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November 2019, Weekly Wrap

Weekly Wrap 31 October

Football Fern wins National Womens Soccer League Title

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The 29-year-old Football Fern lifted the NWSL trophy on Monday (NZ time) after her team beat the Chicago Red Stars 4-0 at WakeMed Soccer Park in North Carolina.

Debinha scored in the fourth minute before Jessica McDonald, Crystal Dunn and Sam Mewis added goals for the Courage, who won the NWSL Shield (regular season) for the third-straight year with a league-best 15-5-4 regular-season record. The Courage beat Reign FC 4-1 in extra time in the semifinals.

Kiwi Teen wins World Cup Victory on the Slopes

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New Zealand teenager Alice Robinson edged Olympic champion Mikaela Shiffrin to win the World Cup season-opening giant slalom on Saturday.

New Zealand teenager Alice Robinson has edged Olympic champion Mikaela Shiffrin to win the World Cup season-opening giant slalom in Soelden, Austria.

Robinson, who trailed Shiffrin by 0.14 seconds after the opening run, was one-fifth of a second faster than the American in the final run. She won her first World Cup race in only her 11th start.

Hockey NZ name NZU21 Womens Side

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The New Zealand U21 Women’s team will travel to Canberra to play a Tri-Series against Australia and India at the beginning of December. 18 players have been selected in the squad as they aim to back up the impressive performance from 2018 when the New Zealand side defeated Australia in their series in Napier.

Name Position Region
Jessie Anderson Midfielder Canterbury
Millie Calder Defender Canterbury
Kelly Carline Goalkeeper Central
Kaitlin Cotter Striker Central
Hayley Cox Striker / Midfielder Canterbury
Anna Crowley Defender Central
Casey Crowley Midfielder / Defender Central
Katie Doar Defender Auckland
Maddie Doar Midfielder Auckland
Kate Ivory Defender North Harbour
Amelia Marlow Midfielder / Defender Auckland
Saasha Marsters Goalkeeper Canterbury
Clodagh McCullough Midfielder / Defender Central
Holly Pearson Midfielder / Striker Central
Hope Ralph Striker Central
Olivia Shannon Striker Central
Emily Wium Striker Canterbury
Eva Zylstra Midfielder / Defender Midlands
Podium Finish for Kiwi Triathlete at the Super League Triathlon in Malta

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New Zealand’s Hayden Wilde didn’t have the best swim of his life, and his late exit out the water saw him fall behind on the bike leg. The ‘Maltese Falcon’, as he’s known on the Super League circuit, delivered a big performance throughout the rest of the race to put himself in the leading group of four.