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Bisons’ Scott Headed to the 2012 Olympics

January 30, 2012 7:00 AM | Sports

Desiree Scott (CHRISD.CA FILE)

Winnipeg’s Desiree Scott is on her way to the Olympics.

The University of Manitoba Bison women’s assistant soccer coach and former player will be part of Team Canada, which qualified for the 2012 Olympics in London after defeating Mexico 3-1 in a semi-final last Friday. Scott’s team won the 2012 CONCACAF Women’s Soccer Olympic Qualifying game in Vancouver to get a shot at playing in London.

Scott, 24, started and played all minutes in the semi-final match and played all minutes of two of the three matches in the group stage when Canada won all three matches against Costa Rica, Cuba and Haiti.

“It’s an Indescribable feeling right now to win such a big thing,” Scott said in a statement. “To be going to London, to share it with my teammates and in front of Canadian fans on home soil. To win this is just unbelievable and I’m speechless.”

Scott joined the Bisons soccer team as an assistant coach in 2011 after playing for five years.