USA defeat Australia 3-1 in first playoff round.
The USA were out of the box quickly, with Valeria Arioto singling to left field allowing Haylie Mc Cleney to cross home plate in the bottom of the first innings.
First at bat in the top of the fourth, Stacey Porter cut the deficit with a brilliant homer deep to right field to tie the score 1-1.
The USA again took the lead in the bottom of the fifth to seal the win with Mc Cleney and Janette Reed both scoring.
Next up, the Spirit take on seventh ranked Mexico, Saturday 11/8 at 10:30am AEST (TODAY!).