AMSTERDAM — Canada’s women’s sevens team completed an undefeated run to win the Amsterdam Sevens tournament on Sunday.
The team defeated the host Netherlands 26-19 in the semifinal before beating Samurai International 31-12 to take the title.
“I was really happy with our performances all weekend long,” said team captain Mandy Marchak. “We are really developing a winning culture on this team.”
Ashley Patzer scored a pair of tries and added two conversions in the final against the Samurai team. Kelly Russell, Brittany Waters and Marchak scored solo efforts to round out the win.
Canada has won all three international tournaments it has entered in 2011 — taking the Las Vegas, Hong Kong and now Amsterdam events.
After breezing through opposition Saturday with wins over the Puma Ravens 37-0, Germany 38-7 and the OA Saints 77-0, Canada took down its Sunday playoff pool in similar fashion.
Esprit 7, the squad representing France’s national team, fell to Canada 28-5 and in the second match against Brazil the Canadians prevailed 29-7.
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