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© St. Petersburg Times, published November 12, 2000

Canada upsets U.S. in women's soccer

Charmaine Hooper had a goal and an assist in three minutes and Nicci Wright made 14 saves as Canada upset the U.S. women's soccer team 3-1 Saturday in Columbus, Ohio. Canada had lost 21 straight matches to the Americans before a 1-1 draw Aug. 20 in Kansas City, Mo. The Canadians went up 2-0 in the 21st minute after a ball that U.S. defender Christie Pearce tried to clear hit the back of another defender and bounced to Hooper, who slipped a low shot past goalkeeper Siri Mullinix and inside the right post.

Three minutes earlier, Hooper stole a ball at midfield, dribbled around defender Kate Sobrero and passed to Christine Sinclair, who scored from 18 yards.

Canada sent four shots on goal, but three went in. The United States had 29 shots at the net.

Tiffeny Milbrett scored on a penalty shot for the Americans.

COLLEGES: The South Florida men's and women's cross-country teams qualified for the Division I championships after the women won and the men finished second at the South Region championships in Tuscaloosa, Ala. The Florida men finished third and the UF women finished fourth in the 23-team tournament, missing automatic championships bids. ... The Florida State women defeated Indian River in swimming and diving, taking first place in 12 of 13 events. FSU's Kristen Adams won the 100 freestyle and 200 free. FSU's men lost to the Pioneers. Greg Main-Baillie won the 200 freestyle and Richard Cowling the 200 individual medley. James Korten won the 1-meter dive. ... Travis Roche tied a school record with six assists as North Dakota beat Minnesota 7-5 in hockey.

HOCKEY: Kim St. Pierre made 28 saves as Canada beat the United States 2-0 for the gold medal in the Four Nations Cup at Provo, Utah. Amanda Benoit-Wark and Geraldine Heaney scored for Canada.

HORSES: Jig, an Irish-bred 4-year-old filly out of River Jig by Irish River, was sold for the day's top price of $360,000 at Keeneland's November Breeding Stock Sale. The second highest price was $180,000, paid for 3-year-old Cerise, pregnant by Menifee. Keeneland's total through seven days is 1,594 horses for $272,478,200. ... Jetin Excess beat Princess Belle by 21/4 lengths in the $100,000 Mocassin Stakes at Hollywood Park, Calif., increasing her earnings to $213,600 in four races. ... Illiquidity beat License Fee in the $176,100 Grade III Cardinal for fillies and mares 3 and older at Churchill Downs, earning $109,182 to increase her lifetime winnings to $420,262. ... Moonlady won the $150,000 Long Island Handicap at Aqueduct, earning $90,000.

RUNNING: David Joyce led the Fort De Soto Half-Marathon from start to finish, leading 280 runners in 1 hour, 17 minutes, 59 seconds. He was followed by South Florida soccer coach John Hackworth (1:20:08) and Jon Docs (1:20:59). In the women's race, Sandy Shelton won in 1:26:17, followed by Rachel Chambers (1:27:35) and Liane Raye (1:29:17). Rod Reeves won the 5K in 15:57. Jeanne Lesniak (19:52) took the women's title.

TENNIS: Lindsay Davenport and Martina Hingis advanced to today's final of the Advanta Championships in Villanova, Pa. Davenport beat Conchita Martinez 6-0, 6-1, and Hingis defeated Nathalie Tauziat 6-1, 6-2. ... Andre Agassi injured his right hip and quit after the first set of his semifinal against Arnaud Clement at the $800,000 Lyon Grand Prix in Lyon, France. Clement advanced to today's final against Patrick Rafter, who defeated Hicham Arazi 6-3, 6-4. ... Marat Safin beat Jonas Bjorkman 6-4, 6-4 to reach the final of the $800,000 St. Petersburg Open in Russia. Yevgeny Kafelnikov lost 7-5, 6-3 to Dominik Hrbaty.

WOMEN'S FOOTBALL: The Miami Fury spoiled the home opener of the Tampa Tempest 34-22 in the pro league. Miami is 1-2 under coach Ernie Jones, a former player for the New York Giants and Miami Hurricanes. Tampa is 0-2. Wide receiver Courtney Halperin's two fourth-quarter touchdowns helped the Fury come back from a 16-14 deficit before 2,100 at Chamberlain High.

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