January 25, 2010
Canada 0 – Chile 3
The women’s national team was hit with a devastating blow before their South American tour even started, when Jess Walkey went down in Sunday’s training session with an injury. She will be returning home shortly in order to undergo treatment.
"It was a tough loss for us today. I thought we played quite well,
however, we made a lot of mistakes in our 25, which cost us the game,"
said head coach Louis Mendonca.
Todays game was also a highlight for five girls who achieved their
first caps including forwards Robyn Pendleton (BC) and Michelle Weber
(ON), Midfielders Katie Collison (BC) and Krissy Wishart (ON), and
defender Samantha Smith (BC). A small ceremony was held post-game to
congratulate them as well as first time staff Neetu Rishiraj and Cregan
Canada had a good game against Chile, unfortunately the game score does
not reflect the competitiveness of our game. There was a 5 minute
period in the second half when the Chileans were successful at
pressuring our backfield and were able to capitalize, scoring on back
to back penalty corners.
Starting Line Up:
Azelia Liu, Abi Raye, Steph Jameson, Diana Roemer, Anna Kozniuk, Katie Baker, Ali Lee, Tyla Flexman, Stephanie Nesbitt, Thea Culley, Robyn Pendleton.
DNP: Amanda Stone
12 min Chile PC – no shot
19 min Chile FP shot – Zee save
25 min Can PC – save
28 min Chile PC – Zee save
38 min Chile PC – shot wide
43 min Chile FP shot – Zee save
43 min Chile PC – Goal – 1-0
44 min Chile PC – Goal – 2-0
47 min Chile PC – Canada foul –
47 min Chile PC – no shot
70 min Can PC – shot wide
70 min Chile PC – Goal – 3-0
65 min Canada Yellow card
68 min Chile Green card