The US Women’s Lacrosse Team has claimed it seventh world title with a 19-5 win over Canada in the finals of the tournament, which has held in Oshawa, Ontario. The US was up 14-2 at the half and cruised to victory in the second, still outscoring their opponents 5-3. This is the ninth international tournament, and the ninth finals appearance the US women have made.
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Katie Rowan led the US with 8 goals, and 2 assists, for an astounding 10 points. This set a new goals in a game record for the US team, which had previously stood at 7, since 1989. Katrina Dowd added six points of her own on an even 3 goals and 3 assists, while Daniell Atrasco had a hat trick, and Lindsay Munday had a goal and 2 helpers.
Dowd finished her first tournament with 26 goals (and 36 points), which also set a record, besting Quinn Carney’s 2005 showing by a single goal. Canada had three players with two points apiece, but was overmatched offensively.
The US outscored their opponents 127-34, and set records for most goals scored, highest scoring average, and margin of victory. Unlike in other years, 2013 wasn’t even close.
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