Canada Defeats Mexico 2-1

Ottawa, Ontario – Canada’s Women’s World Cup Team defeated Mexico 2-1 in front of 2,123 on Sunday in an international friendly in Mazatlan, Mexico while preparing for the 2003 Women’s World Cup.



Mexico opened the scoring in the seventh minute and kept the lead until the 54th minute when Christine Sinclair tied the game. Sinclair has now tied Silvana Burtini as Canada’s second highest goal scorer with a total of 38 goals with the Women’s World Cup team.



Oakville, Ontario native Diana Matheson scored the game winner and her first international goal in the 90th minute.

Ottawa, Ontario – Canada’s Women’s World Cup Team defeated Mexico 2-1 in front of 2,123 on Sunday in an international friendly in Mazatlan, Mexico while preparing for the 2003 Women’s World Cup.



Mexico opened the scoring in the seventh minute and kept the lead until the 54th minute when Christine Sinclair tied the game. Sinclair has now tied Silvana Burtini as Canada’s second highest goal scorer with a total of 38 goals with the Women’s World Cup team.



Oakville, Ontario native Diana Matheson scored the game winner and her first international goal in the 90th minute.



“We won the game more because of a strong desire than a great performance,” said head coach Even Pellerud. “Disastrous playing conditions made great play impossible, but we compensated by a better fitness level and some great individual performances. Diana Matheson was one good example; she earned the match winner when she was pushed higher in the last part of the game.”



Canada’s next series is against Brazil on Thursday, July 17 at Molson Stadium in Montreal and Sunday, July 20th at Frank Clair Stadium in Ottawa.



June 15, 2003 – International Friendly

Mazatlan, Mexico

Canada t2 (0)

Mexicot1 (1)

Cautions: Canada – Andrea Neil (21), Kristina Kiss (32), Clare Rustad (90)

Goals: Christine Sinclair (54); Diana Matheson (90)

Canada: Erin McLeod; Randee Hermus; Sasha Andrews; Candace Chapman; Clare Rustad; Melanie Booth; Kristina Kiss (Amber Allen, 58); Diana Matheson; Andrea Neil; Kara Lang; Christine Sinclair (Veronique Maranda, 66)

Head Coach: Even Pellerud.

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