The Canadian Women’s Hockey team trounced Namibia 17-0 in their second Pool A match at the FIH Series Finals Tournament in Valencia on Friday.
Despite the 10-0 score at half-time, the Canadian women never looked to drop gears, constantly haranguing, and attacking in numbers till the last minute.
With this winning scoreline, Canada has recorded the highest score in any of the six FIH Series Finals matches played this year.
The FIH Women’s Series Finals match saw world no. 21 the Canadian team dominate throughout the match, allowing the Namibia women to only have three circle entry in the entire 60 minutes, whilst making 48 entries into Namibia’s striking circle.
Brienne Stairs scored a hat-trick and a brace, while Sara McManus scored a double brace.
Hannah Haughn & Stephanie Norlander scored a brace each, while Amanda Woodcroft & Danielle Hennig also were the scorers for Canada.
Talking about her teams performance, Canadian Captain Kate Wright said she was aiming for a clinical finish in the match against Namibia and will keep the same momentum going for the final pool match against Belarus.
“After the tight game against Spain our focus was on scoring. The aim was to be in the circle and be clinical, and we executed the aim well.” Kate said.
“It was great we could keep the tempo going and score to our potential. There are times in the Pan American Games where we score a lot of goals so we have learnt how to deal with that situation but, sometimes in the past, we would have let the tempo drop but not now.We will be bringing that same intensity into the game against Belarus.” said Kate.
Spain also won against Belarus (8-2) in a well-contested match later in the evening.
The results mean that Canada lead Pool A with four points and a superior goal difference over Spain, who also have four points.