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EKU goalkeeper Zoe Aguirre punches ticket to U-20 World Cup as member of Mexican National Team

Eastern Kentucky University sophomore goalkeeper Zoe Aguirre will play in the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup as a member of the Mexican National Team.

The World Cup is currently scheduled to be contested this August in Costa Rica and Panama.

Zoe Aguirre

Aguirre and the Mexican team earned a berth in the global finals by finishing second to the USA at the CONCACAF U-20 Women’s Championship in early March.

Aguirre started in goal in Mexico’s 3-0 shutout over Guyana in the group stage and the 12-1 romp over Grenada in the knockout stage.

Mexico edged Haiti in a penalty shootout in the semifinals to punch its ticket to the World Cup. It is Mexico’s eighth straight trip to the U-20 Women’s World Cup.

Aguirre was a member of the Mexican National Team that played at the U-20 World Cup two summers ago in France.

The native of California was a member of the Ohio Valley Conference All-Newcomer Team and OVC All-Tournament Team as a freshman in 2018. She started 10 games for EKU this past fall, recording three shutouts.

From Eastern Kentucky University

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