Canada Dominates Scotland 16-7, Earns Third Straight Win

July 17, 2017

Canadian Lacrosse Association - 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."
 
Today'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 Port Coquitlam, 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.
 
Tomorrow's game can be watched live online from anywhere in Canada through a pay-per-view webcast provided by www.247.tv
 
 
Schedule
The complete match schedule, including playoff brackets, can be found here.
  • Thursday, July 13 at 1:00PM EST vs Australia (9-5 Win, Recap)
  • Friday, July 14  at 9:00AM EST vs Wales (10-6 Win, Recap)
  • Saturday, July 15 at 10:00AM EST vs Scotland
  • Sunday, July 16 at 1:00PM EST vs USA
  • Tuesday, July 18 at 1:00PM EST vs England
 
Information
 
 
About the Canadian Lacrosse Association 
Founded in 1867, the Canadian Lacrosse Association (CLA) is the governing body responsible for all aspects of lacrosse in Canada. Our organization is comprised of 10 Member Associations representing nearly 80,000 individual participants, including coaches, officials, and athletes of all ages and abilities. The CLA'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. We strive to accomplish this while adhering to our core values of health, excellence, accountability, respect and teamwork. The CLA oversees the delivery of numerous national championships and the participation of Team Canada at all international events sanctioned by the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL). The CLA is proud to be affiliated with partners that share the same vision and values, including our corporate partners - New Balance Athletics, Warrior Sports, Westjet, and Baron Rings - as well as our funding partners the Government of Canada, the Coaching Association of Canada, and the Canadian Lacrosse Foundation. For more information on Canadian Lacrosse Association and the sport of lacrosse, visit our website at www.lacrosse.ca and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
 
 
For more information, please contact:
 
Alain Brouillette
Communications and Marketing Coordinator
Canadian Lacrosse Association
Phone: 613-601-2630 (Cell)
Email: alain@lacrosse.ca