Rochester, N.Y. - Hundreds of young girls screamed, hoping to get Abby Wambach and her teammate’s attention; looking for just a chance to get an autograph or snatch a photo.
For some who couldn't get tickets to Saturday's game against Costa Rica, this is as close as they'll get to the Olympic team.
“It's the first time we've been that close to her so it's been really exciting,” said soccer fan Suzanne Becker.
For some fans, it didn't matter whose autograph they had, they just wanted to be close to the team that brought home the gold.
I asked eleven year old soccer fan Abigail Weltman who signed her ball today. “Um, “I'm not really sure.”
“I'm really excited and I'm really hoping tomorrow that I could get Abby's autograph,” said soccer fan Gillian Weltman.
Others got to hope no more, posing with Hope Solo and Wambach.
A dream come true for Kori Hughes; a player with the Empire United Soccer Club in Rochester.
“This is so amazing, I can't even believe I'm getting this close to them,” Hughes said. “It's just -- I idolize all of them so much it's so amazing.”
These are the women young girls like Hughes tries to emulate on and off the field.
A place she hopes to be someday.
Hughes accepted a scholarship to play soccer at the University of Buffalo.
“I'm hoping after college I can keep continuing to play,” Hughes said. “They all work so hard to get here, they're all such great role models, they're great soccer players, they're humble, it's amazing.”