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Cal’s Morgan Tips US Women Over Canada in Olympic Soccer Semifinal

| August 6, 2012
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US forward Alex Morgan (L) and Canada's defender Lauren Sesselman compete during the London 2012 Olympic women's football semifinal match between the US Canada at Old Trafford in Manchester, north-west England, on August 6, 2012. (Paul Ellis/AFP/Getty Images)

US forward Alex Morgan (L) and Canada's defender Lauren Sesselman compete during the London 2012 Olympic women's football semifinal match between the US Canada at Old Trafford in Manchester, north-west England, on August 6, 2012. (Paul Ellis/AFP/Getty Images)

The U.S. women’s soccer team beat Canada in overtime after a seesaw semifinal Olympic match on Monday, with University of California, Berkeley, graduate Alex Morgan scoring the winning goal.

Canada repeatedly pulled ahead, only to see the U.S. catch up until the two sides reached the end of regulation tied 3 to 3. Morgan scored on a header in stoppage time after 15 minutes of overtime to win the game.

For a blow-by-blow account, you can read this live Twitter feed offered by the Wall Street Journal.

The U.S. team includes four players from the Bay Area: Nicole Barnhart, Rachel Buehler, Kelley O’Hara and Morgan.

You can watch the highlights on the NBC website.

Meanwhile in the women’s shot put, Michelle Carter, the daughter of former 49er Michael Carter came in sixth place. You can get the details from the official Olympics site.

Cal is keeping a running total of medals won by athletes who attended the school, and so is Stanford.

For other recent results on Bay Area Olympians, read summaries by the San Francisco Chronicle or the Bay Area News Group.

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