PHOTO BY ADY KERRY

Sarah Bullard, a three-time World Cup veteran playing in the final game of her career, scored three goals to earn Player of the Match honors in Team USA's 10-5 gold medal win over Canada.

Highlights: USA vs. Canada (FIL Women's World Cup Final)


Earned, not given.

The mantra that followed the heavily favored, but still hungry U.S. women’s national team since its inception as a 36-player training roster in August 2016, proved particularly poignant in a hotly contested FIL Women’s World Cup championship game Saturday. Team USA held off Canada for a 10-5 victory to claim its third straight gold medal and eighth overall. Sarah Bullard, a three-time World Cup veteran playing in the final game of her career, scored three goals to earn Player of the Match honors.

The U.S. now turns its attention to The World Games, a multi-sport event hosted by the International World Games Association, in Wroclaw, Poland. Team USA plays host Poland on Thursday.

 

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More from the gold medal victory:

* Fitting Ending for Team USA Captains Bullard, Wills

* Ally Carey: ‘The Storm was Inside of Us’

* Photo Gallery