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Women's Soccer Wins, Cartwheeling Ensues

Team USA's tradition of celebration continues after win against New Zealand



    Women's Soccer Wins, Cartwheeling Ensues
    United States' Abby Wambach, center, celebrates her goal with her teammates goal during their women's quarter-final soccer match against New Zealand at St James' Park in Newcastle, England, during the London 2012 Summer Olympics, Friday, Aug. 3, 2012. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)

    After winning three straight matches in the Summer Games, the U.S. Women's Soccer Team has come to know and embrace the meaning of a victory dance.

    In one of the two points scored during the match, Torrey Pines native Rachel Buehler passed a long ball to Alex Morgan, who passed it off to the star of the game, Abby Wambach. Wambach has scored in every match played in the Summer Games so far and scored on Morgan's assist Friday.

    CLICK HERE to watch a replay of the U.S. v. New Zealand match.

    The U.S. women's soccer team has come up with some creative goal celebrations at the Olympics.

    After Wambach's goal, the team ran to the corner of the field and did cartwheels along the side-lines. On Tuesday, the team did the funky "worm" dance after Abby Wambach's goal against North Korea. Friday, after the win against

    The unique celebratory dances are what make the team unique, and the players have plotted out their victory dance before every match.

    Yet the competition going into the knockout rounds of the semi-finals on Monday may force the team to wind down, and divert their energy from dancing to attacking.

    Team USA will play the winner of the Britian-Canada match, played on Monday. Great Britain is undefeated so far. Canada lost against Japan, tied to Sweden and beat South Africa. 

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