Canada Defeats Mexico 4-0

Ottawa, Ontario – Canada’s Women’s World Cup Team defeated Mexico 4-0 on Thursday in an international friendly in Guasave, Mexico to earn their third straight shutout win.



After a scoreless first half, Christine Sinclair opened the scoring in the 58th minute bringing her international goal total to 37. Sinclair is currently Canada’s third top goal scorer behind Charmaine Hooper with 56 goals and Silvana Burtini with 38 goals.



Christine Latham increased Canada’s lead to two in the 74th minute before a Mexico own goal minutes later in the 80th minute. Canada’s fourth goal was scored by Amber Allen in the 90th minute.

Ottawa, Ontario – Canada’s Women’s World Cup Team defeated Mexico 4-0 on Thursday in an international friendly in Guasave, Mexico to earn their third straight shutout win.



After a scoreless first half, Christine Sinclair opened the scoring in the 58th minute bringing her international goal total to 37. Sinclair is currently Canada’s third top goal scorer behind Charmaine Hooper with 56 goals and Silvana Burtini with 38 goals.



Christine Latham increased Canada’s lead to two in the 74th minute before a Mexico own goal minutes later in the 80th minute. Canada’s fourth goal was scored by Amber Allen in the 90th minute.



“Our team only played an average first half,” said head coach Even Pellerud. “With Christine Sinclair playing as a high midfielder behind Hooper, Latham, and Lang, we were not able to win enough balls in the middle. Higher midfield intensity and better execution in the second half allowed us to create a number of opportunities.”



Karina LeBlanc earned her 10th international shutout for Canada. Canada is undefeated in three games with a goal total of 12-0.



“It’s satisfying that we now have three games in a row without conceding a goal. With a total of 10-3 in goal chances, we certainly deserved the win. That said, the win was too big and we need a new focus on Sunday to get a good result. That game will be played without three Pro (WUSA) players as they have to report back to their clubs,” concluded Pellerud.



Canada will play Mexico again on Sunday, June 14th.



June 13, 2003 – International Friendly

Guasave, Mexico

Canada t4 (0)

Mexicot0 (0)

Cautions: Canada – Melanie Booth (18); Brittany Timko (36); Andrea Neil (66); Candace Chapman (75)

Goals: 12-Christine Sinclair (58); 2-Christine Latham (74); O.G. (80); 17-Amber Allen (90)

Canada: 1 – Karina LeBlanc; 6-Sharolta Nonen (4. Sasha Andrews, 84); 13-Melanie Booth; 11- Randee Hermus; 9-Candace Chapman; 5-Andrea Neil (14-Veronique Maranda, 79); 16-Brittany Timko (7-Diana Matheson, 45); 12-Christine Sinclair; 2-Christine Latham (17-Amber Allen, 74); 10-Charmaine Hooper (8-Kristina Kiss, 62); 15-Kara Lang; Head Coach: Even Pellerud.

Subs Not Used: Erin McLeod; Taryn Swiatek; Clare Rustad.

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