The Iroquois Nationals (3-0) were able to take down England (0-3) 19-5 in a dominating victory on Sunday night. Both teams wrap up pool play tomorrow as Iroquois will take on Canada and England will play USA.
Note: Iroquois star forward Lyle Thompson was not in the lineup, once again, after sustaining an injury in the opening minutes of Iroquois game against Israel on Thursday.
Outshooting England 71-30 in the contest, Iroquois was able to use their fiery offense to wear out the England defense and continue to break them down more and more each quarter.
Iroquois got things started with two quick goals from Brandon Goodwin and Randy Staats before England answered just one minute later with Nate Clare diving from behind the net to put it past Warren Hill. The Iroquois really got going midway through the first, going on a three-goal run and really stifling England’s offense.
England ended the first quarter with a goal from Tyson Roe, but that would be the last bit of offensive production they would see for the rest of the half. Starting with two consecutive goals from Tehoka Nantickoe and ending with two from Jordan Durston, Iroquois scored six unanswered to go ahead 11-2 heading into halftime.
Despite England was able to get momentum early in the third with Lyndon Bunio getting the scoring started adding two more later on, the Iroquois were able to take over just as usual. The Iroquois saw Cody Jamieson, Kyle Jackson, and Zed Williams each find the back of the net in the final minutes of the third to put them ahead 17-5 heading into the fourth.
Jerome Thompson and Brandon Goodwin scored in the fourth quarter to extend the Iroquois run to five and secure the 19-5 win.