March 2, 2017
LA MANGA, SPAIN – South Carolina rising senior forward Savannah McCaskill found the back of the net in her U.S. Soccer debut, tallying the game-winner for the U-23 squad Thursday against Japan. The Americans notched a 2-0 victory over the Japanese in their first of three matches at the La Manga Tournament in Spain.
McCaskill, one of four collegiate players on the 22-person roster, started the match and served as the team captain. After netting a single-season program record 10 game-winners for the Gamecocks this past fall, the Chapin, S.C., native picked up where she left off in her debut for her country.
“Playing in this environment is awesome,” McCaskill said. “Being able to score in my first game against such a good team like Japan and then ultimately getting the win was an incredible feeling.”
McCaskill and the Americans continue play at the La Manga Tournament on Saturday (March 4) when they face England. Their last match of the tournament takes place Tues., March 7, and features a contest against Norway. Fans can following South Carolina women’s soccer on Twitter (@GamecockWSoccer) for updates throughout the remainder of the La Manga Tournament.