Fisk helps England to Knockout Stage of World Cup
Brittany, France – University of South Carolina junior captain Grace Fisk and her home country of England advanced to the Knockout Stage of the FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup on Sunday morning with a 6-1 win over Mexico.
The young Lionesses won Group B with seven points, and goal differential of +7, the largest of any team in group play thus far. Fisk, who is also the captain England’s squad, will play in the quarterfinal game on Aug. 17, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. ET set to be broadcast live on FS2 (subject to change). The team they will face will be the runner-up from Group A, which has yet to be determined.
STANDINGS // CLASSEMENT
🏴 6-1 🇲🇽
🇧🇷 1-2 🇰🇵#U20WWC
Qualified: England & Korea DPR
Eliminated: Mexico & Brazil pic.twitter.com/x48DJ7xdC9
— #U20WWC 🇫🇷⛵ (@FIFAWWC) August 12, 2018
During group play, England opened up with North Korea, who returned as the U20 Women’s World Cup Champions. The young Lionesses would knock down Korea by a score of 3-1 to open eyes of many. In their second game against Brazil, it was only a goal in the 92nd minute that kept England from finishing with a perfect nine points in the group stage. England settled for the 1-1 draw, and looked to secure a spot in the knockout stage with a result against Mexico.
The win on Sunday morning proved to be a game of two halves. England would trail to Mexico 1-0 after 45 minutes of play, but England would not be phased entering the second half. The offense sprung alive and scored six second half goals, scoring five goals in 19 minutes to shun, and eliminate Mexico.
Until Fisk and England are eliminated, the University of South Carolina women’s soccer team will not see Fisk in a Garnet and Black jersey. The Gamecocks will play later the same day as Fisk and England on Aug. 17, with the Gamecocks facing Fordham in the regular season opener at Stone Stadium at 7:00 p.m.
Make sure to follow the Gamecocks on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram so you do not miss any of Grace Fisk and England along with the Gamecocks here in Columbia all season long.