England Edges Israel In Back-And-Forth Contest, Will Faces Canada In Semifinals

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England (1-4) defeated Israel (1-4) 9-7 in a very back-and-forth contest to advance to the championship bracket semifinals where they will face Canada on Thursday night. Israel drops down to the fifth place bracket and will play Netherlands on Thursday.  Continue reading “England Edges Israel In Back-And-Forth Contest, Will Faces Canada In Semifinals”

WILC Day Six Recap: Bracket Play Get’s Underway

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Day six of the 2019 WILC saw bracket play get underway as we move into the quarterfinals of the championship bracket and more placement brackets get set in stone.  Continue reading “WILC Day Six Recap: Bracket Play Get’s Underway”

Big Second Half Lifts Czech Republic Over Netherlands, Sets Up Quarterfinal Clash With USA

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Czech Republic (5-0) defeated Netherlands (3-2) 17-6 in the first round of the championship bracket to set up a date with USA in the quarterfinals on Wednesday night. Netherlands will move to the 5th place bracket and play the loser of Israel and England/Finland.  Continue reading “Big Second Half Lifts Czech Republic Over Netherlands, Sets Up Quarterfinal Clash With USA”

WILC Day Five Recap: Bracket Play Is Set

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Day five of the 2019 WILC saw pool play come to and end and bracket play officially be set in stone.  Continue reading “WILC Day Five Recap: Bracket Play Is Set”

Late-Game Explosion Helps Push Canada Past Iroquois

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Canada (4-0) wrapped up pool play with an impressive 19-12 win over the Iroquois Nationals (3-1) on Monday night. Both Canada and Iroquois will advance to the championship bracket semifinals.  Continue reading “Late-Game Explosion Helps Push Canada Past Iroquois”

USA Wraps Up Pool Play With Decisive Victory Over England

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USA (2-2) wrapped up pool play with a very decisive victory over England (0-4) on Monday night. Both teams will advance to the championship bracket with USA advancing to the quarterfinals and England facing Finland in the first round.  Continue reading “USA Wraps Up Pool Play With Decisive Victory Over England”

WILC Day Four Recap

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Day four of action at the 2019 World Indoor Lacrosse Championship is in the books. Day two saw eight games that included from comeback wins, close contest, and just straight up blowouts.

SCOREBOARD

Game Number Away Team Home Team Final Score
24 Czech Republic Germany 11-6
25 Netherlands Switzerland 15-10
26 Scotland Mexico 20-7
27 Serbia Hong Kong 22-16
28 Canada Israel 17-5
29 Finland Costa Rica 21-4
30 Australia Sweden 22-10
31 Iroquois England 19-5

READ MORE:

Canada Blows Out Israel, Moves To 3-0 In Pool Play

Iroquois Sprint Past England In 19-5 Victory


DAY Four THREE STARS

⭐️ Pete Dubenski, G, Czech Republic

In what was more of a goaltender battle than the stat sheet shows, Dubenski stepped up huge for Czech Republic in their 11-6 win over Germany. Dubenski especially showed up in the fourth to help his team go on a huge game-winning run. 

⭐️⭐️ Graham Bergsma, F, Netherlands

In a fairly close contest against Switzerlands, Bergsman led the way on the offensive end as he tallied nine points (4G/5A) in the victory.

⭐️⭐️⭐️ ILLIJA GAJIC, F, SERBIA

In Serbia’s 22-16 win over Hong Kong, Gajic made a huge impact on the offensive end of the floor as a catalyst for that offense, especially during that huge fourth quarter run which ultimately won them the game. Gajic tallied eight points (2G/6A) in the win.

MUST SEE MOMENTS

While day two was filled with lacrosse action all day long, here are three moments that you don’t want to miss from today’s action.

Tehoka Nanticoke’s Crazy Loose Ball 

Everything Tehoka does on the lacrosse floor is just better, including picking up loose balls. 

Nate Clare Wraparound Goal

Nate Clare took flight against Iroquois, diving from behind the net to stuff the ball right past the Iroquois goaltender.

 

Iroquois Sprint Past England In 19-5 Victory

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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. 

 

Canada Blows Out Israel, Moves To 3-0 In Pool Play

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Canada (3-0) took down Israel (1-3) in a lopsided victory on Sunday evening. Israel is now finished with pool play while Canada still has one game left against the Iroquois Nationals on Monday night. 

While this one may have been a blowout, things were closer early on than expected due to the play of goalie Zach Higgins and the Israel defense in general. Higgings, who only played the first half, faced 20 shots in the first quarter alone and only allowed three to get past him. 

However, Christian Del-Bianco and the Canada defense brought even more intensity as they kept Israel’s time of possessions to a minimum all game long and really gave them trouble in transition as Israel had difficulty setting up their offense at times. 

With a 3-0 lead heading into the second, Canada started to pull away quickly with Ben McIntosh, Dhane Smith, and Eli McLaughlin scoring three straight. All three goals came nearly a minute apart. Canada’s run lasted until the end of the second when Jean-Luc Chetner got Israel on the board with just 49 seconds of the clock. 

Canada held a 9-1 lead at half and, again, quickly expanded that with a three-goal run to start the third. Shayne Jackson, Ben McIntosh, and Curtis Dickson all found the back of the net during that run. Bryan Hopper got Israel their second goal of the game on a power-play goal with 9:26 in the third. 

A three-goal run at the end of the third put Canada up 15-2 before Daniel Applebaum scored for Israel in the final minutes of the third, making it a 15-3 Canada lead entering the fourth quarter. 

With the running clock rule in effect, Israel saw their last two goals come early in the fourth as Jean-Luc Chetner and Zachary Pall found the back of the net. Shayne Jackson and Robert Church scored the final two goal for Canada, securing the 17-5 victory. 

 

WILC Day Three Recap

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Day three of action at the 2019 World Indoor Lacrosse Championship is in the books. Day two saw eight games that included from comeback wins, close contest, and just straight up blowouts. 

SCOREBOARD

Game Number Away Team Home Team Final Score
16 Ireland Serbia 10-9
17 Hong Kong Switzerland 16-13
18 Sweden Austria 10-20
19 Mexico Slovakia 7-18
20 England Israel 7-8
21 Scotland Germany 6-18
22 USA Iroquois Nationals 10-11
23 Australia  Finland 10-15

READ MORE:

Iroquois Escapes Late-Game USA Comeback


DAY Three THREE STARS

⭐️ Brett Kujala, F, FINLAND

Kujala led the way on the offensive end for Finland as they defeated Australia 15-10. The forward put up nine points (8G/1A) in the win. 

⭐️⭐️ Cody Jamieson, F, Iroquois Nationals

In the Iroquois 11-10 win over the USA, Jamieson put on an absolute show as he tallied six points (3G/5A) to really give Iroquois an extra push on the offensive end. 

⭐️⭐️⭐️ Zach Higgins, G, Israel

Higgins stepped up big, especially down the stretch and in the overtime period, shutting the door multiple times to help lead Israel to victory over England. Higgins made 38 saves off of 45 shots on net with a .844 save percentage in the win. 

MUST SEE MOMENTS

While day three was filled with lacrosse action all day long, here are three moments that you don’t want to miss from today’s action.

Tehoka Nanticoke Scored Between-The-Legs Goal

Nanticoke set the lacrosse world on fire last night with this insane finish off the outlet pass from Warren Hill. 

An Engagement At The WILC??

Team Mexico player Diego Hernandez proposed to his girlfriend after their game againts Slovakia. 

Adam Fisher Calls Game!!

A Jean-Luc Chetner feed to Adam Fischer proved to be the ball game as Israel defeated England in overtime.