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Jan. 4, 2017 — The continuance of a cross-border rivalry

If the three games played between the United States and Canada at the inaugural girls’ Brogden Cup championship are any indication, we’re in for some drama when the senior women’s national teams of the two nations face each other this summer.

After some three decades of the Brodgen Cup being an exclusively male pursuit, organizers added a girls’ U-17 tournament, inviting players from last summer’s Brine Lacrosse Challenge from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, New Hampshire, and Georgia to form a USA team to play against a select side from Ontario.

The two sides split the first two games, but in the third, the Georgia contingent took over. Brooke Beverly, from Hoschton Mill Creek (Ga.) had four goals and an assist to lead the U.S. side to a 7-5 win in Game 3. Her high-school teammate Sara Greico had a pair of goals, and another Mill Creek player, Lyndsey Lewis, had a goal and an assist.

The third game would not have been possible, however, without Beverly’s six-goal effort in the second game and Amanda Willigerod’s overtime goal for the Americans.

The girls’ tournament, and an accompanying boys’ tournament, were held last weekend at the University of Tampa.

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