U.S. puts away Canada, 18-15, in lacrosse final


PERTH, Australia - Doug Shanahan scored four goals and the United States overcame a two-goal halftime deficit to defeat Canada, 18-15, yesterday for the 2002 International Lacrosse Federation world championship.

The Americans have now won six consecutive ILF titles since losing to Canada in the 1978 title game.

The Canadians took a 9-7 halftime lead, but then the United States outscored Canada - which got four goals each from John Grant Jr. and Tracey Kelusky - 6-1 to take a 13-10 lead entering the final quarter.

Canada tied it at 13 before the Americans scored four straight goals to put the game out of reach.

Darren Lowe had three goals and Ryan Boyle (Gilman) had two for the United States.

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