Results, Standings and Saturday’s Finals Schedule
7th /8th Place Game
Wales 9, Germany 8 (OT)
In one of the most exciting games of the World Lacrosse U19 Women’s Lacrosse World Championship, Madison Jones scored in overtime, as Wales defeated Germany to claim 7th place.
“It felt… I was just ecstatic,” said Jones. “I just chucked my stick; and I actually felt bad that I threw it that aggressively, but I was just so excited! But then I was like, okay, wait for the stick check annnnnd yes we got it, we all embraced, and it was honestly the best feeling ever. It was best game of lacrosse that I have ever played.”
The game between the Junior Dragons and the pride of Deutschland was a tale of two halves. It was the first match-up between Wales and Germany during this year’s tournament and the game proved to be a battle of wills. Germany fell behind early before clawing their way back to tie the game at 8-8 and send the game into overtime.
“I think it’s the drive we had, as well as our team spirit throughout,” said Nell Hart of Team Wales. “As a team, we’ve all felt like that was our main strength. We all just wanted this so much, so having the ending that we did, with Maddie finishing it for us was really special.”
Germany and Wales had entered the game for 7th place in very different ways. Wales got blown-out by the No. 1-seed U.S.A. while Germany fought hard against an upstart New Zealand team the day before. Wales responded with determination to end the tournament on a high note.
“I think one can take back things individually, especially because lacrosse is such an amazing sport,” said Jones. “As a team, you can go down 7 goals like Germany did tonight, but can work your way back and equalize it through determination like they did. I’m going to take back that experience specifically into my university games. Just to never give up until I hear that final whistle.”
9th / 10th Place Game
Puerto Rico 12, Haudenosaunee 8
In a rematch of Pool E, the powerful Haudenosaunee Nation took on a very talented Puerto Rican team in a battle for 9th place. The last time these two met, it was the battle of the undefeated, as both (4-0-0) teams were fighting for the 1st seed in Pool E.
Ultimately, Puerto Rico outlasted the Haudenosaunee 12-8, in front of a home-type crowd for the proud nation. For Puerto Rico, it was a huge statement.
“I think with having already played them, we each knew the other team’s strength and weaknesses,” said Puerto Rico’s Natalie Pansini. “They knew how me moved the ball and vice-versa, they ended up changed their defense and moving into a zone. We came out with the win, but it could’ve been anyone’s game…We’re playing for everyone on the island; we showed that we are a force to be reckoned with. The Puerto Rican spirit is something that can’t be beat; even after playing eight straight days, the passion that we had really helped take us to the end!”
Puerto Rico was a powerhouse through the entire tournament, and, perhaps the biggest revelation. For the island of Puerto Rico, the continued evolution of improving the island nation’s position in the world of lacrosse is important.
“Competing in this tournament is really going to help put the word out for Puerto Rico. Since it’s a new sport there, it’s going to build,” said Isabella Henson-Vendrell. “Putting the work in that we did, I know others will come to love the game of lacrosse. ”
11th/12th Place Game
Scotland 11, Hong Kong 10
Scotland jumped out to an early, 4-0 lead, but Hong Kong rallied to keep the game close until the final whistle. In the end, Lottie McDonald’s four goals were enough to lift Scotland to an 11-10 victory. Hong Kong was paced by Mya Wei Ting Wang, who had five goals on five shots and one assist.
“We feel we’ve taken a step forward as a program. Twelfth place is the highest Hong Kong lacrosse has ever placed in an international event, and I think it shows how much we are developing in Hong Kong,” Hong Kong Head Coach Jane Karger. “We couldn’t be more excited about where we are headed.”
13th/14th Place Game
Czech Republic 13, China 11
The Czech Republic rallied with four goals in the final 10:00 and stopped China, 13-11. Julie Soukeníková and Vendula Šubrtová paced the Czech Republic with three goals each. Alena Horáčková had two goals, including the game-winner.
15th/16th Place Game
Mexico 11, Korea 7
Ashleigh Lourdes Rothe continued her outstanding play, scoring six goals on eight shots as Mexico downed Korea, 11-7. Mexico built a 6-3 lead at halftime and held on for the victory.
21st/22nd Place Game
Jamaica 8, Belgium 6
Jamaica scored four unanswered goals late in the second half to pull ahead, and then hang on, for an 8-6 victory over Belgium. Johanna Silvera, Patricia Walters and Jada Williams paced Jamaica with two goals each.
- Mohamed Yusuf and Liam Cunningham reporting
2019 World Lacrosse Women’s U19 World Championship
Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, August 1-10
Trent University & Fleming College
RESULTS | FRIDAY | AUGUST:
Kenya def. Chinese Taipei, 11-10
Israel def. Ireland, 15-8
Czech Republic def. China, 13-11 (13th Place)
Jamaica def. Belgium, 8-6 (21st Place)
Mexico def. Korea, 11-7 (15th Place)
Scotland def. Hong Kong, 11-10 (11th Place)
Puerto Rico def. Haudenosaunee, 8-7 (9th Place)
Wales def. Germany, 9-8 (OT) (7th Place)
AUGUST 10 | FINALS SCHEDULE
Kenya vs. Israel, 9:00 AM EST (17th place)
New Zealand vs. Japan, 9:00 AM EST (5th place)
Ireland vs. Chinese Tapei, 9:30 AM EST (19th place)
England vs. Australia, 12:00 PM EST (Bronze Medal)
U.S.A. vs. Canada (Gold Medal)