Every week, World Lacrosse is highlighting a classic game from the Summer of Lacrosse.
Sweden and Spain traded blows in a back-and-forth affair that went all the way to double overtime before Sweden prevailed 9-8 in both teams’ final game at the 2022 World Lacrosse Women’s Championship in Towson.
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The teams started the game with an explosive eight-goal first quarter with Spain taking the lead four times only to be rebuffed each time by Sweden.
Spain took another lead to start the second quarter at 5-4, but Sweden responded with a three-goal run to lead 7-5 at halftime.
The game slowed down in the second half, but Spain responded with an eventual three-goal run of its own, tying the game at 7-7 with just over six minutes to go before taking an 8-7 lead less than a minute later.
Sweden found a late equalizer from Tekla Jackson with a player-up advantage to tie the game and goalkeeper Amanda Eriksson made a crucial save to keep the game tied with 34 seconds to play.
A frenetic first overtime featured three possessions for each team but no goals as Eriksson mad another save for Sweden with a minute left in the frame.
Eriksson made yet another save 20 seconds into the second overtime and Sweden finally capitalized on the ensuing possession, as Elizabeth Fearnhead buried a free position shot to seal the 9-8 victory.
Eriksson finished the day with 10 saves on 18 shots.
Spain was led by three goals from Mar Camps Salient and another two from Terese Burguera, who also added a game-high four draw controls.