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Football Canada – Will host USA on eve of Canada Day 150

Langley, BC (June 28, 2017) – Football Canada’s women’s national team will go for gold on June 30 at 7:30 p.m. PT at the 2017 IFAF Women’s World Championship after defeating Great Britain 35-0 on June 27 at McLeod Stadium in Langley, British Columbia.

Canada handed Great Britain their first-ever tournament loss after Great Britain previously defeated two-time defending bronze medalist, Finland, on June 24 in their women’s worlds debut.

The 2017 gold medal game is a rematch of the 2010 and 2013 finals. Canada will look to avenge a pair of gold medal game losses on home soil.

The host nation will be in for a tough task as the US has yet to lose a game at the IFAF Women’s World Championship. So far in Langley, the US defense has yet to allow a single point scored against them at the 2017 tournament.

Scoring summary

Qtr

Time

Scoring Play

V-H

2

11:52

Canada – #25 Cassey Brick – 13 yd Reception TD (pass from #12 Aimee Kowalski)

0-6

2

8:06

Canada – #80 Laurence Pontbriand – 70 yd Reception TD (pass from #12 Aimee Kowalski)

0-12

 

 

Conversion #4 Carly Dyck

0-13

 

0:52

Canada – #25 Cassey Brick – 15 yd Reception TD (pass from #12 Aimee Kowalski)

0-19

 

 

 2 pt Conversion #4 Carly Dyck

0-21

3rd

8:39

Canada – #14 Julene Friesen – 9 yd Rush TD

0-27

 

 

Conversion #4 Carly Dyck

0-28

4

6:27

Canada – #13 Maude Lacasse – 16 yd Rush TD

0-34

 

 

Conversion #4 Carly Dyck

0-35

Canada had an outstanding defensive performance, including a pivotal opening series in which Canada was backed up deep in their own end following a Great Britain fumble recovery. 

Emma Goldsney (Edmonton, AB) recorded an interception in the victory, earning Canada’s player of the game honours. 

Full schedule, results and stats

View the schedule here: http://footballcanada.com/team-canada/2017-ifaf-womens-world-championship/wwc-2017-schedule-results/

Media use photos

Photos, available for media use only, will be available at the following Dropbox link: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/hsq1z8iw30f79zd/AABAB5ADf7Flhv3_b4TUzRDJa?dl=0

Please credit the photographer as indicated by the folder title.  

Quotes

“I thought it was an excellent football game. It was a battle in the first quarter and it was a hard hitting game. You can’t tell by film how physical they are (Great Britain) but it was a very physical football game so there were great hits all over the field.  They executed really well in the run game.  We definitely improved from our first game and we executed a little better on offence after the first quarter and we were able to put points on the board.”

–          Jeff Yausie, Canada head coach

On a great defensive performance:

“It’s great our defence held our ground in not only the first half but also the second half. No matter who’s out there on the field, everyone stepped up and was amazing out there and we did very well.”

–          Emma Goldsney, Team Canada defensive back 

On playing on home turf and going for gold:

“For me, it’s an amazing experience. To play on your home soil, it’s never happened before in Canada, men’s or women’s (tackle teams).We’re excited about it.  I’m excited for our team and as a team and for all the girls. We have some work to before that but we’re proud, pretty tough and pretty talented so we’re going to put our best foot forward on Friday.”

–          Jeff Yausie, Canada head coach

“Words cannot express how honoured and just how thrilled we are to be here, especially in our own homeland representing our country. It’s just an amazing experience. We hope to do our best against the USA and win gold.”

–          Emma Goldsney, Team Canada defensive back

Learn more

For more information about the event, please visit www.wwc17.ca or www.footballcanada.com.

Join the conversation

Use the hashtag #WWC17ca on social media.  

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About Football Canada

Established in 1884, Football Canada is the national governing body of amateur football in Canada and a proud member of the International Federation of American Football (IFAF). Working closely with the provincial football associations, we develop programs and resources for players, coaches, officials in the three disciplines of Tackle, Flag and Touch Football. Football Canada’s vision statement is “from playground to stadium” where players can participate in the game of football throughout a lifetime recreationally, competitively and internationally. 

Patrick DeLottinville

Coordinator, Communications

Football Canada

613-564-0003 x 226

communications@footballcanada.com