Towson, MD—Canada’s defense took center stage in their third game of the 2022 World Lacrosse Women’s World Championship against Team England, resulting in a 13-8 victory.
“Our defense kept us in this game from the beginning. Especially Brooklyn [Walker-Welch] who did an outstanding job in the defensive end,” said Caitlin Watkins, the teams defensive coordinator.
Canada finished the game with 30 shots and 18 draw controls. Fourteen of those were from Kaylin Morissette, who set a tournament record for draw controls and was named Player of the Game.
“The draw is a game within a game, and it’s something that, as a team, we take a lot of pride in dominating,” said Morissette. “The circle people tonight did an incredible job creating space, boxing out, and giving me the confidence to draw it to myself. It was a full team win, from goalkeeping to scoring. It was a great night to be Canadian.”
England started out strong, scoring the first two goals of the night, but Canada ramped up the offense in the second half. Alie Jimerson ended the night with a hat trick. Madalyn Baxter, Erica Evans, Annabel Child, and Dana Dobbie all finished the night with two goals. Aurora Cordingley and Nicole Perroni were the other two goal scorers.
Canada will play their last round-robin game against Scotland on July 4 at 8 p.m. ET.
The playoff schedule will be announced as soon as it is available.
About Lacrosse Canada
Founded in 1867, Lacrosse Canada is the governing body responsible for all aspects of lacrosse in Canada. Our organization is comprised of 10 Member Associations representing nearly 85,000 individual participants, including coaches, officials, and athletes of all ages and abilities. Lacrosse Canada’s mission is to honour the sport of lacrosse and its unique nation-building heritage, by engaging our members, leading our partners, and providing opportunities for all Canadians to participate. Lacrosse Canada oversees the delivery of numerous national championships and the participation of Team Canada at all international events sanctioned by World Lacrosse. Lacrosse Canada is proud to be affiliated with partners that share the same vision and values, including our corporate partners - NormaTec Recovery Systems, RockTape, OPRO, Canadian Red Cross, Westjet, and Baron Rings - as well as our funding partners the Government of Canada, the Coaching Association of Canada, and the Canadian Lacrosse Foundation.
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