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.