Former Gamecock Sabrina D'Angelo Earns The Win In Olympic Debut For Canada
Aug. 6, 2016
SAO PAULO, Brazil — Former South Carolina goalkeeper Sabrina D’Angelo (2011-14) was in action at the 2016 Summer Olympics on Saturday after earning the start for Canada in its match against Zimbabwe. D’Angelo played all 90 minutes in net and picked up the win in her Olympic debut for the Canadians, who claimed a 3-1 victory at Corinthians Arena.
With the win, Canada moved atop the Group F standings with six points through its first two matches of the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament. D’Angelo, a native of Welland, Ontario, was one of four Canadian soccer players who made their Olympic debut on Saturday.
Two goals by Janine Beckie and another one from Christine Sinclair gave Canada a 3-0 lead 35 minutes into the game. In the 43rd minute, Zimbabwe saw its best scoring chance of the half when it advanced into the attacking third towards Canada’s goal. D’Angelo cleared the danger, coming off her line to gather the ball and end the scoring threat. The Canadians maintained most of the possession in the final 45 minutes and ended the game with a 25-6 shot advantage.
Canada rounds out group play against Germany on Tuesday. The top-two teams from each group and the two-best third-place teams will qualify for the first knockout round. The quarterfinals are set for Aug. 12, while the semifinals take place Aug. 16. The third-place game and finals are slated for Aug. 19.