Rose Lavelle has followed in Sam Mewis’s footsteps.
Days after Mewis opened her scoring account with Man City Women in both the Women’s FA Cup and Women’s Super League competitions, Lavelle scored her first goal for the club, doing so against Everton in the Women’s League Cup.
Lavelle redirected home a corner kick after failing to be tracked on a near-post run to bring Man City level at 1-1 in the 52nd minute. Man City went on to win, 3-1, to earn three points in the opening match of the group stage of the competition. The six group winners and the top two second-place finishers advance to the knockout rounds.
Lavelle and Man City will get another crack at Everton in the FA Cup final, on Nov. 1 at Wembley Stadium. It was Mewis’s first goal for the club, against Arsenal in the semifinals, that punched the team’s ticket there.