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Rutgers alum and New Jersey native Carli Lloyd scored the game-winning goal against China.

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Rutgers alum and New Jersey native Carli Lloyd netted the game-winning goal in the United States' 1-0 victory over China in the quarterfinals of the Women's World Cup on Friday.

In the 51st minute, Lloyd headed in a Julie Johnston cross for the game's only goal. Lloyd, who attended South Jersey's Delran High School, continues to be one of the World Cup's most outstanding players and now has two goals and two assists so far in the tournament.

The midfielder nearly scored another goal later in the second half when she gathered a rebound off the crossboard inside the box, but her attempt went high. Lloyd was also called offsides on the play.

The United States advances to play Germany in the semifinals on Tuesday. Germany defeated France earlier in the day on penalty kicks. The World Cup continues tomorrow with Australia-Japan and England-Canada. The winner of those two matches will play in the other semifinal.