Weyburn goalie helps Team Canada to bronze medal game

Team Canada’s women’s waterpolo team, including Weyburn’s Kelsey Jensen as one of the goalkeepers, advanced as far as the bronze medal game at the Summer Universiade Games in Naples, Italy.

The team fell to the Russian Federation by the score of 22-7 in the bronze medal game, played on Saturday.

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Jensen didn’t start as goalie, but was substituted in as goalie at 1:41 of the first period when the score was 3-0 for Russia.

By the start of the second period, the score was 7-1, and 10-2 for the Russian Federation by the start of the third period. Jensen was switched out of the game at 3:17 of the third when the score was 14-4.

Earlier in the week, Canada won their quarter-final game over the United States by the score of 10-9 on Wednesday. Jensen did not play in that match.

To reach the quarter-finals, they had three strong wins in a row, over Japan by 12-10, over France by 8-1, and over the Czech Republic by the score of 23-8. They then had their first loss of 16-7 to Hungary.

In the semi-finals, Team Canada lost 15-7 to Italy. Jensen went in as goalkeeper in the second and third periods. The loss sent the team to the bronze medal game.