July 10, 2013
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Opening Ceremony | Etrasco: 13 going on 13
Boston University women’s lacrosse head coach Liz Robertshaw and former BU standout Danielle Etrasco (‘13) will represent the United States at the 2013 Federation of International (FIL) World Cup that begins on Thursday, July 11 in Oshawa, Canada.
Etrasco is the first player in BU women’s lacrosse history to earn a spot on the final U.S. Women’s National Team roster that will look to capture its seventh world championship and defend the gold medal the United States won in the 2009 FIL World Cup. Etrasco, who capped her four-year career with the Terriers with IWLCA All-American Second Team honors, joins Robertshaw, who is an assistant coach for the U.S. Women’s National Team.
Opening ceremonies for the 2013 FIL World Cup will take place on Wednesday, July 10, and can be seen via a free webcast. Competition begins on Thursday, July 11, with pool play.
Team USA is a member of Pool A, and opens play against Team England on Thursday at 8 p.m. The two countries previously battled in January 2013 during the U.S. Champion Challenge, and the United States dominated England en route to a 20-9 victory, including a goal from Etrasco.
Next up for Team USA will be Team Wales on Saturday, July 13, at 4:30 p.m., followed by a marquee matchup between Team USA and Team Australia on Sunday, July 14, at 3 p.m. The United States captured the 2009 FIL World Cup with an 8-7 victory over Australia. More recently, the U.S. posted a 12-11 victory over Australia in October 2012 as part of the U.S. Lacrosse Stars & Stripes weekend.
Team USA wraps up pool play against Team Canada on Tuesday, July 16, at 8 p.m. The U.S. routed Canada in their last meeting, a 19-5 victory in an exhibition contest during the U.S. Lacrosse Women’s National Tournament in May 2013.
Following Pool play teams will be seeded into a Championship Bracket of 12 teams and a Diamond Consolation Bracket of 7 teams. The Championship Bracket will be the teams in Pool A, the top 2 teams in Pools B, C and D and the next highest ranked team. The seven (7) teams in the Diamond Consolation Bracket will be reseeded into two new pools, X and Y, based on rankings and teams previously played in the pool play.
Championship play will begin on Thursday, July 18, with the quarterfinals followed by the semifinals on Friday, July 19. The championship will then be decided on Saturday, July 20.
Fans can continue to check GoTerriers.com for updated information about Team USA throughout the World Cup.