Posted on September 26, 2012
BAKU, Azerbaijan – Canada moved closer to the quarterfinals of the FIFA Under-17 Women’s World Cup on Tuesday.
Summer Clarke scored in the second half to boost Canada to a 1-0 win over Colombia. The victory moved the Canaidans into a virtual tie for the Group A lead.
The second-leading scorer at the CONCACAF championship in May (six goals), Clarke put home a pass from Nichelle Prince in the 51st minute for Canada (1-0-1, four points)
The Canadians, who trail Nigeria (1-0-1, four) by goal differential. The Nigerians recorded a 11-0 win over Azerbaijan on Tuesday. Colombia (1-1-0, three) is in third place.
Canada will face Azerbaijan (0-2-0, none_on Saturday, when Colombia will meet Nigeria. The top two teams will advance.
The North Americans grabbed the lead when Prince found space along the right side, turned into the penalty area and served a cross into the middle of the six-yard box where Clarke volleyed from point-blank range.
Nicole Loncar struck the crossbar from distance in the 61st minute.
Categories: North America, U.S.A., Women, Youth
Tags: FIFA Under-17 Women's World Cup, Summer Clarke