Canadian lacrosse women eye medal at World Cup

GUILDFORD, England – Canada’s lacrosse women will play for a medal Saturday at the FIL Rathbones Women’s Lacrosse World Cup.

That was assured Wednesday when the Canadians thumped New Zealand 16-1 in the quarter-finals to advance to Thursday’s semifinals. Semifinal winners will play in the gold-medal match Saturday while semifinal losers will play in the bronze-medal match.

Both Alie Jimerson and team captain Dana Dobbie of Fergus turned in six-point performances for the Canadians as Jimerson had five goals and an assist while Dobbie had three goals and three assists.

“Overall, it comes down to my teammates, they help me out a lot,” Jimerson said in a news release. “Most of the goals I scored were assisted. I may have had one or two drives, but again, they cleared space for me so I could go through.

“It was a good team effort today.”

Erica Evans also had three goals for Canada while Taylor Gait had two and Crysti Foote, Kay Morisette and Danita Stroup had one apiece. Megan Kinna assisted on two of the goals while Foote and Quintin Hoch-Bullen each had one assist.

Canada led 11-0 at halftime before Sian Keys started the second half with the goal for New Zealand 3:14 into the half.

Canada outshot New Zealand 20-5.

In Wednesday’s other quarter-finals, Australia defeated Scotland 21-6, the United States dropped Israel 20-3 and England beat Wales 9-5.

Canada is to play Australia in the semifinals Thursday while the U.S. and England are to clash in the other semifinal match.

 

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