(Edinburgh, Scotland) Day two of the 2015 FIL Rathbones U19 Women’s World Lacrosse Championship built on the excitement of day one with seven more pool play match-ups.
Highlighting the day was the overtime sudden victory¹ win by Canada over Australia. After trailing Canada 9-6 with 3:51 left to play in the match, Australia roared back with three straight goals from Stephanie Kelly at 2:31, Karri Somerville at 1:56 and Sarah Smith with 0:01 left on the clock to tie the match 9-9 in regulation. Both teams scored in the first six minutes of overtime — Ashtyn Hiron for Australia at 4:36 and Erica Evans for Canada at 2:29 — knotting it at 10-10 and forcing sudden victory overtime. Thirty-four seconds into sudden victory overtime, Lydia Sutton scored the “golden goal” and secured the 11-10 win for Canada. It was a great game, played excellently by both teams. Australia point leaders: Rebecca Lane (2G 2A 4PTS); Stephanie Kelly, Karri Somerville and Ashtyn Hiron (2G 2PTS each); and Sarah Smith (1G 1A 2PTS). Canada Point leaders: Erica Evans (4G 1A 5PTS – Player of the Match [POM]); Lydia Sutton (3G 1A 4PTS); Selena Lasota and Holly Lloyd (1G 1A 2PTS each).
In other action, Player of the Match, Sierra Haas scored five goals and assisted on another while Julia Herzfelder added four more goals as Colombia defeated the Republic of Korea 12-10. Host Scotland scored 12 goals in the second half of a close game (7-6 at the break) to improve to 2-0 in pool play with a 19-8 win over the Czech Republic.
Remaining winners were New Zealand, England, Germany and the United States.
New Zealand 19, Israel 0
All times local to Edinburgh, Scotland. For Eastern (U.S.), subtract five hours
Japan vs. Republic of Korea – 9:30 a.m.
Czech Republic vs. Germany – 2:30 p.m.
Canada vs. England – 3 p.m.
Wales vs. New Zealand – 5 p.m.
Colombia vs. Scotland – 5:30 p.m.
USA vs. Australia – 7:30 p.m.
Finland vs. Israel
All games are available via (pay-per-view) stream at 247.tv
United States 2-0
Czech Republic 0-2
New Zealand 1-1
Rep. of Korea 1-1
¹ Extra time involves three additional minutes of play each way, with a straight change of ends, for a total of six “extra” minutes of play. If after extra time the score is still tied, then three-minute halves are played on sudden victory basis (first goal, called the “golden goal,” wins).