The United States arrived in England on Wednesday, and on Friday faced its first competition as it gets set to begin the FIL Rathbones Women’s Lacrosse World Cup on July 13.

The U.S., the two-time defending World Cup champions, practiced with Scotland on Friday night in Oxford with the two squads playing a half of 7v7 offense versus defense sets, followed by a 30-minute full-field scrimmage. No stats or scores were kept.

“Tonight was a great opportunity to see what we do well and what we can improve on,” said U.S. team head coach Ricky Fried. “I’m looking forward to the process the next week and looking forward to watching the team grow.”

The U.S. team will sandwich a pair of practices around some sightseeing today and is scheduled to scrimmage Japan on Sunday.

On Monday, the team will leave its training camp and head to Guildford, site of the World Cup. Opening ceremonies for the World Cup will be held on Wednesday, July 12 and the U.S. will face Scotland in its first official game on Thursday evening.

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