With a 2-0 quarterfinals win over home-standing Great Britain on Friday, Diana Matheson (Princeton ’08) and the Canadian women’s soccer team advanced to the semifinals and assured themselves that they will play for a medal at the 2012 London Games. Canada will now face the United States at 2:45 p.m. (ET) on Monday, August 6 at famed Old Trafford. The US advanced to the semifinals with a 2-0 win over New Zealand.
Matheson helped Canada to a 1-1-1 mark in group play and she has played the full 90 minutes in all four of Canada’s games at the 2012 Games. Against Great Britain, she also added a shot while teaming with Desiree Scott in the Canadian midfield to stifle Great Britain’s offensive efforts.
With a win over the Americans, who are a perfect 4-0 at the London Games, Canada would advance to the Gold Medal Game against the winner of the France-Japan semifinal. The losing semifinal teams will square off in the Bronze Medal Game.
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