Williams Lake’s Kayla Moleschi and Canada’s Women’s Sevens Rugby Team played to a third-place finish last week at the Sao Paolo Sevens.

Williams Lake’s Kayla Moleschi and Canada’s Women’s Sevens Rugby Team played to a third-place finish last week at the Sao Paolo Sevens.

Moleschi and Team Canada win bronze at Sao Paolo Sevens

Kayla Moleschi of Williams Lake and Canada’s Women’s Sevens Rugby Team captured third place at the Brazil Sao Paulo Sevens.

Kayla Moleschi of Williams Lake and Canada’s Women’s Sevens Rugby Team captured third place at the Brazil Sao Paulo Sevens — part of the World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series 2016 Olympic qualifying tournament — with a 19-0 win over France in the bronze-medal game.

It was the second tournament in a row Canada has defeated France to capture third place after downing them 10-5 at the Dubai Sevens in November.

Moleschi cracked the starting lineup in each of Canada’s games, which was the team’s fifth straight third-place finish at a World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series and ninth straight tournament they have finished in the top four.

The top four teams at the end of the season will automatically qualify for the 2016 Summer Olympics.

Earlier in the day Canada beat Russia 22-10 to advance to the cup semifinals where they lost to Australia, 12-7.

Dating back to last year, the Wallaroos have beaten Canada in the cup semifinals at four consecutive series events.

With their third-place finish Canada earned 16 points to remain third overall in the standings.