Bellmore’s Erin Gilroy earned her first two caps for the United States U-20 Women’s Team in the recent Tournoi Maurice Revello Sud Ladies Cup in France and played a key role in the Americans winning the four-team tournament.
Following wins over Germany and Haiti, the U.S. defeated the French 3-1 to win the tournament that serves as a warm up to the 2018 Women’s U-20 World Cup to be held in the Brittany region of France from August 5-24.
With the U.S. holding a one-goal lead, Gilroy secured the match for the Americas with a goal in the 88th minute. Playing in just her second match for the U-20s, Gilroy broke away from the backline and played a pass to teammate Sophia Smith who played a quick wall pass around a France defender back to Gilroy who scored what would be the game-winner.
Earlier in the tournament, Gilroy made her first appearance for the United States and scored in the team’s 7-0 win over Haiti. The U.S. also defeated Germany 3-0 to win all three games in the tournament.
In the 66th minute versus Haiti, Gilroy made a diagonal run to get on the end of a through ball from Ashley Sanchez and dribbled around the goalkeeper before scoring.
A graduate of Mepham High School in Bellmore, Gilroy recently completed her Redshirt-Freshman season at the University of Tennessee. During the 2017 season, she was named to the SEC All-Freshman Team and started 15 of the 18 games in which she appeared. Gilroy had four goals and a team-leading nine assists.