Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 7/15/12
From Press Releases
The U.S. rebounded from its first International loss ever today by whipping England, 20-1, in its third pool play game at the Federation of International Lacrosse U19 World Championships at Turku, Finland.
Just a day after dropping an 11-9 overtime decision to Canada, attackman Kyle Keenan scored a team-high four goals and Matt Kavanagh had two goals and two assists as 12 different players found the back of the net at least once. The U.S. scored the game’s first 11 goals.
Kyle Turri played all 80 minutes in net, making six saves, while Zach Oliveri got the day off.
Steve Pontrello (St. Augustine Prep, UNC) scored once for the US.
Going forward, the U.S. (2-1) has its first off day on Monday since it began tournament play on Friday. It faces the Iroquois (1-1) at 1 p.m. local time (6 a.m. EST) in Turku on Tuesday in its final pool play game of the competition. In other “Blue Division” play on Sunday, the Iroquois gave Canada all it could handle before bowing, 11-9. Canada (3-0) plays England (1-2) and the Iroquois play Australia (0-2) on Monday.
The top two finishers in the division receive byes to the semifinals on Thursday, while third and fourth place will each play a quarterfinal game on Wednesday.
Federation of International Lacrosse U19 World Championships
USA 4 9 6 1 – 20
ENG 0 1 0 0 – 1
Goals: USA – Keenan 4, Kavanagh 2, Tagliaferri 2, Eipp 2, Kelly 2, Buczek 2, Pontrello 1, Armstrong 1, Leonard 1, D’Agostino 1, Danseglio 1, Florence 1 ; ENG – Curtis 1
Assists: USA – Leonard 3, Kavanagh 2, Tagliaferri 1, Buczek 1, Armstrong 1
Saves: USA – Turri 6; ENG – Connor 13, Hewitt 1
Other Sunday Scores
Czech Republic 9, Wales 7
Scotland 9, Netherlands 7
Canada 11, Iroquois 9
Finland 10, Germany 5