The United States defeated Canada, 11-8, to claim its fourth consecutive World Lacrosse Women’s Championship, its ninth overall and first on home soil.
The USA has won all four of its championships in a row without losing a game, and now have won 30 consecutive matches at the women’s championship.
Taylor Cummings was named the tournament’s most valuable player. She finished with 17 points on 12 goals and five assists to go with 26 draw controls, while helping her team dominate the midfield en-route to the best scoring offense and defense at the championship.
Sam Apuzzo led the offense for the USA with three goals and two assists against Canada and was named the player of the match. Marie McCool added two goals.
Erica Evans scored four goals for Canada, who claimed the silver medal. The second-place finish matched Canada’s best ever result, accomplished in 2013 and 2017.
England captured the bronze medal after defeating Australia, 8-7, in triple overtime in one of the best games of the tournament.
Olivia Hompe scored the game-winning goal, her fourth goal of the game to go along with an assist. The player of the match was awarded to goalkeeper Brittany Read, who made 13 saves on 20 shots faced, including three in the overtime periods.
England finished in third place for the fifth time in 11 appearances and second tournament in a row. Australia also finished in fourth for the second tournament in a row – the two teams went to overtime in the 2017 bronze medal match.
Japan claimed its best ever finish at the championship with a 13-4 win over Israel to claim fifth place. Mio Takahashi and Kokora Nakazawa both scored three goals.
Israel finished in sixth place for the second consecutive event.
The Czech Republic won a dramatic seventh-place game against the Haudenosaunee, 12-11, that was a back and forth affair for 60 minutes. It was the best ever finish for the Czech Republic in their history.
Anna Lottmann scored four goals and the go-ahead goal with just under 90 seconds to play. Isabelle Martire put a stamp on the best individual campaign in Towson with another five goals and two assists, to bring her final total to 40 goals and 48 points. She had 14 more goals than the second-place goal scorer and 12 more points than the second-highest point scorer.
The Haudenosaunee finished in eighth place for their second-best finish in five tries, coming in just behind a seventh-place finish in 2013.