Davidson’s Women’s World Cup Watch Party
Where were you on Sunday, July 7? The answer to that question for dozens of Davidson residents was Summit Outpost on the Davidson College campus.
A standing room only crowd gathered at Summit Outpost to watch the Women’s World Cup Championship game between the United States and the Netherlands. The crowd included fans of all ages – fans decked out in full red, white, and blue. Although one fan had that awkward moment when he realized that he had donned an orange shirt. Despite the inadvertent clothing selection, he was definitely cheering for the USA.
Summit Coffee owner & CEO Brian Helfrich said that when he and his brother and Tim (Summit co-owner) decided that they were going to watch the game together, they figured “they would open up Summit Outpost and invite their friends.” The word got out on social media and Davidson soccer fans showed up.
After more than 60 minutes of play, the crowd erupted into applause when Megan Rapinoe scored the first goal of the game on a penalty kick. Just 8 minutes later, Rose Lavelle gave them reason to cheer again when she scored the second goal for the U.S. women’s team. That goal would be the last goal of the game, and gave the U.S. women a 2-0 victory.