A shocking end to the hockey campaign for the Canadian women’s team at the FIH Olympic Qualifier as the Irish vodoo struck them, in what was the final chance for teams to qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
The Canadian women, lost in a nerve-wrecking shootout, after scorelines were tied at 0-0 at the the end of regulation time, forcing the match to go to a penalty shoot-out.
The Ireland and Canadian team played were scoreless in both the matches of the Olympic Qualifier.
Twitter reacted in shock and horror after the match, but offered their support and encouragement to the Canadian team.
Tricia Smith, President of Team Canada commented;
Obviously not the result you wanted but so much respect for you. As a team, what you have done for field hockey in Canada is immeasurable. Incredible journey. @FHC_WNT @FieldHockeyCan https://t.co/mz5fGDQ3ZC
— Tricia Smith OLY (@triciasmith) November 3, 2019
Canadian Player Hannah Haugn, took to twitter and posted :
..𝘪𝘧 𝘩𝘦 𝘧𝘢𝘪𝘭𝘴, 𝘢𝘵 𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘵 𝘧𝘢𝘪𝘭𝘴 𝘸𝘩𝘪𝘭𝘦 𝘥𝘢𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘨𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘭𝘺…” T. Roosevelt
We dreamed, we prepared, we fought- we dared greatly. 9 years of commitment to a dream, and for some more, came down to a shootout.
— Hannah Haughn (@Haughn13) November 5, 2019
Former Canadian WNT player Ali Baggot (Lee) said,
Gutsy effort by both sides. Either way it would be a heart breaking loss. Two even sides. https://t.co/O9VOlkDBhm
— Ali Baggott (Lee) (@alilee05) November 3, 2019