June 29, 2009

Photos: World Cup Medal Round

PRAGUE, Czech Republic -- Team USA began its journey to Prague as an untested group of World Cup rookies. They ended it as champions.

With emotions running high, the U.S. staved off a furious late rally from Australia to preserve an 8-7 victory in the gold medal game of the 2009 FIL Women's World Cup.

Team USA officially erased the bitter memory of a loss to Australia at home in the 2005 World Cup final (Annapolis, Md.), claiming its sixth title since the quadrennial event's 1982 inception, including four over Australia.

Photos: USA vs. Ireland (World Cup Quarterfinal)


The U.S. advanced to the World Cup semifinals with a big victory, but not without a brief scare from upstart Ireland.

Photos by Pellerins Photography.

Photos: USA vs. England (World Cup Semifinal)

In its most dominant effort of the World Cup, the U.S. blasted England, 20-3. Photos by Pellerins Photography.

Photos: USA vs. Australia (World Cup Final)

The U.S. survived a late scare from Australia and held on for an 8-7 win in the gold medal match. Photos by Pellerins Photography.

 


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