TOWSON, Md. — The Haudenosaunee Nationals’ run at the 2022 World Women’s Lacrosse Championship ended Wednesday at the hands of 4-seeded Australia, 17-3.
Even with the loss, Gowanda High School graduate Miya Scanlan managed to score another scoring goal in the first quarter. Scanlan, wedged between two defenders, took control of the ball with one hand and, looking away from the keeper, fired a bounce shot behind the back into a corner of the net.
It was probably Scanlan’s best goal of the tournament, but it would be Australia’s closest Haudenosaunee as they wouldn’t score again until the fourth quarter, trailing 14-1. High schooler Wynter Jock scored two goals in the fourth, including a beauty where she came from the back of the net and dove in the air to turn around and fire a ball past the keeper.
The Australians will face the United States in the semi-finals today on ESPN2.
Haudenosaunee now falls into the Championship Consolation bracket and where it will have a rematch against Japan on Friday at 11 a.m.