John Grant, Jr. scored with about four minutes left to play to give Canada a two-goal edge. Brendan Mundorf, on an assist from Max Seibald, cut the deficit to one with two minutes remaining, but Canada held on for a one-goal victory over Team USA, 10-9, in a match of the two teams expected to battle again for the title at the 2010 FIL World Lacrosse Championships in Manchester, England.
Canada held a 5-3 edge at half time. Matt Striebel scored unassisted midway through the third quarter to bring the USA to within one. The teams then traded goals, with midfielder Rhys Duch scoring for Canada and Matt Zash for the USA squad. With about three minutes remaining in the period, Mike Leveille took a nice feed and knotted the score at 6-6, which is how the quarter ended.
Kevin Crowley and Garrett Billings found the net for Canada in the opening seven minutes of the final period to make the score 8-6. Drew Westervelt responded for Team USA, but Grant followed with a goal to move the advantage back to two goals. Team USA again cut the margin to one, 9-8, when D.J. Driscoll scored on a rebound in transition, but Grant’s final tally of the day sealed the win for Canada.