Canada tied Brazil 7-7 in opening-round play in the Pan Am Games women’s water polo tournament this afternoon in Markham.
Seven different players scored for Canada, which saw a 7-6 lead disappear with about 2 ½ minutes left in the eight-minute long fourth quarter.
Canada’s 18-year-old Emma Wright had given the hosts a 7-6 lead with just over three minutes left before Brazil’s Helene Bodocco tied it about a minute later.
Canada is in a preliminary round pool with Brazil, Venezuela and Puerto Rico. The Pan Am Games tournament began well in advance of Friday’s opening ceremonies so it wouldn’t conflict with the schedule for the 2015 world aquatic championships later this month in Russia.
The Canadian men
begin play tonight, also against Brazil.