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United States weathers Canadian threat to win women's World Cup lacrosse gold

United States weathers Canadian threat to win women's World Cup lacrosse gold

The United States withstood its toughest test of the Federation of International Lacrosse Women's World Cup, defeating Canada, 10-5, in the gold medal game on a rainy Saturday afternoon at Surrey Sports Park in Guildford, England.

The United States improved to 60-6-1 all-time in World Cup competition and clinched its eighth World Cup title, but not without getting all it could handle from Canada, which held the high-powered U.S. offense to its lowest output since an 8-7 win over Australia in the 2009 final.

Co-captain Sarah Bullard scored a game-high three goals for the United States to earn Player of the Match honors. Bullard, a 10-year veteran of the U.S. national teams...

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