Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Katie Donohoe, Canada Beat Australia to Reach Lacrosse World Cup Final

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Katie Donohoe, Canada Beat Australia to Reach Lacrosse World Cup Final

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Donohoe, Canada reach World Cup final

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GUILDFORD, United Kingdom - Canada will play for gold at the 2017 women's lacrosse World Cup after downing Australia 8-6 in overtime on Thursday in the semifinals.

Goaltender Katie Donohoe was a difference maker for the Canadian squad, stopping 12-of-18 shots to earn game MVP honours. It sets up a date with the United States, who are seven-time World Cup champions, in Saturday's final.

"Katie was outstanding today," said head coach Scott Teeter. "She made all the saves we needed her to make and stole a good dozen or so point-blank attempts."

"I'm very proud of my team right now," said Donohoe. "We had a tough second half, but we stuck with it and didn't give up."

Dana Dobbie, Erica Evans and Alie Jimerson each had a pair of goals for Canada while Crysti Foote and Megan Kinna added the others.

Canada let a 5-3 first-half lead slowly slip away, and Australia went ahead 6-5 with less than five minutes to play in the game with three straight goals. …

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