Former St. John’s University standout Rachel Daly scored for England in its 6-0 triumph over Northern Ireland in an international friendly Tuesday.

Daly, who plays for the Houston Dash (National Women’s Soccer League), tallied England’s fifth goal of the rout in the 67th minute. She converted Lucy Bronze’s cross into a goal before departing in the 84th minute.

Daly has scored four goals in 36 appearances for England.

Ellen White recorded a hat-trick, giving her 39 international goals, seven short of the team’s all-time record of 46. That was set by former Seton Hall University forward Kelly Smith.

One-time Norwegian standout Hege Riise, a member of the 1995 Women’s World Cup championship team, is in temporary charge of England until Netherlands head coach Sarina Wiegman takes over in September. A decision will be made soon as to whether Riise will guide Team GB for the Tokyo Olympics.

“The competitiveness we have in the squad, the attitude, the energy that was there today, there’s a really good group of players we can select from,” Riise told reporters afterwards.

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