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United States Wins Lacrosse World Championship

The Americans jumped out to an 8-4 lead at halftime, but Canada stormed back, scoring 4 in the 3rd to tie it up at 8. There were ties at 8-8, 9-9 and 10-10 before the United States scored a clutch goal with 5:46 to go when former Duke star Ned Crotty scored while falling down. The United States would add one with a little over a minute left when Mike Leveille scored with an empty net.

United States goalie Brian Dougherty was a surprise addition to the roster, especially given that he didn’t play in Major League Lacrosse for the first part of the summer, but he stifled Canada’s phenomenal attack (and yes, holding a team to 10 is stifling in lacrosse) to take the World Championship back for the US.

But it was Crotty who was the player of the game. After playing sparingly in the first half, he engineered the American attack in the second, dishing out wonderful passes and scoring the game tying and game winning goals.

Australia beat Japan 15-5 for the bronze. Paul Rabill of the US was tournament MVP.

The 2014 World Championships will be in Denver.

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