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Wilkinson gives NZ women 1-1 draw with US

October 31, 2013

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Hannah Wilkinson chipped in a 15-yard shot in the 87th minute to give New Zealand to a 1-1 draw with the United States in a women’s friendly Wednesday at Crew Stadium.

Syndey Leroux scored in the 42nd minute for the Americans.

The U.S. pressed for most of the first half before finally breaking through when Kristie Mewis fed Leroux, whose low shot just beat New Zealand goalkeeper Erin Nayler inside the near post.

It stayed that way until Wilkinson swooped in from the right side, sidestepped a defender and beat American ’keeper Hope Solo.

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