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Canada Takes Silver At Pan Am Games

Posted on 15 August 2003 at 00:00 AM EST in ↳ Women's EXCEL U-14 to U-23

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (CP) - The whistle had barely blown to begin overtime when Brazil's Cristiane Silva popped the ball over the outstretched hands of Canadian keeper Taryn Swiatek for the golden goal.

But when the shock wore off, Canada's young women's soccer team said they didn't measure success in wins and losses Friday after losing the gold-medal final at the Pan American Games 2-1 in overtime to Brazil.

"Twelve of these players are under 18 years of age, and they pushed a team, a team that I think will be one of the dominant teams in the World Cup this summer, really to the limit," said a pleased Canadian coach Ian Bridge. "And I think we'll keep on getting stronger." More

Canada Reaches Gold Medal Game At Pan Ams

Posted on 12 August 2003 at 00:00 AM EST in ↳ Women's EXCEL U-14 to U-23

Canada's Pan American Games team advanced to Thursday's Gold Medal match by virtue of a nailbiting 3-2 vicory over CONCACAF rivals Mexico at the Estadio Olimpico in Santo Domingo last night. Canada, fielding a team with an average age of 18 years, 6 months, raced out to an early three goal lead but had to battle for the full 90 minutes in order to keep a determined Mexican side from levelling the score in the dying minutes of the contest.

From the opening whistle, the young Canadians pressured the Mexican defense and in the 3rd minute, that pressure seemed to have paid off. Kristina Kiss' inswinging corner appeared to have crossed the line before a Mexican defender pulled it out of the goal with her hand. Neither the goal nor the handball were called despite animated protests on and off the field. More

Bridge Announces Pan Am Roster

Posted on 24 July 2003 at 00:00 AM EST in ↳ Women's EXCEL U-14 to U-23

Ottawa, Ontario – Canada's Women's Pam American Team Head Coach Ian Bridge has named 18-players to represent Canada in the upcoming Pan American Games in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic from July 28-August 15, 2003.

The roster is mostly comprised of 11-players who recently traveled with the (U-19) development team to Europe and played games in Italy and Germany: Josee Belanger (Coaticook, QC), Robin Gayle (Mississauga, ON), Myriam Gousse (Brossard, QC), Selina Iacchelli (Edmonton, AB), Kathleen Johnston (Sudbury, ON), Staphanie Labbe (Stoney Plain, AB), Justine Lebrecque (Laval, QC), Holy Lincoln (Scarborough, ON), Veronique Maranda (St. Lambert, QC),Katie Radchuck (Halifax, NS), and Katie Thorlakson (Langley, BC). More

U-19 Women's Team Named Finalist for Female Team of the Year Award

Posted on 12 February 2003 at 23:00 PM EST in ↳ Women's EXCEL U-14 to U-23

Ottawa, Ontario – The Canadian Soccer Association is proud to announce the selection of the National Women's U-19 Team by the Spirit of Sport Foundation as a finalist for the 30th Annual Canadian Sport Awards in the Female Team of the Year category.

The event honours the athletic accomplishments of some of our country's finest sport heroes and is will be produced at CBC Headquarters in Toronto on Tuesday, March 25. Veteran broadcaster Ron MacLean will host the ceremonies. More

Young Canadian Women Gain Valuable Experience

Posted on 6 February 2003 at 23:00 PM EST in ↳ Women's EXCEL U-14 to U-23

Ottawa, Ontario – Canada's Women's Under-17 (1986) and Under-16 (1985) Teams together played the United States Under-16 squad on Thursday as they attend a nine day training camp in San Diego, California.

Canada was defeated 2-1 by the Americans in a competitive match environment that provided an opportunity to expose and prepare the young athletes for international competition. Canada's only goal came from Lisa Collinson of Niagara, Ontario in the first half. More

US Edges Canada On Golden Goal In Final

Posted on 1 September 2002 at 00:00 AM EST in ↳ Women's EXCEL U-14 to U-23

Edmonton, Alberta – Canada's emotional and remarkable run in the inaugural FIFA U-19 Women's World Championship came to an end Sunday when they lost the championship final 1-0 to the United States on a golden goal in the 109th minute. American captain Lindsay Tarpley scored from a scramble in front of the Canadian goal, hitting a shot past goalkeeper Erin McLeod in front of a packed crowd of 47,194 flag-waving fans at Commonwealth Stadium. More

Canada Beats Brazil Advances To Final

Posted on 29 August 2002 at 00:00 AM EST in ↳ Women's EXCEL U-14 to U-23

Edmonton, Alberta - In front of a raucous, enthusiastic crowd of 37,194, Canada's Women's Under-19 National Team advanced to the final of the FIFA U19 Women's World Championship on the heels of a dramatic 4-3 win on penalties following a 1-1 draw after extra time at Commonwealth Stadium. It marks the first time a team from Canada has reached the final of a FIFA tournament. More

Canada Defeats England 6-2 To Reach Semis

Posted on 25 August 2002 at 00:00 AM EST in ↳ Women's EXCEL U-14 to U-23

Edmonton, Alberta - Canada's Women's Under-19 National Team advanced to a semi-final showdown with Brazil in the FIFA U-19 Women's World Championship thanks to five goals by captain Christine Sinclair, who helped them to a 6-2 victory over England in the quarter-finals in front of more than 23,000 fans at Commonwealth Stadium. More

Canada Beats Nigeria 2-0

Posted on 22 August 2002 at 00:00 AM EST in ↳ Women's EXCEL U-14 to U-23

Edmonton, Alberta - Canada's Women's Under-19 National Team completed the round robin portion of the FIFA U-19 Women's World Championship with a 2-0 win over Nigeria to finish atop Group A with three straight wins. The Canadians will now face England, who finished third in Group C, in the quarter-finals on Sunday, August 25 at 1:00 p.m. MT at Commonwealth Stadium.
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Christine Sinclair scored her fourth goal of the tournament in the 25th minute, beating Nigerian goalkeeper Francisca Agbara low to her right from the penalty spot. More

Canada Reaches Quarters With 4-0 Win Over Japan

Posted on 20 August 2002 at 00:00 AM EST in ↳ Women's EXCEL U-14 to U-23

Edmonton, Alberta - Canada's Women's Under-19 National Team clinched a quarter-final berth with a 4-0 win over Japan in their second game in Group A at the FIFA U-19 Women's World Championship at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Alberta, Tuesday night.
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In front of another large crowd of 15,714, Christine Sinclair scored what was arguably the goal of the tournament thus far, when she gathered a clearance by Sasha Andrews and drilled a spectacular shot to the far post past lunging Japanese goalkeeper Miho Fukumoto in the 9th minute. More

Canadians Post 3-2 Win Over Denmark

Posted on 18 August 2002 at 00:00 AM EST in ↳ Women's EXCEL U-14 to U-23

Edmonton, Alberta – Canada's Women's Under-19 National Team earned a 3-2 victory over Denmark in their opening game at the 2002 FIFA U19 Women's World Championship at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Alberta, Sunday in front of a crowd of 21,117.
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Kara Lang scored from 25 yards out after spotting Danish goalkeeper Sarah Andersen off her line. When asked after the game about the play, Lang replied: “It was a shot.” The goal was reminiscent of Ronaldinho's goal in the World Cup. More

Canada will Face Denmark, Japan and Nigeria

Posted on 13 May 2002 at 00:00 AM EST in ↳ Women's EXCEL U-14 to U-23

Ottawa, Ontario - The draw for the inaugural FIFA U-19 Women's World Championship was held today at 10:00 p.m. MT time at FIFA House in Zurich, Switzerland, with Canada drawing Denmark, Japan, and Nigeria in Group A. Commonwealth Stadium, in Edmonton, will play home to Canada and Group A during the Championship. During the draw, the 12 finalists were divided into three groups of four, with the first two winners of each pool contesting the quarter-finals along with the two best third-place teams. The final will be played on September 1 at 2:00 in Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton.
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Women's U16 Team and UVIC Draw 1-1

Posted on 3 February 2002 at 23:00 PM EST in ↳ Women's EXCEL U-14 to U-23

The Canadian Women's Under-16 Team scored in the 60th minute to tie the University of Victoria Vikes 1-1 during a training camp exhibition game on February 3, 2002 in Victoria. More

Canada Captures 5th Place at Nordic Cup

Posted on 31 July 2001 at 00:00 AM EST in ↳ Women's EXCEL U-14 to U-23

Ottawa, Ontario - Canadian Women's Under-20 Women's Team today earned fifth place at the Under-21 Open Nordic Tournament in Norway after defeating Iceland 6-2. More

Canada Ties China For Third Place

Posted on 4 June 2001 at 00:00 AM EST in ↳ Women's EXCEL U-14 to U-23

Ottawa, Ontario – Canada's Women's Under-19 Team tied China for third place at the 3rd Annual adidas cup in Houston, Texas. After round-robin play, Canada and China both had a record of 1-0-1 earning them the opportunity to play one another for third place. Since Canada and China had already met in More

Bridge Named Head Coach

Posted on 4 March 2001 at 23:00 PM EST in ↳ Women's EXCEL U-14 to U-23

Victoria, British Columbia – The Canadian Soccer Association today named former men's World Cup Team player Ian Bridge as the head coach of the newly-formed Women's Under-19 National Team and the assistant coach to Even Pellerud with the Women's World Cup Team.
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