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.