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ODU COACH LEADS U.S. TEAM TO SEMIFINALS

Old Dominion head coach Sue Stahl and the United States Women's Lacrosse National Team erased any suspense of making its seventh consecutive IFWLA World Cup semifinal appearance by scoring early and often against No. 7 Scotland en route to a 23-0 shutout victory in the quarterfinal round before 3,500 at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.

"It was quickly apparent that it wasn't going to be too much of a contest," said Stahl, "but we tried to keep it as competitive as we could."

The U.S. (5-0-1), the second-seed, will face No. 3 England tomorrow in the first semifinal game at 5 p.m. The U.S. has won four straight IFWLA World Cups, five overall.

The U.S. had six different goal-scorers with two or more goals. Randall Goldsborough and Lauren Aumiller scored four goals each to pace the high octance U.S. offense. Crista Samaras scored three goals and had three assists as she garnered player of the match honors. U.S. team veteran Danielle Gallagher scored one goal and passed out a team-high four assists. The other multiple goal scorers for the U.S. were Quinn Carney with three goals, Cherie Greer and Kate Kaiser added two each. The U.S. recorded assists on 18 of its 23 goals.

Scotland (4-3) was held scoreless for the first time in the 2005 IFWLA World Cup. Scotland will next play tomorrow in the 7th/8th place game against the Czech Republic at 2 p.m. Tickets for all games of the final two days of competition will be on sale at the stadium gate.

Follow the progress of the U.S. team online at http://www.uslacrosse.org/worldcup/scores.phtml

This article was posted on: June 30, 2005

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