Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 7/30/15
From US Lacrosse/Lacrosse Magazine
The US (8-0) will play for a fifth consecutive gold after a dominating 20-4 win over England. Miranda Ibello (Mayvale Prep-MD) earned Player of the Match honors with four goals and four assists as the US jumped to a 14-2 halftime lead. Lindsey Ronbeck (Manhasset-NY) had five goals and two assists and Nikki Ortega (Middle Country-NY) added three goals and three assists as the US outshot England 18-5 in the first half.
Chloe Jones (Lawrenceville School) had a goal and Sarah Platt (Agnes Irwin) had an assist for the US.
Canada (6-1) was also dominant against Australia with a 17-3 win, earning its first-ever trip to the final. Erica Evans had five goals and one assist and Danita Stroup had four goals and two assists for Canada.
Australia will take on England for bronze on Saturday at 12:15 p.m. local time, followed by the gold medal match at 3 p.m. (7:15 a.m. and 10 a.m. Eastern Time, respectively).
Selena Lasota earned Player of the Match for Canada in its victory over Australia, assisting one goal and winning six draw controls to help power Canada to a 10-3 lead at half, after which it pulled away with a 7-0 second half. Erica Evans scored five and added an assist to lead the charge, with Danita Stroup netting six points as well on four goals and two helpers.
New Zealand 8, Wales 5
Germany 24, Israel 1
Japan 11, Scotland 2
United States 20, England 4 – semifinals
Finland 12, Korea 9
Canada 17, Australia 3 – semifinals
Final Placement Games
Note: All times local to Edinburgh, Scotland. For Eastern (U.S.), subtract five hours. All games available via (pay-per-view) web stream at 247.tv
9:30 a.m. – Israel vs. Korea (13th Place)
10 a.m. – Germany vs. Czech Republic (11th Place)
12 p.m. – Finland vs. Colombia (9th Place)
2:30 p.m. – Wales vs. Scotland (7th Place)
9:30 a.m. – Japan vs. New Zealand (5th Place)
12:15 p.m. – Australia vs. England (3rd Place)
3 p.m. – United States vs. Canada (Championship)
US 20, England 4
England 2 2 – 4
USA 14 6 -20
England SCORING: GOALS: hannah bray 2; bex jordache 1; tilly shires 1.
ASSISTS: bex jordache 1; liv wimpenny 1; hannah thurston 1.
USA SCORING: GOALS: nikki ortega 3; miranda ibello 4; lindsey ronbeck 5; chloe jones 1; olivia ferrucci 3; kerrigan miller 2; andie aldave 1
; francesca whitehurst 1.
ASSISTS: nikki ortega 3; tess d’orsi 1; miranda ibello 4; sarah platt 1; lindsey ronbeck 2.