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20 July 2019 | Uncategorized

Barrie pleased with ‘amazing’ World Cup experience

Scotland's Emma Barrie says she will take plenty of lessons from her 'amazing' first World Cup experience.

Barrie – the second youngest player in the entire competition at 17 years-old – has had, by her own admission, more time on court than she expected over the course of the tournament.

After Scotland wrapped up their campaign by clinching 11th place with a victory over Barbados today, Barrie said:

“We’ve not had the best competition on terms of where our targets were, but it’s good to get that win. It was a very physical, very tough experience (against Azore-Bruce), but you’ve just got to get on with it.”

Shonette Azore-Bruce is the latest in a long line of world-class goal keepers that Barrie has tussled with over the course of the competition, and experience which she believes has been invaluable.

“It’s been amazing – I don’t think you can get much more than that. I’ve played against people like Geva Mentor and Shamera Sterling, so that’s the best exposure I can get at this age.

“I’ve learned a lot during this tournament, more about the physicality, so I’ll go back, build up my strength, and hopefully over the next four years I can be stronger and compete more against these goal keepers.”