07/25/2015 10:19 EDT | Updated 07/25/2016 05:59 EDT

Fencing Gold For Canada In Women's Team Foil At The Pan Am Games

TORONTO — Canada won gold in the women's team foil fencing competition with a 38-37 win over the United States on Saturday at the Pan American Games.

The team of Calgary's Alanna Goldie, Hamilton's Eleanor Harvey and Ottawa's Kelleigh Ryan started strong before holding off a charge from the Americans.

Up by one point heading into the final pairing, Harvey matched American Nicole Ross with four hits to hang on for the victory.

It was the first gold and sixth overall medal for Canada's fencers at the Games.

Mexico took bronze, defeating Venezuela 45-29 in the third-place match.

The Canadian Press