TOWSON, Maryland, USA – The United States and Canada advanced from the semifinals on Friday at the 2022 World Lacrosse Women’s Championship and will meet in the gold medal match on Saturday at noon.
The two teams will meet in the final for the third consecutive championship, as the United States eyes their fourth title in a row and first on home soil. The match will be televised on ESPN2 in the United States.
The two teams met in the first game of the tournament on June 29, a 16-11 win for the USA, and they will square off again in the 110th and final game in Towson.
The United States rolled through their semifinal against Australia, 17-2. Kayla Treanor exploded for six goals and two assists – she leads the United States with 33 points which ranks second in the tournament. She now has 76 points in her USA career (world championship events only), breaking Katie Rowan’s (2009, 2013) record of 69. She now has 43 goals in her USA career, breaking Quinn Carney’s (2001, 2005) record of 37.
Canada pulled out a thrilling 11-9 win over England in the second semifinal. Erica Evans scored four goals while Aurora Cordingley contributed three goals and an assist. Kaylin Morissette helped Canada win the draw control battle 16-8 with eight on her own.
Italy and the Netherlands both advanced through their platinum bracket semifinals. Italy defeated Latvia, 9-7, behind a tournament-high 14 saves from goalkeeper Kristen Masullo. The Netherlands knocked off China, 13-8, with a six-point outing from Sarah Sweerts de Landas Wyborgh.
Three more stars
Sophy Coombes-Roberts spearheaded the Welsh offense once again with three goals, an assist and five draw controls in a 9-6 win over Puerto Rico.
Katrina Dowd was at her best in a 13-9 win over Hong Kong, China with her second seven-point or better output in six games after pouring in five goals, two assists, and seven draw controls.
Anna Kim led Korea’s offense to a 10-6 win over Spain with five goals and an assist for her second six-point outing in Towson.
A full recap of the day can be found below.
The United States advanced to their 11th straight World Lacrosse Women’s Championship gold medal match with a 17-2 win over Australia on Thursday night.
Canada pulled out a thrilling 11-9 win over England in front of a raucous crowd in the second semifinal of the night.
The two teams will meet in the gold medal match on Saturday at noon at Unitas Stadium, with the game televised on ESPN2 in the United States
Kayla Treanor exploded for six goals and two assists – she leads the United States with 33 points which ranks second in the tournament. Charlotte North added four goals and an assist for her fifth game out of seven with five or more points. Goalkeepers Liz Hogan and Caylee Waters were superb between the posts and combined to make eight saves on ten shots on goal.
Erica Evans scored four goals for Canada while Aurora Cordingley contributed three goals and an assist. Kaylin Morissette added eight draw controls to help Canada to a 16-8 edge in the circle.
The Netherlands improved to 4-2 in Towson with a 13-8 win over China in the platinum bracket semifinals.
Italy advanced out of the other semifinal by holding on for a 9-7 victory over Latvia.
The two teams will compete in the final of the platinum bracket on Friday at 1 p.m. on Tiger Field, with the winner finishing in 17th place.
Sarah Sweerts de Landas Wyborgh recorded her second consecutive six-point outing for the Netherlands with four points and two goals. Dieke Spitzen also scored four goals to go with an assist. Friede Berendsen made eight saves on 11 shots on goal in just under 38 minutes of action.
China’s Shannon Brazier totaled four goals and two assists for her third contest in a row with five or more points.
Italy’s goalkeeper Kristen Masullo won the player of the match award with 14 saves on 21 shots, tying the single-game high for saves. The star duo of Stephanie Colson and Colleen Owen both contributed four points in the win, and they are both tied for the third most goals in the tournament with 21. J
Jamie Džeimija Lasda scored four goals for Latvia in defeat and for the second game in a row.
Wales got the better of Puerto Rico, 9-6 in a tightly contested game in the championship consolation bracket towards fifth place.
Sophy Coombes-Roberts spearheaded the Welsh offense once again with three goals, an assist and five draw controls. Iona Dryden added three goals and goalkeeper Sophie Allen made seven saves on 13 shots.
Scotland edged out New Zealand, 9-8, in the other half of the bracket towards fifth place.
Germany overcame a fourth quarter deficit to best Mexico, 8-6, in the championship consolation bracket towards 13th place.
Antonia Garbe was responsible for four points with three goals and an assist while Kim Dressendörfer found her way to two goals and two assists. Germany trailed 6-5 with 11 minutes to play but scored the final three goals of the game with two from Garbe.
Ireland picked up its second win of the tournament against Hong Kong, 13-9, in the other half of the 13th-place championship consolation pod.
Katrina Dowd was at her best with her second seven-point or better output in six games after pouring in five goals, two assists, and seven draw controls. Margaret Egan, the runaway assist leader in Towson, improved her total to 23 with five assists, to go along with three goals.
Korea nabbed its second win of the championship by holding off Spain, 10-6, in the bracket towards 21st place.
Anna Kim led the offense with five goals and an assist for her second six-point outing. Esprit Cha submitted her third five-point effort for Korea with three goals and two assists, to go with a personal-best five draw controls.
Norway won its third game in Towson by stifling Sweden, 11-3, in the bracket towards 21st place.
Austria earned its second win at Towson, 8-4, over Switzerland in the bracket towards 25th place.
Goalkeeper Bianca Blei was instrumental in the win, making 10 saves on 14 shots. She ranks fourth in the tournament in saves. Daniela Zloebl accounted for half of Austria’s offensive output with two goals and two assists.
Argentina withstood a fierce comeback effort from Jamaica to win 12-11 in the other half of the 25th-place bracket. Despite a 9-3 lead for Argentina at halftime, Jamaica clawed back with six of the seven goals in the fourth quarter to get within one with under five minutes to play.
Gretta White and Sofia Michael shared the offensive burden with five goals apiece while goalkeeper Candela Silgueira made eight saves on 15 shots.
Schedule for Friday, July 8
All matches will be carried on ESPN+.
1 p.m. – Netherlands vs. Italy, Tiger Field
11 a.m. – Japan vs. Haudenosaunee, Unitas Stadium
2 p.m. – Israel vs. Czech Republic, Unitas Stadium
4 p.m. – Mexico vs. Hong Kong, China, Tiger Field
5 p.m. – New Zealand vs. Puerto Rico, Unitas Stadium
7 p.m. – Germany vs. Ireland, Tiger Field
8 p.m. – Scotland vs. Wales, Unitas Stadium
9 a.m. – Switzerland vs. Jamaica, Lower Field
10 a.m. – China vs. Latvia, Tiger Field
12 p.m. – Austria vs. Argentina, Lower Field
3 p.m. – Sweden vs. Spain, Lower Field
6 p.m. – Norway vs. Korea, Lower Field