Posted on March 13, 2013 by Michael Lewis
For the second consecutive year, Canada fell in the final of the Cyprus Women’s Cup, losing to England, 1-0, at the GSP Stadium in Nicosia, Cyprus on Wednesday.
England’s Rachel Yankey scored the lone goal in the 70th minute as Canada could not muster any clear-cut chances as it fought to get back in the game.
“England were the better team tonight – give them credit,” Canada head coach John Herdman said. “We will have another opportunity against them next month in England.”
Jonelle Filigno, who recenty completed her junior season at Rutgers University, had Canada’s best opportunity in the first half but could not convert.
The Canadians will play France in Nice, France in an international friendly on April 4. Three days later they will travel to Rotherham, England for a rematch with England.
<strong>Photo: Jonelle Filigno had Canada’s best scoring opportunity in the first half, but could not convert. Scott Bales/YCJ</strong>
Categories: Canada, North America, Women
Tags: John Herdman, Jonelle Filigno, Rachel Yankey, Rutgers University