Canada improves to 2-0 at 2019 Canada Cup in women’s water polo

Kyra Christmas (Canadian Olympic Committee)

Team Canada won its second game of the 2019 Canada CupĀ  women’s water polo tournament from Montreal, Quebec. The Canadian team beat China 12-10 on Wednesday to move into first place in the five team tournament with a record of two wins and zero losses.

Kyra Christmas of High River, Alberta led Canada in scoring with a hat trick. Shae Fournier of Winnipeg, Manitoba and Emma Wright of Lindsay, Ontario also had multi-goal games as they had two goals each. Canadians with one goal were Krystina Alogbo of Montreal, Quebec, Axelle Crevier of Montreal, Quebec, Amanda Amorosa of Kirkland, Quebec, Elyse Lemay-Lavoie of Montreal, Quebec and Gurpreet Sohi of Delta, British Columbia.

The tournament is a tuneup for Canada as they prepare for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. Canada qualified for the Olympic Games due to its second place finish at the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru.

In other action in Montreal, the United States beat Russia 18-13. The Americans should be favoured to win the Canada Cup as they won the gold medal at the 2019 World League in Perth, Australia, the gold medal at the 2019 World Aquatics Championship in Gwangju, South Korea and the gold medal at the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru. Canada’s next game in Montreal is Friday against the United States.

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