The United States women's national lacrosse team defeated Canada, 11-8, in The World Games final in Wroclaw, Poland, to claim its second international title in 18 days. Alyssa Murray scored four goals and Brooke Griffin (Maryland, South River) added three for the U.S., which broke a tie at 6 with five unanswered goals in the second half and held Canada scoreless for more than 24 minutes to pull away. Canada rallied late, scoring twice in 90 seconds with a chance to pull within two goals. But goalie Gussie Johns and defender Megan Douty (Maryland) pressed Kaylin Morissette to the end line and caused Canada's 23rd turnover with 2:34 remaining. Douty secured the ground ball and the U.S. maintained possession for the rest of the game. The three-goal win was the slimmest margin of victory of the unbeaten trip for the U.S., which went 8-0 in the Federation of International Lacrosse World Cup and 4-0 in The World Games, an international multisport event featuring lacrosse for the first time. "We told them in the locker room, 'Regardless of what happens in the game, the sun is going to come up.' But if you win the game, you're going to be two-time world champions, and that will be the first time it's ever been done," U.S. coach Ricky Fried said. "I'm really proud of the effort they put into this team. It would've been really easy to win the gold medal in England, take a break and mentally check out, but they didn't do that." In the bronze-medal game, Australia avenged its World Cup loss to England, scoring the last two goals to defeat Great Britain, 10-8. Courtney Hobbs (Maryland) scored the go-ahead goal with 10:33 remaining.