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Team USA Women’s U19 Lacrosse Defeats Canada 13-6 In 2nd Round Game Of 2011 FIL U19 Women’s World Lacrosse Championships

The last time Team USA and Team Canada met, it took the Americans just 52 seconds to score their first goal en route to an easy victory. When the two North American teams met again at the 2011 FIL U19 Women’s World Championship, the Americans needed more than six minutes to get on the scoreboard, but the result was eventually the same.

Jen Cook scored two goals and had three assists for the U.S. U19 women's team in a 13-6 win over Canada Thursday in round robin play at the FIL U19 World Championship. Cook assisted on the game's first two goals.

Team USA defeated the Canadians, 13-6, bringing its tournament record to 2-0 overall. Erin McMunn led the Americans with three goals, while Jen Cook added two goals and three assists. Kayla Treanor (2g) was named Player of the Game.

“We played Canada back in May at the US Lacrosse Women’s Division National Tournament, and obviously everybody’s had a lot of time to practice and come together as a team,” U.S. head coach Krystin Porcella said. “They were doing a great job of directing the draw to themselves, which gave them a little momentum. When we started draw to ourselves a bit more, that helped us control the midfield, which controls the game.”

The game started slowly, a rarity in what has been a high-scoring tournament. It took 6:09, a handful of wide shots and another that went off a pipe, before Cook found Taylor Trimble (1g) on the crease and hit her with a pass from behind the cage to score the first goal of the game. The game was scoreless for the next 3:12, when Cook charged up the middle and made a generous pass to McMunn, who added a second goal for the U.S at 10:21.

Canada responded at 11:13, when Casey Lyons cut across the crease and finally beat American goalie Kelsey Duryea (8 saves). The two teams traded then goals to put the score at 3-2 at 13:18, the closest margin of the day, before the U.S. went on a decisive four-goal run. At halftime, the score was 7-3.

“Like our goalie coach says, just change your angle,” Treanor said. “After we started doing that, we were making our shots.”

For more:  http://laxmagazine.com/teamusa/u19women/2010-11/news/080511_mcmunn_cook_treanor_help_us_take_down_canada_at_u19_world_championship

NCAA Div III Lacrosse: Colorado College Men’s Lacrosse Hires Sean Woods As New Head Coach

Sean Woods, who has served as the head men’s lacrosse coach at Mars Hill College in North Carolina for the last five years, has been named the head men’s lacrosse coach at Colorado College, according to Director of Athletics Ken Ralph.

New Colorado College Men's Lacrosse Head Coach Sean Woods

Woods will replace Guy Van Arsdale, who recently accepted the head men’s lacrosse coaching position at Jacksonville University.

Woods had an overall record of 51-24 in his five years at Mars Hill. During that time his teams won three Deep South Conference championships (2009, 2010 and 2011), and he was named conference Coach of the Year for three years (2007, 2009 and 2010).

Woods’ 2011 team finished the year with an 11-4 record and was ranked ninth in the country in the LaxPower Division II polls. His Lions were ranked third nationally among NCAA Division II schools in scoring offense and fourth in margin of victory.

Woods’ 2010 team finished with a 10-4 record. The Lions were rated ninth nationally and were ranked in the nation’s Top 10 in both offense and defense that year.

In the five years prior to Woods’ arrival, Mars Hill’s win-loss record was a combined 19-47.

For more:  http://www.cctigers.com/news/2011/8/5/MLAX_0805114659.aspx

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