Team Canada played Team Korea. The rain did not stop Canada from having a strong performance, with a final score of 21-2 for Canada.
“We did a nice job offensively—controlling the tempo and running through our systematics at a high speed,” said Allison Daley, associate head coach of Team Canada. “We limited our on-force turnovers, whereas on Sunday night the USA caused a lot of our turnovers. That was something we wanted to limit today. We saw a lot of different girls step up to the plate. We did a nice job on the draw controls to value the possession game through the last three quarters as we dominated possession of the ball. That’s what helps us win games.”
Kennedy Lynch was recognized as player of the game. She had a great game, scoring the first point within the first minutes. She went on to score four more goals throughout the remaining quarters.
“Given that I’m an American playing with the Canadians, it feels really good winning the award as a Canadian,” expressed Kennedy, who has dual citizenship.
As player of the game, Kennedy was awarded with a plush Canadian toy. She immediately ran over to Team Korea to give it to their goalie.
“She handled a lot given that there were 21 goals against her,” said Kennedy about why she gave Team Korea’s goalie the plush toy. “She stayed in, she always had a positive attitude and she was always cheering on her teammates.”