Canada Advances to Semifinals, Prince Tallies Hat Trick
Nichelle Prince
 
Nichelle Prince
Feb. 18, 2016

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Canada concluded the group stage of its CONCACAF Olympic qualifying slate with a 10-0 win over Guatemala Tuesday evening at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston. Ohio State rising senior Nichelle Prince started and found the back of the net three times in the win as Canada wrapped up with group stage with a 3-0 record, outscoring its opponents by a 21-0 margin.

Prince played 28 minutes in Canada’s 5-0 group stage-opening win over Guyana before joining Rebecca Quinn as Canadians to tally hat tricks in the 10-0 victory against Guatemala. The Ajax, Ontario, native scored just before halftime and then twice in the final 10 minutes of the match as Canada advanced to take on Costa Rica in the semifinals at 5:30 p.m. Friday in Houston.


 

 

A win will earn Canada a spot at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics and will set up a championship match against the winner of the other semifinal between the United States and Trinidad and Tobago at 5 p.m. ET Sunday.