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Ottawa Gee-Gees women's soccer team wins 1st-ever FISU University World Cup

The University of Ottawa Gee-Gees women's soccer team are international champions after claiming a FISU University World Cup title with a 1-0 victory over Brazil's Paulista University in Jinjiang, China, on Saturday.

Mikayla Morton nets game-winner to edge Brazil's Paulista University in inaugural tournament final

The University of Ottawa Gee-Gees were a tournament wildcard entry in the inaugural University World Cup, and they previously won the U Sports women's soccer championship in 2018. (@FISU/Twitter)

The University of Ottawa Gee-Gees women's soccer team are international champions after claiming a FISU University World Cup title with a 1-0 victory over Brazil's Paulista University in Jinjiang, China, on Saturday.

Mikayla Morton of Courtice, Ont., notched the game-winner during just the second minute of action with a header to the right corner that was set up by a corner kick from Halifax native Katherine Bearne.

It was the only goal allowed by Paulista University goalkeeper Fernanda Laís Delazere during the inaugural tournament.

The Gee-Gees were a tournament wildcard entry in this first iteration of the international university soccer championship, and they previously won the U Sports women's soccer championship in 2018.

First-year Gee-Gees defender Trinity Esprit of Scarborough, Ont., was named the tournament's most valuable player.

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