OSHAWA — “Proud to be Indigenous made, globally played,” reads the pinned tweet of the World Lacrosse Twitter Account. Although coming out in second place, the Haudenosaunee Sixes Team earned a historic win over Canada, 9-8 in Game 5.
The World Lacrosse Super Sixes were set to start on Friday, October 7 at Civic Stadium Field in Oshawa, Ontario with three of the top women’s teams in the world in Canada, England and the Haudenosaunee.
The three teams competed in a double round-robin with six total games across the three days before the top two teams face off in a final for the event on Sunday, October 9th at 12 p.m. Eastern.
Canada did come to defeat the Haudenosaunee 17-4 in the gold medal game to win the inaugural World Lacrosse Super Sixes competition in Oshawa. But the historic win of Game 5 made waves.
Canada finished first in the four-game group stage against the Haudenosaunee and England with a 3-1 record. The Haudenosaunee finished 2-2 with wins over both teams and came out on top of a tight 12-11 contest against England on the final day of the competition, effectively earning its spot in the gold medal match.
Paige Crandall, of Team Haudenosaunee, was named the player of the game in the final.
On Friday: Game 1 saw Canada 10, England 6 and Game 2 saw Haudenosaunee 4, Canada 23.
On Saturday: Game 3 saw England 9 and Haudenosaunee 12, and Game 4 saw Canada 15 and England 8. Game 5 saw Haudenosaunee 9 and Canada 8.
On Sunday: Game 6 saw Haudenosaunee 11, England 12 and Game 7, the Gold Medal Match: saw Canada 17, Haudenosaunee 4
Super Sixes continues a set of World Lacrosse events that began in 2021 that saw five tournaments featuring the newest brand of the sport. Sixteen men’s and women’s teams competed in Sixes at The World Games, an international multi-sport event, this past summer, with Canada sweeping the gold medal in the men’s and women’s competitions.
This year’s competition is the inaugural Sixes tournament to be hosted by Canada Lacrosse annually in the fall, as World Lacrosse looks to expand the Sixes’ discipline with an upcoming Sixes Series that will feature more of the top teams in the world competing against each other in sanctioned tournaments.
Super Sixes will return next October in Oshawa, Ontario.