LYON, France — While all the attention has gone to Megan Rapinoe as the US women’s soccer team won the World Cup over the weekend, it was a Wisconsin Badger that sealed it.
The United States beat the Netherlands 2-0, winning its second consecutive World Cup title and fourth overall.
Megan Rapinoe scored the first goal on a penalty kick in the 61st minute. It was former Badgers three-time All-American Rose Lavelle that sealed it minutes later.
The 24-year-old became the second-youngest American to score in a World Cup Final.
Lavelle scored two goals in the first U.S. match in group play — a game that was won 13-0 over Thailand.
Lavelle was the first overall pick in the 2017 National Women’s Soccer League draft.