Six Terrapins will play in the finals of the World Cup of Ladies Lacrosse. The following is the excerpt from umdterps.com.
Terps Dominant in FIL World Cup Semifinals
June 25, 2009
PRAGUE, Czech Republic – The Maryland Women’s lacrosse program made a big impact on the world stage Thursday as current and former Terps squared off in both semifinal matches at the 2009 FIL Women’s World Cup in Prague, Czech Republic.
In the first semifinal, Team USA crushed England, 20-3, to advance to the finals. ACC Player of the Year and Tewaaraton finalistCaitlyn McFadden, who is playing in her first World Cup, led the way for the Americans with a team-high three draw controls while helping hold England to a mere three goals in the contest. Former Maryland standout Acacia Walker tallied an assist, two ground balls, two draw controls and a caused turnover in the winning effort. Current midfielder Laura Merrifield tallied two draw controls for England.
Australia advanced to the title game after edging Canada, 12-10, in semifinal action. Terp sophomore attacker Sarah Mollison led all Aussie scorers with three goals. Jen Adams added four assists, a ground ball and a caused turnover as Australia looks for a repeat title against the U.S. Saturday. Alums Sonia (Judd) Lamonica and Sara Forbes added a goal apiece for the Australian attack. Former Maryland midfielder Dana Dobbie paced Canada with two goals and ten draw controls for Canada.
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