Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 8/5/11
Erin McMunn scored three goals while Jen Cook added two goals and three assists and Kayla Treanor (two goals) was named Player of the Game as Team USA toppled Canada, 13-6, today to improve to 2-0 in the 2011 Federation of International Lacrosse U19 Women’s World Championships at Hannover, Germany.
The game started slowly, a rarity in what has been a high-scoring tournament. It took 6:09, a handful of wide shots and another that went off a pipe, before Cook found Episcopal Academy alum Taylor Trimble (1g) on the crease and hit her with a pass from behind the cage to score the first goal of the game. The game was scoreless for the next 3:12, when Cook charged up the middle and made a generous pass to McMunn, who added a second goal for the U.S at 10:21.
Canada responded at 11:13, when Casey Lyons cut across the crease and finally beat American goalie Kelsey Duryea (8 saves). The two teams traded then goals to put the score at 3-2 at 13:18, the closest margin of the day, before the U.S. went on a decisive four-goal run. At halftime, the score was 7-3.
Duryea started for the second game in a row for the U.S. and Allie Murray (Downingtown East) relieved her late in the second half and added four saves. Lyons and Sarah Oor led Team Canada with two goals each. Canadian goalie Katie Donohue had 10 saves.
USA next meet the Haudenosaunee Saturday at 10 a.m. local time (4 a.m. Eastern).
2011 FIL Under-19 World Championship – Round Robin Play
United States 13, Canada 6
Goals – USA: McMunn 3, Acton 2, Cook 2, Treanor 2, McPartland 1, Smith 1, Trimble 1, Rix 1; CAN: C. Lyons 2, Oor 2, Johnson 1, J. Lyons 1.
Assists – USA: Cook 3; CAN: Boissonealt 1, Landry 1.
Saves – USA: Duryea 8, Murray 4; CAN: Donohue 10.