GUILDFORD, ENGLAND – A dominant offensive performance helped Canada earn its third straight win at the 2017 FIL Rathbones Women’s Lacrosse World Cup, 16-7 win over Scotland.
Erica Evans (Peterborough, Ont.) led the way with six goals, three in each half, taking home the Game MVP award in the process.
She now leads the team with 10 goals through the first three games, two ahead of team captain Dana Dobbie (Fergus, Ont.), who scored two goals and added two assists of her own in the win.
“I thought I played one of my better games of the tournament so far,” said Evans, ” but my teammates are the ones that helped me get there. They’re the ones that are clearing the lanes and allowing me to get in there and make those shots.”
Saturday’s double-digit goal output was the breakthrough the team’s offence was looking for.
“I think the chemistry has really grown over the past few days, and as we saw it in today’s game, it really benefited us,” added Evans. “We’re getting more comfortable with each other and learning how everyone plays.”
Alie Jimerson (Irving, N.Y.) continued her hot start, adding another six points to bring her tournament total to 12, which ties her with Evans for the team lead in that category.
British Columbia’s Danita Stroup (3G), from New Westminster, and Megan Kinna (2G, 1A), from Maple Ridge, also factored into the scoring.
“I thought it was a game of ups and downs, but all in all we’re happy with today’s effort,” said head coach Scott Teeter (Shelburne, Ont.).
“I think our offence is starting to come together and gel a little bit. There were some nice goals out there, good feeds and good finishes. We also controlled the draw circle and competed for every loose ball.”
“Defensively, we let things get away from us a little bit by not doing some fundamental things, so we’ll have to tighten some stuff up a little bit.”
The Canadians continue round-robin play on Sunday at 1:00PM EST with a clash against the defending World Cup champions from the USA, whom they are tied with atop the Pool A standings with an unblemished 3-0 record.
Today’s game can be viewed live online from anywhere in Canada through a pay-per-view webcast provided by www.247.tv.