England beat hosts Israel to win title

England beat hosts Israel to win title

Agency News

Jerusalem, Jul 26 : England women's national lacrosse team won the European championship title for the third time in a row after a 10-7 win over hosts Israel in the coastal city of Netanya on Thursday evening.

England took a strong start in the final quickly opening up an early 3-0 lead, however, Israel regained form to score five, yet could not overturn the deficit and continued to trail 6-5. Two important goals later scored by Megan Whittle made the English lead unassailable and sealed the victory and a seventh title overall for England.

Whittle finished with five goals while her teammate Victoria Anderson scored twice. Matilda Shires, Claire Faram and Olivia Wimpenny added a goal each.

Emily Resnick scored five goals for Israel, while Alison Curwin and MacEllen Mcdonough bagged a goal each.

Resnick was crowned top scorer of the tournament, along with Sophy Coombes-Roberts of Wales, both with 25 goals. Coomes-Roberts's Wales grabbed third place after beating the Czech Republic 13-8. (UNI-XINHUA)