Canada Cruises Past England In 18-5 Victory

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Photo Courtesy of Canada Lacrosse                                                                                                                  

Canada moves to 2-0 at the 2019 WILC after defeating England 18-5 on Friday night. This one was over from the start as Canada got up early and cruised to victory, dominating England in every facet of the game. 

Canada was led by Dhane Smith with nine points (2G/7A) while Curtis Dickson (4G/4A) and Dane Dobbie (3G/5A) each put up eight points in the win. Mike Poulin made 16 saves off of 21 shots on net for a .762 save percentage. 

Lyndon Buino led England with three points (2G/1A) in the contest. In net, Frank Scigliano made 39 saves off of 57 shots for a .684 save percentage. 

Eli McLaughlin got Canada on the board first early in the first quarter, but England was able to answer fairly quickly with a goal from Lyndon Buino as he bulldozed his was through to the defense for the score. From there on out, it was all Canada. 

Canada was able to score twelve consecutive goals from early in the first through early in the third. Canada held a 4-1 lead at the end of the first and a 12-1 lead heading into the second half. 

England final broke their scoring drought with Lyndon Buino getting them back on the board with 7:01 left in the third. The third quarter ended with Curtis Dickson and Eli McLaughlin scoring two straight to put Canada up 15-2 heading into the fourth. 

In the fourth, England saw Sam Clare, Tyson Roe, and Will Walker each find the back of the net. Canada was able to get three goals from Bryan Cole, Dane Dobbie, and Eli McLaughlin to help secure the 18-5 victory. 

Canada will face Israel on on Sunday after a bye on Saturday and England will face Israel on Saturday. 

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