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July 17, 2017 — The Dominators

The last time the United States women’s lacrosse team played Canada in an FIL World Cup, it was in the 2013 Word Cup final. On that day, the States 10-goalled the Maple Leafs by halftime on the way to a 19-5 win.

Yesterday, in the fourth round of pool play, the United States beat Canada 17-3. This was a Canada team that many (including your Founder) thought would have given the defending champions the greatest amount of trouble.

For a few minutes, Canada was able to slow the high-flying Americans down; the game was a 2-1 nailbiter about 10 minutes in. However, the United States went on a 14-0 run to put the game away.

The United States, in winning their four games in Pool A thus far, have outscored their opponents by a combined total of 69-15. Alex Aust and Brooke Griffin have led the States in goals, but another player who has excelled thus far is Syracuse’s Kayla Treanor, who has 10 goals and 12 assists thus far.

The Stars and Stripes have Wales tomorrow to close out pool play.

Given how well the States are playing, I think Wales is in trouble.