Canada Soccer

Canada Suffers First Loss of Tournament

Posted on 7 March 2002 in Women's National Team / Olympic Team

Ottawa, Ontario - Canada's Women's World Cup Team suffered its first loss of the 9th Algarve Cup in Lagoa, Portugal when they gave up three goals to Finland in the 7th place match. Canada ends the tournament with an impressive 3-1-0 record.

In an even first half, the Canadians best chance for a goal came when Christine Sinclair had a net bound shot which was cleared off the line by a Finnish defender.

It was in the second half when Finland opened the scoring off a well placed header into the far corner of the goal past Canadian goalkeeper Erin McLeod. Finland added their second of the game in the 65th minute when they were awarded a penalty shot. Finland closed the scoring with a late goal as a result of a miss-mark in the Canadians' defensive third.

McLeod played strong for Canada despite the 3-0 loss as did her Under-19 teammates.

Canada's next trip is to France for the Women's International Tournament. Canada will play three games on April 3, 6 and 9, 2002. The roster will released later this month.

March 7, 2002 - Lagoa, Portugal
9th Algarve Cup - 7th Place Match
Canada 0(0)
Finland 3 (0)
Goals: Finland - Laura Kalmari (56), Anne Makinen (65 - penalty kick), Minna Mustonen (82)
Canada: 19. Erin McLeod(GK), 4. Cindy Tye , 5. Andrea Neil, 6. Sasha Andrews, 7. Isabelle Morneau, 8. Christine Sinclair, 9. Candace Chapman, 11. Randee Hermus , 13. Amy Walsh (captain), 15. Kara Lang (17. Amber Allen, 83), 16. Wanda Rozwadowska (10. Melanie Booth, 45). Coach: Even Pellerud
Finland: 3. Jessica Julin, 4. Heidi Matinlassi, 7. Anne Makinen, 8. Minna Mustonen, 10. Susanna Heikkila, 11. Elisa Simonen, 12. Johanna Lindell (GK), 13. Heidi Kackur (6. Marjo Ikola, 45), 14. Petra Vaeima (2. Sani Ylitalo, 50), 17. Paulina Miettinen, 18. Sanna Valkonen (captain). Coach: Michael Kald

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