By Kayla Amora, EnStarz | Aug 09, 2012 08:29 PM EDT
Carli Lloyd, US Women's Soccer midfielder, scored both goals for the gold win at the 2012 Olympics final against Japan. The star player slammed one goal in both halves, leading the US Soccer team to victory.
"This is pretty crazy," Lloyd answered when asked what she was thinking after scoring both times.
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"That's what I do best, dribbling and firing from a distance," said Lloyd. "I didn't think. I just kept going and unleashed it. It went in the back of the net."
Alex Morgan of the US team set up Lloyd's first spectacular goal. Morgan skillfully passed the ball with her left leg to Abby Wambach. However, Lloyd suddenly appeared charging head-first into the ball and scored a surprising point for the team.
"I saw Alex and I just ran to the ball," said Lloyd. "I don't know what Abby thought."
The US Soccer team now had a 1-0 lead in the first half of the game.
9 minutes into the second half, Lloyd played through several Japanese players and slammed past Miho Fukumoto, the goalkeeper for Japan, 20 yards back.
The audience roared for Lloyd as she secured a 2-0 lead for the American team. Later, Japan made the game a little tense when they scored past the US goalkeeper, Hope Solo. However, the match ended with a win for the US team.
Carli Lloyd was very excited for the team win and doesn't regret any moment she played on the field.
"In a soccer player's career, you just don't know how many Olympic opportunities you're going to get," Lloyd said.
This win against Japan marks the third consecutive gold at the Olympics for the US Women's Soccer team.
Check out the USA vs. Japan final here!
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