Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 7/4/08
Matt Mackrides (Malvern Prep/Penn State incoming freshman) scored two goals and Matt Dolente (Malvern Prep/Johns Hopkins rising sophomore) won 23 of 37 face-offs as the U.S. opened 2008 International Lacrosse Federation U-19 World Championship play Thursday with a 20-15 win over the Iroquois at Percy Perry Stadium in Coquitlam, British Columbia.
U.S. attacker Andrew Feinberg (Owings Mills, Md./McDonogh/Brown) led all scorers with five goals, followed closely by teammate Craig Dowd (East Northport, N.Y./Northport/Georgetown) with four. The victory lifted the Americans to a perfect 30-0 in U-19 international play since the first championship in 1988.
The Americans’ 20 points were spread over nine players, and Dolente dominated at the X, giving the Americans plenty of possessions. Mackrides scored both of his goals in the second quarter and John Lade (Randolph, N.J./Villanova rising sophomore) helped lead the U.S. defense.
U.S. Goals: Andrew Feinberg 5, Craig Dowd 4, Matt Mackrides 2, Tony Mendes 2, Tim Donovan 2, Ryan Young 2, Dean Gibbons 1, Jack McBride 1, Rhamel Bratton 1.
Iroquois Goals: Peter Jacobs 3, Elihja Printup 2, Randy Staats 2, James Cathers 2, Emmett Printup 2, Miles Thompson 2, Michael White 1, Andrew Cordia 1.
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