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Mia Bhuta scores twice as US WYNT U17’s continue to roll in World Cup qualifying tournament

The US Women’s Youth National Team U17s are rolling through the CONCACAF Championships, also serving as the World Cup qualifying tournament being played in the Dominican Republic.

On Saturday, with Mt. Lebanon’s Mia Bhuta again wearing the captain’s armband, the US rolled to an 11-0 victory against Curaçao.

The US had six different goal scorers, including Bhuta who had her first two goals of the tournament as they advanced to Wednesday’s quarterfinal round.

Onyeka Gamero (1’, 40’ 73’) and Nicollette Kiorpes (7’, 56’, 84’) had three goals each

The US YNT U17’s will now face Jamaica, who defeated Cuba, 4-0 in the quarterfinal round on Wednesday.

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John Krysinsky has covered soccer and other sports for many years for various publications and media outlets. He is also author of 'Miracle on the Mon' -- a book about the Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC, which chronicles the club, particularly the early years of Highmark Stadium with the narrative leading up to and centered around a remarkable match that helped provide a spark for the franchise. John has covered sports for Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, DK Pittsburgh Sports, Pittsburgh Sports Report, has served as color commentator on Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC broadcasts, and worked with OPTA Stats and broadcast teams for US Open Cup and International Champions Cup matches held in the US. Krysinsky also served as the Head Men’s Soccer Coach at his alma mater, Point Park University, where he led the Pioneers to the first-ever winning seasons and playoff berths (1996-98); head coach of North Catholic boys (2007-08), associate head coach of Shady Side Academy boys (2009-2014).

Riverhounds MF Danny Griffin

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