Cincinnati’s Lavelle scores twice in World Cup opener as U.S. pummels Thailand

Team USA scores a record 13 goals in World Cup opener

Cincinnati’s Lavelle scores twice in World Cup opener as U.S. pummels Thailand
FILE - In this July 26, 2018, file photo, U.S. forward Alex Morgan, second from right, celebrates her hat trick with defender Tobin Heath (17) and other teammates during the second half of a Tournament of Nations soccer match against Japan in Kansas City, Kan. The Women’s World Cup kicks off Friday, June 7, 2019, in Paris. Twenty-four teams will traverse France for the next month in pursuit of soccer’s most prestigious trophy.

CINCINNATI, Ohio (FOX19) - Cincinnati native Rose Lavelle scored twice in her first ever World Cup game as the United States beat Thailand in record breaking fashion.

Lavelle, who played high school soccer at Mt. Notre Dame, gave the U.S. Women’s National Team a 2-0 lead with a rocket left foot from more than twenty yards out. She scored again in the 56th minute as the United States began to score seemingly at will against an over-matched opponent.

U.S. star Alex Morgan finished with five goals and the team scored a World Cup record 13 times in a shut-out win against Thailand.

The United States next plays Sunday against Chile.

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