The favorites heading to Tokyo, the Americans are looking to extend their record of four gold medals
The United States women’s national team overcame a devastating loss to open the 2020 Tokyo Olympics earlier this week by defeating New Zealand 6-1 in its first win at the Games on Saturday.
Midfielder Rose Lavelle set the tone early on, putting the U.S. on the board first, just nine minutes into the group match. Lindsey Horan added another goal to give the Americans a 2-0 lead heading into halftime.
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New Zealand quickly folded under the pressure, conceding two more goals in the second half to seal the U.S.’s 6-1 victory. Christen Press and Alex Morgan, who came off the bench as a substitute, also registered goals in Saturday’s contest.