TOWSON, Maryland, USA – Pool play wrapped up on Monday at the 2022 World Lacrosse Women’s Championship, and 16 teams advanced to the championship bracket.
The top 16 teams were determined from six pools, with all five teams from Pool A moving on, as well as the top two teams from Pools B through F and the best third place team from those pools.
The next 13 teams will compete in the platinum bracket to determine their final placement.
The championship and platinum brackets can be found here, with information available on teams, streaming and field designations.
Six teams claimed a win on Monday to finish their pools undefeated: the United States, Israel, Germany, New Zealand, Japan and the Czech Republic.
Two games to watch on Tuesday
New Zealand and Japan will face off as the eighth and ninth seeds at 6 p.m. on Tuesday in the round of 16. Japan rolled through its pool and posted the best scoring offense – 19.3 goals per game – and defense – 3.25 goals allowed per game – in the tournament. New Zealand faced stiff opposition, but managed to pick up wins against Ireland and Hong Kong with a stout defense, the third-best in the tournament.
Germany and the Czech Republic will square off in another anticipated round of 16 tilt at 3 p.m. on Tuesday. Germany upset Wales in its first game and has put together the second-best scoring defense with a stingy and disciplined unit. The Czech Republic has a high-powered offense, the third-best in the tournament, fueled by the well-rounded trio of Isabelle Martire, Tierney Larson and Anna Lottmann. Martire leads the tournament with 27 points, Larson ranks third in assists and Lottmann ranks 10th in points.
Three Stars from Monday
Katrina Dowd set the single-game high for points with 10, coming on seven goals and three assists. She contributed to over 70% of Ireland’s offensive output in a 14-10 result in a must-win game over Austria.
Iona Dryden tallied four goals and five draw controls to help Wales put away Latvia, 15-7, to claim second place in Pool C and a spot in the championship bracket.
Erica Evans racked up seven points on five goals and two assists as Canada eased past Scotland, 20-1, in their Pool A finale. The Canadians earned the second seed in the championship bracket.
A full recap of day six can be found below:
New Zealand finished pool play undefeated after edging Hong Kong, China, 10-8 in the opening game on day six of the 2022 World Lacrosse Women’s Championship.
New Zealand is 4-0 and secured the eighth seed in the championship bracket. They will face Japan, the winner of Pool C, in the round of 16 on Tuesday, July 5 at 6 p.m. on Tiger Field.
Keita Perry scored four goals to lead the offense while Briar Bertram added three, to go along with two ground balls and three draw controls.
New Zealand’s goalkeeping duo of Sally Rutherford and Erin Jagger combined for nine saves on 17 shots on goal which was just enough compared their Hong Kong counterparts, who also faced 17 shots but made seven saves.
Czech Republic rounded out pool play with a 19-5 win over Sweden. The Czechs cemented their spot atop Pool F with a 4-0 record and landed as the 10th seed in the championship bracket. They will face the winner of Pool C, Germany, in the Round of 16 on Tuesday at 3 p.m. on Tiger Field.
Isabelle Martire, who led the tournament in points heading in the contest, continued her scorching form with seven goals, tied for the second most in a game in the tournament. Michaela Srchová contributed three goals and an assist and Tierney Larson chipped in a goal and five assists.
Mexico closed out pool play with a 15-4 victory over Colombia. The team finished 3-1 in Pool F and secured second place and the 11th seed in the championship bracket.
Mexico will face the winner of Pool B, Israel, at 9 a.m. on Tuesday at Tiger Field.
Ashleigh Rothe won seven draw controls to go with three goals and an assist. Isabel Szejk added four goals and an assist and is tied for fourth in the tournament in total points with 18.
Ireland handled Austria, 14-10, to claim second place in Pool D and a spot in the championship bracket.
As the 13th seed, Ireland will face the fourth place team from Pool A, Australia, at 1 p.m. on Tuesday at Unitas Stadium.
Katrina Dowd set the single-game high for points with 10, coming on seven goals and three assists – she contributed to over 70% of Ireland’s offensive output. Margaret Egan, the assists leader in Towson, recorded another five helpers to bring her tournament total to 17.
Norway battled for an 8-7 win over Korea, its first one of the tournament. Norway became the second first-time participant to record a win after Puerto Rico.
Tale Solfjeld led the offense with three goals and an assist while goalkeeper Kine Ødegård made eight saves and picked up three ground balls.
Wales warded off Austria, 15-7, to claim second place in Pool C and a spot in the championship bracket.
Wales earned the 14th overall seed and will face the third place team from Pool A, England, at 10 a.m. on Tuesday at Unitas Stadium.
Sophy Coombes-Roberts and Iona Dryden both tallied four goals for Wales, while Dryden added five draw controls.
Israel finished pool play by easing past the Netherlands, 9-5. They improved to 4-0 and claimed the top spot in Pool B.
Israel enters the championship bracket as the sixth seed, and they will face Mexico, the second place team from Pool F, tomorrow at 9 a.m. on Tiger Field.
Ali Steinburg Burnard had her fingerprints all over the game with four goals, three ground balls and five draw controls. Goalkeeper Kelly Layton made eight saves on 13 shots.
Germany completed its undefeated trip through pool play with a 15-4 win over Jamaica. The Germans finished first in Pool C with a 3-0 record and secured the seventh overall seed.
Germany will face the Czech Republic in the round of 16 at 3 p.m. on Tiger Field.
The defense was on full display again for the Germans, who posted the second best goals-against-average through pool play and the best save percentage.
Antonia Garbe handled the offensive load for Germany with five goals and two assists along with three draw controls. Kim Dressendörfer poured in five goals as well.
The United States withstood a spirited effort from England in a 15-9 victory to finish atop Pool A with a 4-0 record.
The USA earned the top seed in the championship bracket and will face Hong Kong tomorrow at 7 p.m. at Unitas Stadium.
Charlotte North returned to her scoring ways with five goals. Taylor Cummings and Kayla Treanor each added hat tricks.
England stayed within reach of the hosts early in the game and saw a strong outing offensively from Olivia Hompe, who recorded three goals and an assist.
The Haudenosaunee won their third game in a row by routing Argentina, 20-2. They finished 3-1, good for second place in Pool E, and will face No. 5 seed Scotland at 12 p.m. on Tiger Field.
Lois Garlow erupted for four goals and two assists while Taylor Frink had three goals and assists. Miya Scanlan, who is top ten in Towson in both goals and draw controls, did her part with four goals, an assist and seven draw controls.
Japan put a bow on a dominant pool play campaign by rolling past Switzerland 21-2. With a 4-0 record to top Pool E, the team will face New Zealand in an exciting round of 16 matchup at 6 p.m. on Tuesday at Tiger Field.
Japan outshot Switzerland 45-2 for the largest shot margin in the tournament. Japan caused eight turnovers, picked up 21 ground balls and won 16 of 25 draw controls.
Chisa Kobayashi, Risa Suzuki and Miho Sakurai all scored three or more goals.
Canada closed out all of pool play with a 20-1 victory over Scotland. It was Canada’s third straight win, and they finished second place in Pool A.
Canada will face Puerto Rico in the round of 16 at 4 p.m. in Unitas Stadium.
Erica Evans turned in a seven-point outing with five points and two assists. Three separate players, Hannah Morris, Madalyn Baxter and Aurora Cordingley – each recorded three assists for Canada, the first time a trio of teammates has done that at the tournament.
Kaylin Morissette finished with 11 draw controls, her second straight game with double-digit collections in the circle.