Teenage Sensation Mal Pugh Strikes Following A Blistering Run From Midfield

The 19-year-old Washington Spirit forward scored her first goal of the 2018 NWSL season on Saturday.

After falling to a Megan Rapinoe-inspired Seattle Reign FC in Week 1, the Washington Spirit recorded a 2-0 win over the Orlando Pride in their home opener at Maryland SoccerPlex on Saturday. 

Nearly 5,000 were on hand to watch 19-year-old USWNT forward Mallory Pugh open the scoring in the 80th minute with a blistering run that started just inside the halfway line. Pugh finished the move by nutmegging international compatriot Ashlyn Harris in goal.

After scoring six goals in 16 matches during her first season as a professional in 2017, the native of Highlands Ranch, Colorado, looks set for a monster 2018.

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