Canada fin­ishes 4th in women’s soc­cer

Cape Breton Post - - SPORTS -

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.

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