Kayla Treanor had a hand in five of her team’s first six goals as the United States finished pool play unbeaten following a 17-6 victory over Wales on Tuesday at the 2017 FIL Rathbones Women’s Lacrosse World Cup in Guildford, England.

The U.S. outscored its five pool play opponents by a combined score of 86-21 and earned the No. 1 seed for the playoffs. The U.S. will meet Israel in the quarterfinals on Wednesday. Israel went 4-0 to win Pool C, and then staged a late comeback to beat Japan 8-7 in a play-in game on Tuesday.

Wales put up a scrappy effort against the U.S. team on Tuesday, and Sophy Coombes-Roberts’ goal 1:42 into the game had the U.S. trailing for the first time in the tournament. Through five minutes, Wales maintained its 1-0 lead, but Treanor then scored for the U.S., assisted a Brooke Griffin goal and then ripped off three straight goals following Katie Schwarzmann’s free position tally.

Trailing 6-1, Wales made another push, going on a 3-1 run over a span of seven minutes to pull within 7-4 on Coombes-Roberts’ second goal of the game with 10:30 left in the half. The U.S. then scored three times in the final four minutes of the first half, and scored the first four goals of the second half to put the game out of reach.

Brooke Griffin had a hat trick, her fourth game in the tournament with at least three goals, to earn Player of the Match honors.

Treanor, who had a U.S. team single-game record of 12 points in Saturday’s win over England, paced the offense with five goals and two assists and Ally Carey had a hat trick to go along with seven draw controls. Carey and Taylor Cummings helped the U.S. to a 17-8 advantage on the draw.

Coombes-Roberts had three goals and an assist for Wales and goalie Erin Walters-Williams made 13 saves as her team was outshot 44-8.

U.S. Goals: Kayla Treanor 5, Ally Carey 3, Brooke Griffin 3, Kelly Rabil 2, Alex Aust 1, Marie McCool 1, Katie Schwarzmann 1, Michelle Tumolo 1.

U.S. Assists: Kayla Treanor 2, Michelle Tumolo 2, Alex Aust 1, Taylor Cummings 1, Laura Zimmerman 1.

U.S. Goaltending: Devon Wills (1 save, 4 GA, 46 min), Gussie Johns (0 saves, 2 GA, 14 min)

Wales Goals: Sophy Coombes-Roberts 3, Iona Dryden 2, Lucy Fowler 1.

Wales Assists: Sophy Coombes-Roberts 1, Lucy Fowler 1, Ros Lloyd Rout 1.

Wales Goaltending: Erin Walters-Williams (13 saves, 14 GA, 46 min) Gil Aldcroft (1 save, 3 GA, 14 min)

Pool A Update

Recent Scores

Tuesday, July 18
Australia 19, Scotland 2
United States 17, Wales 6
Canada 8, England 6

Upcoming Games

Quarterfinals – Wednesday, July 19 (All times Eastern)
9 a.m. - Australia vs. Scotland
10 a.m. - United States vs. Israel
12 p.m. - Canada vs. New Zealand
1 p.m. - England vs. Wales

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