Goal keeper Rebeca Spencer among 3 Reggae Girls in World Cup statistical rankings
Reggae girlz goalkeeper Rebecca Spencer, captain Khadija ‘bunny’ Shaw and forward Jodi Brown were among the statistical leaders at the just concluded FIFA Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.
Spencer, who was named player of the match in the nil-all group stage draw with Brazil, finished in the top 5 in saves with 17, having conceded just once in just 4 games………a run that saw her going over 321 minutes before Colombia’s Catalina Usme scored in the 51st minute of the last 16 encounter in Melbourne
The 32-year old was also third in saves per 90 minutes with 3.9.
Top spot in that category is held by Daniela Solera of Costa Rica with 6.6 saves per 90 minutes
Solera meanwhile is also the leader in saves made with 22, followed by Zechira Mushovich of Sweden with 21 with Olivia Mcdaniel of the Philippines and Mackenzie Arnold of Australia….both tied on 18.
In the meantime, Shaw despite not finding the target was ranked 4th in most successful dribbles per 90 minutes with 1.6…the same as Jule Brand of Germany who was adjudged third having played one less game.
Brown of Florida State University was 10th with 1.3 successful dribbles per 90 minutes.
Also featuring among the statistical leaders was Kalyssa Van Zanten who was clocked at 33.0 kilometers per hour……the second fastest top speed among all players in the World Cup and behind only Rachael Kun-Danan-ji of Zambia who was recorded at 33.2.