Local Soccer Players Cheer on U.S. Women in World Cup Final

Hours before the U.S. women's team defeated the team from Japan in the World Cup final on Sunday night, many girls’ soccer players in Connecticut were already inspired by the team.

Instead of soccer camp practice on the fields at the Westminster School in Simsbury, the girls were getting ready to watch the big game.

“I’m scared, but excited because USA always seems to pull through whenever they’re in a hard situation,” Devyn Latorre said before the match.

Around 70 girls, ages 9 and up, take part in the Connecticut Soccer School and Star Goal Keeper  five-day camp and they are big fans of the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team, which made it into the World Cup Final by beating Germany.

“They’re really strong. A lot of new players. They work hard together. It’s going to be a good combination,” Jacqueline Demaio said.

“I feel inspired to like learn new moves and play harder,” says Amy Feingold.

It appeared that U.S. would face a tough competition with Japan, which beat the U.S. in the 2011 World Cup, but then, Carli Lloyd's hat trick in the first 16 minutes.

The final score was 5-2, with the U.S. team beating the women from Japan.

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