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Erin McLeod leads Canada past South Korea in women's soccer

  • South Korea's So Hyun Cho (8) and Canada's Christine Sinclair (12) vie for the ball during the first half of an international friendly soccer match, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, in Edmonton, Alberta. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jason Franson)

    South Korea's So Hyun Cho (8) and Canada's Christine Sinclair (12) vie for the ball during the first half of an international friendly soccer match, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, in Edmonton, Alberta. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jason Franson)  (The Associated Press)

  • South Korea's So Hyun Cho (8) looks away as Canada's Christine Sinclair (12) celebrates a goal during the first half of an international friendly soccer match, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, in Edmonton, Alberta. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jason Franson)

    South Korea's So Hyun Cho (8) looks away as Canada's Christine Sinclair (12) celebrates a goal during the first half of an international friendly soccer match, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, in Edmonton, Alberta. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jason Franson)  (The Associated Press)

  • Korean Republic's Minji Yeo (22) and Canada's Marie-Eve Nault (20) head the ball during the first half of an international friendly soccer match, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, in Edmonton, Alberta. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jason Franson)

    Korean Republic's Minji Yeo (22) and Canada's Marie-Eve Nault (20) head the ball during the first half of an international friendly soccer match, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, in Edmonton, Alberta. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jason Franson)  (The Associated Press)

Erin McLeod made a series of first-half saves and Christine Sinclair, Brittany Timko and Adriana Leon scored in Canada's 3-0 victory over South Korea on Wednesday night in a women's exhibition soccer game.

McLeod, playing in front of a hometown crowd, made five leaping or diving saves off drives in the first half to hold off a South Korean team that held the edge in play but couldn't finish.

Stephanie Labbe replaced McLeod in the second half.

Sinclair opened the scoring in the 23rd minute, heading Diana Matheson's corner kick off the far post past goalkeeper Min Kyung Jun. Timko scored in the 39th, and Leon in the 69th.