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Jersey Girl Carli Lloyd Is an Olympic Hero

Aug 9, 2012, 4:46 PM EDT

South Jersey native and Rutgers graduate Carli Lloyd scored both goals in the U.S.'s 2-1 win over Japan in the gold medal match on Thursday afternoon.
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The United States Women’s National Soccer Team is golden.

South Jersey native and Rutgers graduate Carli Lloyd scored both goals in the U.S.’s 2-1 win over Japan in the gold medal match on Thursday afternoon.

[VIDEO: watch Lloyd's magical game winner here]

Carli is from just across the river in Delran, New Jersey, a place she still calls home. You can actually watch Carli give you a tour of it below courtesy of the USSoccer.com.

“I’ll always be a Jersey girl,” Carli says after giving a glimpse into her life.

She’ll always be an Olympic hero as well.

Photo Caption: Aug 9, 2012; London, United Kingdom; USA midfielder
Carli Lloyd (left) is congratulated by teammates after scoring a goal
during the women’s soccer gold medal match in the 2012 London Olympic
Games at Wembley Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY
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