London Olympics 2012: Carli Lloyd Scores As Team USA Women's Soccer Beats Columbia 3-0

Delran, NJ native Carli Lloyd scored in the 77th minute as the United States Olympic women's soccer team defeated Columbia 3-0 at Hampden Park in Glasgow, Scotland.

Megan Rapinoe opened up the scoring in the 33rd minute, when she lifted a shot from just outside the box and put it in the back of the net. Things quieted from there, but the United States used two quick goals late in the second half to put things away. Abby Wambach started things off in the 74th minute, combining with Tobin Heath inside the box and slotting it hope past Sandra Sepulveda to give the U.S. the insurance goal they needed.

Lloyd scored her second goal of the tournament just three minutes later, taking a fantastic through ball by Rapinoe and slotting it pas Sepulveda to close out the scoring. Lloyd was excellent on both sides of the pitch and was in contention for the player of the match award with her performance.

The victory has clinched the United States' place in the quarterfinals of the tournament with one game left to go in the group stage. The United States will next take on North Korea on July 31 in Manchester, England.

Stick with this StoryStream for full coverage of local athletes in the 2012 Summer Olympics. For complete coverage of the London Games, head over to SB Nation's Olympics hub.

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