Vancouver Whitecaps FC BMO Academy system product Jordyn Huitema scored five goals for Canada on Saturday in a 9-0 win over Jamaica at the 2020 Concacaf Women's Olympic Qualifying Championship.
With the win, Canada have secured their spot in the tournament semifinals.
Both Huitema and Janine Beckie scored their second career hat tricks for Canada, with Beckie now fifth all-time with 30 career goals, and Deanne Rose scored the other. For 18-year old Huitema, Canada’s player of the match became just the second Canadian to score five goals in a single match, following in the footsteps of Silvana Burtini who registered hat tricks twice in Concacaf matches back in 1994 (five against Mexico) and 1998 (eight against Puerto Rico).
“When you look across the two matches and the players we featured across both wins, we are going into the third match with lots of confidence,” said Kenneth Heiner-Møller, Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team Head Coach. “A great performance from Jordyn and the team as well, she was set up very nicely all the way from the centre backs, and she was pretty clinical today.”
Across both wins, eight different players have scored for Canada. Huitema leads Canada and the tournament with six goals followed by Adriana Leon who is tied for second (four). Other Canada goalscorers at the Concacaf Women’s Olympic Qualifying Championship are Beckie (three), Ashley Lawrence (two), Christine Sinclair (two), Jessie Fleming (one), Jayde Riviere (one), and Rose (one).
This was the second of three group matches for Canada at the 2020 Concacaf Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament, the eight-nation confederation championship from which two nations will qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Canada will next face Mexico on Tuesday, February 4 (17.30 local / 18.30 ET / 15.30 PT). Canadian fans can watch every Concacaf match live on OneSoccer.ca as well as Canada’s matches live on Rogers TV, TELUS and SaskTel. Fans will find extended coverage across Canada Soccer’s digital channels on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, and Twitter featuring the social media hashtag #CANWNT.