Canadian lacrosse women to go for gold
GUILDFORD, England – Canada scored the final three goals of the game including twice in extra time to slip by Australia 8-6 Thursday in semifinal play at the FIL Rathbones Women’s Lacrosse World Cup.
Canada led 5-3 at halftime, but needed a goal from captain Dana Dobbie of Fergus with 2:41 to go in regulation time to square the score at 6-6 and send the game to extra time.
Megan Kinna hit for the game-winner 2:42 into extra time and Alie Jimerson completed the scoring 1:27 later.
Dobbie, Erica Evans and Jimerson scored twice apiece for Canada while Crysti Foote and Kinna added single goals. Jimerson had an assist.
Abbie Burgess and Sarah Mollison collected two goals apiece for Australia while Theadora Kwas and Hannah Nielsen also scored.
The win vaults Canada into Saturday’s gold-medal match where they’ll play the United States. The U.S. dropped England 19-8 in Thursday’s other semifinal.
The U.S. also defeated Canada 17-3 in pool play Sunday.
- Guelph Sports Journal