Canada to Face United States in World Championship Final

IFAF on 06/28/2017




Game Day 2:

Australia 10-31 Mexico

United States 48-0 Finland

Canada 35-0 Great Britain


Game Day 2 at the Women's World Championship proved as compelling as the opening day with impressive performances coming from each of the six nations involved.


The opening game saw Mexico take on Australia in a fixture new to the international calendar.


Mexico opened the scoring in a close first quarter with a touchdown by Anjuli Ladron de Guevara and the additional points saw them lead by 7.


Australia hit back in the second with a sacking in the endzone to leave the half time scoreboard reading 7-2 in favour of the Central Americans.


After the half, Mexico, through a tremendous run by Andrea Romero Vasquez, extended their lead to 13-2 before Australia hit back through Kirsty Moran to reduce the deficit to 3.


The Mexican reaction to being pegged back was to seek to turn the screw. Three unanswered touchdowns put clear distance between themselves and the Australians as they secured their first win in the tournament by a score of 31-10.


The second game saw tournament favourites United States take on European Champions Finland.


The US were aiming for their second straight shutout of the tournament and took an early 15-0 lead by the mid part of the second quarter with a highlight being US Quaterback Grisafe unnerving ability to pick out her players


The half closed with the US leading 21-0 after a short run by Running Back DeGraffinreed into the Finnish endzone.


The second half saw considerable pressure from the US team and a series of scores meant the result was United States 48-0 Finland with the United States progressing through to the World Championship Game to defend their title.


The United States would find out who their opponents would be in the final after the third game of the day which saw Canada face Great Britain.


The first quarter saw both nations testing each other out as neither sought to give any ground, aware that any mistake could lead to the opposition gaining a strong foothold in the game.


It took a moment of sheer quality to separate the teams in the second quarter with Canada's Cassey Brick connecting with a 13 yard touchdown pass from Quarterback Aimee Kowalski to punch Canada into a 6-0 lead.


The lead appeared to give the Canadians greater confidence and the quality of the World Ranked number 2 team started to shine through. Further scores from Pontibriand and Brick meant Canada led 21-0 at the half.


The second half began as the first finished, with Great Britain finding an impregnable Canadian defense and an imposing offense. Scores from Friesen and Lacasse put the scoreboard at 35-0 and the Canadians into the World Championship Game on Friday.


Game Day 3 fixtures:

Australia v Finland

Great Britain v Mexico

Canada v United States.