Team Canada is off to a strong start at the 2024 Women’s Water Polo Championship in Doha, Qatar. On Tuesday, Canada trounced Great Britain 20-5.
In the Canadian win by 15 goals, Elyse Lemay-Lavoie of Montreal, Quebec led the Canadians in scoring with four goals. She now has nine goals in two games, as she scored five goals in Canada’s 24-2 triumph over South Africa on Sunday. Shae La Roche of Calgary, Alberta was the only other Canadian player to register a hat trick as she scored thrice. Those Canadian players with two goal games were Emma Wright of Lindsay, Ontario, Axelle Crevier and Marilia Mimides of Montreal, Kindred Paul of Spruce Grove, Alberta, and Blaire McDowell of Regina, Saskatchewan. Those Canadian players with one goal games were Verica Bakoc of Toronto, Ontario, Daphne Guevremont of Laval, Quebec, and Serena Browne of Montreal.
With the win, Canada improves to a record of two wins and zero losses. They are one of six undefeated teams to date. They are joined by Italy, Hungary, Australia, Spain and the United States. Canada next plays Italy on Thursday. The top two teams from the tournament that have not yet qualified for the next Olympic Games, book their ticket to Paris.