The Untied States closed in on a fourth consecutive World Lacrosse Women's Championship title with victory over Australia in Towson ©World Lacrosse

The United States and Canada are set to compete for World Lacrosse Women's Championship glory after prevailing in the semi-finals at Towson University in Maryland.

It is the third consecutive time that the two teams have met in the gold medal match as the hosts eye their fourth title in a row and first on home soil.

They steamrolled past Australia 17-2 at Johnny Unitas Stadium as Kayla Treanor continued her fantastic form with six goals and two assists.

The 28-year-old is the second-highest point scorer of the tournament with 33 points and now has 76 in her national team career.

Charlotte North added four goals and an assist for her fifth game out of seven with five or more points.

Goalkeepers Liz Hogan and Caylee Waters were commanding between the posts and combined to make eight saves on ten shots on goal.

Canada prevailed against England with a thrilling 11-9 win in the other side of the bracket.

Erica Evans scored four goals while Aurora Cordingley also made the difference with a hat-trick and an assist.

Kaylin Morissette helped Canada dominate the battle for possession with eight of the team's 16 draw controls.

Italy and The Netherlands both advanced through their platinum bracket semi-finals, which will decide which teams finish between fifth and seventh overall.

Italy defeated Latvia 9-7 behind a tournament-high 14 saves from goalkeeper Kristen Masullo.

The Netherlands knocked off China 13-8 with a six-point outing from Sarah Sweerts de Landas Wyborgh.

The action is set to continue tomorrow with positions nine to 28 to be decided before the final, bronze medal match, fifth place game, and seventh place fixture take place on July 9.