LIMA, PERU - August 6, 2019 - It was the battle of the North American foes as the No. 13 U.S. Women’s National Team met No. 18 Canada to see which team would advance to the gold medal match of the 2019 Pan American Games. The winter weather in Lima, Peru left the air in the Villa Maria del Triunfo complex chilly as the evening match got underway but the teams brought the heat in what would be a closely matched game. After scoring a goal late in the first quarter and adding a second in the third, Canada prevented USA from producing a comeback, like they had managed earlier in the tournament. The score was left at USA 0, Canada 2 following 60 minutes of play.
The Pan American Games and Parapan American Games are a series of multisport events held between the two continents of North and South America. The Pan Am Games are typically held a few weeks before the Parapan events. This year the games are being held in Lima Peru, running from July 26th - August 11 and the Parapan games are from August 23rd - September 1st. The Pan American Games are an Olympic qualifying event for many teams and athletes who hope to make it to Tokyo 2020.