2009 Women's Lacrosse World Cup

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2009 Women's Lacrosse World Cup
League Federation of International Lacrosse
Sport Women's lacrosse
Duration June 17–27
Number of teams 16
Women's Lacrosse World Cup seasons
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The 2009 Women's Lacrosse World Cup, the eighth World Cup played, is the preeminent international women's lacrosse tournament. The tournament was held at SK Slavia Praha Sport Centre in Prague, Czech Republic from June 17 to June 27, 2009. USA defeated Australia in the finals to win the tournament.

Sponsoring organizations[edit]

The event is sponsored by the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) and the Czech Women’s Lacrosse (CWL). This tournament was first held in 1982 and is held every four years. It is the first major event to be sponsored by the FIL. In August 2008, the men's international governing body International Lacrosse Federation merged with the former governing body for women's lacrosse, the International Federation of Women's Lacrosse Associations, to form the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL).[1]

The CWL also sponsors the 12th annual Prague Cup as an associated event. This tournament, held at the same venue as the World Cup, allows international club teams to compete at the same time in the open event.[2][3]

Teams[edit]

Sixteen teams, the most ever, competed in the 2009 World Cup tournament. New entries include: Austria, Denmark, Haudenosaunee, Ireland, South Korea, and the Netherlands.[4] The Haudenosaunee is the first team of women to represent the indigenous peoples of the Americas in the Women's World Cup.[5][6] Lacrosse is seen as a sacred sport to the Iroquois and was traditionally a sport reserved for only men. In earlier tournaments, clan mothers protested the women's team playing the sacred sport and threatened to lay down on the field to prevent them from playing.[6]

The tournament saw the return of defending gold medal winners Australia, as well as Canada, England, Germany, Japan, New Zealand, Scotland, United States, Wales and the Czech Republic.[4]

Teams were split into three separate pools. Pool A (Australia, United States, England, Canada, and Japan) and Pool B (Wales, Scotland, Czech Republic, Germany and New Zealand) played round robins games against each team in their pool seeding for the quarterfinals. Pool C (Austria, Denmark, Haudenosaunee, Ireland, Korea and Netherlands) played in two mini-pools ((I)& (II)) to determine who will advance to the next round of play. The quarterfinals were followed by consolation games, the semifinals, and the bronze and gold medal games.[7]

Round Robin results[edit]

WPct. = Winning Percentage, GF = Goals For, GA = Goals Against, P.I.M. = Penalty Minutes, PPG= Points per Game

Qualified for Quarter Final
Pool A
# Team Wins Losses Points WPct. G.F. G.A. Assists PPG
1 United States 4 0 8 100.0 64 33 - -
2 Australia 3 1 6 75.0 64 31 - -
3 Canada 2 2 4 50.0 48 48 - -
4 England 1 3 2 25.0 41 45 - -
5 Japan 0 4 0 0.0 33 93 - -
Pool B
# Team Wins Losses Points WPct. G.F. G.A. Assists PPG
1 Wales 4 0 8 100.0 52 22 - -
2 Scotland 3 1 6 75.0 54 19 - -
3 Czech Republic 2 2 4 50.0 37 27 - -
4 Germany 1 3 2 25.0 21 44 - -
5 New Zealand 0 4 0 0.0 15 67 - -
Pool C1
# Team Wins Losses Points WPct. G.F. G.A. Assists PPG
1 Haudenosaunee 2 0 4 100.0 36 2 - -
2 Austria 1 1 2 50.0 16 27 - -
3 Denmark 0 2 0 0.0 9 32 - -
Pool C2
# Team Wins Losses Points WPct. G.F. G.A. Assists PPG
1 Ireland 2 0 4 100.0 45 13 - -
2 Netherlands 1 1 2 50.0 37 24 - -
3 South Korea 0 2 0 0.0 1 46 - -

Quarter finals[edit]

places 1-8:

USA 22 - 5 Ireland
Australia 17 - 4 Scotland
Canada 10 - 6 Wales
England 19 - 12 Japan

places 9-16:

Czech Republic 23 - 0 South Korea
Germany 24 - 1 Denmark
New Zealand 18 - 0 Austria
Haudenosaunee 16 - 2 Netherlands

Semi finals[edit]

places 1-4:

USA 20 - 3 England
Australia 12 - 10 Canada

places 5-8:

Ireland 15 - 13 Japan
Wales 11 - 8 Scotland

places 9-12:

Czech Republic 12 - 7 Haudenosaunee
Germany 15 - 4 New Zealand

places 13-16:

Netherlands 28 - 1 South Korea
Austria 10 - 9 Denmark

Finals[edit]

15th place final:

Denmark 17 - 3 South Korea

13th place final:

Netherlands 14 - 3 Austria

11th place final:

Haudenosaunee 18 - 6 New Zealand

9th place final:

Czech Republic 15 - 5 Germany

7th place final:

Japan 11 - 7 Scotland

5th place final:

Ireland 12 - 7 Wales

3rd place final:

Canada 14 - 9 England

1st place final:

USA v Australia
  1st Half 2nd Half Final
USA 3 5 8
AUS 3 4 7

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Logue, Brian (August 13, 2008). "ILF, IFWLA Merge to Form FIL". Lacrosse Magazine. US Lacrosse. Retrieved 2008-11-13. 
  2. ^ "Women's Prague Cup 2009". Czech Women’s Lacrosse. Archived from the original on 23 February 2009. Retrieved 2009-02-25. 
  3. ^ "About Prague Cup". Czech Women’s Lacrosse. Archived from the original on 9 March 2009. Retrieved 2009-02-25. 
  4. ^ a b "World Cup History at a Glance". Czech Women’s Lacrosse. Archived from the original on 27 February 2009. Retrieved 2009-02-25. 
  5. ^ Though youth teams have previously played in international exhibitions.
  6. ^ a b Berg, Aimee (May 13, 2007). "Cradle of a Sport Has Crossed the Gender Line". New York Times. Retrieved 2009-02-10. 
  7. ^ "2009 World Cup Schedule". Czech Women’s Lacrosse. Retrieved 2009-02-25. [dead link]