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Behind Kayla Treanor’s six goals, U.S. advances to world lacrosse final

Team USA’s Kayla Treanor celebrates after a goal. (Ryan Hunt/Getty Images)

The United States will play in the World Lacrosse championship game Saturday after dominating Australia in the semifinals.

With a final score of 17-2, the U.S. will play in their 11th straight gold medal match.

Kayla Treanor was on fire for the United States, scoring six goals and adding two assists and being named player of the match.

With 33 points, she leads the United States and ranks second in the tournament. With a total of 76 points in her world championship career, Treanor has bested Katie Rowan’s record of 69.

Among Treanor’s goals was a behind-the-back shot that made SportsCenter’s Top 10.

“I just love this team,” Treanor said after the win. “We’re having a ton of fun together and I think it shows on the field. It was a great game and we’re looking forward to Saturday.”

The team will face off at 12 p.m. ET Saturday against Canada for the third-straight time in a gold medal match. Canada advanced after pulling out a 11-9 win over England, with Erica Evans notching four goals.

The U.S. is looking for its fourth-straight title, ninth overall and first on home soil. They would become the first team to win a world championship at home in World Lacrosse championship history.