Ottawa Gee-Gees women’s soccer team wins 1st-ever FISU University World Cup

The University of Ottawa Gee-Gees women’s soccer team are now international champions after claiming a FISU University World Cup title with a 1-0 victory over Brazil’s Paulista University in Jinjiang, China on Sunday.

Mikayla Morton of Courtice, Ont., notched the game-winner during just the second minute of action with a header to the right corner. It was the only goal allowed by Paulista University goalkeeper Fernanda Laís Delazere during the inaugural tournament.

The Gee-Gees were a tournament wildcard entry in this first iteration of the soccer championship, and they previously won the U Sports women’s soccer championship in 2018.

First-year Gee-Gees defender Trinity Esprit of Scarborough, Ont., was named the tournament’s most valuable player.