GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - JULY 25: Laura Georges of France battles with Tobin Heath of USA during the Women's Football first round Group G Match of the London 2012 Olympic Games between United States and France, at Hampden Park on July 25, 2012 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Stanley Chou/Getty Images)
Boston College's lone Olympian, French defender Laura Georges, opened the scoring for the French National team in a 5-0 victory over North Korea in the group stage of the women's Olympic soccer tournament.
Opportunities remained at a premium but, just as half-time was looming with the teams deadlocked, France took the lead. Again, the threat came from a Soubeyrand corner, floated to the back post, with Laura Georges on this occasion charging in powerfully to head home from close range.
Georges teammates added four goals in the last 20 minutes as insurance. The win moves France into second place behind the U.S. in Group G, ahead of North Korea on goal differential.
France's final match in group stage is Tuesday against a Colombia team that the U.S. knocked off 3-0. Georges and the French team will advance to the knockout stage with a win or a draw vs. Colombia. If the current draw holds, France will likely have to go through the Group F winner (likely Sweden or Japan) and Great Britain / Brazil or Sweden / Japan to reach the medal games.