St. John’s soccer: Rachel Daly starts again in Great Britain’s draw

St. John's soccer star Rachel Daly (Photo by Atsushi Tomura/Getty Images)
St. John's soccer star Rachel Daly (Photo by Atsushi Tomura/Getty Images) /

Former St. John’s soccer star Rachel Daly started again in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. 

Early Tuesday morning former St. John’s soccer star Rachel Daly was once again in the starting lineup for Great Britain as the squad looked to lock up top spot in Group E against Canada.

Great Britain had to rally from behind after a header from Canada’s Adrianna Leon put the Canadians in front early in the second half.

Minutes away from seeing Canada overtake them and advance to the quaterfinals as the Group E winner, Great Britain was able to equalize due to an own goal by Canada’s Michelle Prince off a shot from Great Britain’s Caroline Weir.

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Rachel Daly started for Team Great Britain and played 63 minutes of the game before being substituted for striker Ellen White.

Daly also started the opening game of Team GB’s Olympics last Tuesday against Chile in a 2-0 win before coming off the bench in Great Britain’s 1-0 win over Japan over the weekend.

Canada’s goal in Tuesday’s game was the only goal that Team Great Britain gave up in the three matches of group play.

Former St. John’s soccer star looking to continue positive momentum

The 1-1 draw with Canada secures Great Britain’s status as the Group E winner and will advance to the quarterfinals to take on Australia on Friday, July 30 at 5:00am EST.

Australia advanced to the knockout rounds as one of the best two third place teams in group play after a 0-0 draw with the United States on Tuesday morning. The Australians finished third in the group on goal difference.

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Two of the best third place teams in group play advance to the knockout rounds along with the Top 2 teams in each group.

Japan is the other third place team who will advance to the quarterfinals.

Great Britain will look to continue their strong start to the tournament in group play in the knockout rounds in their quest for a gold medal, which is just three wins away.

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