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Sinclair and Lang Score Two Goals Each

Posted on 3 March 2002 in Women's National Team / Olympic Team

Ottawa, Ontario – Canada's Women's World Cup Team earned its second win of the 9th Algarve Cup today in Lagoa, Portugal, defeating Wales 4-0. This marks Canada's second win of the tournament and places them first in Group C with six points. Canada's finishes first-round play on March 5 against Portugal (16.15h local time). Portugal lost their first game 1-0 to Wales.

Christine Sinclair opened the scoring in the 28th minute with a volley from 15-yards out to give Canada a 1-0 lead at halftime. Adding to the score in the 63rd minute was 15 year-old Kara Lang. Lang scored on a good drive from inside the box for her first goal with the senior side.

Sinclair added her second goal of the game, and 23rd career goal, after a bad clearance from the Welsh defence. Lang finished the scoring, in the 89th minute, with a left foot drive into the far corner. Erin McLeod, Under-19 team goalkeeper, earned her first international cap with the senior side as well as her first shut out with the national team program.

March 3, 2002 - Lagoa, Portugal
9th Algarve Cup - First Round
Canada \t4 (1)
Wales\t0 (0)\t\t
Goals: Canada - Christine Sinclair (28, 69), Kara Lang (63, 89)
Canada: 19. Erin McLeod (GK), 4. Cindy Tye, 5. Andrea Neil, 6. Sasha Andrews, 7. Isabelle Morneau (10. Melanie Booth, 82), 8. Christine Sinclair, 9. Candace Chapman, 11. Randee Hermus, 12. Clare Rustad, 13. Amy Walsh (captain) (16. Wanda Rozwadowska, 80), 17. Amber Allen (15. Kara Lang, 45). Coach: Even Pellerud

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