Ashley Hatch made a splash in her first start with the United States Women’s National Team, scoring just 24 seconds into the squad’s match against Australia on Friday.
The 26-year-old split Australia’s center backs to finish off a bouncing header from Lynn Williams to notch the go-ahead goal in the team’s 3-0 win.
.@ash_hatch33 wastes no time whatsoever1-0, USA 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/eQ3g8uAiH1— U.S. Soccer WNT (@USWNT) November 27, 2021
.@ash_hatch33 wastes no time whatsoever1-0, USA 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/eQ3g8uAiH1
Hatch’s finish marks her first international goal and the third-fastest goal in USWNT history.
The Washington Spirit striker is having quite the year, earning her third cap with the USWNT fresh off winning an NWSL Championship and clinching the Golden Boot award.
Next up: The USWNT will play Australia again on Tuesday at 4:05 a.m. ET on ESPN.