*Note: Stats from the first two games of the day have not been posted.*
On day two at E-Box there were some very good games, including a matchup between some of the top teams in Europe. We also saw Hong Kong get what I believe is their first international win in box lacrosse as they beat Scotland in a game that was neck and neck the entire way.
Netherlands 12, Norway 3
While this one started out pretty close, Netherlands quickly got hot as they went up 3-0 at the end of the first. They were able to ride that momentum the rest of the game, especially in the second half. Netherlands was just the better team today and it showed on the floor as they secured the 12-3 win.
Hong Kong 15, Scotland 14
It what may have been the most exciting game of the day, Hong Kong defeated Scotland to secure their first ever box win in their first international box game. It was a back-and-forth game as each side took turns finding the back of the net all game. While it was tied late in the game Hong Kong was able to score in the final minutes of the game to secure the historic win for their program.
Switzerland 13, Sweden 6
This was a dominating win for Switzerland as they led the entire way. In fact, Switzerland held Sweden scoreless until the fourth quarter. Coming into the fourth Switzerland had a 10-0 lead before Sweden started to find their offense. Scoring six goal in the fourth, Sweden made the final scoreline look a little better as Switzerland secured the 13-6 win.
Auggie Snyder had a hat-tick for Sweden while Juan Pablo Schmid tallied a hat-trick for Switzerland in the win. Sweden played three goalies but the starter Richard Zeidlitz had the best day, making 12 saves. Alexander Meier and Kevin Stauffer split time in net for Switzerland, each making 8 saves.
England 13, Austria 9
It was a very slow start offensively as Austria held just a 1-0 lead at the end of the first. In the second England quickly picked things up as they were able to take a 5-3 lead at the end of the second. England continued their dominance in the third as they held a 9-4 lead heading into the fourth. In a back-and-forth fourth quarter Austria was able to get things going but the lead was just too big to overcome as England walked away with the 13-9 win.
Dan Eckersall led England with 6 goals in the win while Adrian Balasch had 5 goals for Austria. Eliot Pugh made 30 saves for England while Austria played three goalies. Stephan Lorenz got the start for Austria and made 18 saves in the game.
Canada U-20 19, LCC Wolves 6
LCC Wolves got the scoring started off very early on but Canada U-20 came storming after that, putting this one away early. It was a big first half for Canada U-20 that helped them secure the win as they led 17-3 at the end of the second period. LCC Wolves were able to find some success in the second half but this one was already written and Canada U-20 walked away 19-6 victors.
Canada U-20 saw an array of scorers with Harris Callin tallying two to help lead the way along with many others. LCC Wolves had six different scorers in the game with Jakub Lukáš helping to lead the way with 2 points (1G/1A). Josef Slavík made 32 saves for LCC Wolves while Laine Hruska made 11 saves for Canada U-20 as the starter.
Ireland 13, Old Dog Pizen 5
While things started out close in this one, Ireland exploded in the third quarter with a four-goal run to help secure the win. That big run in the middle of the game was the game changer and really flipped the switch for Ireland as they secured the 13-5 win. While Old Dog Pizen was able to get a little something going near the end of the game the deficit was just too much to overcome.
Brendan Boyle helped lead Ireland with four goal in the win. For Old Dog Pizen, Christian Kohout helped lead the way with two goals on the day. Sean Murphy made 18 saves for Ireland while Šimon Březka made 21 saves as the starter for Old Dog Pizen.
Israel 18, Germany 9
In a game that featured two of the more recent powers across Europe it ended up not even being close. While Germany was able to get a little something going at the end, it was a huge first half performance from Israel that really put this one away. Israel was able to use a few big runs to secure the win and flex their muscle.
Daniel Applebaum helped lead the way for Israel with four goals in the win. Germany saw Philip Broz helped lead their offense as he had 2 goals on the day. In net for Israel, Jerryd Jensen made 27 saves as he played the full game. Germany saw Jonathan Sievers start and make 14 saves on the day.
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