Women’s soccer: Canada finishes 10th after loss to host Russia

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Michel Belanger

July 15, 2013, KAZAN, Russia (Team Canada) (ISN)– The Canadian women’s soccer team dropped its final game at the Summer Universiade on Monday afternoon, 2-1 against host Russia. The red and white ends the 12-country tournament in 10th place with a 3-3 overall record.

The locals opened the scoring in the 23rd minute thanks to Anna Sinyutina. Canada responded at the 59-minute mark thanks to Jackie Tessier of Winnipeg (Queen’s University). 

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Sinyutin scored her second of the match, which stood as the game-winner, in the 72nd minute.

The Russians finished the contest with an 11-3 advantage in shots on net. Rachel Bedek of St. Thomas, Ont. (Carleton) was defending the Canadian cage.

Canada had placed fifth at the last Universiade in 2011, in Shenzhen, China.

BOXSCORE: Canada vs Russia

CANADA’S RESULTS IN WOMEN’S SOCCER AT THE UNIVERSIADE:

Women’s soccer made its Universiade debut as a demonstration sport at the 1993 Buffalo Games, when tournament was held in Hamilton, Ont. The sport became an official Universiade discipline in 2001.

2013 (Kazan, Russia): 10th / 12 teams

2011 (Shenzhen, China): 5th / 12

2009 (Belgrade, Serbia): 7th / 16

2007 (Bangkok, Thailand): 10th / 16

2005 (Izmir, Turkey): 5th / 12

2003 (Daegu, South Korea): 10th / 12

2001 (Beijing, China): 11th / 12

1993 (Buffalo, USA): 5th / 6

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