July 19, 2013
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OHSAWA, Ontario – Former Boston University women’s lacrosse standout Danielle Etrasco (’13) and Terrier head coach Liz Robertshaw will try to help the United States win its second straight, and seventh overall, gold medal at the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Cup on Saturday. Team USA is set to battle Canada in the championship game at 3 p.m.
Etrasco, a two-time All-American for the Terriers, is the first player in BU women’s lacrosse history to play for Team USA in the World Cup while Robertshaw is an assistant coach for the U.S. Women’s Lacrosse National Team.
Team USA clinched a spot in the finals following a 21-8 win over Team England in the semifinals on Friday. Etrasco led the team with four goals and an assist after posting a team-high five goals in a 20-1 win over the Haudenosaunee in the quarterfinals on Thursday. The attack tallied five goals through Team USA’s four pool play matches, in which the U.S. went 4-0 to claim the tournament’s No. 1 overall seed.
Canada defeated Australia, 11-7, in the semifinals to earn a date with the U.S. in the championship game. Team USA is 9-0 all-time against the Canadians in World Cup competition after recording a 13-2 win over Canada in pool play on Tuesday night.