1998 World Lacrosse Championship Final

The 1998 World Lacrosse Championship final between Canada and the United States was the gold medal game of the 1998 World Lacrosse Championship and has been often cited as the best field lacrosse game of all time.


The United States had not lost an international lacrosse game since the 1978 WLC final, up until then, their only loss in international competition.[1] Although expected to be challenged somewhat by the Canadians, the U.S. team was widely expected to take the gold. Their round robin match had ended in a 14-12 U.S. victory.[2]



United States

Head Coach: Bill Tierney
Assistant Coaches: William Beroza, Jeff Long, Paul Wehrum

Source: [3]


First Quarter

After USA goaltender Sal Locasio made an early save, Canada drew first blood but it ended up being their only goal of the entire half.

Third Quarter

By the middle of the 3rd quarter the United States was up 11–1.

Fourth Quarter

By the last few minutes of the fourth quarter the score was 13–10, with USA still in the lead. Then in the last minute and a half of regulation, Canada had three unanswered goals to tie the game and send it into overtime.

Double Overtime

The United States barely outscored Canada in double overtime, 2–1, with the final score being 15–14 in favor of the US.

See also


  1. Swezey, Chris (July 16, 1998). "Despite injury, U.S. is ready for world games". Washington Post. Retrieved 14 November 2017.
  2. "Lacrosse World Championships 98". Activity Workshop. Retrieved 14 November 2017.
  3. "1998 U.S. Men's National Team". US Lacrosse. Retrieved 14 November 2017.
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