Results, Standings and Thursday Schedule
ENGLAND ADVANCES AFTER TIGHT BATTLE WITH NEW ZEALAND
The second quarterfinal matchup between England and New Zealand showcased another intense battle, as both teams found themselves fighting for every inch. The Junior Kiwis would find themselves trailing into the second half, 6-3. New Zealand continued to apply pressure all game; narrowing the English lead, and edging closer to a potential birth in the final four. England would enter the fourth quarter, narrowly leading the Juniors Kiwis with a Score of 7-6.
“Well even though it was tight throughout the game I think we kept control and stayed cool,” said Cece Green of Team England. “We were so determined even when it was getting really close, we kept fighting until we got the win.
Milly Home added: “I’d say it was about a lot of having of patience, whether we were scoring goals or making turnovers after losing the ball. We were also strong on the faces off which helped a lot.”
England would start the fourth quarter with a burst of offence, scoring two unanswered goals, extending their lead to 9-6. England would later bend, but not break as New Zealand would clap back with two unanswered goals of their own. A final “buzzer beater” from England would seal the deal as the English came out on top with a 10-8 victory over New Zealand. England now moves on to the final four round, and will take on the winner of the USA vs Wales quarter final match up later on this evening.
With this win you move onto the round of four, very familiar territory for England. How does it feel being back in the final four, waiting to take on the winner of Canada vs Germany?
“Yeah if it is Canada, we came up short against them the first time, so we’ll be coming out full guns blazing and hoping to take the win,” said Home.
Green added: “I think as a team we’re really excited! If it’s Canada, that was our first game and I think we played well, and we know that we can play better. So, we’ll be ready for a great match!”
AUSTRALIA ESCAPES JAPAN FOR NARROW WIN TO ADVANCE
Madison Copeland scored four goals to lift Australia to an 8-7 victory over Japan in the quarterfinal round of the 2019 World Lacrosse Women’s U19 World Championship.
With the victory, Australia advances to Thursday’s semifinal round, where it will face the winner of the USA-Wales quarterfinal, which will be played later today. Australia improved to 2-3 in the tournament, while Japan suffered its first loss and fell to 4-1 overall. Japan moves into the Consolation Bracket and will face the loser of USA-Wales on Thursday.
CANADA AND USA FLEX MUSCLES
In the other two semi-final games, Canada dismantled Germany, 21-1. Eve Hritzuk continued her dominant play with five goals. Kylea Dobson added three for Canada. And, the United States blanked Wales, 26-0, displaying stifling defense. The U.S. scored 17 goals in the first half before easing off the gas pedal.
2019 World Lacrosse Women’s U19 World Championship
Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, August 1-10
Trent University & Fleming College
RESULTS | WEDNESDAY | AUGUST 7:
Haudenosaunee def. Mexico, 19-3
Ireland def. Jamaica, 15-6
Australia def. Japan, 8-7 (Quarterfinal)
Puerto Rico def. China, 16-4
Israel def. Belgium, 16-6
England def. New Zealand, 10-8 (Quarterfinal)
Scotland def. Korea, 18-6
Canada def. Germany, 21-1 (Quarterfinal
Hong Kong def. Czech Republic, 10-9 (2OT)
USA def. Wales, 26-0 (Quarterfinal)
AUGUST 8 | SEMI-FINALS SCHEDULE
Chinese Taipei vs. Jamaica, 9:00 AM EST
Mexico vs. Czech Republic, 9:30 AM EST
Japan vs. Wales, 11:00 AM EST
Kenya vs. Belgium, 12:00 PM EST
China vs. Korea, 12:30 PM EST
New Zealand vs. Germany, 2:00 PM EST
Haudenosaunee vs. Hong Kong, 3:30 PM EST
Australia vs. USA, 5:00 PM EST (Semi-Final round)
Puerto Rico vs. Scotland, 6:00 PM EST
England vs. Canada, 8:00 PM EST (Semi-Final round)