Canada Advances to Semifinals With 9-8 Victory Over France
July 12, 2013
KAZAN, Russia - The Canadian Women's Water Polo team took home a 9-8 win over France in medal play on Friday at the World University Games in Kazan, Russia. The victory moves Canada into the semifinals, where they will take on the winner of Japan and Hungary on Sunday at 12 p.m. ET with a spot in the gold medal match on the line.
Shae Fournier had three goals and three steals while Jessica Gaudreault made four saves in goal for Canada. Fournier got Canada off to a great start with a pair of goals in the first period. She added her third goal of the match late in the third period and Canada was able to hold on in the fourth period for the win.
The third Hoosier, Shelby Taylor, also saw action for Canada, playing just over 11 minutes and taking a pair of shots.
This is the third appearance for Canada's women's water polo team in the World University games, finishing fourth (2009) and sixth (2011) in previous appearances.
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