Canadian lacrosse women silver medalists
GUILDFORD, England – Canada left the FIL Rathbones Women’s Lacrosse World Cup as silver medalists.
The Canadian women were doubled 10-5 by the United States in Saturday’s gold-medal game.
The U.S. erupted for six consecutive goals in the final to break open a close game. That stretch began with Marie McCool’s goal at 12:57 of the first half that gave the U.S. a 3-1 lead.
Erica Evans stopped the scoring spree when she tallied at 14:26 of the second half to make the score 8-2.
Evans and Alie Jimerson scored twice each for the Canadians while Dana Dobbie of Fergus had the other goal.
Sarah Bullard had a hat trick for the U.S. while McCool and Laura Zimmerman scored twice each. Adding single goals were Alexandra Aust, Michelle Tumolo and Kaitlin Schwarzmann.
Devon Wills was in net for the U.S. while Katie Donohoe was Canada’s goaltender.
Dobbie, Evans and Donohoe were named to the tournament’s all-world team.
England edged Australia 10-9 in four overtime periods in the bronze-medal game.
The championships have been held every fourth year since 1983 and Saturday’s win was the eighth for the U.S. and their third in a row. Australia won the other two, in 1986 and 2005, with wins over the U.S.
The silver-medal finish was the second for Canada, the other one coming last time out in 2013 in Oshawa.
- Guelph Sports Journal