Home » Sports » ‘Pegger Desiree Scott Wins Bronze in Olympic Soccer Final

‘Pegger Desiree Scott Wins Bronze in Olympic Soccer Final

August 9, 2012 10:55 AM | Sports

Winnipegger Desiree Scott (left) and France’s Marie-Laure Delie challenge for the ball in the women’s bronze medal soccer match in Coventry at City of Coventry Stadium at the London 2012 Olympic Games on Thursday, August 9, 2012. (PAUL HACKETT / REUTERS)

Winnipegger Desiree Scott is an Olympic bronze medallist after Team Canada claimed victory over France at the London 2012 Summer Olympics on Thursday.

Scott’s team won 1-0 in extra time with a single goal from Diana Matheson. Scott was in the starting lineup for Canada’s national team and played the entire time in her six Olympic appearances at the Games.

Scott saved a France goal with her knee on the Canadian goal line at the 70-minute mark to preserve a scoreless game at the time. She has now made 53 appearances with Team Canada over her career.

The 25-year-old is a former University of Manitoba Bison athlete and plans to return as an assistant women’s soccer coach following the Olympics — a role she maintained during the 2011 season.

Winnipeg-born midfielder Sophie Schmidt, and midfielder/fullback Chelsea Stewart, who calls The Pas home, are also on the Canadian women’s team.