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CBC: Desiree Scott makes ‘mama’ proud in Canada’s Olympic soccer win over Germany

August 10, 2016 — 

As CBC News reports on former U of M Bison Desiree Scott:

When Team Canada women’s soccer team eked out a 2-1 win over Germany Tuesday at the Rio Olympics, Manitoba-born Desiree Scott’s mother was at the edge of her seat watching every nail-biting moment.

“It was terrific, it was exciting, thrilling and good playing by Canada,”  Charlene Gusberti said.

Canadian goalkeeper Stephanie Labbé fielded a number of shots from Germany’s strikers in the final three minutes, which put a tense edge on the remaining moments of play.

“It is exciting to watch that, but I move around, I never sit still. I’m up and down, up and down, one room to the other,” Gusberti said.

Canada took bronze four years ago in London, which was an emotional roller-coaster to watch, Gusberti said. You’d think with a win like that, going into the 2016 Games would be less stressful for parents of women on the team watching from home, but Gusberti says it hasn’t gotten any easier.

“It’s exactly the same,” she said. “It’s just as nervous as it was then.”

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