On Sunday at BC Place in Vancouver, Team USA rushed out to a 4-0 lead 16 minutes in and defeated Japan 5-2 in the Final of the 2015 World Cup. The victory amounts to payback for the United States, which lost in penalties to Japan in the 2011 World Cup in Germany. Golden Ball winner Carli Lloyd had a hat trick and finished the World Cup with six goals.
The final also saw a number of records sets. Lloyd became the first player in Women’s World Cup history to score a hat trick in a final. In addition, her goal in the third minute was the fastest ever score in a final. Lloyd also became the first American player to score in four consecutive World Cup matches. The seven combined goals were also the most in a Women’s World Cup final.
And let’s not forget Golden Glove winner, keeper Hope Solo, and her stingy defense. The U.S. went 540 minutes between goals and Solo had five clean sheets in the seven games played by the Americans during the tournament.
Check out Lloyd’s six 2015 World Cup goals as compiled by Fox Sports.