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TOWSON, MARYLAND(SMI-WOMEN-SPORTS, JUNE 29-JULY 09, 2022)-The 2022 Women's World Lacrosse championship semifinal rounds concluded Today (Thursday July 07,) with the United States overpowering Australia 17-2, and Canada defeating England 11-9, in the semifinal games of the 2022 Women's World Lacrosse Championship, advancing both to the final championship game and compete for the Gold Medal on Saturday July 09, at Unitas Stadium, Towson University in Maryland.
After 9-days of competition in the championship tournament, the United States remains the only team undefeated with a 7-0, record and advances to the final championship game to face Canada for the third consecutive time at Women's World Lacrosse Championship final game.
The US reaches the semifinal rounds after finishing 4-0, in the group pool A competition defeating Canada (16-11), in the opening game, Scotland (20-1), Australia (16-5) and England (15-9) on fourth of July to closed-out the group stage first in the standing and grabbing the top-seed for the championship playoff.
In the first round of Championship playoff, US routed China 21-0, with a solid defensive performance and explosive offensive attack during the entire game.
The US defensive line and offensive attack were strong and well synchronized that neutralized all Chinese's offensive attacks and held them without scoring a single goal in the match.
The US offensive attack scored 8-goals in the first quarter, 7-goals in the 2nd, and 3 goals apiece in 3rd and 4rd quarters.The US were led by Marie McCool, Kylie Ohlmiller and Ally Kennedy scoring three goals each. Lizzie Colson, Molly Hendrick, Taylor Cummings, & Kayla Treanor added two-goals apiece and Emily Parros, Alice Mercer, Sam Apuzzo, Dempsey Arsenault contributed with one goal apiece in the win over China.
In the quarterfinal against Japan, The US picked-up where they left -off with both teams exchanging goals and Japan keeping it very close with the first quarter ending 4-2, in favor of the US.Charlotte North scored her 15th & 16th goals of the tournament while Sam Apuzzo added her 8th and Kayla Treanor her 10th goal of the tournament.
In the 2nd quarter, the US team took control of the game and dominated from the start to the end of the 4rd quarter, outscoring Japan 14-1, the rest of the way to sealed the victory of 18-3, over Japan.
The US were led by Kayla Treanor with 4-goals, Sam Apuzzo and Charlotte North netting 3-goals each while Marie McCool, Kylie Ohlmiller, Taylor Cummings added 2 apiece. Ally Mastroianni and Molly Hendrick contributed with a single goal each in the win.
In the semifinal game Today, Kayla Treanor scored 6-goals and Charlotte North added 4-goals for a total of 10 goals in the offensive attack, as the United States defeated Australia 17-2, outscoring their last three opponents 56-5, and advancing to the final championship game to play Canada with a chance to win their first world title as a host, fourth consecutive world title and 9th overall next Saturday at noon on July 09, at Unitas Stadium, Towson University in Maryland.