Canadian lacrosse women drop Scotland

GUILDFORD, England – Canada collected its third win in as many outings at the FIL Rathbones Women’s Lacrosse World Cup Saturday with a 16-7 victory over Scotland.

The Canadians had little trouble as they scored the first seven goals of the game and led 8-2 at halftime.

Erica Evans of Peterborough led the way with six goals while Danita Stroup of New Westminster, B.C., had a hat trick. Team captain Dana Dobbie of Fergus, Alie Jimerson of Irving, N.Y., and Megan Kinna of Maple Ridge, B.C., added two goals apiece while Taylor Gait of Fayetteville, N.Y., had the other goal. Jimerson set up four of the goals while Dobbie had two assists and Kinna and Bianca Chevarie of Brantford had one apiece.

“I thought I played one of my better games of the tournament so far, but my teammates are the ones that helped me get there,” Evans said in a news release. “They’re the ones that are clearing the lanes and allowing me to get in there and make those shots.”

The 16 goals were the most for the Canadians in a single game in this year’s tournament. They had earlier defeated Australia 9-5 and Wales 10-6.

“I think the chemistry has really grown over the past few days, and as we saw it in today’s game, it really benefited us,” Evans said. “We’re getting more comfortable with each other and learning how everyone plays.”

“I thought it was a game of ups and downs, but all in all we’re happy with today’s effort,” head coach Scott Teeter of Shelburne said. “I think our offence is starting to come together and gel a little bit. There were some nice goals out there, good feeds and good finishes. We also controlled the draw circle and competed for every loose ball.

“Defensively, we let things get away from us a little bit by not doing some fundamental things, so we’ll have to tighten some stuff up a little bit.”

Canada and the United States lead Pool A at 3-0-0 and are followed by England at 2-1-0, Australia at 1-2-0 and Wales and Scotland at 0-3-0.

Canada is to play the U.S. Sunday and wrap up pool play Tuesday with a game against England.

Championship quarter-finals are slated for Wednesday while the semifinals are to go Thursday and the medal games are scheduled for Saturday.

 

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