West Virginia All-Americans Kadeisha Buchanan
and Ashley Lawrence
and Rebecca Quinn
, who helped Duke reach the Women's College Cup final, are among six collegians who are in Natal
for the women's tournament hosted by Brazil. Canada opened with a 3-0 win over Mexico on Wednesday. Christine Sinclair
scored two goals and Ohio State's Nichelle Prince
third in the opener.
The team also includes four teenagers: Gabrielle Carle
(17), Kennedy Faulknor
(16), Marie Levasseur
(18), and Deanne Rose
Brazil beat Trinidad & Tobago, 11-0, in the other game. Canada Roster: GOALKEEPERS
Erin McLeod Houston Dash
Shelina Zadorsky Vittsjö GIK DEFENDERS
Allysha Chapman Houston Dash
Kennedy Faulknor Unionville Milliken SC
Rhian Wilkinson Portland
Thorns FC Rebecca Quinn Duke Univ. Kadeisha Buchanan West Virginia Univ.
Marie-Eve Nault KIF Örebro
Josée Belanger FC Rosengård
Diana Matheson Washington Spirit
Deanne Rose Scarborough GS United
Desiree Scott Nott County Ladies Ashley Lawrence West Virginia Univ.
Jessie Fleming FORWARDS
Gabrielle Carle Dynamo de Québec Marie Levasseur University of Memphis
Christine Sinclair Portland Thorns FC
Chicago Red Stars Janine Beckie Texas Tech
Nichelle Prince Ohio State Univ.