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Canada Ties China For Third Place

Posted on 4 June 2001 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 regular tournament play, China requested to play another team. Tournament officials declared a third place tie between Canada and China and re-scheduled games. As a result, Canada met Finland for their final game of the tournament.

Candace Chapman of Canada opened the score early in the 13th minute putting Canada up by one. Scoring the equalizer for Finland was Nina Hietanen in the 23rd minute.

Adding another for Canada in the 29th minute was Heather Smith. Finland was awarded a penalty shot as a result of a foul committed by Canada. Annica Sjolund converted, resulting in a 2-2 tie.

Adding the third goal in the 47th minute for Finland was Taru Hakala earning the game winner.

Canada's Women's Under-19 Team will reconvene in Toronto at the end of June for the double-header against the United States on June 30 at Varsity Stadium.

June 2, 2001 – 3rd Annual adidas Cup
Elizabeth K. Meyer Park in Houston, Texas
Canada \t2 (2)
China \t3 (2)
Goals: Canada – Candace Chapman (13), Heather Smith (29); Finland – Nina Hietanen (23), Annica Sjolund (PK, 45), Taru Hakala (47)
Caution: none
Canada: 1. Anne Ogundele (GK) (22. Erin McLeod, 46), 2. Heather Smith, 3. Sasha Andrews, 5. Breanne Milne (Nikki Wojtowicz, 80), 6. Melanie Booth, 7. Amy Vermuelen, 10. Carmelina Moscato (16. Nikki Wojtowicz, 16), 11. Erin MacCallum (9. Sarah Koozey, 56), 12. Candace Chapman, 13. Carla Dolomont (8. Kim McNally, 41), 15. Lise Backman (14. Lea Kutcher, 64). Head Coach: Ian Bridge
Finland: 12. Minna Pyykko (GK), 2. Nina Hietanen (5. Essi Konttinen, 55), 4. Lallinaho Paulina, 6. Tiina Salmen, 7. Sanna Malaska (18. Outi Houtsonen, 75), 8. Irina Vaelma (9. Annina Aman, 86), 10. Annica Sjolund, 11. Susanna Lehtinen (13. Anna Viilma, 74), 14. Miia Niemi (3. Lotta Varitia, 39), 15. Henna Wokkala, 17. Taru Hakala (16. Mariani Syrjalainen, 60).

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