Morgan English scores five goals in USJ women’s football win, USJ advance to semi-finals

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The USJ women’s football team is one away from the State Championship Division II-A game, a game they reached last year but was a finalist in the Battle Ground Academy.

Lady Bruins junior forward Morgan English scored five goals on Saturday in Lady Bruins (17-5) 6-1 defeat of Grace Christian Academy (11-8).

In the process, the English scored her 40th goal of the season and 174th of her career.

A career that began in eighth grade for English and some of his teammates.

“You could kind of feel (with this group of players) in eighth grade (that they were elite players), we advanced a few players (in college) knowing we could keep a few. in college because they were already good football players, said USJ coach Paul Conway.

“(Morgan) is a player with an eye for a goal. When you have a player like that on your team, you always have a chance.”

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English’s athletic ability comes as no surprise – his father was a football player in Memphis and his mother was a cheerleader there.

“It’s natural (ability) but it’s also a mental thing, they always wanted to work hard – which makes me want to work hard,” English said.

English scored 46 goals last season and Conway believes she’s improved since then.

“His mentality has improved,” said Conway. “In the region final she had a moment where she stepped into the goal and she managed to do it brilliantly, but she passed the ball around the goalkeeper and slipped the ball and it passed. side and it was double overtime.

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“Maybe last year she would have lingered there a bit and instead two minutes later the ball was in the net.”

English has sparked interest in some Division I schools, including Vanderbilt, Mississippi State and Memphis, and will wait a bit longer before making a decision to go to college.


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