Santa Barbara - Tonight's game against Canada determines whether the USA U20 Women advance to the Nations Cup final against England on Saturday. The North American teams are tied with 1-1 records, although the junior Eagles sit in second on point differential.
Below is the starting roster for the Americans. Six players are making their third start of the tournament: hooker Jenn Sandifer, lock Grace Hovde, flanker Amee Svatos, captain and No. 8 Katie Johnson, inside center Akalaini Baravilala and back three Amelia Bizer.
Coach Bryn Chivers has mixed up the backline a little, moving Bizer from fullback to outside center, and trying Xanni Brown at #15.
Stay tuned for a detailed match report and player/coach feedback.
USA Women's U20 Roster vs Canada
1. Dorothy Mittow, 2. Jennifer Sandifer, 3. Monica Jackson, 4. Kathryn Humphries, 5. Grace Hovde, 6. Mackenzie Lewis, 7. Amee Svatos, 8. Kathryn Johnson, 9. Haley Anderson, 10. Allyson Day, 11. Jacie Vonada, 12. Akalaini Baravilala, 13. Amelia Bizer, 14. Ashley Okonta, 15. Alexandra Brown.
Substitutes: 16. Alycia Washington, 17. Colleen Carey, 18. Kim LaMons, 19. Chloe Harper, 20. Miranda Wakimoto, 21. Kayla Vlachos, 22. Joanne Fa’avesi.