Baker scores try as Canada wins bronze medal in Russia

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Argyle Shore native was captain for team at Universiade

Argyle Shore’s Jean Baker is coming home with a bronze medal from the women’s rugby sevens team at the summer Universiade in Kazan, Russia.

Canada defeated Great Britain 36-0 in Wednesday’s bronze medal game.

Baker, the team captain, scored 4:10 into the contest as Canada built a 19-0 lead at the half and never looked back against the defending FISU world champions.

“We got the start we wanted,” said head coach Matt Parrish.

“We wanted to get up early and put them under a bit of pressure. It’s always tough to come back in these medal games.”

It is the country’s 16th medal from the Games, double what it earned in 2011 in China.

The host Russians, who defeated Canada in the semifinal 31-5, beat Italy in the gold medal game.

Baker, 26, scored a try in Canada’s 33-7 victory over China in the quarter-final. She played for the Saint Mary’s Huskies last season in the Atlantic University Sport.


Organizations: Atlantic University Sport

Geographic location: Canada, Russia, China Kazan Italy Saint Mary

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