TOWSON, Maryland, USA – The United States finished day three at the 2022 World Lacrosse Women’s Championship by becoming the seventh team to improve to 2-0 with a 20-1 rout over Scotland.

Three Headlines: 

Israel and Puerto Rico set up a Pool B showdown on Saturday as both teams improved to 2-0. Israel dispatched Norway, 16-5, behind five goals, an assist and six draw controls from teenage phenom Zoe Martin. Puerto Rico handled Korea, 13-2, with three goals and nine draw controls from Skylar Carrasquillo.

Germany won its second game in a row to grab pole position atop Pool C with another stifling defensive performance, limiting Latvia in a 10-2 win. The Germans held Latvia to just 10 shots and recorded a tournament-high 11 caused turnovers. Goalkeepers Luisa Beck and Odile Müller combined for a 75% save percentage on eight shots on goal.

Canada got back on track in Pool A with a 9-5 win over Australia. Dana Dobbie continued her hot shooting with her second straight hat trick on exactly three shots – she’s 6-6 so far in Towson.

Three More Stars

Sarah Butler (New Zealand) scored six goals on six shots against Austria, scoring the most goals in a game without a miss at the tournament.

Sophie Morrill (Wales) tied the single-game high for points with five goals and three assists against Jamaica.

Stephanie Colson (Italy) scored the most goals in a game at Towson with eight against Sweden.

A full recap of day three can be found below.

Italy rebounded on day three with a decisive 17-6 win over Sweden after a tight loss to Czech Republic on day two.

The Italy offense was powered by the duo of Stephanie Colson and Colleen Owen, who scored eight and seven goals respectively in the best output of any two teammates so far. Colson added nine draw controls and leads the tournament with 19.

Ireland held off a second-half Spain comeback for a 10-6 win, a similar rebound after a close match to New Zealand yesterday. Despite a tournament-high 14 saves from Spain’s Lyndsey Munoz, Ireland powered through with four goals and five draw controls from Cliodhna Kerr. Katrina Dowd added two goals and three assists, and overall, Ireland’s 13-7 draw control edge proved decisive.

Teresa Burguera scored four goals for Spain.

New Zealand improved to 2-0 in Pool D by coasting past Austria, 16-3. New Zealand outpaced Austria in shots, 31-11, and draw controls, 17-6. 

Sarah Butler scored six goals on six shots for New Zealand and now has the most goals by a player without missing a shot in a game this tournament.

New Zealand goalkeeper Sally Rutherford made seven saves on 10 shots faced.

Czech Republic also improved to 2-0 with a comfortable win over Colombia, 20-3. Czech Republic set tournament-highs with 48 shots and 29 ground balls. 

It was a three-pronged attack for the Czechs, as Isabelle Martire scored five, Markéta Malinovská scored four, and Tierney Larson amassed four goals and four assists, tying the tournament-high for assists and points in a game. Martire now has the second-most goals in the tournament with 11.

Haudenosaunee earned their first win of the tournament with a 9-6 win over China, who was previously 1-0. 

The contest was called due to inclement weather with 7:05 left in the fourth quarter, surpassing the 80% (48-minute) threshold needed to call a game. 

Jalyn Jimerson and Wynter Jock scored two goals each for the Haudenosaunee. Goalkeeper Paige Crandall made seven crucial saves on 13 shots faced, compared to five saves on 14 shots faced for her counterpart, which helped the Haudenosaunee in a match with narrow margins all around.

Germany won its second game in a row with another stifling defensive performance, limiting Latvia in a 10-2 win. The Germans held Latvia to just 10 shots and recorded a tournament-high 11 caused turnovers. Goalkeepers Luisa Beck and Odile Müller combined for a 75% save percentage on eight shots on goal.

Tessa Helf registered a hat trick for Germany while Jennifer Markey contributed two goals and an assist. Antonia Garbe chipped in with two goals and two assists.

Latvia goalkeeper Līga Vilka made six saves on nine shots faced.

Japan continued its strong start to the tournament with a 25-3 win over Argentina, setting the tournament-high for goals scored and winning margin as it improved to 2-0.

The offense was spread around with four players registering three or more goals: Kanako Mizuno, Kokora Nakazawa, Mio Takahashi and Maaya Taga.

Japan outshot Argentina 43-8 and won the draw control battle 25-7, setting the tournament-high.

Israel captured its second win in as many days with a 16-5 victory over Norway, and it dominated the draw control circle again with a 16-9 advantage.

Zoe Martin compiled five goals, an assist and six draw controls, and Courtney Miller dished out four assists.

Additionally, Tayla Shnit scored a goal at 15 years old, and became one of the youngest goalscorers in tournament history.

Canada got back on track in Pool A with a 9-5 win over Australia. Dana Dobbie continued her hot shooting with her second straight hat trick on exactly three shots – she’s 6-6 so far in Towson. 

Canada managed the low scoring game with a 13-5 edge in draw controls, spurred by seven from Kaylin Morissette. Canada importantly won all five in the first quarter and all six in the fourth. 

The Canadians also had more efficiency on their free position shots, going 5-8 compared to a 1-6 clip for their opponents. 

Puerto Rico handled Korea, 13-2, to improve to 2-0 in Pool B. Puerto Rico got off 27 shots compared to 12 for Korea, largely in part to a 15-4 split in draw controls. 

Skylar Carrasquillo continued her dominance in the circle with nine draw controls for the second straight game – her 18 total ranks second among all players at the championship.

Skylar scored three goals while her sister Brianna added two, and another pair of sisters both scored in Natalie (2) and Maria (1) Pansini. Delaney Rodriguez-Shaw added three of her own.

Puerto Rico has been ruthless with their free position shots, and after a 5-7 clip against Korea, they lead the tournament with a 77% conversion rate.

Wales brushed off a first half challenge from Jamaica to get their first win, 13-4, in Pool C.  Wales led 6-4 after a spirited Jamaican effort at halftime, but a 7-0 scoreline over the last two quarters put the game away.

Sophie Morrill propelled Wale’s offense with five goals and three assists, tying five other athletes for the most points in a game in Towson. 

Wales defense succeeded at limiting Jamaica from shooting, and posted a 32-13 advantage in that department.

Jamaica’s Kara-Jade Gordon scored a first-half hat trick in the nations’s first ever game at the women’s world championship.

The United States maintained their winning ways with a 20-1 rout over Scotland. Four players registered three or more goals – Ally Kennedy, Kyle Ohlmiller and Marie McCool scored a hat trick and Charlotte North added five. 

USA outshot the Scots 32-7 and controlled the circle with 20 draw controls compared to three for the visitors. Ally Mastroianni led the team with seven draw controls.

Schedule for Saturday, July 2

USA vs. Australia will be televised on ESPNU and the remaining 10 games will be carried on ESPN+

7 a.m. – China vs. Japan, Lower Field
7:30 a.m. – Hong Kong vs. Austria, Tiger Field
8 a.m. – Netherlands vs. Norway, Unitas Stadium
9:30 a.m. – Mexico vs. Italy, Lower Field
10 a.m. – Latvia vs. Jamaica, Tiger Field
10:30 a.m. – Puerto Rico vs. Israel, Unitas Stadium
12 p.m. – Colombia vs. Sweden, Lower Field
12:30 p.m. – Switzerland vs. Argentina, Tiger Field
5 p.m – Scotland vs. England, Unitas Stadium
6 p.m. – Spain vs. New Zealand, Tiger Field
7:30 p.m. – USA vs. Australia, Unitas Stadium