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Canada top China, favourites march on

Thanks to a late goal by Emma Wright, her 4th of the game, Canada edged China 14-15 in the opener of day 3 of the World League Intercontinental tournament in Lewisville, Texas on Thursday. The Canadians reached their 2nd win of the tournament in a high-scoring contest where China got in front 3-2 in the opening quarter before Canada stormed back in the 2nd taking 3-6 and 5-8 leads. When Christina Robinson hit for 6-10 late in the 3rd period their victory seemed within reach but China wasn't done. At the hands of veteran Niu Guannan and Sun Yating the final quarter went on to become a close one with a resillient Canada squad only deciding the outcome 28 seconds before the end when Wright struck the winner.
In the other results hosts USA marched on crushing Japan 2-19 with Maggie Steffens going for 4 goals, while Australia led Brazil no chance: 15-3. Isabel Bishop topped the scorers list with 3 strikes.


FINA World League Women's Interncontinental Tournament
Lewisville, Texas (USA)

Schedule and results


Day 1 - Tuesday, February 16:

Australia vs. China 12-10 (3-2, 2-3, 4-2, 3-3)
Brazil vs. USA 2-17 (1-3, 1-8, 0-4, 0-2)
Japan vs. Canada 10-19 (3-6, 3-3, 1-4, 3-6)

Day 2 - Wednesday, February 17:

Canada vs. Australia 2-11 (0-2, 2-4, 0-2, 0-3)
Brazil vs. Japan 10-7 (3-1, 2-0, 2-3, 3-3)
USA vs. China 19-5 (5-1, 5-0, 5-2, 4-2)

Day 3 - Thursday, February 18:

China vs. Canada 14-15 (3-3, 2-5, 3-2, 6-5)
Japan vs. USA 2-19 (1-9, 0-2, 1-4, 0-4)
Australia vs. Brazil 15-3 (1-0, 4-2, 6-1, 4-0)

Day 4 - Friday, February 19:

16.40: Brazil vs. China
18.00: Japan vs. Australia
19.20: USA vs. Canada

Day 5, Saturday, February 20:

16.40: China vs. Japan
18.00: Brazil vs. Canada
19.20: Australia vs. USA

Day 6, Sunday February 21:

10.00: 5th/6th place
11.20: 3rd/4th place
12.40: 1st/2nd place

N.b.: time mentioned is local time.

Pictured: Joelle Bekhazi (4 goals)

Top 4 placed teams (ex. China) advance to FINA World League Super Final (June 7-12, Shanghai, China).

All matches streamed live. Click here for live stream.

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