Morace earns first win in Canadian victory

Carolina Morace and her staff earned their first win with the Canadian women’s national team in a 2:1 victory over Netherlands today.

The victory came in her second match at the 2009 Cyprus Women’s Cup as the team jumped into first place in Group B standings.



Midfielder Amy Walsh, meanwhile, became the fifth player to make her 100th appearance for Canada while captain Christine Sinclair scored her 96th and 97th career goals.

Carolina Morace and her staff earned their first win with the Canadian women’s national team in a 2:1 victory over Netherlands today.

The victory came in her second match at the 2009 Cyprus Women’s Cup as the team jumped into first place in Group B standings.



Midfielder Amy Walsh, meanwhile, became the fifth player to make her 100th appearance for Canada while captain Christine Sinclair scored her 96th and 97th career goals.



Canada is in first place with four points and a +1 goal differential after two games in the round-robin action. Russia and Netherlands each have three points, but Russia sits in second with a +1 goal differential. New Zealand is in last with just one point.



The last day of round-robin action is 10 March when Canada faces Russia for first place in the group. Canada can win the group with a victory. After the group phase is complete, teams will crossover to fight for their tournament placing against Group A teams on 12 March.



In the opposite group, England is in first place with four points and a +6 goal differential. France, who drew 2:2 with England today, is in second place with four points a +2 goal differential. After South Africa’s 2:0 win over Scotland, South Africa moves into third place with three points while Scotland sits in last place with no points.



For more information on the Cyprus Women’s Cup, please visit www.cypruswomenscup.com.



For more information on Cyprus, please visit www.visitcyprus.com.




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