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.@WorldLax2014 update: Israel advances to meet Germany; USA rolls, Adoni (Germantown Ac.) leads Turkey

Tuesday, 15th July 2014

Categories Boy's/Men's, International  
 

Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 7/15/14
From US Lacrosse

Germany, Israel, New Zealand and Scotland advanced Monday in the bracket portion of the 2014 Federation of International Lacrosse World Championship, presented by Trusted Choice, while the United States stayed on top in the Blue Division by beating England 20-1 to move to 4-0. Three first-time participants – China, Thailand and Uganda – also picked up their first victories in international competition.

Blue Division Recaps

Greg Gurenlian (left) vs. Japan (By John Flckinger)

Springfield-Delco and Penn State grad Greg Gurenlian (left) is seen here facing off vs. Japan in Sunday’s win. Gurenlian has won 22 of his last 23 face-offs for the undefeated US. (Photo byy John Flickinger)

United States 20, England 1: The United States controlled possession by winning 23-of-24 faceoffs with Greg Gurenlian (Springfield-Delco, Penn State) going a perfect 12-for-12 and Chris Eck going 11-for-12 and defeated England 20-1 to improve to a perfect 4-0 in the Blue Division. England is winless at 0-4.

Eleven different players scored goals for the U.S. with Kevin Leveille and Marcus Holman each scoring three goals to lead the way. England goalie Nicholas Anderton faced a barrage of 65 shots from the U.S. and made 18 saves. Adrian Bennett had the lone goal for England.

Canada 20, Japan 3: One night after beating the Iroquois Nationals in a thriller, Canada had an easier time on Monday afternoon, beating Japan 20-3 to improve to 3-1 in the Blue Division.

Mark Matthews led the attack with an eight-point game (5g, 3a) while Jeremy Noble had four goals and Curtis Dickson, the hero of last night’s game had three goals and two assists. Geoff Snider won 11-of-15 faceoffs in the game and Dillon Ward and Brennan Donville combined for nine saves in goal. Yuji Tadahira, Wataru Tsugu, and Andrew Lay all scored for Japan.

Iroquois Nationals 12, Australia 10: After a roughly two-hour delay for lightning, the Iroquois Nationals pulled out a 12-10 win over Australia to move into a tie with Canada for second place in the Blue Division. The game was tied 8-8 when it was stopped for lightning with 2:39 left in the third quarter.

Two hours later, play resumed and the Iroquois wasted little time as Jeremy Thompson scored with six seconds remaining to give the Iroquois a 9-8 lead. The Iroquois scored three straight to open the fourth, two of them by Lyle Thompson and they maintained that lead until Nathan Stiglich scored a pair of extra man goals to close out the scoring for Australia.

Lyle Thompson led the Iroquois with four goals and Jeremy Thompson had two goals while winning 5-of-7 faceoffs. Stiglich led Australia with four and Tom Vickery made 13 saves.

Play-In Bracket Recaps

Scotland 9, Finland 6: Scotland’s defense played well in a 9-6 victory over Finland that moved Scotland one stage closer to the quarterfinal round of the tournament. Scotland will play New Zealand game tomorrow and the winner of that game will move onto the quarterfinals.

Scotland goalie Ethan Harris made 10 saves and coach John Kenney was pleased with the way his overall defensive unit performed in the game. Offensively, Kyle Buchanan led the way with three goals and one assist, all three of the games coming in consecutive fashion to push Scotland from a 2-1 lead to a 5-1 advantage. Jordan McBride added two goals and two assists. Nick Ranta led Finland with two goals and an assist and Sami Grasbeck won 12-of-18 faceoffs.

Germany, the sixth place finisher at the 2010 FIL World Championship in Manchester, England, and Israel, a first-time FIL World Championship participant, both won games on Monday to advance to the next round of the playoffs. Germany and Israel will meet on Tuesday morning at 8 a.m. Mountain time in a game that will be televised on ESPN3.

Germany 9, Czech Republic 5: Germany defeated the Czech Republic 9-5 behind four goals from Hendrik du Bois-Reymond and three goals from Simon Giourmetakis. After Radek Skala scored for the Czech Republic with 13:24 to go in the third quarter to cut Germany’s lead to 5-3, Germany went on a three-goal run with two of them by duBois-Reymond. Pavel Dosly had two goals and two assists for the Czech Republic and Jakub Nosek scored twice. Philipp Maas made 12 saves for Germany and Jakub Drozd made 12 for the Czech Republic.

Israel 18, Ireland 9: Israel took nearly 10 minutes to find the back of the net, but then got rolling and beat Ireland 18-9. Lee Coppersmith had five goals and was one of 10 players to score goals for Israel Cole McCormack and Michael Grosz combined to win 22-of-31 faceoffs for Israel. Tom Riley had four goals for Ireland and Tom Burke had two goals and three assists.

New Zealand 14, Netherlands 10: John Clayton scored three of his five goals in the fourth quarter to help New Zealand pull away from the Netherlands for a 14-10 win. New Zealand will meet Scotland tomorrow with a trip to the quarterfinals on the line.

The game was tied 8-8 late in the third quarter when Andrew Clayton scored on an assist from John Clayton with 1:16 to play to give New Zealand a 9-8 lead. New Zealand then outscored the Netherlands 5-2 in the final quarter to pull away.

John Clayton’s five goals led New Zealand while Mike Clayton had three goals and Andrew Clayton had four assists to go along with his game-winning goal. James van de Veerdonk led the Netherlands with five goals and also won 14-of-23 faceoffs.

Additional recaps follow:
Turkey 7, Austria 2: Turkey goalie Jacob Adoni (Germantown Academy) made 12 saves while allowing just two goals as Turkey shut down Austria 7-2. Bijan Firouzan had two goals and an assist in the victory while Klaus Hauer scored both of Austria’s goals.

Uganda 10, Korea 9: Uganda trailed Korea 9-4 entering the final quarter and still trailed 9-8 with under a minute to play before rallying for its first victory. Faisal Nsubuga scored with 44 seconds left to tie it and then Patrick Oriana won the ensuing faceoff and scored just eight seconds later to lift Uganda to the historic victory. Oriana led Uganda with three goals, all of them coming in the final quarter. Bumsuck Yoo led Korea with three goals and Kihun Kim made 13 saves.

China 9, Argentina 7: In a match-up of outstanding goalies, China edged Argentina 9-7 to earn its first-ever FIL victory. China’s Harrison Zhu and Argentina’s Michael Gvozden came into today leading the tournament by a longshot in saves with 59 and 57, respectively. Zhu made 10 and Gvozden made 13 as China edged out Argentina for the win. Tyler Buchan scored five times for China while Nik Hodosy-Brander and Mriano Nakada had two each for Argentina.

Thailand 12, Colombia 3: Thailand was also a first-time winner, beating Colombia 12-3. Colton McCaffery had two goals and four assists for Thailand and Ben Brown made 10 saves while allowing just two goals in one half of play. Liew Porkulwat added two goals and two assists. Timothy Drumta had a goal and an assist for Colombia.

Poland 14, Hong Kong 4: Poland led just 3-2 midway through the second quarter, but then scored seven consecutive goals to pull away from Hong Kong for a 14-4 win. Michael Poch and Colin Jesien each had three goals for Poland and Christian Dzwilews and Kacper Andrzejczak combined to make 12 saves in goal. Hang Wai Wong had a goal and two assists for Hong Kong.

Belgium 18, Costa Rica 4: Belgium was a big winner on Monday, defeating Costa Rica 18-4 behind four goals from Kevin McKeown and three goals and three assists from Brendan Murphy. Diego Spillebeen also won 14-of-20 faceoffs for Belgium. Carson Jones had two goals and an assist for Costa Rica.

Latvia 21, Spain 3: Latvia got big games from Eli Lasda (4g,4a), Christopher Zarins (3g, 4a), Arturs Krastins (4g) and Gatis Zeps (1g, 4a) to beat Spain 21-3. Spain goalie Alvaro Couceiro made 15 saves, Fernando Martinez won 19-of-28 faceoffs and Danny de la Casa had two goals.

Wales 16, Italy 7: Seven players scored multiple goals for Wales in its 16-7 win over Italy, led by Paul Simpson who had three to go along with his four assists. Stephen McDermott added two goals and three assists. Thomas Filbotte and John St. John each had two for Italy.

Slovakia 17, France 6: Slovakia scored the first seven goals of the game on its way to beating France 17-6. Ivan Cernak led the team with three goals and three assists. Kevin Bertrand and Felix DeClercq each scored two for France.

Norway 14, Russia 7: Norway outscored Russia 8-0 in the second quarter on its way to a 14-7 victory. Norway’s Niklas Sparr Johnse won 17-of-22 faceoffs to help them dominate possession and Per Arne Winsnes Kvalvag had seven points (2g, 5a). Aksel Kvaal and Lars Rysst also had three goals each. Dmitri Khamlin and Jacob Richards each scored twice for Russia.

Sweden 19, Bermuda 4: Sweden rolled past Bermuda 19-4 behind six goals and three assists from Kevin Powers. Sten Jernudd added three goals and three assists. Bermuda’s Drew Jenkins had a goal and an assist and won 15-of-25 faceoffs.

Switzerland 12, Mexico 3: Switzerland defeated Mexico 12-3 as Luis Zurkirchen scored six times despite a game effort from Mexico goalie Alec Gastony. Gastony made 17 saves for Mexico. Felix Stutz added a goal and three assists for Switzerland while Joe Vila led Mexico with a pair of goals.

Schedule for July 15

8 a.m. – Germany vs. Israel, Field 10
8:30 a.m. – Latvia vs. Norway, Field 8
9 a.m. – Colombia vs. Argentina, Field 5
9 a.m. – Spain vs. Russia, Field 2
10 a.m. – Mexico vs. Italy, Field 6
11 a.m. – Costa Rica vs. Korea, Field 4
11 a.m. – Switzerland vs. Wales, Field 10
11 a.m. – Scotland vs. New Zealand, Field 1
11:30 a.m. – Turkey vs. Slovakia, Field 8
1 p.m. – Thailand vs. China, Field 6
1 p.m. – Belgium vs. Uganda, Field 5
2 p.m. – Finland vs. Netherlands, Field 1
2 p.m. – Hong Kong vs. Bermuda, Field 4
2 p.m. – Japan vs. England, Field 10
2:30 p.m. – Czech Republic vs. Ireland, Field 8
3 p.m. – Austria vs. France, Field 2
5 p.m. – United States vs. Iroquois Nationals, Field 10
5:30 p.m. – Poland vs. Sweden, Field 8
8 p.m. – Canada vs. Australia, Field 10

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