Abby Wambach, center, celebrates after scoring a goal with her teammates goal during their women's quarter-final soccer match against New Zealand at the London 2012 Summer Olympics, Aug. 3, 2012. / AP
(CBS/AP) U.S. soccer player Abby Wambach was in a gymnast state of mind on Friday.
Wambach has scored in every match to lead the Americans into the semifinals.
The 32-year-old striker slid onto a pass in the 27th minute Friday to knock home her fourth goal of the tournament and then celebrated with a cartwheel in the United States' 2-0 win over New Zealand in the quarterfinals of the Olympic tournament.Complete Coverage: 2012 London Olympics
"I was like, 'Cartwheels for everyone,'" Wambach said, according to The Washington Post. "And then finish it off with -- you know what they do at the end of a performance? They do this thing," she added before attempting a gymnast move.
Whatever Wambach's "thing" was, it worked. She helped the women's U.S. soccer team advance to Monday night's semifinal against Canada.
Midfielder Carli Lloyd said the team was "just having some fun with it, just trying to get the crowd going and do something special."