PORTLAND, Ore. Germany scored three goals in a five-minute span of the second half on Thursday to rout Russia 7-1 in the quarterfinals of the Women's World Cup.
The Germans, who have outscored their World Cup competition 20-3 while going 4-0, play the United States in the semifinals on Sunday, also at Portland's PGE Park.
Birgit Prinz and Kerstin Garefrekes each scored twice for Germany, which had six second-half goals.
Sandra Minnert began Germany's goal flurry with a header off a corner kick by Stefanie Gottsclich that made it 2-0 in the 57th minute. Pia Wunderlich, who had just entered the game, took a feed off the back of Prinz's foot and scored from in front of the net in the 60th minute. Garefrekes scored two minutes later to make it 4-0.
Prinz scored her fifth World Cup goal in the 81st minute and, after Garefrekes scored again, added her sixth in the 89th minute.
Russia averted a shutout with Elena Danilova's goal in the 72nd minute.
Germany, ranked third in the world behind the United States and China, has never lost to Russia in women's soccer. The Germans are 9-0-2 in the series, outscoring the Russians 36-3.
Germany was without defender Steffi Jones, who tore a tendon in her right knee during the second half of Saturday's victory over Argentina.Russian goalkeeper Alla Volkova had allowed only two goals in her first three World Cup matches.
CANADA 1, CHINA 0: Charmaine Hooper scored early, and Canada went on to outmuscle China 1-0 Thursday night in another quarterfinal game.
Canada goes on to play Sweden in a semifinal.
Christine Latham challenged Han Wenxia early in the match, but the Chinese goalkeeper made a diving stop at the corner of her goal.
A minute later, Han was unable to stop Hooper's dramatic header into the net as Canada went ahead in the seventh minute.
Sun Wen, who had just one goal in the tournament and needed one more to tie Michelle Akers' World Cup record of 12, missed a shot on Canada goaltender Taryn Swiatek in the 16th minute, and jumped up and down in frustration.
Meanwhile, Canada was able to keep the technically proficient Chinese from scoring with savvy, physical play. When Bai Jie came charging in on the goal in the 68th minute, defender Sharolta Nonen kept up the pressure until Swiatek was able to fall on the ball.
China, which came into the competition as one of the favorites, had trouble scoring goals with just three in the first round. China opened competition with a 1-0 victory over Ghana, a 1-1 tie with Australia and a 1-0 win over Russia.
Originally scheduled to host this year's World Cup before the SARS virus outbreak, China advanced to the final in 1999 before losing to host United States on penalty kicks.
Sun, who plans to retire at the end of the year, led the 1999 tournament with seven goals and has 106 in her career.
Canada, known for its height and physical strength, lost 4-1 to Germany in its first game, but rebounded with victories over Argentina and Japan to advance to the quarterfinals for the first time.
The announced attendance at PGE Park, home of baseball's Triple-A Portland Beavers, was 20,021.