Williams Lake’s Kayla Moleschi and her Canada Women’s Sevens teammates kicked off their Rugby World Women’s Sevens Series Cup tournament with two wins and one loss on day one Dec. 4. Canada was scheduled to face off against the U.S. early on Dec. 5.

Williams Lake’s Kayla Moleschi and her Canada Women’s Sevens teammates kicked off their Rugby World Women’s Sevens Series Cup tournament with two wins and one loss on day one Dec. 4. Canada was scheduled to face off against the U.S. early on Dec. 5.

Canada, Moleschi, reach quarterfinals at Dubai Sevens

Williams Lake’s Kayla Moleschi and her Canada Women’s Sevens teammates have advanced to the quarterfinals.

Williams Lake’s Kayla Moleschi and her Canada Women’s Sevens teammates have advanced to the quarterfinals of the Dubai Sevens, part of the Rugby World Women’s Sevens Series Cup.

Canada finished day one Dec. 4 with two wins and one loss at the Dubai Sevens.

After opening the day with two wins, Canada dropped its final match to England, 17-12.

Earlier in the day, Canada beat Brazil 26-10 to open the tournament and followed that up with a convincing 47-5 win over Fiji, including a try scored by Moleschi.

Canada will now face its North American rival, the U.S., in the quarterfinals. It is Canada’s ninth straight World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series Cup quarterfinal. Last season they made cup semifinals at every series event.

All matches are being streamed live at www.worldrugby.org/womens-sevens-series.

And with 2016 Olympic Games qualification on the line, Canada has an opportunity to solidify its spot by finishing the year in the top four of the standings.

Following the Dubai Sevens the series shifts to Brazil, the U.S., Canada and England, before finishing in May in the Netherlands.