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TOWSON, MARYLAND(SMI-WOMEN-SPORTS, JUNE 29-JULY 11, 2022)-The World Lacrosse Women's World Championship concluded its 11th edition with top-ranked#1 and 8-times World Champions " US Women's Lacrosse National Team" defeating Canada 11-8, in the 2022 Women's World Lacrosse Gold Medal championship final game, winning its fourth consecutive world title, 9th overall and first as host nation at Towson University in Baltimore, Maryland.

The US Women's lacrosse national team who has become a global powerhouse and dominant team in the sport of lacrosse by winning nine world titles out of eleven, finishes the tournament undefeated with a 8-0, overall record and extend its winning streak to 30th games in the world championship competition arena.

A well balanced game between these two foe who faced each other for the third consecutive time in the final gold medal championship game (2013,2017 & 2022) and the US Team finishing victorious in all of them to claim supremacy over Canada in the sports of women's lacrosse. 

In the first six and half minutes, both teams played cautiously narrowing the field, attacking through the side-corners in search of open holes in either defensive line with continuous offensive attacks until US midfielders Marie McCool (13th(08:33) & 14th(05:22), and Taylor Cummings(11th, 07:06) scored three goals unassisted in a span of 3' minutes to put the United States in front 3-0,  sending the crowd wild and in euphoria with less than five minutes remaining in the first quarter.

Canada answered back immediately with two goals of their own, with top-scorer and midfielder Erica Evans netting two goals, her 21st(03:51) and 22nd(00:30) of the championship to cut the deficit 3-2, but with time running out Taylor Cummings added her second goal of the game and her 12th(00:07) of the tournament to closed out the first frame with the US leading 4-2, over the Canadians.

In the second quarter both teams played very tight locking-up their defensive line across the field and exchanging two goals each to keep the game very close. US attackers Charlotte North and Kayla Treanor scored two goals in a row to increase the lead of 6-2, for the US over Canada with less than 9' minute remaining in the half.It was her 22nd (12:53) for Charlotte North in the tournament and the 20th for Kayla Treanor in the 2022 World Championship.

The Canadians did not back down as they once again responded with two goals two keep themselves in the game with less than 4-minutes left in the 2nd quarter.Canada's attacker Madalyn Baxter netted two goals in the a span of 2-minutes to cut the margin within 2-goals, ending the half with US in front 6-2, over Canada. Baxter netted her 8th with the assist of Nicole Perroni(05:50) and 9th goal of the championship at 04:06 unassisted for team Canada.

In the third quarter, the United States picked-up where they left off with Sam Apuzzo and Marie McCool reinforcing the lead with two goals within 2.5 minutes apart to put the US in front 8-4, with 11 minutes in the 3rd frame.

Apuzzo scored her 12th goal of the championship unassisted at 13:41, while Marie McCool added her 15th with the assist of Sam Apuzzo at 11:28 to increase the lead of 8-4, for the US.Then both teams exchanged two goals each the rest of the quarter with Erica Evans netting her 23rd goal unassisted at 10:10 and Alie Jimerson scoring her 12th of the championship for Team Canada. Sam Apuzzo and Charlotte North found the back of the net once again for team USA with Apuzzo netting her 2nd goal of the game and 13th of the championship on a free position at 07:09 and North scoring her 23rd to Closed out the third quarter 10-6 for the US over the Canadians.

In the fourth quarter, the US settled down and controlled the midfield
neutralizing Canada's offensive attacks and slowing down the game with passing the ball around and running out the clock. Canada's top scorer Erica Evans scored her 4rd goal of the game and 24th of the tournament with the assist of Aurora Cordingley at  11:21, and Annabel Child netted her 7th goal of the championship with less than a minute in the geme (00:58) but it was hard for the Canadian team to penetrate the US defensive line and get the ball back to tie or overcome the score with few minutes left in the final quarter.

Sam Apuzzo scored the final goal for the US, her 3rd of the game and 14th in the 2022 championship at 03:12 to seal the 11-8, victory of the US over Canada and secure the 9th World title for Team USA.


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