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01.24.2019
UANA Cup – Day 2 Recap

 Credit : Satiro Sodré/SSPress/CBDA

Canada tops Cuba to qualify for World Championships

(Sao Paulo, Brazil, January 24, 2019) - Canada remained undefeated after a convincing win over Cuba at the UANA Cup. The 14-3 victory guarantees a spot for the Canadian women in the gold medal game and their ticket for the 2019 FINA World Championships in Gwangju, next summer. Canada’s captain Krystina Alogbo led the way with an impressive five-goal performance in the match.

Elyse Lemay-Lavoie opened the scoring for Canada in the first quarter. Krystina Alogbo and Shae Fournier each scored one to put Canada in front 3-1. Lemay-Lavoie and Alogbo added two more goals to give the Canadian squad a 5-1 lead at the end of the first quarter. Canada dominated the second quarter outscoring Cuba 4-0 to show a 9-1 lead at halftime.

After a close third quarter, Lemay-Lavoie netted her third and fourth of the game to give the Canadian women a 13-3 lead. Kyra Christmas completed the score with a goal in the fourth quarter to help her team record a 14-3.

The Canadian women will have two days to rest before the gold medal game on Saturday January 26, 2019 where they will face the winner of the semi-final between Brazil and Cuba.

Canada 14 - 3 Cuba (5-1, 4-0, 2-1, 3-1)

Jessica Gaudreault, Krystina Alogbo (5), Axelle Crevier, Emma Wright (1), Jaiden Miller, Kyra Christmas (1), Apryl Gonzalez, Elyse Lemay-Lavoie (4), Hayley McKelvey, Floranne Carroll (1), Marilia Mimides, Shae Fournier (2), Claire Wright.

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Canadian men record a second win at the 2019 UANA Cup

The Men’s national team earned a second win in the preliminary round of the 2019 UANA Cup. The Canadians won their matchup 12-4 against the Argentinians, Gaelan Patterson and Justin Boyd both recorded a hat-trick in the victory.

Argentina took the lead, early in the first quarter but the Canadians answered back with five goals in return to take a 5-1 advantage. Canada’s offensive streak continued in the second quarter, Boyd tallied two goals while Patterson scored his second of the night to give the Canadian team an 8-1 lead at halftime.

The Canucks extended their lead to 10-2 in the third quarter, Aleksa Gardijan scored his second of the game while Patterson completed his hat-trick with less than three minutes to go in the period. Both teams exchanged goals in the fourth quarter, Bogdan Djerkovic netted two to help Canada confirm the 12-4 win.

First place will be at stake this afternoon between Canada and the United States. Still undefeated, the two teams will face each other at 17:15 local time / 14: 15 EST to determine the standings for the semi-finals. Live streaming of the tournament is set to begin today and can be accessed HERE  (sign in required). Live updates will also be available on the Water Polo Canada Twitter page.

Canada 12 – 4 Argentina (5-1, 3-0, 2-1, 2-2)

Dusan Aleksic, Gaelan Patterson (3), Bogdan Djerkovic (2), Nicolas Constantin-Bicari, Justin Boyd (3), George Torakis, Sean Spooner, David Lapins, Devon Diggle (2), Aleksa Gardijan (2), Jérémie Côté, Reuel D’Souza, Milan Radenovic.

 
 
 
 

 


 
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