Goalball team advances with win over U.S.
Islander Amy Kneebone centres for the Canadians
The Canadian women's goalball team continued to add up the wins Tuesday at the Paralympic Games with a 1-0 win over the U.S.
P.E.I. athlete Amy Kneebone, 22, plays centre for the Canadian team.
The Canadians now have a 3-1 record after beating Japan 1-0 on Monday. The team defeated Australia 3-1 over the weekend after an opening game loss to Sweden. The quarterfinals start on Wednesday.
The women's goalball competition is attracting crowds of 4,000 spectators per game in London.
The Canadian women finished 5th at the last Games in Beijing. Kneebone was also part of that team.
Goalball is designed for visually-impaired players, but every player wears a black-out visor, allowing partially-sighted players to compete on equal footing with blind players.
Teammates have to pass a ball with a bell inside to one another and bowl it over the other team's goal-line.