Canada women capture Hong Kong title

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by Bryan Kelly

March 28, 2014 (ISN) – Canada’s Women’s Sevens Team electrified a near-sold out Hong Kong Stadium on Friday night by defeating France 24-0 to capture back-to-back Hong Kong Invitational Sevens Championships.

GAME ONE: Canada 19 – 5 Hong Kong

Canada’s Women’s Sevens Team opened the 2014 Hong Kong Invitational with a 19-5 victory over the hosts, Hong Kong. Canada jumped out to an early lead when Ghislaine Landry broke through three would-be tacklers to score under the posts. After an Ashley Steacy conversion, Canada led 7-0.

Captain Jen Kish was next to touch down, as she took a pass from Bianca Farella and ran 60 metres to further Canada’s lead. Steacy added another conversion.

In the second half, Farella finished off a Canadian scoring play to bring the score to 19-0. Hong Kong, supported by a loud home crowd, got on the board with a late try, but Canada’s defense held on to open the tournament with a win.

Canada’s Women’s Sevens Team electrified a near-sold out Hong Kong Stadium on Friday night by defeating France 24-0 to capture back-to-back Hong Kong Invitational Sevens Championships.

GAME ONE: Canada 19 – 5 Hong Kong

Canada’s Women’s Sevens Team opened the 2014 Hong Kong Invitational with a 19-5 victory over the hosts, Hong Kong. Canada jumped out to an early lead when Ghislaine Landry broke through three would-be tacklers to score under the posts. After an Ashley Steacy conversion, Canada led 7-0.

Captain Jen Kish was next to touch down, as she took a pass from Bianca Farella and ran 60 metres to further Canada’s lead. Steacy added another conversion.

In the second half, Farella finished off a Canadian scoring play to bring the score to 19-0. Hong Kong, supported by a loud home crowd, got on the board with a late try, but Canada’s defense held on to open the tournament with a win.

GAME TWO: Canada 33 – 0 Kazakhstan

Canada continued their dominant efforts in their second game of the Hong Kong Invitational by defeating Kazakhstan 33-0.

Tries were scored by Mandy Marchak, Kayla Moleschi, Nikki Case, Karen Paquin and captain Jen Kish, while Ashley Steacy added four conversions.

GAME THREE: Canada 38 – 0 Japan

ons. John Tait’s Canada side has advanced to the Hong Kong Invitational Sevens Finals after defeating Japan 38-0 in the semi-finals.

Mandy Marchak and Karen Paquin each scored two tries and Ashley Steacy added another in the dominant victory.

CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL: Canada 24 – 0 France

Full article on the finals to follow…

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