Brian Reflects on Scoring First International Goal


Morgan Brian has made a name for herself at Virginia and now the junior midfielder has earned acclaim on the global stage as well.

Brian scored her first career international goal in the United States Women's National Team's 7-0 win over Mexico in a friendly Tuesday.

Brian scored the seventh and final U.S. goal.

"I think we had a good buildup to that goal and Abby Wambach laid me off a great ball and I just took a touch around a defender and looked to place it and it went in," Brian explained to reporters Thursday.

The match capped off a whirlwind few days for Brian. She helped guide the Cavaliers past Richmond on Sunday, then immediately departed for Washington, D.C. to join the national team.

"The week went by really, really fast. It's already Friday tomorrow and we're playing Rutgers so for me to have to transition like that, playing against a team like Mexico and playing with a full team of players like Abbey Wambach," Brian explained. "But coming back here and playing with my team is always fun and I look forward to it."

Brian became the fourth Virginia player to score a goal for the US Women's National Team. Angela Hucles had 13 international goals, while Amanda Cromwell and Lori Lindsey each scored once for the national team.

Now Brian is back in Charlottesville with the No. 4 Cavaliers and has her attention set on Friday's match with Rutgers.

"We have the best chemistry I think since I've been here," she said of the Cavaliers. "We've played some great soccer together and if we can keep that together and keep rolling we can do something pretty special this year."


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