Every Thursday, World Lacrosse is highlighting a classic game from the Summer of Lacrosse.
The third Throwback Thursday comes from the final day of the 2022 World Lacrosse Women’s Championship, when the Czech Republic won a dramatic seventh-place game against the Haudenosaunee, 12-11, that was a back and forth affair for 60 minutes. The win secured a best-ever finish for the Czech Republic in the event in its history.
A comeback from a seven-goal deficit to fight for a chance at 7th in the world 🌎👏
Join us as we take another look at this matchup from the Women’s World Championship in Towson 👀
— World Lacrosse (@WorldLacrosse) October 27, 2022
The game shaped up nicely for an explosive final quarter after the Haudenosaunee tied the game at 9-9 with eight seconds in the third frame on a goal from Miya Scanlan. The goal capped off a barnstorming comeback after the Czech Republic took an 8-1 lead minutes into the second quarter.
The Czech Republic saw two goals in a row from Isabelle Martire to take an 11-9 lead, but the Haudenosaunee clawed back with two goals in the last eight minutes to tie the game at 11-11.
After two and a half minutes of a late deadlock, Anna Lottmann scored her fourth goal of the game with a minute and twenty seconds to play to seal the win.
Martire finished the game with five goals and two assists to bring her final total to 40 goals and 48 points, both tournament-high totals. She had 14 more goals than the second-place goal scorer and 12 more points than the second-highest point scorer.
Scanlan had four goals for the Haudenosaunee, and Jalyn Jimerson added two goals and two assists.