TOWSON, Md. — The Haudenosaunee Nationals ended the 2022 Women’s World Lacrosse Championship on a sour note with two straight losses, to Japan on Friday and then to Czech Republic on Saturday. However, Haudenosaunee’s overall performance was great as she improved from a 12th place finish from the 2017 World Championships to an 8th place finish.
The world championships ended Saturday night with the United States beating Canada 11-8 for its ninth gold medal and first on home soil. Earlier in the day, Czechia scored a late goal to beat Haudenosaunee 12-11 for 7th place, Japan beat Israel 13-4 for 5th place and England beat Australia 8-7 in a treble extension for the bronze medal.
In the first quarter of the match for 7th place, it looked like Czechia would win in a blowout as they took a 7-1 lead. Haudenosaunee came to life in the second term and a big part of it was Gowanda High School graduate Miya Scanlan. Scanlan, who made his gifts known to the lacrosse world at the tournament, continued to share them on Saturday, sparking another four-goal performance.
Scanlan scored twice in the second quarter and goals from Lois Garlow and Jayln Jimerson made it a halftime ball game. In the third quarter, Scanlan added two more goals and his fourth tied the score at 9-9 with just eight seconds left.
In the fourth quarter, Isabella Martire of the Czech Republic scored her fourth and fifth goals to regain an 11-9 lead, but late goals from Jimerson and then Wynter Jock made it look like extra time was at hand. horizon.
Any chance of extra time was snuffed out with 1:20 left in the game when Anna Lottmann scored her fourth goal of the match to put Czechia ahead 12-11. Czechia won the final coin toss and played away until Haudenosaunee could collect it with nine seconds left, but by then it was too late.
Scanlan’s four goals took her to a tournament tally of 23 and tied her for fifth in goals with Charlotte North of the United States. Scanlan added three assists for a total of 26 points in eight games and Gowanda High School lacrosse coach Lottie Gill finished with one assist in the tournament and had nine ground balls, the last two against Czech Republic. . Jimerson tied Scanlan on points with 11 goals and 15 assists.