OSHAWA, Ontario – Former Dartmouth goalkeeper Devon Wills ’06 helped lead the U.S. Women’s National Team to the 2013 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Cup title Saturday afternoon with a 19-5 victory over the hosts from Canada.
The title was the seventh for the U.S. Women, who finished the tournament in Oshawa, Ontario, with a perfect 7-0 mark.
For Wills, it was her second FIL World Cup Championship, after guiding the US to the 2009 title and earning Player of the Match honors in the final game that year.
In this year’s tournament, Wills started all seven games, earning wins in each. She only had to make 11 saves in those appearances as she split time in the circle with Megan Huether (Duke ’06). The low shots against figure was the result of a dominant US performance throughout the tournament that led to a goal differential of +93 (127-34) in those seven outings.
Recent Dartmouth graduate Julia Szafman ’13 was one of the tournament’s bright spots as she shined in goal for Team Israel, earning a seventh-place finish. Szafman made nine saves in an overtime loss to Scotland in the team’s final contest of the consolation round, finishing with a 5-4 record (included in that figure is a forfeit loss to Haudenosaunee Nation).
Szafman wrapped up her first FIL World Cup appearance with 34 saves in eight games played.