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Lions Fall to Canada

30 June 2017

Canada beat Great Britain 35-0 in Women's World Championship

After a scoreless first quarter, Cassey Brick caught a 13-yard touchdown reception to put Canada ahead 6-0 only 13 seconds into the second quarter.

Laurence Pontbriand and Brick each added a major to extend Canada’s lead over Great Britain 21-0 at halftime.

In the second half, Julene Friesen and Maude Lacasse added touchdown scores for Canada.

On defence, Rebeckhah Heninger caught two interceptions.

“I thought it was an excellent football game,” Canada Head Coach Jeff Yausie commented after the game.  “It was a battle in the first quarter and it was a hard hitting game.”

“You can’t tell by film how physical they are (Great Britain) but it was a very physical football game so there were great hits all over the field.  They executed really well in the run game.  We definitely improved from our first game and we executed a little better on offence after the first quarter and we were able to put points on the board.”

Despite losing the game, Great Britain felt fortunate to have the opportunity to play a high calibre team such as Canada in only their second-ever game at the women’s worlds.

“It was a great experience for us,” said Great Britain Head Coach Jim Messenger.   “It was a real pleasure to play a really well coached and executing Canadian team.”

“We gained so much from today.  I think we raised our game from Saturday so I’m really pleased with the way our team preformed. Obviously, we would have liked a better result and put some points on the board but I really am pleased and it’s been a great experience for us as we continue to grow as a football nation.”

Photo c/o GW Images. Text from Football Canada

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