LYON, FRANCE -- In a game that was scoreless through the first 60 minutes, the U.S. Women's Soccer Team scored twice down the stretch for a 2-0 victory over the Netherlands to win the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup on Sunday.

Tobin Heath, a 2006 graduate of Ridge High School in Basking Ridge, is a member of the Gold-winning U.S. team. Heath started and saw extensive playing time Sunday, July 7, but she did not score in the championship game.

After a penalty kick by Megan Rapinoe gave Team USA a 1-0 lead 61 minutes in, Rose Lavelle scored in the 69th minute to extend the lead to 2-0. Team USA attempted 17 shots to just five for the Dutch team. With Heath helping to controloffensively, the U.S. had possession for 54 percent of the championship match.

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Heath had previously won two gold medals for the U.S. Women's Team in Olympic play. She plays professionally for Portland Thorns FC of the National Women's Soccer League. Heath has 30 goals and 38 assists in her career in international competition.

 

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