March 13, 2010
The Canadian national under-17 women’s team soundly defeated Paraguay 12-0 Saturday afternoon in their opening match of the Women’s Pan American Youth Championship.
Canada controlled throughout the match demonstrating great team work. The defense, mid field and the attack worked perfectly. They also showed great strength in corners, with a show of options at the time of scoring.
Madeline Secco, Shannon Herold, Alex McCawley, Lauren Annable, Emma Plasteras, Sarah Keglowitsch, Hannah Haughn, and Sara McManus all scored for Canada.
The team next plays Argentina on Sunday afternoon.
The Women’s Pan American Youth Championship serves as the continental qualifier for the 2010 Youth Olympic Games in Singapore.