Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 7/9/22 – From Press Release
The United States defeated Canada, 11-8, today at Towson University to claim its fourth consecutive World Lacrosse Women’s Championship, ninth overall and first on home soil.
The USA have won all four of their championships in a row without losing a game, and now have won 30 consecutive matches at the women’s championship.
Taylor Cummings was named the tournament’s most valuable player. She finished with 17 points on 12 goals and five assists to go with 26 draw controls, while helping her team dominate the midfield en-route to the best scoring offense and defense at the championship.
Sam Apuzzo led the offense for the USA with three goals and two assists against Canada and was named the player of the match. Marie McCool added two key early goals.
Erica Evans scored four goals for Canada, who claimed the silver medal. The second-place finish matched Canada’s best result, accomplished in 2013 and 2017.
England captured the bronze medal after defeating Australia, 8-7, in triple overtime in one of the best games of the tournament.
Olivia Hompe scored the game-winning goal, her fourth goal of the game to go along with an assist. The player of the match was awarded to goalkeeper Brittany Read, who made 13 saves on 20 shots faced, including three in the overtime periods.
England finished in third place for the fifth time in 11 appearances and second tournament in a row. Australia also finished in fourth for the second tournament in a row – the two teams went to overtime in the 2017 bronze medal match.
Japan claimed its best finish at the championship with a 13-4 win over Israel to claim fifth place. Mio Takahashi and Kokora Nakazawa both scored three goals.
Israel finished in sixth place for the second consecutive event.
The Czech Republic won a dramatic seventh-place game against the Haudenosaunee, 12-11, that was a back-and-forth affair for 60 minutes. It was the best finish for the Czech Republic in its history.
Anna Lottmann scored four goals and the go-ahead goal with just under 90 seconds to play. Isabelle Martire put a stamp on the best individual campaign in Towson with another five goals and two assists, to bring her final total to 40 goals and 48 points. She had 14 more goals than the second-place goal scorer and 12 more points than the second-highest point scorer.
The Haudenosaunee finished in eighth place for their second-best finish in five tries, coming in just behind a seventh-place finish in 2013.
Cummings had 17 points, on 12 goals and five assists, in the tournament and also had 26 draw controls and USA-leading totals of nine groundballs and six caused turnovers. She was one of four USA players named to the All-World team.
Joining her from the U.S. team were Marie McCool (Moorestown), Alice Mercer and Kayla Treanor. McCool scored 20 goals, tied for second on the team and added 17 draw controls. Mercer, the lone defender named to the All-World team, had eight groundballs and helped the U.S. defense allow a tournament low 4.9 goals per game. Treanor led the U.S. with 34 points (20g, 14a) and become the leading scorer in U.S. team history with 77 points in world championship play.
Silver medalist Canada had three players named to the team — Aurora Cordingley, Dana Dobbie and Kaylin Morrissette. Cordingley tied for Canada’s lead with 26 points (14g, 12a). Dobbie, who also received the Wes Patterson Award, had 13 goals and 13 draw controls and Morrissette led the tournament with 58 draw controls.
Bronze medalist England had two players named to the All-World team — Olivia Hompe and Brittany Read. Hompe had 29 points, including a team-best eight assists, and scored the game-winning goal in the bronze medal game. Read finished the tourney with a 44.1 save percentage, including a 13-save performance in the bronze medal game.
Rounding out the All-World team was Australia’s Hannah Nielsen. Nielsen finished with eight goals, six assists and 22 draw controls.
Cummings, Dobbie, Nielsen and Treanor were all repeat selections to the All-World team after earning the honor in 2017.
Aurora Cordingley, Canada
Taylor Cummings, USA
Dana Dobbie, Canada
Oliva Hompe, England
Marie McCool (Moorestown-NJ), USA
Alice Mercer, USA
Kaylin Morrissette, Canada
Hannah Nielsen, Australia
Brittany Read (Eastern Regional-NJ), England
Kayla Treanor, USA
MVP: Taylor Cummings