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06.10.2016
World League Super Final

Montreal, June 9, 2016 (Sportcom) - After beginning with two losses, the Canadian women’s water polo team got their hands on their first victory Thursday in the World League Super in Shanghai, China.

In their final preliminary game, the Canadians defeated the Brazialians by a score of 16-4.

"We gave a good match. It went pretty well for our new team, "said Axelle Crevier of Montreal.

Earlier this week, Canada was defeated in back-to-back matches, 16-12 against Spain, and 11-8 against the United States.

Despite these two setbacks early in the tournament, it is still an encouraging start for the Canadian team, which has undergone some major changes after the Olympic qualification tournament, where the Canadians just missed their ticket to the Rio Games.

"It was a slow start against the Spanish in the first match, but we were able to have a very good match against the Americans. This is one of best teams in the world, as they prepare for the Rio Games and we were able to kept the score close enough, " said Crevier.

"This is encouraging for the future of our team. There is good cohesion in the new group, "she said.

Quebec women Krystina Alogbo, Joelle Bekhazi Monika Eggens Shae Fournier Elyse Lemay-Lavoie and Kelly Mathews were also in Shanghai competing in the event.

In the quarter-finals Friday, the Canadian women will compete against China. " To play against the host team is always special. The Chinese are very physical so it will not be an easy game, but I think we have great execution, speed and tactics. "

"Our goal is to finish among the top four, so you have to win the quarterfinal matchup. Tomorrow is the decisive match! "Concluded Crevier.

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