The coach of the Canadian women’s soccer team, Bev Priestman, has selected the Quebec goalkeeper of the University of Miami Hurricanes, Mélissa Dagenais, for the friendly matches against Brazil scheduled for later this month.
The student from Saint-Hubert signed on the 13the shutout of his career Saturday in the Hurricanes’ 0-0 tie against North Carolina State University. She made three saves to bring her U.S. college total to 249 — which ranks fourth in program history.
Dagenais will therefore join the goalkeeper no 1, Kailen Sheridan, and her colleagues Sabrina D’Angelo and Lysianne Proulx within the squad of 26 players who will take part in the matches on October 28 at Saputo Stadium and 31 at Wanderers Ground in Halifax.
Brazil is ranked ninth in the world, just ahead of Canada, the reigning Olympic champion. Both teams have already qualified for the 2024 Paris Olympics.
Among the experienced players who have been selected for these duels are captain Christine Sinclair, Kadeisha Buchanan, Jessie Fleming, Julia Grosso, Jordyn Huitema, Ashley Lawrence, Adriana Leon, Nichelle Prince, Shelina Zadorsky and Quinn, who only wears a only name.
Canada, led by the goals of Vanessa Gilles and Evelyne Viens, blanked Brazil 2-0 in their last clash, which took place in February in Nashville as part of the SheBelieves Cup.
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