June 20 (UPI) -- The U.S. Women's National Team moved to the round of 16 in the soccer World Cup with a 2-0 victory over Sweden on Thursday at the Stade Oceane in Le Havre, France.
It took 3 minutes for the U.S. women, who became the Group F champions, to score their first goal on Lindsey Horan's strike.
The United States made it 2-0 5 minutes into the second half when Swedish player Jonna Andersson deflected U.S. midfielder Tobin Heath's shot into Sweden's goal.
The United States will play Group B runner-up Spain on Monday at noon EDT. Spain scored three goals -- all in a 3-1 victory over South Africa -- in Group B play.
Thursday's victory counted as a bit of revenge for the Americans, who lost to Sweden in the 2016 Olympics.
"We have things to work on to make sure we're sharper next game and the players know that," said U.S. coach Jill Ellis, who added she thought her players "showed a great mentality."
The United States outscored opponents 18-0 in Group F play.
The U.S. women needed to win or draw to finish above Sweden in Group F. They instead pulled off their third consecutive shutout.
"It's huge and a big part of what we're trying to do both offensively and defensively," Heath said. "We talk about the idea of 360-degree defending where everyone is defending."