20 Jul 2014

Denver Final Recap

http://filacrosse.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/recap_final.jpgDenver Final Recap

(COMMERCE CITY, CO) The 2014 FIL World Lacrosse Championship, which concluded on July 19th with Canada’s stunning 8-5 victory over the United States, represented the largest competition among men’s national teams in the history of international lacrosse. Thirty-eight teams competed in the event, which included youth and master’s World Lacrosse Festivals from U11 through Age 60+.

Below is a recap of the 2014 World Lacrosse Championship.

Final Standings

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Canada
14
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Czech Republic
27
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Belgium *
2
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United States
15
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Switzerland
28
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Austria
3
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Iroquois Nationals
16
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Netherlands
29
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Thailand *
4
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Australia
17
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Wales
30
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Spain
5
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England
18
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Italy
31
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France
6
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Scotland
19
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Lavia
32
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Russia *
7
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Israel *
20
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Poland
33
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China *
8
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Japan
21
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Hong Kong
34
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Uganda *
9
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Germany
22
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Turkey *
35
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Rep of Korea
10
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Ireland
23
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Mexico
36
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Argentina
11
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Sweden
24
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Bermuda
37
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Colombia *
12
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New Zealand
25
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Norway
38
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Costa Rica *
13
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Finland
26
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Slovakia

* First time particpant in an FIL World Championship

Daily Results and Box Scores

Click on a date below to see schedule of games, results and box scores for that day.

CANADA (0-1) 7 10 UNITED STATES (1-0)
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NETHERLANDS (1-0) 19 4 CHINA (0-1)
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LATVIA (0-1) 5 10 SWITZERLAND (1-0)
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WALES (1-0) 10 2 RUSSIA (0-1)
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ITALY (1-0) 14 9 NORWAY (0-1)
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BERMUDA (1-0) 9 7 FRANCE (0-1)
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HONG KONG (1-0) 13 12 OT AUSTRIA (0-1)
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SCOTLAND (1-0) 24 3 THAILAND (0-1)
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SWEDEN (0-1) 4 19 ISRAEL (1-0)
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FINLAND (1-0) 19 0 COLOMBIA (0-1)
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SLOVAKIA (1-0) 15 6 REPUBLIC OF KOREA (0-1)
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CZECH REPUBLIC (1-0) 12 3 TURKEY (0-1)
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SPAIN (0-1) 10 14 MEXICO (1-0)
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POLAND (1-0) 19 2 COSTA RICA (0-1)
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NEW ZEALAND (1-0) 23 1 ARGENTINA (0-1)
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GERMANY (1-0) 12 4 BELGIUM (0-1)
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IRELAND (1-0) 17 1 UGANDA (0-1)
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AUSTRALIA (1-0) 14 13 (3 OT) JAPAN (0-1)
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ENGLAND (0-1) 4 15 IROQUOIS NATIONALS (1-0)
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KOREA (0-2) 5 21 SWEDEN (1-1)
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AUSTRIA (0-2) 2 20 GERMANY (2-0)
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UGANDA (0-2) 5 14 BERMUDA (2-0)
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COLOMBIA (0-2) 2 14 SPAIN (1-1)
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NORWAY (1-1) 12 11 OT NETHERLANDS (1-1)
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FRANCE (0-2) 5 22 IRELAND (2-0)
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BELGIUM (0-2) 9 11 HONG KONG (2-0)
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ARGENTINA (0-2) 2 11 WALES (2-0)
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RUSSIA (0-2) 5 16 NEW ZEALAND (2-0)
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SWITZERLAND (1-1) 6 20 SCOTLAND (2-0)
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JAPAN (0-2) 9 24 IROQUOIS NATIONALS (2-0)
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THAILAND (0-2) 11 14 LATVIA (1-1)
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FINLAND (2-0) 18 3 MEXICO (1-1)
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TURKEY (0-2) 7 9 POLAND (2-0)
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CHINA (0-2) 5 18 ITALY (2-0)
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AUSTRALIA (1-1) 7 16 UNITED STATES (2-0)
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COSTA RICA (0-2) 1 18 CZECH REPUBLIC (2-0)
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CANADA (1-1) 23 3 ENGLAND (0-2)
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ISRAEL (2-0) 17 2 SLOVAKIA (1-1)
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WALES (2-1) 5 13 NEW ZEALAND (3-0)
Win Plum Div
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CZECH REPUBLIC (3-0)
Win Grey Div
9 8 POLAND (2-1)
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SCOTLAND (3-0)
Win White Div
17 7 LATVIA (1-2)
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THAILAND (0-3) 7 11 SWITZERLAND (2-1)
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RUSSIA (1-2) 5 2 ARGENTINA (0-3)
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COLOMBIA (0-3) 6 12 MEXICO (2-1)
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BELGIUM (0-3) 1 14 AUSTRIA (1-2)
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GERMANY (3-0)
Win Red Div
21 2 HONG KONG (2-1)
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ISRAEL (3-0)
Win Orange Div
19 2 KOREA (0-3)
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FINLAND (3-0)
Win Turquoise Div
18 1 SPAIN (1-2)
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UGANDA (0-3) 2 9 FRANCE (1-2)
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SWEDEN (2-1) 19 9 SLOVAKIA (1-2)
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NETHERLANDS (2-1))
Win Green Div
14 8 ITALY (2-1)
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CHINA (0-3) 3 20 NORWAY (2-1)
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TURKEY (1-2) 11 2 COSTA RICA (0-3)
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UNITED STATES (3-0) 21 3 JAPAN (0-3)
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IRELAND (3-0)
Win Yellow Div
14 5 BERMUDA (2-1)
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IROQUOIS NATIONALS (2-1) 8 9 CANADA (2-1)
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ENGLAND (0-3) 7 10 AUSTRALIA (2-1)
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FINLAND (TURQUOISE #1) 6 9 SCOTLAND (WHITE #1)
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POLAND (GREY #2) 14 4 HONG KONG (RED #2)
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CHINA (GREEN #4) 9 7 ARGENTINA (PLUM #4)
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BELGIUM (RED #4) 18 4 COSTA RICA (GREY #4)
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THAILAND (WHITE #4) 12 3 COLOMBIA (TURQUOISE #4)
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SPAIN (TURQUOISE #3) 3 21 LATVIA (WHITE #3)
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CZECH REPUBLIC (GREY #1) 5 9 GERMANY (RED #1)
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ISRAEL (ORANGE #1) 18 9 IRELAND (YELLOW #1)
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SLOVAKIA (ORANGE #3) 17 6 FRANCE (YELLOW #3)
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ITALY (GREEN #2) 7 16 WALES (PLUM #2)
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RUSSIA (PLUM #3) 7 14 NORWAY (GREEN #3)
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CANADA (3-1) 20 3 JAPAN (0-4)
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TURKEY (GREY #3) 2 7 AUSTRIA (RED #3)
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BERMUDA (YELLOW #2) 4 19 SWEDEN (ORANGE #2)
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NEW ZEALAND (PLUM #1) 14 10 NETHERLANDS (GREEN #1)
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UGANDA (YELLOW #4) 10 9 KOREA (ORANGE #4)
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ENGLAND (0-4) 1 20 UNITED STATES (4-0)
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SWITZERLAND (WHITE #2) 12 3 MEXICO (TURQUOISE #2)
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IROQUOIS NATIONALS (2-1) 12 10 AUSTRALIA (2-1)
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GERMANY 1 15 ISRAEL
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LATVIA 15 8 NORWAY
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COLOMBIA 6 13 ARGENTINA
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SPAIN 6 11 RUSSIA
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MEXICO 10 18 ITALY
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COSTA RICA 3 23 KOREA
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SWITZERLAND 7 5 WALES
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SCOTLAND 16 12 NEW ZEALAND
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TURKEY 6 5 OT SLOVAKIA
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THAILAND 15 10 CHINA
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BELGIUM 10 4 UGANDA
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FINLAND 7 6 NETHERLANDS
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HONG KONG 15 11 BERMUDA
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ENGLAND (0-5) 12 13 OT JAPAN (1-4)
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CZECH REPUBLIC 10 12 IRELAND
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AUSTRIA 15 4 FRANCE
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IROQUOIS NATIONALS (3-2) 5 18 UNITED STATES (5-0)
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POLAND 3 6 SWEDEN
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AUSTRALIA (2-2) 4 12 CANADA (3-1)
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TURKEY 3 11 ITALY
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BELGIUM 8 4 RUSSIA
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SWITZERLAND 6 13 IRELAND
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SWEDEN 8 4 FINLAND
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LATVIA 19 9 HONG KONG
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NEW ZEALAND 8 17 JAPAN
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THAILAND 7 10 AUSTRIA
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GERMANY 3 15 ENGLAND
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SCOTLAND 8 10 IROQUOIS NATIONALS
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ISRAEL 8 9 AUSTRALIA
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SWITZERLAND 2 8 CZECH REPUBLIC
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BELGIUM 3 6 SLOVAKIA
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AUSTRIA 10 11 OT NORWAY
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THAILAND 14 4 FRANCE
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RUSSIA 5 9 SPAIN
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UGANDA 11 5 ARGENTINA
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REPUBLIC OF KOREA 15 16 CHINA
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TURKEY 9 4 MEXICO
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FINLAND 15 6 NETHERLANDS
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ITALY 15 14 2OT POLAND
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IRELAND 12 10 NEW ZEALAND
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LATVIA 15 16 2OT WALES
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HONG KONG 14 13 BERMUDA
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SWEDEN 10 13 GERMANY
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COSTA RICA (38th Place) 4 11 (37th Place) COLOMBIA
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JAPAN 9 10 2OT SCOTLAND
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ENGLAND 10 9 OT ISRAEL
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UNITED STATES 22 3 AUSTRALIA
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CANADA 12 6 IROQUOIS
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MEXICO (23rd Place) 12 8 (24th Place) BERMUDA
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TURKEY (22nd Place) 4 10 (21st Place) HONG KONG
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NORWAY (25th Place) 14 3 (26th Place) SLOVAKIA
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AUSTRIA (28th Place) 6 7 (27th Place) BELGIUM
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FRANCE (31st Pace) 15 7 (32nd Place) RUSSIA
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SPAIN (30th Place) 6 12 (29th Place) THAILAND
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FINLAND (13th Place) 11 7 (14th Place) CZECH REPUBLIC
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POLAND (20th Place) 7 17 (19th Place) LATVIA
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KOREA (35th Place) 10 7 (36th Place) ARGENTINA
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CHINA (33rd Place) 14 7 (34th Place) UGANDA
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SWEDEN (11th Place) 8 6 (12th Place) NEW ZEALAND
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ITALY (18th Pkace) 6 18 (17th Place) WALES
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ISRAEL (7th Place) 15 10 (8th Place) JAPAN
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NETHERLANDS (16th Place) 6 9 (15th Place) SWITZERLAND
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GERMANY (9th Place) 8 6 (10th Place) IRELAND
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FIFTH PLACE GAME

SCOTLAND (6th Place) 13 15 (5th Place) ENGLAND
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BRONZE MEDAL GAME

AUSTRALIA (4th Place) 5 16 (3rd Place) IROQUOIS
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GOLD MEDAL GAME

CANADA (1st Place) 8 5 (2nd Place) UNITED STATES
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FIFTH PLACE GAME: England Holds Off Scotland

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COMMERCE CITY, Colo. – To the victor went the spoils: a team picture in front of a scoreboard showing England 15, Scotland 13; a parting gift of whiskey from their rival neighbors; and a brief taste of cheap beverages from an ice-filled cooler. “It tastes pretty good,” England midfielder Chris Brady said.

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#5 England in front of the scoreboard documenting their 15-13 win over Scotland. Scott McCall Photography

England methodically built a six-goal lead with less than eight minutes left in fourth quarter and then held off a four-goal Scotland run in the final 4:23 to win the fifth-place game of the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Championship,presented by Trusted Choice, on Saturday afternoon at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park.

Nick Watson scored three goals with two assists, Aaron Prosser had a hat trick, Colin Clive had two goals and an assist and Brady won 10 of 20 faceoffs to spark the English, who raced to a 3-0 lead in the first five minutes but didn’t lead by three again until midway through the third quarter. Tommy Kirkland forced three turnovers and had five ground balls and Ben McAllister made 13 saves.

Former Stony Brook attackman Jordan McBride scored five goals for Scotland in the loss.

England savored the win, especially after an 0-5 start to the tournament that forced them into a tilt with Israel on Thursday that determined if they would finish in the top six and stay in the tournament’s top division for 2018, when England hosts the event in Manchester.

“We had our backs against the wall against Israel. It was kind of the same sort of thing today. We can’t be the England team that lost to Scotland,” England coach Matt Bagley said. “We have to win. We’ll save that for someone else. But all credit to them, they are a fantastic side.”

Said Brady: “It’s not for us. It’s for the guys that are going to play in the next one.”

Scotland, meanwhile, posts its best finish in world championship history in the sixth-place slot in its fifth appearance, and is pegged for the top Blue Division at the 2018 world championship, replacing Japan, whom they beat Thursday in a fifth-place game semifinal in overtime.

“This was bonus ball for us,” Scotland faceoff man Stefan Wyroslawski said. “Our target was knocking a team out of the Blue Division and we did that. It was a privilege to get a chance to knock out the Auld Enemy, and see how we could do. They are a fit team, they handle the ball well. I’m a faceoff guy, so they mixed it up a bit on faceoffs. [Brady] was quick with his hands, and I ended up having to turn it into a physical ground ball.”

Scotland won 15 ground balls to England’s five in the fourth quarter but the English got possession at the end to run out the clock with a two-goal lead.

After outlasting Israel in overtime to get a chance to play for fifth-place and taking Saturday’s game, England rebounded, winning three straight against Germany, Israel and Scotland after losing to the Iroquois, Canada, Australia, the United States and Japan in the first four days of the tournament.

“The first week was a bit of a nightmare,” said Brady, a Manchester native. “Everyone was a bit down. We knew we played all right in some of the games. It was just those key moments weren’t so good. The feeling now is unbelievable.”

—Corey McLaughlin | Deputy Editor LaxMagazine.com
(republished with permission)
 

Daily Schedule & Results

 

Original article at WorldLacrosse2014.com: July 19: England Holds Off Scotland for Fifth

 

BRONZE MEDAL GAME: Iroquois Dominates Australia

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COMMERCE CITY, Colo. – Behind four points each from Miles (3G, 1A) and Lyle (2G, 2A) and an 11-save afternoon from goalie Warren Hill, the Iroquois National Team ran away with a 16-5 win over Australia, securing its first-ever medal at a senior world championship and breaking the Sharks’ streak of a podium finish at every event dating back to 1967.

Up by a pair of goals at the halftime break on a relentlessly sunny and hot day on the turf outside of Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, the Nationals went on a big run to close out the victory, scoring 10 of the final 12 goals in the contest and gobbling up large sections of clock as the time wound down in the fourth quarter.

“Basically, we just opened it up [in the second half] and started hammering down the alleys with our middies and that seemed to really wear them down,” head coach Steve Beville said. “Obviously we’ve got a lot of skilled guys, so we knew we would be able to score.”

Randy Staats joined Miles Thompson in scoring a hat trick for the Nationals, who went 5-3 at the event with two losses to Canada and one to the United States, both of whom play in tonight’s gold medal finale. Zach Miller and Mile Lazore had two goals each, while all five of the team’s assists came from the Thompson brothers – besides Lyle and Miles, Jeremy and Jerome each had one.

The loss was a tough one for Australia, as they finish 3-5, with a loss to Canada and two each to the Iroquois and United States.

“All credit to the Iroquois, [the heat] just seemed to hit us harder after the half,” head coach Glenn Meredith said. “We thought our superior fitness would help put us over the top [with it close at the break], but all of the sudden they were dodging and we were coming up flat-footed.”

Anson Carter scored four times for Australia and James Lawerson assisted on three others. For large portions of the second quarter, it looked like Australia was on the verge of putting up a crooked number – they held possession for large stretches and Iroquois defenseman Sid Smith took it upon himself to remind his offense to take its time and pass the ball around on more than one occasion – but the run never materialized.

Instead, the Iroquois move up to third position after this tournament, and with several stars either still in college or recently graduated, the core of their team could be around for at least another cycle or two of FIL senior events after the same core helped them take bronze in each of the previous two U19 tournaments.

“I expected nothing less than for this team to come here and win,” Lyle Thompson said. “We beat Australia in the round robin and I didn’t expect to lose to them today. We’re competing at the highest level and I think it just gets better from here for the Iroquois Nationals.”

Despite the disappointing result in the finale and in a semifinal rout at the hands of the United States, Meredith praised his team and its fans for showing up despite getting some of the worst of the weather woes that plagued the tournament’s scheduling.

“I’m proud of how these boys put up for this program,” he said. “I had a little bit of a cry a moment ago because they didn’t deserve to go out playing this badly on the last day. They deserved more but I imagine I’ll have a couple of quiet beers with them tonight and make sure they know it.”

—Sean Burns | LaxMagazine.com (republished with permission)
 

Daily Schedule & Results

 

Original article at WorldLacrosse2014.com: Iroquois Dominates Australia to Reach Podium

 

GOLD MEDAL GAME: Canada Beats USA to Capture Third World Title

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COMMERCE CITY, Colo. – Five goals from Kevin Crowley and a ball-control game plan that kept the dangerous United States team with the ball out of its stick for extended periods of the game led Canada to its third world championship gold medal with an 8-5 victory over Team USA in front of over 11,000 fans in the FIL World Championship, presented by Trusted Choice, at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park.

Canada dominated the ground game – scooping 35 compared to 22 for the United States, allowing the team to run extensive time off the clock after building leads of 3-1 at the half and 7-2 after three quarters. Team USA, which had not lost in the tournament and defeated Canada 10-7 on the opening night July 10th, scored three late goals as it tried to mount a comeback, but it was too little, too late.

“The defense makes a couple great stands and Dillon Ward makes a couple great saves,” said Canada head coach Randy Mearns of the late stops that finished out the victory. “We were able to clear the ball and milk the clock. It was incredible. I’m so proud and happy for our guys. They put a lot of work into this, and any time that you can end up on top, it’s a special moment.”

Canada, which also won titles in 1978 and 2006, made it three straight tournaments where the loser of the pool play game between the two powerhouses of the international game lost in the finals.

Team USA’s early game was marred by poor shooting, as they took nine in the first quarter but only forced Canada goalie and tournament MVP Dillon Ward to make three saves. He didn’t have to make any in the second quarter, as Team USA only managed two shots but did score on one. He finished with ten on the day.

Kevin Leveille scored three goals for Team USA, bookending its day with its first two goals, then the final as time wound down. Rob Pannell, named Outstanding Attackman, had a goal and three assists.Jordan Hall had a pair of assists for Canada and Cam Holding had another goal and assist as they kept the United States from winning its record 10th world championship.

“They played the game the way they wanted to play it and kind of got us into that game because they got the lead,” United States coach Richie Meade said. “They spread us out and they were very methodical. They got the ball up off the ground and got it in the goal. Their goalie was outstanding. You have to give those kids credit.”

—Sean Burns | LaxMagazine.com (republished with permission)
 

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Original article at WorldLacrosse2014.com: Canada Beats USA to Capture Third World Title

 

Awards

All-World Honorees

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from WorldLacrosee2014.com Staff Reports – (Scott McCall Photography)

Dillon Ward made 10 saves in leading Canada to an 8-5 victory over the United States in the 2014 Federation of International Lacrosse World Championship, presented by Trusted Choice.

Ward was named the Most Valuable Player of the championship, becoming the first goalie to ever receive the honor. Ward had a 63.3 save percentage to rank second in the tournament and a 4.45 goals against average that ranked fourth.

The other players named as the best players at their positions were all from the United States – Rob Pannell on attack, Paul Rabil at midfield and Tucker Durkin on defense.

Pannell was the leading scorer for the U.S. with 32 points (17g, 15a) and his 2.14 assists per game ranked second in the tournament. Rabil had 15 goals and eight assists from his midfield position and his 23 points ranked second for the U.S. Durkin anchored a U.S. defense that allowed just 34 goals in seven games, the lowest figure of any team in the tournament.

2014 FIL World Championship – All-World Team

Attack

Curtis Dickson – Canada
Rob Pannell – United States
Lyle Thompson – Iroquois Nationals

Midfield

Paul Rabil – United States
Jeremy Thompson – Iroquois
David Lawson – United States

Defense

Tucker Durkin – United States
Brodie Merrill – Canada
Kyle Rubisch – Canada

Goalkeeper

Dillon Ward – Canada

Outstanding Attackman: Rob Pannell, United States
Outstanding Midfielder: Paul Rabil, United States
Outstanding Defenseman: Tucker Durkin, United States
Outstanding Goalie: Dillon Ward, Canada

Most Valuable Player: Dillon Ward, Canada

 

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Original article at WorldLacrosse2014.com: Canada’s Ward Headlines All-World Team

 

President’s Team

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COMMERCE CITY, Colo. – Jordan McBride, who led Scotland to its best finish ever, sixth, with a team-high 38 points, was one of 10 players named to the President’s team at the 2014 Federation of International Lacrosse World Championship, presented by Trusted Choice.

The team, consisting of the top 10 players in the tournament not competing in the Blue Division, was named prior to the start of the championship game between Canada and the United States and the awards were presented by FIL Men’s Director Jack Emmer. McBride was one of four Scotland players named to the team, including his brother, Jimmy.

The President’s Team

Kyle Buchanan, Scotland
Ryan Licht, Ireland
Matt MacGrotty, Scotland
Jimmy McBride, Scotland
Jordan McBride, Scotland
Jonathan Munk, Czech Republic
Kevin Powers, Sweden
Ben Smith, Israel
Ari Sussman, Israel
James Van de Veerdon, Netherlands

Prior to the game, Robin Howie, was also honored with the Graham Lester Spirit of Lacrosse Award. The award is named in memory of Lester, the co-chair of the FIL Referee’s Committee from 1994-2008 who passed away late last year. Howie, from Stockport, England, worked as an administrator with the referee’s this year.

 

Daily Schedule & Results

 

Original article at WorldLacrosse2014.com: Scotland Dominates President’s Team at Worlds

 

About the FIL

The Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) is the international governing body for men’s and women’s lacrosse. The FIL currently has 50 member nations and sanctions five World Championships (women’s and men’s field, women’s and men’s U19 field and men’s indoor.) The FIL is responsible for the governance and integrity of all forms of lacrosse and provides responsive and effective leadership to support the sports’ development throughout the world.

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