Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 7/7/08
Malvern Prep graduate Matt Mackrides (Penn State recruit) pumped in five goals and Matt Dolente (Malvern Prep/Johns Hopkins rising sophomore) won 11 of 16 face-offs to lead the U.S. Boys’ Under-19 team to a 24-4 rout of England today in the final game of pool play in the International Lacrosse Federation U-19 World Championship at Coquitlam, British Columbia.
The Americans led, 14-0, until England scored midway through the third quarter.
James Green (Central Bucks East/Ohio State rising junior) had a goal and an assist for the U.S.
With a 5-0 record, the U.S. has secured the No. 1 seed in the Blue Division and a spot in Thursday’s semifinal round. The Americans will face the winner of a play-in game between the Blue Division’s No. 4 Seed (England) and the Red Division’s No. 1 seed (Germany) on July 10 at 4 p.m. PST.
U.S. Goals: Dean Gibbons 5, Matt MacKrides 5, Andrew Feinberg 2, Craig Dowd 2, Anthony Mendes 2, Ryan Young 2, Jack McBride 1, James Green 1, Nick Elsmo 1, Josh Amidon 1, C.J. Costabile 1, Brian Shemesh 1.
U.S. Assists: Gibbons 3, Young 3, Green 1, Feinberg 1.