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Two former IPFW goalkeepers in France for Women’s World Cup

FRANCE (Fort Wayne’s NBC) – Two former Mastodon goalkeepers are now playing the beautiful game in the Women’s World Cup in France.

Erin Naylor, 27, is the starting goalkeeper for New Zealand and played one year at the former Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne back in 2010. That year, Naylor started 12 games of her 13 appearances for the Mastodons, racking up 68 saves to her name for a 5-8-0 record.


Shannon Lynn, 33, was born in Canada to Scottish parents. She’s on Scotland’s roster for this World Cup and played for the Mastodons from 2004-2006.

According to PFW, she’s the program’s career leader in saves with nine shutouts and 294 saves during her time in Fort Wayne.

New Zealand lost 1-0 against the Netherlands in a heartbreaking stoppage-time goal. Naylor made two saves during the game.

The Kiwis next match is set for Saturday against Canada.

Scotland opened up their World Cup play with a 2-1 loss against England on Sunday, and their next match is set for Friday against Japan.

Kayla Crandall

Kayla Crandall is an Emmy award-winning journalist. She serves as the Social Media and Digital Content Manager at WPTA. Follow her on Twitter @KaylerJayne.

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