Coastal Carolina University women's soccer player Emily McColl (Wellington, New Zealand/Hutt Valley) helped Team New Zealand to a 2-2 draw with Japan in the Kiwis' opening match of the 2008 Summer Olympics in Qinhuangdao, China. McColl played 11 minutes for New Zealand in the tie in Group G play.
New Zealand's next match is Saturday, August 9 against Norway in Qinhuangdao. That match starts at 7:45 a.m. EDT. Check with GoCCUSports.com for Chanticleers in the Olympics updates, including blogs from both McColl and Amber Campbell.