Canada’s Women’s National Field Hockey Team, with player Angela Lancaster of Burlington, remains undefeated after four matches at the FIH World League Round 1 in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad & Tobago.
With only one match to go, Canada has secured a top two finish and qualified for the FIH World League Round 2 in 2013. This is Canada’s first step toward qualification for the 2014 World Cup.
Canada has had an incredible performance so far, posting four shutouts and scoring 37 goals. Saturday (Nov. 17), the women will face their most formidable opponent – Uruguay. The two undefeated teams will compete for top spot in the final tournament standings. Follow @World_League1 on Twitter for live results.
The FIH World League Round 1 has provided an opportunity for many athletes to make their debut on the international stage in addition to Lancaster, a 24-year-old defender who has earned her first international cap along with Rachel Donohoe (North Vancouver) and goalkeeper Lauren Logush (Richmond Hill, ON) while Marian Dickinson (Calgary, AB), Caashia Karringten (Vancouver), Poonam Sandhu (Vancouver), Sara McManus (Tsawwassen, B.C.) and Jocelyn Mitchell (Kanata, ON) each scored their first goals for Canada.
“We have met one of our primary goals – to qualify for Round 2. We played a strong game, scoring a number of beautiful goals against our strongest component so far.” said head coach Kimo Linders after Thursday’s (Nov. 15) match against host Trinidad & Tobago.
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Game 1: Canada 12 – Venezuela 0
Game 2: Canada 10 – Guyana 0
Game 3: Canada 11 – Barbados 0
Game 4: Canada 4 – Trinidad & Tobago 0