Overview: 2014 Cyprus Cup

2014 Cyprus Cup / Photo by Canada Soccer

2014 Cyprus Cup / Photo by Canada Soccer

Record: 3W-1L – 5th place

Matches
Finland: 3-0 W
Italy: 3-1 W
England: 0-2 L
Ireland: 2-1 W

Team Leaders
Goals: Sophie Schmidt (3)
Assists: Rhian Wilkinson (3), Diana Matheson (3)
Minutes Played: Christine Sinclair (360), Diana Matheson (360), Kadeisha Buchanan (360)
Cards: Josee Belanger (1 – yellow), Kaylyn Kyle (1 – yellow)
Clean Sheets: Karina LeBlanc (1)

Injuries
Lauren Sesselmann – She was hurt during training and is now back home dealing was a knee injury.
Carmelina Moscato – She returned home after the team’s first match. She’s nursing a foot injury, but is expected to head to Seattle soon and begin training for the NWSL season.

Rebecca Quinn / Photo by Canada Soccer

Rebecca Quinn / Photo by Canada Soccer

A tournament of firsts
Rachel Quon, Nkem Ezurike, and Rebecca Quinn all earned their first senior caps.

Milestones
Rhian Wilkinson earned her 150th cap for Canada during the tournament, while Brittany Baxter notched her 130th appearance. Diana Matheson scored her 15th international goal, which puts her 7th on the all-time list and is now 3rd in terms of active players. Christine Sinclair also scored her 148th tally for Canada. Karina LeBlanc started her 100th game for the red and white, when she earned a clean sheet versus Finland.

 


About the author:
Sandra Prusina is a journalist and broadcaster based out of Calgary, Canada. She has covered women’s soccer since 2010. She’s also a segment reporter for Olympic Broadcast Services, traveling to Vancouver, London and Sochi to work for the host broadcaster.

 

 

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