Jordyn Huitema matches Canadian single-game scoring mark

The teenager did something only one other player in Canadian women’s national team history has done.

Chilliwack’s Jordyn Huitema knows how to snap a scoring slump.

After going goal-less in her 12 prior appearances with the Canadian national women’s team – dating back to Oct. 18, 2018 – the teenager scored five times Saturday night in a 9-0 rout of Jamaica. Huitema became just the second Canadian women’s player to score five in a game, joining Silvana Burtani, who did it twice. Burtani had five in a 1994 game vs Mexico and five in a 1998 game vs Puerto Rico.

The legendary Christine Sinclair has never done it.

“A great performance from Jordyn and the team as well,” said Canadian coach Kenneth Heiner-Møller. “She was set up very nicely all the way from the centre-backs, and she was pretty clinical.”

Canada wraps up Olympic qualifying games Tuesday vs Mexico.

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