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Albrecht Scores Game-Winner for US at World Cup

Harvard assistant lacrosse coach Sarah Albrecht scored the game-winning goal against Australia Monday to help the United States remain unbeaten at the Federation of International Lacrosse Women’s World Cup in Prague.

Albrecht, who just completed her second season with the Crimson, has seven goals, three assists, five draw controls and two caused turnovers in four games thus far.

Her biggest goal of the season came late in the game against the defending world champions from Australia. Down 9-4 at halftime, the US held Australia scoreless in the second for the win. The Aussies began the game with a 5-0 lead with 13:38 to play in the half. The Braintree, Mass., native scored with just over four minutes left in the second stanza to knock off Australia, 10-9. She was named MVP of the game for her accomplishments.

The United States sits atop Poll A with a 4-0 mark. The squad posted a 17-8 win over England, an 11-4 win over Canada, who is coached by Harvard head coach Lisa Miller, and a 26-12 victory over Japan. Australia is second (3-1) in the standings, followed by Canada (2-2), England (1-3) and Japan (0-4).

Earning the No. 1 seed in Pool A, the US will face an undetermined opponent in the quarterfinals on Wednesday, June 24. They will face the winner of the play-in match between Ireland and Czech Republic.