Lisa Collison Nets Gamewinner for Canada in Semifinal of CONCACAF Under-20 Tournament

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COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio State women's soccer forward Lisa Collison scored her second goal of the 2006 CONCACAF Women's Under-20 tournament when she tallied the gamewinner for a 2-1 victory vs. Jamaica in semifinal action Wednesday at the Estadio Luis Pirata Fuentes in Veracruz, Mexico. Collison notched the goal in the 69th minute and with the win Canada qualified for FIFA's Under-20 Women's World Championship this summer in Russia.

Collison (Fr., Niagara Falls, Ontario/Burlington Flames) scored her first goal of the tournament vs. Trinidad and Tobago in the opening round of the event Jan. 19.

Canada advanced to the final where it matched-up against the United States and after winning nine-consecutive CONCACAF women's youth qualification games, Canada's winning streak came to an end after losing, 3-2, to the U.S.

The United States will join the Canadian team in Russia for the Women's World championship as the other semifinal winner. The U.S. defeated host Mexico, 3-0.

In the third-place match, Mexico defeated Jamaica, 4-1, and snagged the third and final spot as a CONCACAF representative at the FIFA world championship.


Group A: Veracruz, Mexico; Estadio Luis Pirata Fuentes
Jan. 18, 2006
Canada 7, Trinidad & Tobago 1
Mexico 10, Panama 0

Jan. 20, 2006
Panama 0, Canada 6
Mexico 2, Trinidad and Tobago 0

Jan. 22, 2006
Trinidad & Tobago 3,Panama 1
Canada 3, Mexico 2

Group B: Córdoba, Mexico; Estadio Rafael Murillo Vidal
Jan. 19, 2006
El Salvador 3, Surinam 0
United States 4, Jamaica 1

Jan. 21, 2006
Jamaica 3, El Salvador 1
Surinam 0, United States 4

Jan. 23, 2006
Jamaica 9, Surinam 0
United States 5, El Salvador 0

Jan. 25, 2006
Veracruz, MEXICO; Estadio Luis Pirata Fuentes
Semifinals *
Canada 2, Jamaica 1
United States 3, Mexico 0
Jan. 27, 2006
Veracruz, MEXICO; Estadio Luis Pirata Fuentes
Mexico 4, Jamaica 1
United States 3, Canada 2