Germany's Sydney Lohmann (White jersey) battles for the ball with Jordyn Huitema of Canada during their FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup match on October 3, 2016, in Amman, Jordan. (Photo: FIFA via Getty Images)
AMMAN, Jordan – Goalkeeper Lysianne Proulx made several key saves to help Canada (1W-1D-0L, 4 points) to a 1-1 draw with Germany (1-1-0, 4) in the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup on Monday at Amman International Stadium.
The result kept both sides atop the Group B table on four points each, with Venezuela – a 2-1 winner over Cameroon – trailing by one.
Canada took a 1-0 lead in the 20th minute through an acrobatic effort by Deanne Rose. Vital Kats looked to play a feed from deep in the midfield for the Rose, who was racing through the center of the field. Defender Tanja Pawollek misplayed the ball and Rose kept chasing, outmuscling goalkeeper Leonie Doege, before somehow looping a left-footed shot while falling in the left side of the box that found the far-side netting.
In the second minute of first-half stoppage time, Germany equalized through Giulia Gwinn, who fired a free kick from just beyond the left side of the box into the bottom-right corner.
After Verena Wieder hit the Canadian crossbar with a mishit cross from the right, Gwinn nearly put the Germans ahead in the 56th minute, but Proulx came out to deny from the edge of the six-yard box.
Proulx was again outstanding in goal in the first minute of stoppage time. Gwinn floated a cross from the right to the left edge of the six yard box, where Lohmann met it with a diving header. Although Proulx looked to have been wrong-footed at the right post, she was able to make a desperate dive to her left for the stop.
Next match: October 7, 2016, v Venezuela
2016 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup
October 3, 2016: Amman International Stadium – Amman, Jordan (Att: 3,384)
Germany-Canada 1-1 (1-1)
Germany: Leonie Doege; Sarai Linder, Sophia Kleinherne, Tanja Pawollek, Caroline Siems, Giulia Gwinn, Janina Minge, Sydney Lohmann, Verena Wieder (Gina Chmielinski 86’), Klara Buehl, Lisa Schoeppl. Head Coach: Anouschka Bernhard
Canada: Lysianne Proulx; Emma Regan, Hannah Taylor, Ashley Cathro, Julia Grosso, Sarah Stratigakis, Vital Kats (Caitlin Shaw 89’), Marika Guay, Deanne Rose, Jordyn Huitema (Lauren Raimondo 64’), Jayde Riviere (Florence Laroche 58’). Head Coach: Beverly Priestman
R: Regildenia Holand de Moura (Brazil); AR1: Tatiane Sacilotti dos Santos (Brazil); AR2: Nilda Gamarra (Paraguay); 4th: Yeimy Martinez (Colombia)