USA, Canada, England and Australia all win Quarterfinal match-ups.FROM WEDNESDAY 19 JULY 2017 GAMESQUARTERFINAL 1USA 20 v 3 Israel—Brian Logue, US Lacrosse, FIL Contributing Editor (Photos: Ady Kerry QEP)(USLacrosse) The United States marched one step closer towards its goal of winning a third straight Federation of International Lacrosse Women’s World Cup with a 20-3 victory over Israel in the quarterfinals on Wednesday at Surrey Sports Park in Guildford, England. It was the first meeting ever between the U.S. and Israel in the World Cup with Israel playing in the event for just the second time.
The U.S. will meet No. 4 seed and host England in Thursday’s semifinals. England defeated Wales 9-5 in the quarterfinal round. Australia and Canada will meet in the other semifinal.
On Wednesday, Taylor Cummings got the U.S. on the board less than a minute into the contest, but Israel battled early, keeping the score close at 2-2 more than nine minutes into the game. The U.S. then scored four straight goals before Israel’s Rachel Ozer scored with 15:34 left in the first half to make it 6-3. That was Israel’s final goal of the game as the U.S. closed on a 14-0 run.
Marie McCool, who had a great all-around game with a goal, an assist, two ground balls, a draw control and a caused turnover, was named the Player of the Match.
Alex Aust and Kayla Treanor each had four goals and two assists and Michelle Tumolo helped the U.S. offense go with six assists. The U.S. posted assists on 12 of its 20 goals in the game.
Taylor Cummings was dominant again on the draw, ending with eight draw controls to go along with a hat trick.
Thursday’s semifinal will be a rematch of perhaps the U.S. team’s most complete game of the tournament — an 18-1 victory over England on Saturday. Treanor had a record-breaking outing in that game with five goals and seven assists to set the U.S. team single game points mark in a World Cup game.
England, which took Canada to the wire in the final pool play game on Tuesday, also gave the U.S. a scare last fall. During the Team USA Fall Classic at US Lacrosse, England scored the first five goals of the game and led 8-7 at the half before the U.S. pulled away in the second half for a 20-13 victory.
All games are being streamed live at https://www.247.tv/live/lacrosse/rathbones-lacrosse-world-cup-2017
U.S. Goals: Alex Aust 4, Kayla Treanor 4, Taylor Cummings 3, Brooke Griffin 2, Katie Schwarzmann 2, Becca Block 1, Sarah Bullard 1, Marie McCool 1, Kelly Rabil 1, Michelle Tumolo 1.
U.S. Assists: Michelle Tumolo 6, Alex Aust 2, Kayla Treanor 2, Brooke Griffin 1, Marie McCool 1.
U.S. Goaltending: Devon Wills (2 saves, 3 GA, 49 min), Gussie Johns (3 saves, 0 GA, 11 min)
Israel Goals: Rachel Ozer 2, Alison Curwin 1.
Israel Assists: Jayne Verman 1.
Israel Goaltending: Blaire Nathanson (8 saves, 20 GA, 60 min)
Australia 21, Scotland 6
United States 20, Israel 3
Canada 16, New Zealand 1
England 9, Wales 5
Semifinals – Thursday, July 20
Canada vs. Australia, 10 a.m. (Eastern)
United States vs. England, 1 p.m. (Eastern)QUARTERFINAL 2England 9 v 5 Wales—English Lacrosse (Photos: Ady Kerry QEP)(English Lacrosse Association) England defeated a resilient Wales to advance to the RWLC17 Semi-Finals and set up a meeting with world #1 USA tomorrow at 6pm.
A blistering first-half in which England’s attack fired on all cylinders saw the team take a 6-1 lead into half-time, an advantage they never let go of.
Sophie Brett put up a hat-trick as she lead the scoring in a potent England attacking line whose movement and accuracy caused Wales problems throughout.
Olivia Hompe, off the back of a hat-trick of her own against Canada, opened the scoring collecting a feed from Simpson.
After Wales equalised through Sophy Coombes-Roberts, England scored five unanswered goals as effective combinations sprung up all over the pitch.
Hompe, after her goal, was extremely effective playing from X dictating England’s play in providing multiple scoring opportunities first for Brett to get her opener, then reciprocating Simpson’s earlier assist.
Oxton teammates Brett and Charlotte Lytollis seemed to be in perfect sync as Lytollis twice found Brett in space to allow her to complete a first-half treble.
After the break, Wales began to drag themselves back into the game, Lloyd-Rout beginning to get some joy on the draw, and Laura Warren scoring after just 30 seconds.
Merrifield added to England’s tally soon after and the Hompe, Simpson combination fired again as England always kept Wales at bay until the latter stages.
It wasn’t until 15 minutes to go that Wales really turned the screw, Coombes-Roberts and Ellie Jones bringing Wales to within three as the tension in the stands reached its peak.
The crucial moment in the match seemed to come just as Wales were building a head of steam as Phoebe Smith scored for Wales but the goal was disallowed for an illegal stick and England got a let off.
After that, England slowed the game down, taking time out of the game and holding some long possessions to take the sting out of the game.
Torz Anderson then sealed the game for the English with a smart bit of trickery to completely deceive her marker and finish into the bottom corner and close the game out.
England will now face USA tomorrow at 6pm in the Semi-Final while Wales now go into the 5th/8th place play-off.QUARTERFINAL 3Canada 16 v 1 New Zealand—Alain Brouillette, CLA Communications and Marketing Coordinator (Photos: Ady Kerry QEP)(Canadian Lacrosse Association) Canada’s offence was dominant in their quarterfinal game of the 2017 FIL Rathbones Women’s Lacrosse World Cup, pacing them to a 16-1 victory over New Zealand. They will now face-off against Australia in the semifinals, tomorrow at 10:00AM EST.
A six point performance from both Alie Jimerson, five goals and one assist, and Dana Dobbie, three goals and three assists, led the way for the Canadians.
Jimerson, the game’s most valuable player, was quick to acknowledge her teammates when asked about her impressive individual performance.
“Overall, it comes down to my teammates, they help me out a lot,” she said. “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.”
In all, nine players would find the score sheet in the win. Erica Evans got her second hat-trick of the tournament, while Taylor Gait continued her strong play, scoring two of her own. Kay Morissette, Danita Stroup and Crysti Foote rounded out the scoring, adding one goal apiece.
While they were outplayed by the Canadians in all aspects of the game, the New Zealand team competed hard and made some good plays on both sides of the ball, something Canada’s head coach certainly noticed.
“They are definitely a nation that is up-and-coming in the lacrosse world,” said Scott Teeter of his opponents from New Zealand. “They have a lot of speed and are pretty solid all around.”
“Over my years of experience at the World Cup, they are the team that has had the biggest growth.”
The Canadians need one more win to guarantee themselves a medal. They will first need to get by Australia, who despite losing to Canada 9-5 in pool play last week, proved they could compete.
“We opened up against Australia and it seems like it was a month ago,” he said. “We’re a different team now than we were on opening night. We’ve fine tuned our systems and we’re playing more team lacrosse, and it’s good to see.”
Tomorrow’s semi-final game against Australia, which starts at 10:00AM EST, will be shown live on the BBC Sports website (geographical restrictions may apply). It can also be streamed live from anywhere in Canada through a pay-per-view webcast provided by www.247.tv.QUARTERFINAL 4Australia 21 v 6 ScotlandAbbie Burgess led the attack for Australia netting seven goals on eight shots with Hanna Nielsen (3G,4A), Courtney Hobbs(3G,1A) and Sarah Mollison (3G,1A) all contributing hat tricks.
The Aussie offensive onslaught was just too much for Scotland as Australia prevailed 21-6.
Aston Hiron (2G,0A), Rebecca Lane (0G,2A),Lauren Hunter (1G,0A), Stella Justice Allen (1G,0A), Bonnie Wells (1G,0A), and Sachiko Yamada (0G,1A) rounded out the scoring for Australia.
Scotland’s scoring came from Alisa Scott (2G,0A), Jenni Aiton (1G,2A), Chess Gray (1G,1A), Suzie Oliphant (1G,1A), Chloe Carruthers (1G,0A), and Emily Knight (0G,1A).
Semifinals – Thursday, July 20
Canada vs. Australia, 3:00pm (GMT)
United States vs. England, 6:00pm (GMT)OTHER GAMES
Â Haudenosaunee 19 v 11 Netherlands
BOX SCORECzech Republic 9 v 6 Ireland
BOX SCOREItaly 12 v 11 Germany
BOX SCOREJapan 12 v 4 Korea
BOX SCORELatvia 5 v 4 Spain
BOX SCOREMexico 10 v 3 Colombia
BOX SCORESwitzerland 12 v 1 Sweden
BOX SCOREHong Kong 14 v 8 Begium
BOX SCOREThursday 20 July 2017 Games:
10:30 – KOR v GER – P 22 – P3
10:35 – NED v IRL – P 23 – P4
11:00 – HAU v CZE – P 21 – P2
12:00 – JPN v ITA – P 20 – P1
13:30 – MEX v LAT – D 24 – P3
13:35 – COL v CHN – D 26 – P4
14:00 – SCO v NZL – CH LSF – P2
15:00 – CAN v AUS – CH SF – P1
16:30 – HKG v SUI – D 25 – P3
16:35 – BEL v SWE – D 27 – P4
17:00 – WAL v ISR – CH LSF – P2
18:00 – USA v ENG – CH SF – P1