OTTAWA -- The University of Ottawa Gee-Gees are international champions, capturing the women’s 2019 FISU University World Cup.

Saturday the Gee-Gees women’s soccer team took on Brazil’s Paulista University in Jinjiang, China.

Ottawa’s Mikayla Morton scored the one and only goal of the match, after fifth-year midfielder Katherine Bearne won a corner kick.

In a release,Bearne called the win unbelievable.  “It was a great team win, five games in 10 days is a lot on our bodies, but we really pulled together as a unit.”

First-year defender Trinity Esprit was the tournament's Most Valuable Player.

The team also won the USport national champion in 2018.

The Gee-Gees are expected back at Ottawa Airport late Monday night.


The University of Ottawa Gee-Gees are bringing home the first-ever @FISU Women's University World Cup to Canada!

National champions in 2018, now international champions in 2019. It doesn't get sweeter than this!#GGnation������

— uOttawa Women's Soccer | Soccer féminin (@GeeGeesWSOC) November 30, 2019