Women’s soc­cer team ad­vances

Cape Breton Post - - SPORTS -

Canada’s women’s soc­cer team guar­an­teed its best fin­ish at the Sum­mer Univer­si­ade in the sport af­ter de­feat­ing the Czech Re­pub­lic 2-1 in quar­ter-fi­nal ac­tion Wed­nes­day in Gwangju, South Korea. The club, that in­cludes Capers star Karolyne Blain, will now face Rus­sia on Fri­day. The other semi­fi­nal fea­tures Ja­pan and France. Another Capers ath­lete, men’s bas­ket­ball player Chris­tian Af­folter, picked up a 57-48 win over Chile as a mem­ber of the Swiss na­tional team. Switzer­land (1-3) plays the United States on Thurs­day.

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