USA over Wales, 17-6, to go 5-0, Canada tops England in close match, 8-6, Australia wins big over Scotland, 19-2, and Israel beats Japan in OT, 8-7.
Championship quarterfinals set for tomorrow: QF1 — USA-ISR, QF2 — ENG-WAL, QF3 — CAN-NZL, and
QF4 — AUS-SCO.FROM TUESDAY 18 JULY 2017 GAMESPOOL AUSA 17 v 6 Wales—Brian Logue, US Lacrosse, FIL Contributing Editor (Photos: Ady Kerry QEP)(USLacrosse) Kayla Treanor had a hand in five of her team’s first six goals as the United States finished pool play unbeaten following a 17-6 victory over Wales on Tuesday at the 2017 FIL Rathbones Women’s Lacrosse World Cup in Guildford, England.
The U.S. outscored its five pool play opponents by a combined score of 86-21 and earned the No. 1 seed for the playoffs. The U.S. will meet Israel in the quarterfinals on Wednesday. Israel went 4-0 to win Pool C, and then staged a late comeback to beat Japan 8-7 in a play-in game on Tuesday.
Wales put up a scrappy effort against the U.S. team on Tuesday, and Sophy Coombes-Roberts’ goal 1:42 into the game had the U.S. trailing for the first time in the tournament. Through five minutes, Wales maintained its 1-0 lead, but Treanor then scored for the U.S., assisted a Brooke Griffin goal and then ripped off three straight goals following Katie Schwarzmann’s free position tally.
Trailing 6-1, Wales made another push, going on a 3-1 run over a span of seven minutes to pull within 7-4 on Coombes-Roberts’ second goal of the game with 10:30 left in the half. The U.S. then scored three times in the final four minutes of the first half, and scored the first four goals of the second half to put the game out of reach.
Brooke Griffin had a hat trick, her fourth game in the tournament with at least three goals, to earn Player of the Match honors.
Treanor, who had a U.S. team single-game record of 12 points in Saturday’s win over England, paced the offense with five goals and two assists and Ally Carey had a hat trick to go along with seven draw controls. Carey and Taylor Cummings helped the U.S. to a 17-8 advantage on the draw.
Coombes-Roberts had three goals and an assist for Wales and goalie Erin Walters-Williams made 13 saves as her team was outshot 44-8.
U.S. Goals: Kayla Treanor 5, Ally Carey 3, Brooke Griffin 3, Kelly Rabil 2, Alex Aust 1, Marie McCool 1, Katie Schwarzmann 1, Michelle Tumolo 1.
U.S. Assists: Kayla Treanor 2, Michelle Tumolo 2, Alex Aust 1, Taylor Cummings 1, Laura Zimmerman 1.
U.S. Goaltending: Devon Wills (1 save, 4 GA, 46 min), Gussie Johns (0 saves, 2 GA, 14 min)
Wales Goals: Sophy Coombes-Roberts 3, Iona Dryden 2, Lucy Fowler 1.
Wales Assists: Sophy Coombes-Roberts 1, Lucy Fowler 1, Ros Lloyd Rout 1.
Wales Goaltending: Erin Walters-Williams (13 saves, 14 GA, 46 min) Gil Aldcroft (1 save, 3 GA, 14 min)
Pool A Update
Tuesday, July 18
Australia 19, Scotland 2
United States 17, Wales 6
Canada 8, England 6
Quarterfinals – Wednesday, July 19 (All times Eastern)
9 a.m. – Australia vs. Scotland
10 a.m. – United States vs. Israel
12 p.m. – Canada vs. New Zealand
1 p.m. – England vs. WalesCanada 8 v 6 England—Alain Brouillette, CLA Communications and Marketing Coordinator (Photos: Ady Kerry QEP)(Canadian Lacrosse Association) Canada defeated host England by a score of 8-6 in a thrilling match to end pool play at the 2017 FIL Rathbones Women’s Lacrosse World Cup. The win gave the Canadians a 3-1 record, good for the second seed in Pool A, behind unbeaten rivals the United States.
They advance to tomorrow’s quarter-finals, where they will take on upstart New Zealand, who scored an impressive win over the Haudenosaunee in their cross-over game, which earned them a spot in the top group.
“Anytime you get a win it’s a great feeling,” said head coach Scott Teeter. “England gave us all we could handle. We got a lead and we were battling until the final buzzer to hold onto it.”
After bring stymied by a tough England defense for much of the first half, Canada’s offense came to life, scoring five unanswered goals in the final 11 minutes to enter the break with a 6-3 lead.
“Execution,” said Teeter, when asked what led to his team’s offensive outburst. “We switched up a couple of our sets a little bit and it was taking the girls some time to get into the flow of things. Once they did, they started to finish their opportunities.”
The Canadian defense was on their heels for much of the second half, trying their best to hold off a determined England team, who were playing in front of a sold out crowd at the Surrey Sports Park.
While they got the result they wanted, the Canadian players were not necessarily happy with the way they played.
“That was really sloppy play from us today,” said team captain Dana Dobbie. “Moving forward we’re really gonna have to clean up our play with the ball. We can’t take anything lightly because we’re going to get the best of everyone’s game as we go on into the playoffs.”
Taylor Gait, who scored in three straight games entering today’s contest, had a breakout performance. Her hat-tricked paced the offence and earned her the game’s MVP award.
Canada’s leading goal scorer Erica Evans continued to put up big numbers, scoring two more goals to bring her tournament total to 12. Dobbie also added two, while Megan Kinna continued her consistent play, scoring one.
It will be a quick turnaround for the team, who have already played four games in five days, but while fatigue may be setting in, Dobbie does not see that as an excuse for poor play.
“Everyone is in the same boat,” she said. “We’ve all played the same amount of games and everyone is beaten up at this point in the tournament. There’s no guarantee that you will play the next day, you have to create that opportunity yourself.”
Tomorrow’s quarter-final game against New Zealand, which starts at 12:00PM EST, as well as the remainder of the tournament’s playoff games, will be shown live on the BBC Sports website (geographical restrictions may apply).
They can also be streamed live from anywhere in Canada through a pay-per-view webcast provided by www.247.tv.Australia 19 v 2 ScotlandAustralia used a relentless offensive attack to down Scotland, 19-2. The Aussies outshot the Scots 33-6 in a dominating performance. Australia will face off against Scotland again tomorrow in a Championship Quarterfinal match at 2:00pm.
AUS Goals: Sarah Mollison 4, Bonnie Wells 3, Rebecca Lane 3, Abbie Burgess 2, Ashtyn Hiron 2, Stella Justice Allen 2, Courtney Hobbs 1, Rachel Kirchheimer 1, Theadora Kwas 1.
AUS Assists: Sarah Mollison 5, Ashtyn Hiron 2, Rebecca Lane 2, Courtney Hobbs 1, Lauren Hunter 1.
AUS Goaltending: Bree Hussie (2 saves, 2 GA), Elizabeth Hinkes (0 saves, 2 GA)
SCO Goals: Hannah Grant 1, Georgie Greenwood 1.
SCO Assists: Emily Knight 1.
SCO Goaltending: Jess McCarthy (4 saves, 13 GA) Emma Wauchope (5 saves, 6 GA)PLAY-IN GAMESNew Zealand 9 v 2 HaudenosauneeThe Haudenosaunee unbeaten streak ended with a 9-2 loss to New Zealand.
The Kiwis offense was led by Sarah Butler (3G, 0A) and Sian Keys (2G, 0A). Tegan Edmunds, Julia Gasston, Kate Mclain and Harriette Overhand each added a goal for New Zealand.
Jalyn Jimerson (1G, 1A) and Wadataiwi Bomberry (1G,0A) provided the offense for Haudenosaunee.
New Zealand faces Canada in a Quarterfinal match-up tomorrow at 5:00pm.
The Haudenosaunee face the Netherlands at 10:30am.Israel 8 v 7 Japan(Israel Lacrosse) The Israel women’s national team advanced to the Quarterfinals of the 2017 FIL Women’s World Cup with a thrilling 8-7 overtime win over 9th-ranked Japan at Surrey Sports Park on Tuesday.
Alison Curwin scored the game-winning goal with 21 seconds left in the third overtime period.
With the victory, Israel (5-0) will take on the top-seeded United States (5-0) in the Quarterfinals on Wednesday. Gametime will be announced later this evening.
The game was a low-scoring affair with Japan clinging to a one or two goal lead for most of the match. The score was tied 2-2 at halftime and 4-4 heading into the final 15 minutes.
Japan’s Nana Konishi scored back-to-back goals to give Japan what appeared to be an insurmountable 6-4 lead heading into the final 10 minutes. The speedy Japanese squad had success running out the clock, but the Israelis were creative forcing turnovers — at one point pulling goaltender Alex Freedman for the extra runner — to collect some late precious possessions.
After an exciting series of plays got the ball back for Israel, Jessi Steinberg scored the game-tying goal on a feed from her twin sister Ali with just four seconds left in regulation.
Saori Hieda scored just 20 seconds into overtime to give Japan a 7-6 lead. Curwin answered back with 1:22 remaining to force a third period.
Jessi Steinberg finished with a team-leading four goals for Israel, while Curwin added two goals and one assist. Courtney Miller added one goal and one assist, while Ali Steinberg chipped in two assists and Emma Lazaroff had one goal.
Alex Freedman (68:40, 7 saves, 7 GA) earned the win in goal.
Thu, Jul 13 – Israel 17, Netherlands 3
Fri, Jul 14 – Israel 16, Czech Republic 8
Sun, Jul 16 – Israel 18, China 0
Mon, Jul 17 – Israel 18, Belgium 0
Tue, Jul 18 – Israel 8, Japan 7 (OT; first-round playoff)
Wed, Jul 19 at TBD – Israel vs #1 United States (Quarterfinals)OTHER GAMESGermany 7 v 4 Czech RepublicBOX SCOREIreland 13 v 12 ItalyBOX SCOREKorea 14 v 9 SwedenBOX SCORENetherlands 12 v 4 LatviaBOX SCOREMexico 12 v 8 BelgiumBOX SCORESpain 15 v 4 ChinaBOX SCOREHong Kong 20 v 0 ColombiaBOX SCOREWednesday 19 July 2017 Games:
10:30 – HAU V NED – P 13 – P3
10:35 – IRL v CZE – P 14 – P4
11:00 – GER v ITA – P 12 – P2
12:00 – JPN v KOR – P 11 – P1
13:30 – LAT v ESP – D 15 – P3
13:35 – COL v MEX – D 16 – P4
14:00 – AUS v SCO – CH QF4 – P2
15:00 – USA v ISR – CH QF1 – P1
16:30 – SUI v SWE – D 17 – P3
16:35 – HKG v BEL – D 18 – P4
17:00 – CAN v NZL – CH QF3 – P2
18:00 – ENG v WAL – CH QF2 – P1