MONTEVIDEO, UR – Canada kicked off play at the 2018 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup with a 3-0 win over Colombia on Wednesday.
A quartet of players from the Whitecaps FC Girls Elite REX program in partnership with BC Soccer were key to the victory. Teni Akindoju, Jordyn Huitema, Caitlin Shaw, and Andersen Williams all earned starts for the Red and White.
The first goal came in the 78th minute on a corner kick from Shaw, headed in by Huitema. The second goal came in the 88th minute after a through ball from Huitema led to a scoring chance for Kaila Novak, with the rebound eventually finished by Williams.
Next up is a match against Korea Republic on Saturday at 11 a.m. PT, live on TSN3.