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#USAMLAX rallies for stunning 13-12 gold-medal win over @CanadaLacrosse in @U19Lax2016

Saturday, 16th July 2016

Categories Boy's/Men's, High School, International, Posted 7/16/16
From US Lacrosse

Ryan Conrad finishes inside off a feed from Simon Mathias with 8.45 seconds to play as the United States made a stunning comeback to defeat a game Canada, 13-12, tonight in the gold medal game of the 2016 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) Under-19 Men’s Lacrosse World Championships at Coquitlam, British Columbia.

Philly World Champions: (from left) Noah Lejman, Christian fel;iziani, assistant coach Bill Leahy, Michael Sowers, Dox Aitken

Philly World Champions: (from left) Noah Lejman, Christian Feliziani, assistant coach Bill Leahy, Michael Sowers, Dox Aitken

The US – which has won all eight championships – rallied from deficits of 6-0, 8-2 and later 12-9, midway through the final period.

A goal by Ryland Rees off a faceoff GB from the wing gave Canada a 12-9 lead with 9:10 left in the final quarter. But the US pulled within 12-10 after several key saves by goalie Willie Klan led to a tally by Timmy Kelly with 7 minutes to play.

Following a key face-off win by Austen Henningsen (15 of 26 FO) Mathias sent a skip pass from the right GLE up top to Mac O’Keefe, who made it 12-11 with 5:30 left. Henningsen won another draw and then Jared Bernhardt dodged to the alley and tied it with 2:34 left.

O’Keefe and Mathias each had two goals and an assist while Conrad, Alex Roesner and Timmy Kelly each scored twice for the US. Michael Sowers (Upper Dublin) had a goal and two assists while Bernhardt and Dox Aitken (Haverford School) each had a goal and an assist. Klan had eight saves.

Treton Leclaire had three goals for Canada and Ethan Walker added two goals and an assist. Kyle Hebert had 10 saves.

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