World Games: Canada Upsets the "Invincible" USA in Title Game

Team Canada Wins the Battle Between the Lacrosse Superpowers of the World. canada Saturday nights title game between USA and Canada provided the perfect amount of hype, rivalry, competition, and drama to wrap up an intriguing World Lacrosse Games. Game Recap: It was great goal tending, face-offs, and fundamentals that contributed to Canada's victory on Saturday. The dangerous USA offense lead by Paul Rabil and Rob Panell were left helpless as the Canadians dominated in time of possession. The Canadian Midfield made the difference on offense attacking the USA short sticks from the top of the box and behind. Canadian Midfielder Kevin Crowley was the standout with 5 goals on the night. The USA team played shell shocked as the Canadian lead grew from 3-1 at halftime to 7-2 at the end of the 3rd. The Americans had a late 3 goal surge in the fourth but it was too little too late. The said "invincible" team had been beaten by the ultimate equalizer: groundballs. Canada dominated the USA 35 - 22 on groundballs. Conclusion of World Games: The games as a whole have make a big difference in growing the game in several new places. The recent explosion of social media coverage and insider looks from team members has gone a long way in displaying the drama and entertainment of the games. Fans were able to follow their favorite teams and players from an insider perspective. certainly moving forward the games will have made a huge impact in the distribution of talent and expansion of lacrosse. In addition, the success of the Iroquois National team brought a third powerhouse into the fold in international lacrosse. Congratulations to team Canada on their third FIL World Championship! Photo Cred: @WorldLax1014 Dennis Jordan Universal Lacrosse

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