The championship game against Canada and the USA took place today at 3 p.m. at Trent University. The USA had a strong game, winning 13-3. Team Canada came away as silver medalists at the 2019 Women’s Lacrosse U19 World Championship.
In the second quarter, Bianca Chevarie and Annabel Child scored Canada’s first two goals, starting to close the gap between the USA 2. Annabel scored another goal for Canada in the last quarter.
“Our girls played hard. They left it all on the field. As the coaching staff, we couldn’t be more proud of their efforts even though it didn’t go our way,” said Scott Teeter, head coach of Team Canada. “I thought the backbreaker was the last minute of the second quarter. We went down through transition with about a minute and a half left. We could have made it 5-3, and the next thing you know we go into halftime 7-2. I think that was the difference of the game right there.”
At halftime, World Lacrosse presented the World Lacrosse Development Award to four deserving individuals. Wendy Cuthbert from the Ontario Lacrosse Association was recognized her contributions to the development of the sport.
At the closing ceremonies,Kylea Dobson and Eve Hritzuk were recognized as two of the top 10 players in the championship. They were two of Team Canada’s top scorers throughout the championship. Team Canada accepted their silver medals with smiles and pride, cheered on by a large crowd of friends, family, and supporters.
“This team has shown tremendous dedication and they’ve come together as one family,” said coach Teeter. “I talked to them last night about being a family, and a lacrosse family, and they’ll remember this experience for the rest of their lives.”