TOWSON, Maryland, USA – The United States advanced to its 11th straight World Lacrosse Women’s Championship gold medal match with a 17-2 win over Australia on Thursday night.
The United States put on a clinic in front of their home fans at Unitas Stadium, jumping on their opponents early with five goals in the first quarter and the first 13 goals of the game.
Kayla Treanor exploded for six goals and two assists – she leads the United States with 33 points which ranks second in the tournament. She now has 76 points in her USA career (world championship events only), breaking Katie Rowan’s (2009, 2013) record of 69. She now has 43 goals in her USA career, breaking Quinn Carney’s (2001, 2005) record of 37.
Charlotte North added four goals and an assist for her fifth game out of seven with five or more points.
Goalkeepers Liz Hogan and Caylee Waters were superb between the posts and combined to make eight saves on ten shots on goal.
The United States dominated the circle, 17-5, with Taylor Cummings and Ally Mastroianni winning four draw controls each.
The USA will take on the winner of England-Canada in the gold medal match on Saturday at noon in Unitas Stadium. The game will be televised in the USA on ESPNU.