Team USA Caps Dominant World Cup Run with Gold
If there was ever any doubt that the U.S. women's national team was on a mission for gold at the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Cup, it was quickly erased Saturday afternoon. The defending champions put on a clinic of offensive firepower and riding excellence, quieting a boisterous home crowd to down host Canada 19-5 and earn a seventh world title.Full Article
A dominant force throughout the tournament, Team USA racked up impressive victories and set numerous all-time records en route to a 7-0 record in which only one team – Australia in an 18-9 pool play win for the Americans – finished within 10 goals.
In the gold medal game, the dynamic duo of Katrina Dowd and Katie Rowan took center stage, with Rowan posting a team championship game-record eight goals with a pair of assists and Dowd scoring three times to go with three assists.
Dowd's hat trick gave her a U.S.-record 26 goals in a tournament, while Rowan's 10 points leaves her tied with Kelly Amonte Hiller for the career points lead at 67.