Canada earns spot at U-17 Women's World Cup
Canucks rout Jamaica 5-0
Canada booked a World Cup ticket with a 5-0 win against Jamaica at the CONCACAF Under-17 Women's Championship on Thursday.
Marie-Mychele Metivier, Emily Borgmann, Jessie Fleming, Sarah Kinzner and Marie Levasseur scored for Canada, which advanced to the CONCACAF final Saturday. They'll face Mexico, who earlier knocked out the United States 4-2 on penalty kicks to also earn a World Cup spot.
The win also earned Canada a berth at the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup next year in Costa Rica. Canada is the only CONCACAF nation to have qualified for all four editions of the World Cup.
"I'm really happy," said Canada's coach Beverly Priestman. "The girls stuck to our game plan and deserve the win."
Metivier opened the scoring just four minutes into the match on a hot evening at Catherine Hall Stadium. Her shot was deflected off a defender into the net, giving her a tournament-leading six goals.
Canada would strike again in the 27th minute, when Borgmann collected a pass from fellow attacker Marie Levasseur to guide the ball across the line.