Canadian women blank the U.S. 19-0 in first of two Can-Am rugby test matches

The Canadian Press

CHULA VISTA, Calif. — DaLeaka Menin, Irene Patrinos and Janna Slevinsky scored tries as Canada blanked the U.S. 19-0 in women's rugby play Wednesday.  

Brianna Miller kicked two conversions for Canada, which led 14-0 at the half. 

Madison Grant, Shoshanah Seumanutafa and Mikiela Nelson all won their first caps for Canada. Grant started while Seumanutafa and Nelson came off the bench. 

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Olivia DeMerchant captained Canada.

The two teams meet again Sunday to wrap up the two-game Can-Am series.

Canada lost 20-18 to the fifth-ranked Americans when they met in July at the same venue in the 2019 Women's Rugby Super Series.

 

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 20, 2019.

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