Lacrosse TV Daily: Day 4 Saturday 13th
All go now in Oshawa, yesterday we saw England beat Wales (9-4) and then a great game by the host Canada, as they scored the winning goal with 10 seconds left of play. England took on the hosts Canada today, find the match report here
Scotland v Germany
Scotland were coming off the back of a loss to Israel were hoping to get back on winning track against the team they defeated in the European Championships to take home the bronze medal. Scotland and Germany held a minutes silence before the game for Bobby Hetherington, a Scotland men’s lacrosse player who was killed while in Afghanistan in April.
Scotland opened the scoring with Ailsa Stott getting her first of the game in under a minute of play from a dodge at the top of the fan. Another three goals would hit the back of the German net (Clark, Bygroves 2) before Germany called a time-out. Germany stepped back onto the pitch with new tactics and went on to get their first goal of the game (4-1). Scotland would have another four goal run while they limited Germany to few opportunities to attack, however it was the Germans who ended the half with two further goals to make it 8-3.
The second half was a different affair, with Germany waking up and looking like a different team from the first half. Emma Economou would score first for the scots but Germany hit back with a four goal run to lower the gap to just two goals (9-7). This was going to be a close second half as the Scotland scored two goals only to be matched by two German goals as the teams traded goal. With four minutes to go and Scotland who were up 12-10 managed to pull away with two further goals by Whittick and Bygroves. Germany won the second half but a dominating first half from the scots won them the game. Scotland now face New Zealand who are yet to lose a game.
Wales v USA
USA had one win already under their belt and had the advantage of a rest day while wales had fought hard against Australia and England over the last two days. The USA took possession of the first draw but the Welsh defence held strong and came out with the ball only to be met with the USA’s midfield zone. The USA struck first, but Wales answered instantly back with Iona Dryden scoring while getting a big push by a US defender who received a yellow card.
The USA attack started finding their rhythm and would go on to score a further nine goals before the end of the half. Ball movement from the USA was slick and fast which made it hard work for the Welsh defence who played good team defence but the constant waves of attack chipped away allowing USA to get more and more opportunities to score. USA led 10-1 going into the halftime break.
The Americans started the second half as they finished the first with high pressure making hard for Wales to get the ball into attack. A nine goal run by the USA took the score to 19-1 as the USA continued to dominate the game in all areas of the field. Wales did have the final say in the game as they turned over the ball and built an attack which Ros Lloyd Rout collected a pass from Lucy Wray Mercey to score with just over a minute left in the game.
The USA in this game showed why they are current champions, limiting wales to just two shots in the game. Wales fought till the final whistle and the can be pleased with the fact they took 10 of the 23 draw controls but were outdone by the USA pressure. Wales now take on hosts Canada who also remain unbeaten.
Results Saturday 13th:
- Netherlands 10 – 9 Finland
- Sweden 5 – 12 Austria
- Japan 15 – 11 Haudenosaunee
- South Korea 18 – 5 Latvia
- Scotland 14 – 10 Germany
- Wales 2 – 19 USA
- Ireland 4 – 13 New Zealand
- Canada 11 – 6 England