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12.12.2019
The Canadian women record a second win at the 2019 Canada Cup

(December 12, 2019) – The Canadian women had another strong showing against China at the 2019 Canada Cup in Montreal. After a close first half, Canada pulled away in the third quarter to show a 10-6 lead with one quarter to go. China stepped up its game in the final quarter, but the Canadian women held on to record the 12-10 win.

In a back-and-forth affair, the Canadians took the early lead showing a 4-3 advantage after the first quarter. Both teams took advantage of the power play in the second quarter; Kyra Christmas netted her second of the night to keep Canada in front 6-5 at halftime.

The Canadian women put pressure on the Chinese in the third quarter, drawing exclusions and capitalizing on the man-up situations. Elyse Lemay-Lavoie, Kyra Christmas, and Krystina Alogbo each tallied one on the power play to help Canada show a 10-6 lead heading into the final quarter.

China looked determined to come back in the fourth quarter, but the Canadians held on to their lead to earn a 12-10 win. Shae Fournier scored her second of the night while Amanda Amorosa netted her first of the tournament.

Kyra Christmas led the way for Canada with three goals in the game. "It was my first game at the Canada Cup, and I felt good in the water. It's nice to be back with the team. We are happy with the win, but there are still things to work on and improve for our next game. Tomorrow, we will focus on recovery and preparation for our matchup against the United States on Friday night," mentioned Christmas after the game.

The Canadian women will be back in action Friday night against the United States. The game starts at 1900 at the Centre Sportif du Parc Olympique in Montreal. Admission is free. Watch online at https://www.cbc.ca/sports.

USA picks up first win at Canada Cup

The United States opened play against Russia at the 2019 Canada Cup. In a back and forth affair, the United States found its rhythm in the third quarter. Kiley Neushul and Maddie Musselman each tallied one on the power play to give the US a 12-9 lead with one quarter to go. Team USA took advantage of their six-on-five opportunities in the fourth quarter to earn the 18-13 win.

Day 2 - Results

CAN 12 -10 CHN (4-3, 1-1, 5-2, 2-4)

Jessica Gaudreault, Krystina Alogbo (1), Axelle Crevier (1), Emma Wright (2), Monika Eggens, Kelly McKee, Amanda Amorosa (1), Elyse Lemay-Lavoie (1), Gurpreet Sohi (1), Kyra Christmas (3), Kindred Paul, Shae Fournier (2), Clara Vulpisi, Marilia Mimides.

China : Zhang Jing (4), Wang Huan (2), Mei Xiaohan (1), Xiong Dunhan (1), Lu Yiwen (1), Chen Xiao (1)

USA 18-13 RUS (6-5, 4-3, 2-1, 6-4)

USA : Maddie Musselman (4), Kiley Neushul (3), Aria Fischer (3), Stefania Haralabidis (2), Rachel Fattal (1), Paige Hauschild (1), Maggie Steffens (1), Mackenzie Fisher (1), Alys Williams (1), Jordan Raney (1)

Russia : Ekaterina Prokofyeva (3), Elvina Karimova (2), Olga Gorbunova (2), Anastasia Simanovich (2), Evegniia Soboleva (2), Maria Borisova (1), Anna Timofeeva (1).

Standings after Day 2

  1. Canada (2-0-0-0) – 6 points
  2. USA (1-0-0-0) – 3 points
  3. Russia (1-0-0-1) – 3 points
  4. Netherlands (0-0-0-1) – 0 points
  5. China (0-0-0-2) – 0 points

Day 3 – Schedule

17h30 – China vs USA

19h00 – Netherlands vs Russia

Complete schedule and stats are available here : http://waterpolo.ca/Canada%20Cup%20Results.aspx

 
 
 
 

 


 
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