By Tim Goodenow for MSNsportsNET.com
June 3, 2010
||Bry McCarthy made her international debut for Canada today.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – West Virginia University women’s soccer player Bry McCarthy earned her first career start with the Full Canadian National Team this afternoon in Hamar, Norway.
McCarthy played a full 90 minutes in helping Canada play to a 1-1 draw with Norway at Fart Stadium. The Ajax, Ontario, native started the match at outside back in the international friendly event.
“I think McCarthy played very well,” said Canadian coach Carolina Morace in a statement on CanadaSoccer.com. “She looked like a veteran on the field today.”
The Norway match concluded Canada's week-long stay overseas. The team previously trained in Washington, D.C., last week, where it also competed against the Washington Freedom of the Women’s Professional Soccer league.
Canada is preparing for the 2010 CONCACAF Women’s Gold Cup. That confederation championship will serve as the qualification route for the FIFA Women’s World Cup Germany 2011.
McCarthy has completed one season at WVU and helped West Virginia finish the 2009 season with a 10-7-6 record, its 10th consecutive 10-plus win season. The Mountaineers advanced to the NCAA second round for the seventh time in 10 years.