Canada 2:0 Australia

The Canadian National Women’s Team continued its preparation for the upcoming Gold Cup by posting a 2-0 win over Australia in Vancouver Thursday night. Midfielder Isabelle Morneau of Longueuil, Quebec, scored both goals for Canada, her fifth and sixth of her international career in her 52nd game.



After a scoreless first half, it was two veterans who combined to give Canada their opening goal in the 62nd minute, as Amy Walsh on the right crossed to Isabelle Morneau in front and her side-footed volley from 12 yards found the far side of the net. Morneau scored her second of the game in the 84th minute, when a driven cross from 15-year-old Kara Lang on the right pinballed off two Australian players in front to fall to Morneau one-yard out who stabbed it into the net.

The Canadian National Women’s Team continued its preparation for the upcoming Gold Cup by posting a 2-0 win over Australia in Vancouver Thursday night. Midfielder Isabelle Morneau of Longueuil, Quebec, scored both goals for Canada, her fifth and sixth of her international career in her 52nd game.



After a scoreless first half, it was two veterans who combined to give Canada their opening goal in the 62nd minute, as Amy Walsh on the right crossed to Isabelle Morneau in front and her side-footed volley from 12 yards found the far side of the net. Morneau scored her second of the game in the 84th minute, when a driven cross from 15-year-old Kara Lang on the right pinballed off two Australian players in front to fall to Morneau one-yard out who stabbed it into the net.



Australia’s best chance came in the 63rd minute as Canadian goalkeeper Karina LeBlanc kicked out a shot from striker Kelly Golebiowski on a breakaway. LeBlanc made 7 saves to earn the shutout as Australia out-shot their hosts 11-9, thanks to a flurry of shots late in the game.



Canada opens their Gold Cup campaign on Wednesday October 30 in Victoria, B.C., against Haiti. All of Canada’s Group 2 games are at Victoria’s Centennial Stadium as they play Jamaica on November 1, and Costa Rica on November 3. Group 1, meanwhile, features the USA , Mexico, Panama, and Trinidad and Tobago, with games in Pasedena and Fullerton, California, as well as Seattle, Washington. The top two teams in each group advance to the Semi-Finals November 6 in Seattle, with the Final being played on November 9 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena.



Thursday, September 26, 2002

Swangard Stadium, Burnaby, BC – attendance 2,653



CANADA 2 (0)

AUSTRALIA 0 (0)

Goals: Canada – 7. Isabelle Morneau (62′, 84′)

Canadian Line-Up: 1. Karina LeBlanc; 3. Breanna Boyd, 6. Sharolta Nonen, 12. Clare Rustad; 5. Andrea Neil (2. Melanie Booth 78′), 7. Isabelle Morneau, 13. Amy Walsh (18. Kristina Kiss 87′), 15. Kara Lang, 16. Brittany Timko; 10. Charmaine Hooper (C), 17. Silvana Burtini Subs not used: 4. Cindy Tye, 8. Katie Lee, 11. Randee Hermus, 14. Ashley McGhee, 22. Leisha Alcia

Australian Line-Up: 1. Cassandra Kell; 4. Dianne Alagich, 5. Cheryl Salisbury, 6. Anissa Tann (C); 2. Gill Thomson (16. Amy Wilson 81′), 8. Olivia Hohnke, 10. Joanne Peters, 11. Heather Garriock (12. Rhian Davies

41′), 15. Tal Karp (13. Thea Slatyer 88′); 7 Kelly Golebiowski, 9. April Mann (17. Nathalie Thomas 75′) Subs not used: 18. Melissa Barbieri



Referee: Sonia Denoncourt; Assistant Referees: Mark Budda, Kim Chalmers; 4th

Official: Rene Parra



Statistics CAN AUS

Shots 9(4) 11(1)

Saves 7(1) 4(1)

Corners 7(6) 3(0)

Fouls 16(9) 8(3)

Offsides 6(3) 3(1)



Cautions

45′ 5. Andrea Neil Canada



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