The United States Women’s National Team demolished Thailand 13-0 in their opening game at the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup, and a Massachusetts native tallied two goals of her own in the victory.
Sam Mewis, a native of Hanson, Mass., scored the USWNT’s second-half opener to make it 4-0 USA with her first-ever FIFA Women’s World Cup goal.
Mewis’ goal was a pretty historic one too.
A little while later, Mewis scored her second of the day as she jumped on a ball that deflected off of a Thailand defender to make it 6-0 USA.
Mewis also added two assists in the win. In 50 appearances with the women’s national team, the U.S. midfielder now has 14 goals and three assists.
Before joining the USWNT, Mewis made a name for herself growing up in southeastern Massachusetts. Mewis attended Whitman-Hanson Regional High School, where she tallied 77 goals and 34 assists over the course of her Panthers’ career. In 2011, the midfielder was named “Gatorade Massachusetts Girls Soccer Player of the Year” for the second time in her young career.
After high school, Mewis moved on to play Division 1 college soccer at UCLA where she won a national championship in 2013.
The 26-year-old now has her sights on winning the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup.