Katie Bowen Plays Full 90 for New Zealand NWSL KC

The Latest | Jul 21, 2021

Katie Bowen Plays Full 90 for New Zealand

TOYKO, JAPAN (July 21, 2021) - New Zealand’s national team opened Group G up the 2020 Tokyo Olympics against Australia Wednesday morning. Kansas City NWSL’s Katie Bowen made the starting lineup for New Zealand’s squad and Chloe Logarzo was available off the bench for Australia. Bowen showed off her speed the full 90 minutes in the midfield position and seemed to be all over the field with her play, but Australia was able to come out with a 2-1 win. 

Australia was the first on the board in the 20th minute as Captain Sam Kerr one-touched a pass to a slashing Tameka Yallop who found the back of the net with a one-time shot. Kerr found a goal of her own in the 33rd minute off a corner kick where she headed the ball under the crossbar that bounced in for her club, putting Australia up 2-0 in the first half of play.

Bowen nearly found the back of the net in the 84th minute when she chose to drive in a free kick for her team, but the ball went just wide of the net. The Australian goalkeeper was caught off guard by this strike from Bowen, scrambling to make a potential save. New Zealand did find the net in the extra time, but it was not enough to overcome Australia’s first-half lead. 

Bowen and New Zealand next face off against the United States on Saturday, July 24th at 6:30 a.m. CT on NBCSN and Telemundo. Logarzo and Australia take on Sweden on July 24th at 3:30 a.m. CT on NBCSN.

 

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