Women's World Cup Team
Wednesday, July 17, 2002
Canada Earns Impressive Draw With Norway
Toronto, Ontario Canadas Womens World Cup Team posted a 2-2 draw
with Norway, the defending Olympic Gold Medallists in front of 4,625
happy fans at Centennial Stadium in Toronto, Wednesday.
Andrea Neil opened the scoring for the Canadians in the ninth minute
when gathered the ball just inside the 18 and beat Norwegian
goalkeeper Astrid Johannessen with a hard low shot. Fif*** minutes
later she suffered a contusion to her left foot and was substituted by
Oakvilles Kara Lang.
Norway equalized minutes before the halftime whistle when Hege Riise
found Anita Rapp open down the left side. Rapp sent in a low cross,
which Dagny Mellgren managed to get a foot to and redirect past
Canadian goalkeeper Erin McLeod. The teams went into the dressing
rooms with Canada enjoying a 9-1 advantage on corner kicks.
In the 66th minute, Canadas all-time leading goal scoring leader
Charmaine Hooper added to her tally. Christine Sinclair won a header
and the ball fell to Hooper who made a great turn and drilled a low
left-footer past Johannessen and inside the far post.
Canada hung on to their lead until the 88th minute when Norways Trine
Ronning scored off a deflection by defender Isabelle Morneau.
It was Canadas first draw against Norway after five losses.
Canadian referee Sonia Denoncourt did not issue a caution or an
ejection in the game.
Wednesday, July 17, 2002 International friendly
Canada 2 (1)
Norway 2 (1)
Goals: Canada: Andrea Neil (9), Charmaine Hooper (66); Norway: Dagny
Mellgren (42), Trine Ronning (88)
Referee: Sonia Denoncourt
Canada: Erin McLeod, Sasha Andrews, Breanna Boyd, Sharolta Nonen,
Isabelle Morneau, Andrea Neil (Kara Lang, 25), Christine Sinclair,
Carmelina Moscato (Clare Rustad, 81), Charmaine Hooper, Silvana
Burtini, Candace Chapman. Head coach Even Pellerud
Norway: Astrid Johannesen, Bente Kvitland, Brit Sandaune (Ingrid Fosse
Saethre, 83), Ane Stangeland, Anne Tonnessen, Monica Knudsen (Kristin
Rand Edner, 46), Unni Lehn (Kristin Blystad Bjerke, 77), Dagny
Mellgren, Anita Rapp, Hege Riise, Linda Ormen (Trine Ronning, 46).
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