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Ottawa Gee-Gees women’s soccer team wins 1st-ever FISU University World Cup

Mikayla Morton nets game-winner to edge Brazil’s Paulista University in inaugural tournament final

The University of Ottawa Gee-Gees women’s soccer team are international champions after claiming a FISU University World Cup title with a 1-0 victory over Brazil’s Paulista University in Jinjiang, China, on Saturday.

Mikayla Morton of Courtice, Ont., notched the game-winner during just the second minute of action with a header to the right corner that was set up by a corner kick from Halifax native Katherine Bearne.

It was the only goal allowed by Paulista University goalkeeper Fernanda Laís Delazere during the inaugural tournament.

: Take a look back at Kat Bearne’s connection with Mikayla Morton to open the scoring in the @FISU University World Cup Final!#GGnation2911:23 AM – Nov 30, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacySee uOttawa Women’s Soccer | Soccer féminin’s other TweetsThe Gee-Gees were a tournament wildcard entry in this first iteration of the international university soccer championship, and they previously won the U Sports women’s soccer championship in 2018.

First-year Gee-Gees defender Trinity Esprit of Scarborough, Ont., was named the tournament’s most valuable player.CBC’s Journalistic Standards and Practices|About CBC Sports

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