when she collided with goalkeeper Katja Kraus who was sliding out to gather the ball. Initially motionless on the ground, Hamm had to be carried off the field with what was diagnosed as a sprained right knee. Hamm has been the U.S. Soccer Federation female athlete of the year each of the past two years.

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