July 12th - 22nd | 2017

Surrey Sports Park

Guildford | Surrey

USA completed the perfect tournament to defeat Canada 10-5 and be crowned 2017 FIL Rathbones Women’s Lacrosse World Cup champions.

The US were ruthless in front of goal taking their chances brilliantly and doing enough to resist a Canada rally in the second-half.

In poor weather conditions, Canada initially tried to slow the game right down from the start with Donohoe and her defence holding the ball for extended periods.

However, the US ride was particularly effective and Canada struggled to clear the ball with a number of opportunities coming as a result.

Alex Aust and Sarah Bullard got USA off to a flying start before Dana Dobbie pulled one back.

The US then went on a six-goal scoring streak either side of half-time to that proved crucial in taking the game away from the Canadians.

McCool scored two while Tumolo, Bullard, Schwarzmann and Zimmerman also registered goals in an expert display of precision shooting.

Canada were not without their chances however, Chevarie and Dobbie both having good chances but couldn’t find a way past Wills who was at her usual best.

At 8-1 up it seemed like USA were cruising to Gold before a Canada revival rattled the US and created some excitement in the crowds.

Erica Evans, who was fantastic all day in a losing cause for Canada both offensively and defensively, pulled a goal back and then Alie Jimerson hit a quick double with some excellent work to give Canada a sniff.

Another couple of shots from Canada then rattled the bar to give the USA a let off and when Zimmerman skipped past a double team with Donohoe out of goal the victory was assured.

MVP Sarah Bullard (3G) added USA’s tenth before Evans completed the match scoring for Canada but it wasn’t enough as USA picked up the trophy for the eighth time.