Chapman, Canada Advance to Knockout Round at World Cup

by Aaron Hyder
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Chapman, Canada Advance to Knockout Round at World Cup

Baton Rouge, La. – Allysha Chapman helped anchor Canada’s backline that gave up only two goals and recorded two shutouts during the first three matches of the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup to help the Canadian’s advance to the Round of 16. Canada, who finished second in Group E with a record of 2-1-0, will take on Sweden in the Round of 16 on June 24 at 2 p.m. CT.

Canada opened up the World Cup with a 1-0 win over Cameroon on June 10, and then they blanked New Zealand 2-0 on June 15. The Netherlands defeated Canada in their final group play match on June 20 by a tally of 2-1.

Chapman, who is playing in her second FIFA Women’s World Cup, has played a part in all three decisions for Canada while earning two starts. She now owns a career 67 international caps for Canada at the senior level dating back to the fall of 2014. Chapman has logged a total 174 minutes in the first three matches and has helped Canada’s backline hold opponents at bay for the most part.

A three-time All-SEC defender and the 2011 SEC Defender of the Year while at LSU, Chapman has been consistent on the professional level. Chapman remains as the only LSU soccer play to play in the FIFA Women’s World Cup.