Canada finishes 4th in women’s soccer
Facing a strong, technical, Japanese squad the Canadian women’s soccer team was defeated by a score of 5-0 in the bronze medal match of the 2015 Summer Universiade, Sunday in Gwangju. Canada (4-2-0), with CBU Capers star Karolyne Blain on its roster, still gets its best- ever result at the Universiade with a fourth place. It finished fifth on three occasions, in 1993 in Buffalo, in 2005 in Izmir, Turkey, and in 2011 in Shenzhen, China. “I am obviously disappointed with the result,” said head coach Peyvand Mossavat. “The score shows 5-0, but it doesn’t reflect the game. We had a number of chances, but couldn’t capitalize on them.” “I am proud of the girls. They are still the best Canadian team that has ever performed in this competition.” Besides McKenzie and Blain, the CBU Capers were represented at the Games by soccer players Ian Greedy and Justin Maheu, while basketball player Christian Affolter was on the roster of the Swiss team.