World Lacrosse is highlighting its top moments from 2022, starting with the 22 of the best goalkeeping performances from the women’s world championship, the men’s U20 world championship, and The World Games.
The World Games
1. Lauren Spence blanked the USA for the last seven minutes of the gold medal match as Canada pulled away for a 14-12 win. She finished with 13 saves and a 52% save percentage.
2. Madison Doucette made 12 saves on 18 shots as the United claimed a 16-6 win over Australia in its opening match
3. Addie Cunningham posted 14 saves on 21 shots faced as Australia claimed the gold medal with a 13-7 victory over Great Britain.
4. Warren Hill made 15 saves with a 55% save percentage as the Haudenosaunee pulled out a 16-12 win over Israel.
5. Will Baxter made the difference for Great Britain in a 13-11 win over Australia with 13 saves on 24 shots faced.
6. Jack Kelly made 13 saves on 22 shots for the highest single-game save percentage in the men’s competition at the World Games as the USA held off Great Britain, 17-9.
Men’s U20 Championship
7. Jaden Algarin made 10 saves on 11 shots faced for Puerto Rico on a win over Israel.
8. Len Oswald made nine saves on 12 shots for Germany in a 7-6 win over Jamaica.
9. Jack VanValkenburgh helped the Haudenosaunee to a 7-5 quarterfinal win over England with nine saves on 14 shots.
10. Liam Entenmann stymied Canada in the tournament opener, making 11 saves on 16 shots faced to help the USA pull out a tight 7-5 win.
11. Latvia goalkeeper Ryan Richters set the tournament-high with 21 saves against Korea, despite a 7-6 loss in overtime.
12. Joe Walsh keyed Ireland to a 9-4 play-in win over the Czech Republic to advance to the quarterfinals, making 10 saves on 14 shots faced.
13. Chinese goalkeeper Haoxuan Cui made seven saves in a 9-8 thriller over Poland, including two in the fourth quarter to stem a Polish comeback
14. Pak Long Chan spurred Hong Kong, China to an undefeated finish in pool play with 11 saves on 15 shots in a 10-4 win over Sweden.
15. Paige Crandall made seven saves as the Haudenosaunee picked up their first win in Towson, a 9-6 victory over China.
16. Isabella McCullough made eight saves on nine shots for Mexico in the second half of a tense 8-5 win over Italy.
17. In a half of action against a strong Australia attack, USA goalkeeper Caylee Waters made six saves on 10 shots faced en-route to a 16-5 team win.
18. Kine Ødegård turned in one of her best performances of a strong tournament for Norway with 10 saves against Italy, despite a narrow overtime loss to Italy.
19. Kristen Masullo was named the player of the match for Italy in a platinum bracket semifinal, making 14 saves on 21 shots in a 9-7 nailbiter over Latvia.
20. In the other platinum bracket semifinal, a 13-8 win for the Netherlands over China, goalkeeper Friede Berendsen made eight saves on 11 shots faced in under 40 minutes of action to help seal the win.
21. Amanda Eriksson made 10 saves in the placement game for Sweden, a 9-8 double overtime win over Spain that left her in third place in Towson for total saves made with 60.
22 Brittany Read made 13 saves on 20 shots for England in the instant classic bronze medal match, an 8-7 triple overtime thriller. Read made three saves in the overtime periods.