Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 8/8/11
HANNOVER, Germany — A strong defense and three goals from Taylor Trimble (Episcopal Academy) helped Team USA whip England, 16-5, Sunday to improve to 4-0 in pool play in the 2011 FIL Under-19 Women’s World Championships.
The Americans held the English to their lowest scoring output in the tournament.
Cortney Fortunato led all scorers with five goals and won Player of the Match honors. Midfielder Madison Acton also had three goals and five different players scored for England, which struggled to find a consistent way to beat the American defense.
In goal for the U.S., Kelsey Duryea started and contributed four saves. Allie Murray (Downingtown East) relieved her at the half and added two more stops.
The Americans are now 4-0 in round robin play, outscoring their opponents 63-19. After a rest day Monday, they will face Australia, typically their greatest rivals in international play, on Tuesday at 7 p.m. local time (1 p.m. Eastern Standard Time).
Australia is also 4-0 in round robin play, after surviving a tough 11-9 challenge from Canada.
FIL U19 Women’s World Championship
Team USA 16, England 5
Goals: USA – Fortunato 5, Acton 3, Trimble 3, Coffey 2, Treanor 2, McMunn, Stanwick; ENG – Anderson, Harrington, Hitchcock, Nugent, Taylor .
Assists: USA – McMunn 2, Fortunato, Stanwick; ENG – Harrington
Saves: USA – Duryea 4 (3 GA), Murray 2 (2GA); ENG – McNab 11 (16 GA)
Tags: Episcopal Academy