October 26th, 2021

Canada’s Jordyn Huitema scores a hat trick for Paris Saint-Germain


By The Canadian Press on October 13, 2021.

Canada forward Jordyn Huitema scores against Costa Rica during the second half of a CONCACAF women's Olympic qualifying soccer match Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, in Carson, Calif. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Chris Carlson

PARIS – Canadian forward Jordyn Huitema scored three goals in 17 minutes Wednesday to help Paris Saint-Germain defeat Ukraine’s WFC Kharkiv 5-0 in UEFA Women’s Champions League group play.

The 20-year-old from Chilliwack, B.C., scored from a tight angle in the 25th minute to open the scoring. She made it 2-0 seven minutes later, heading in a rebound off the crossbar. Her third goal came in the 42nd minute off a pass from fellow Canadian international Ashley Lawrence.

Poland’s Paulina Dudek made it 4-0 in the 59th minute at Stade Jean Bouin with a header off a corner that deflected in off a defender. Huitema almost scored her fourth in the 80th minute but her curling shot hit the goalpost. French midfielder Lea Khelifi made it 5-0 in the 88th.

Canadian No. 1 Stephanie Labbe had a game in the PSG goal. It was one-way traffic as the French champions outshot the visitors 42-2 (16-1 in shots on target) and had a 14-0 edge in corners and 69 per cent possessions.

PSG (3-0-0) leads Group B above Real Madrid, Iceland’s Breidablik and Kharkiv.

Huitema has 13 goals and one assist in 41 appearances for Canada.

Canadian midfielder Jessie Fleming started on the bench for Chelsea at Juventus in Group A play later Wednesday.

A pair of Canadians could face off Thursday in Group D play with Lyon (Kadeisha Buchanan) hosting Portugal’s Benfica (Cloe Lacasse).

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 13, 2021

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