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#GatorMade: Havana Solaun scores first ever Jamaican goal in World Cup play

Photo by John Walton / Getty Images

The Jamaican women’s national team has struggled in it’s World Cup debut. Despite their 2019 journey coming to an end with a 4-1 loss to Australia, the team had much to celebrate as they scored their first ever World Cup goal.

Halftime substitute and former Florida Gator, Havana Solaun found the back of the net four minutes into the second half.

Solaun received a perfect through ball from Khadija Shaw and weaved past the Australian goalkeeper before angling a shot to the far corner of the net.

In 90 contests with Florida from 2011-14, the Buchholz High product scored 30 goals and recorded 32 assists. Solaun earned first team All-SEC honors in 2013 and 2014 and All-Freshman honors in 2011.

Also:

Fellow Gator Lauren Silver is on the roster for the Jamaicans, and saw 14 minutes of play in the World Cup opener (a 3-0 loss to Brazil).

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