Canada beats Malaysia 3-0 in Women’s Field Hockey Olympic Qualifying

Rowan Harris (Canadian Olympic Committee, with permission)

Team Canada has improved to a record of one win and one loss in the Olympic Women’s Field Hockey Qualifying tournament in Valencia, Spain with a 3-0 win over Malaysia on Sunday. With the win, Canada improved to a record of one win and one loss, as they lost 2-0 to Great Britain to open the tournament on Saturday. The top three teams from the eight team tournament qualify for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris.

On Sunday, Sara McManus of Tsawwassen, British Columbia scored twice, and Thora Rae of Vancouver, British Columbia scored once. McManus scored the game-winning goal in the third minute on a penalty corner, and then put Canada up 3-0 on a second penalty corner goal in the 45th minute. Canada’s other goal was scored in the 22nd minute, as Rae scored a field goal. Meanwhile, Rowan Harris of Ottawa, Ontario picked up the shutout. She made a key save on a Malaysian penalty corner series according to fieldhockey.ca.

Canada next plays Spain on Tuesday. Spain beat Great Britain 1-0 on Sunday to improve to a record of two wins and zero losses. Great Britain dropped to a record of one win and one loss. Despite losing to Great Britain on Saturday, it is Canada in second place in Pool B. That is because the tie-breaking system is not head-to-head, but goals and for and against, and then total goals. Canada and Great Britain are both at +1, but Canada has outscored Great Britain to date 3-2.

 

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