Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 7/14/14
From US Lacrosse
Canada’s Curtis Dickson scored the game-winning goal with 19 seconds to play to lift the Canadians to a 9-8 victory and spoil a wild comeback by the Iroquois Nationals in the closing game of the fourth day of the Federation of International Lacrosse World Championship, presented by Trusted Choice at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park.
Canada led 8-3 late in the third quarter, but the Iroquois Nationals scored five straight goals, tying the game 8-8 on Randy Staats’ goal with 8:19 to play in the game. Staats and Lyle Thompson each had two goals during the scoring run.
Neither team scored again until Jeremy Noble found Curtis Dickson to the left of the goal and Dickson wrapped around and sank the game-winner. Dickson led Canada with three goals and Adam Jones had two goals and two assists.
Thompson led the Nationals with three goals and Staats had two.
Both teams are now 2-1, trailing the United States in the Blue Division by a game.
On the adjacent field, Australia outscored England 4-0 in the third quarter to break a 3-3 tie and went on to win 10-7 and improve to 2-1 in the Blue Division.
Anson Carter scored the first two goals of the second half for Australia and his four points led the team with two goals and two assists. Matt Diver and Marty Hyde also had two goals. Samuel Russell and Adrian Bennett each scored twice for England. England was whistled for 14 penalties in the game, but Australia converted just once on extra man opportunities.
The United States scored five times in the opening 10 minutes and the first 12 goals of the game to improve to 3-0 with a 21-3 victory over Japan (0-3). Chris Eck (13-of-15) and Springf-eld-Delco/Penn State grad Greg Gurenlian (10-of-11) were dominant on faceoffs to allow the U.S. to maintain possession and Ned Crotty (4g, 1a), Rob Pannell (1g, 5a) and Brendan Mundorf (3g, 2a) paced a balanced attack that had 10 goal scorers. Jesse Schwartzman made four saves and allowed just one goal before leaving the game in the third quarter with an injury. Drew Adams came on and made six saves while allowing two goals. Wataru Tsugu, Yuji Tadahira and Ryu Matsushita scored for Japan.
Eight divisions wrapped up pool play on Sunday and the winners of those divisions have moved on to the championship bracket of the 2014 Federation of International Lacrosse World Championship, presented by Trusted Choice at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park.
Scotland won the White Division and will face Turquoise Division winner Finland. The Netherlands won a three-way tiebreaker to capture the Green Division and will meet Plum Division winner New Zealand. Germany won the Red Division and will face Grey Division winner Czech Republic. Ireland won the Yellow Division and is set for a showdown with Orange Division winner Israel.
Those eight teams will play two rounds of games on Monday and Tuesday with the two remaining undefeated teams advancing to the quarterfinal round to play the third and fourth place finishers from the Blue Division on Wednesday, July 16.
Additional recaps follow:
Turkey 11, Costa Rica 2: Tyler Rinko (Upper Dublin) had three goals and three assists and Bijan Firouzan had two goals and four assists as Turkey led from start to finish against Costa Rica. Tunahan Sonat won 11-of-13 faceoffs for Turkey and Jacob Adoni (Germantown Academy, Gettysburg) made 12 saves. James Collins had a goal and an assist for Costa Rica.
Israel 19, Korea 2: Israel, playing in the championship for the first time, continued to roll with a 19-2 win over Korea to claim the Orange Division. Ari Sussman had nine points (4g, 5a) and the former Dartmouth star now has 24 points in the first three games. Wonjae Park and Jae Chun Lee each had one goal for Korea. Kyle Bergman (Drexel) had two goals and Matt Cherry (Radnor, Dickinson) a goal and an assist for Israel.
Ireland 14, Bermuda 5: Ireland went on an eight-goal run from late in the first quarter until late in the third quarter to pull away from a 4-2 lead and defeat Bermuda 14-5 to win the Yellow Division in a battle of 2-0 teams. Brian Gillis talled six goals for Ireland and Tom Riley dished out five assists to pace Ireland’s offense. Drew Jenkins and Tyler Masters each had two goals for Bermuda.
Norway 20, China 3: Norway fired 62 shots against China with Aksel Kvaal finding the back of the net four times and Spieler Palmers adding three. Thomas Laycock added a goal and four assists. Tyler Buchan had two goals for China and Harrison Zhu continued his fine tournament, making 19 saves while allowing 15 goals.
Netherlands 14, Italy 8: The Netherlands overcame a 6-3 deficit after the first quarter to beat Italy 14-8. After Italy’s John St. John scored with 2:48 left in the first quarter to give the Italians the 6-3 lead, they went scoreless for nearly 60 minutes as the Netherlands went on a nine-goal run to put the game out of reach. Graham Bergsma had seven points (3g, 4a) led the Netherlands and Scott Janssen and James van de Veerdonk each had four goals. St. John led Italy with three goals.
France 9, Uganda 2: France earned its first win to finish third in the Yellow Division with a 9-2 victory over Uganda. Uganda led 2-1 after one quarter, but France goalie Pierre McIlwee made 13 saves and held Uganda scoreless for the final 60 minutes of the game. Kevin Bertrand did most of the damage for France, scoring four goals, and Brady LeClercq-Martin added three. Casiro Onen had a goal and an assist for Uganda and Allan Amone made 11 saves.
Sweden 18, Slovakia 9: Sweden took second in the Orange Division with an 18-9 win over Slovakia. Sweden led 2-1 after one quarter and then scored the first seven goals of the second quarter to take command. Kevin Powers had six goals and two assists, giving him 22 points for Sweden in the tournament. Alexander Edena had four goals as well. Ivan Cernak had three goals and three assists for Slovakia. Sweden’s Jimmy Blomgren won 20-of-28 faceoffs.
Germany 21, Hong Kong 2: Germany, the sixth place finisher in Manchester in 2010, completed a perfect run through the Red Division with a 21-2 win over previously unbeaten Hong Kong. Germany scored the first seven goals and led 15-1 at the half as Simon Giourmetakis scored six goals. Chris Mattes continued to dominate on faceoffs, winning 16-of-17. Mattes is 45-of-48 in the tournament. Matthew Silverio and Cheung Wai Cheng each had one for Hong Kong. Following the game, the German team headed to the Summit Club at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park to watch the World Cup final in soccer with Germany taking on Argentina. Needless to say, it was a good for the Germans.
Finland 18, Spain 1: Finland held Spain scoreless for nearly 78 minutes to clinch the Turquoise Division with an 18-1 victory over Spain. Nick Ranta had five goals and three assists and Roope Jokela had three goals and three assists. Danny de la Casa scored Spain’s lone goal and Spain’s goalie, Alvaro Couceiro, made 13 saves.
Mexico 12, Colombia 6: Mexico downed Colombia 12-6 to wrap up second place in the Turquoise Division. Mike Vila, Joe Vila, Javier Halffter and Kevin Katerndahl all had two goals for Mexico. Jiovany Rendon and Timothy Drumta had two goals each for Colombia.
Russia 5, Argentina 2: Argentina goalie Michael Gvozden had another outstanding game with 19 saves, but it wasn’t enough as Russia pulled out a 5-2 win. Gvozden has made 57 saves in three games. Will Koshansky had two goals and an assist for Russia.
Austria 14, Belgium 1: Austria locked in a third place finish in the Red Division with a 14-1 win over Belgium behind four goals from Gabriel Wagner and three goals and two assists from Alex Ball. David Taylor scored Belgium’s goal and goalies Matt Taylor and Kevin Monsieur combined for 14 saves.
Scotland 17, Latvia 7: Scotland reached the quarterfinals of the 2010 FIL World Championship and they took the first step towards that level again this year by completing a perfect 3-0 run through the White Division. Scotland downed Latvia 17-7 behind five goals from Jordan McBride. Scotland opened strong, leading the game 11-1 at one point. McBride currently leads the tournament with 16 goals.
Switzerland 11, Thailand 7: Switzerland finished number two in the White Division after knocking off Thailand 11-7. Thailand’s Colton McCaffrey scored the first goal of the game and it was tied 1-1 after the first quarter, but Switzerland took command of the game in the second quarter by outscoring Thailand 4-0. Juan Schmid led Switzerland with three goals and McCaffrey led Thailand with five.
New Zealand 13, Wales 5: New Zealand controlled Wales to capture the Plum Division title with a 13-5 victory. New Zealand scored the first five goals of the game with Andrew Clayton netting three goals and an assist during that run. Clayton finished the game with six goals and two assists and James Devine added three goals. Wales got two goals each from Paul Simpson and David Howie.
Czech Republic 9, Poland 8: In the Grey Division, the Czech Republic held off Poland 9-8 in a wild finish. Poland appeared to have tied the game at 9-9 with 16 seconds left, but the goal was called off for an illegal stick and the Czech Republic ran out the clock. Neither team led by more than two goals in the contest and Poland took its only lead at 7-6 with 7:40 to go in the third quarter capping a three-goal run on Wojciech Filipek’s goal.
The Czech Republic regained the lead before Poland tied it at 8-8 with 6:30 on Colin Jesien’s goal. Radek Skala then scored with 3:03 to play in the final quarter for the game winner. Skala led the Czech Republic with three goals and Jesien led Poland with three.
Schedule for Monday, July 14
8 a.m. – Scotland (White 1) vs. Finland (Turquoise 1), Field 10
8:30 a.m. – Hong Kong (Red 2) vs. Poland (Grey 2), Field 8
9 a.m. – China (Green 4) vs. Argentina (Plum 4), Field 5
9:30 a.m. – Thailand (White 4) vs. Colombia (Turquoise 4), Field 6
9:30 a.m. – Belgium (Red 4) vs. Costa Rica (Grey 4), Field 1
10 a.m. – Latvia (White 3) vs. Spain (Turquoise 3), Field 4
11 a.m. – Germany (Red 1) vs. Czech Republic (Grey 1), Field 10
11:30 a.m. – Ireland (Yellow 1) vs. Israel (Orange 1), Field 8
12 p.m. – France (Yellow 3) vs. Slovakia (Orange 3), Field 2
12 p.m. – Italy (Green 2) vs. Wales (Plum 2), Field 5
1 p.m. – Norway (Green 3) vs. Russia (Plum 3), Field 4
2 p.m. – Japan vs. Canada, Field 10
2:30 p.m. – Bermuda (Yellow 2) vs. Sweden (Orange 2), Field 6
2:30 p.m. – Austria (Red 3) vs. Turkey (Grey 3), Field 1
2:30 p.m. – Netherlands (Green 1) vs. New Zealand (Plum 1), Field 8
3 p.m. – Uganda (Yellow 4) vs. Korea (Orange 4), Field 2
5 p.m. – England vs. United States, Field 10
5:30 p.m. – Switzerland (White 2) vs. Mexico (Turquoise 2), Field 8
8 p.m. – Iroquois Nationals vs. Australia, Field 10