June 28, 2005
Annapolis, Md. – After the first four games of play at the 2005 International Federation of Women’s Lacrosse Associations (IFLWA) World Cup, Notre Dame junior Crysti Foote (Suffern, N.Y.) continues to play at a world class level.
The Irish third team All-American leads her native Canada in scoring with 12 goals and one assist for 13th and is ranked seventh among all scorers in the 10-nation World Cup being held at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis. Canada has gone 1-3 in the tough Pool A, finishing fourth overall and will go into crossover play today at 5:30 p.m. (EDT) against Scotland, the second place team in Pool B.
Foote, who led the Irish in scoring this past season with 36 goals and 14 assists for 50 points, got off to a fast start with six goals in Canada’s 12-5 win over Wales in the Canadians opening game of the tournament on Thursday, June 24. The six-goal outburst earned the Irish midfield/attack standout Player of the Game honors.
On Friday, Foote was injured in the first half when she took a stick to the face and did not play the remainder of the game as Canada lost to Australia, 17-2. She was held off the score sheet in that game.
On Saturday, June 26, Canada faced the United States and Foote returned to the lineup, scoring four goals with one assist in a 15-7 loss to the U.S.
After an off day on Sunday, Canada closed out Pool A play versus England, the team that knocked them out of a medal in 2001. The English scored the first five goals of the game on the way to an 11-6 win. Foote scored twice in the game to tie for Canada’s team lead.
Australia and the United States tied for first in the pool with a 3-0-1 record as the two teams played to a 7-7 tie in their meeting on Sunday. Australia takes first in the pool based on the IFLWA goal differential tiebreaker. England was third in the pool with a 2-2 mark, followed by Canada at 1-3 and Wales at 0-4.
In crossover play, the U.S. faces the Czech Republic, Australia plays New Zealand, England plays Germany, Canada goes versus Scotland and Wales plays Pool B’s top seed, Japan.
Scotland scored 62 goals in their four games in going 3-1. The Scots’ lone loss was a 19-6 defeat at the hands of Japan on June 26.