GUILDFORD, England – Former Blue Devil attackers Emma Lazaroff and Kerrin Maurer wrapped up their time at the 2017 Federation of International Lacrosse World Cup Friday at Surrey Sports Park. Lazaroff helped Israel to a sixth-place finish in the Championship Division while Maurer and Italy took 11th in the Platinum Division.
Maurer and Team Italy took the field first in Guildford, facing Haudenosaunee for the second time in the tournament. The teams battled back and forth after entering halftime tied at 10-10, but Italy went on to prevail by an 18-17 margin. Maurer turned in three goals, four assists and eight draw controls to help spearhead the attack.
After twice earning Most Valuable Player accolades during pool play, Maurer concluded the World Cup with an impressive 61 draw controls. The former Duke All-American also tallied 21 goals, 20 assists and three caused turnovers in eight tournament games.
Lazaroff and Israel then suffered a narrow 17-13 setback to Scotland to place sixth overall. Lazaroff scored two goals and registered one caused turnover in the contest, giving her 10 goals, one assist, four draw controls and two caused turnovers for the tournament.
The sixth-place finish by Israel came after the squad placed eighth at the 2013 World Cup.
Saturday’s action in Guildford will see 2011 Duke graduate Sarah Bullard and the United States go up against Canada in the Championship Division gold medal match. A team co-captain, Bullard will look to guide the U.S. to its third consecutive World Cup title. The championship match is slated for 10 a.m.