June 29, 2005
Annapolis, Md. – Notre Dame’s Crysti Foote (Jr., Suffern, N.Y.) continued her red-hot scoring and Irish head coach Tracy Coyne, who is serving as Canada’s head coach, juggled her lineup due to injuries to help lead the Canadians to a 17-7 win over Scotland in the crossover round of the 2005 International Federation of Women’s Lacrosse Associations (IFLWA) World Cup on Tuesday night.
With the win, Canada advances to the quarterfinal round versus Japan, the top team from Pool B, on Thursday, June 30 at 11:00 a.m. (EDT) at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis.
Foote scored three goals and added an assist for four points, giving her four games with four or more points in the tournament. She is Canada’s top scorer with 15 goals and two assists for 17 points in five games. She did her scoring after injuring her left knee in the final game of Pool A play on Monday versus England and played the game with a knee brace.
The Canadians also got big games from player of the match, Jennifer Johnson, who had five goals and two assists and Brooke McKenzie who had five goals and an assist in the victory.
Coyne was forced to juggle the Canadians lineup due to injuries as she used goalkeeper Jennifer Cassidy in the field as two players went down in the game and one other was lost for the tournament with a broken ankle on Monday versus England.
Japan advanced to the quarterfinals with a 12-8 win over Wales in the crossover game after winning all four of their games in Pool B by a 74-10 margin.
The winner of Thursday’s game advances to the semifinals on Friday at 7:30 p.m. (EDT) versus the winner of the Australia-Czech Republic quarterfinal game. The loser plays in Friday’s seventh-eighth place game at 2:00 p.m.