(ONONDAGA NATION) Below is a recap of Day Nine placement games at the 2015 FIL World Indoor Lacrosse Championship.
England 14, Ireland 12
Despite being outscored by Ireland (6th place) 8-4 in the final 29 minutes of the contest, England rode a 10-4 lead early in the third quarter to a narrow two-goal victory over Ireland to finish in 5th place. England scoring leaders: Cole Shafer (3G,8A), Nathan Clare (4G,3A) and Thomas Johnson (3G,1A). Ireland scoring leaders: Stephen Keogh (4G,7A), Brian Gillis (3G,4A), Kevin Owens (2G,3A) and Tyler Roche (2G,2A).
Czech Republic 20, Australia 11
After finishing the first quarter knotted 5-5, the Czechs took control, outscoring the Aussies 15-6 in route to a 20-11 victory and seventh place finish. The Czechs led 9-7 at the half. Czech Republic scoring leaders: Dominik Pešek (5G,4A) and Matěj Barák, Pavel Došlý, Chet Koneczny, Jiří Loskot and Jan Skokan each added 2 goals. Australia scoring leaders: Caleb Hall (3G,2A), Tristan Rai (6A) and Matthew Taylor (2G,1A).
Finland 24, Turkey 6
Finland’s Roope Jokela and Robert Raittila netted six goals each as Finland finished the tournament in ninth place defeating Turkey (12th place) 24-6. After a 3-3 tie in the first, the Finns outscored Turkey 21-3, including an 11-2 second quarter advantage. Finland scoring leaders: Roope Jokela (6G,4A), Robert Raittila (6G,4A) and Jarno Aaltonen, Joni Jalvanti, Joakim Miller and Jimi Wiren each has 2 goals. Turkey scoring leaders: Dave Deriso and Joseph Rainoldi (2G each) and Anthony Terranove (1G,2A).
Germany 13, Serbia 12
After the Germans jumped out to an 8-3 lead early in the second quarter, Serbia (12th place) came back with two straight before the end of half. Then Serbia outscored Germany 7-5 in second half only to fall just short as Germany held on to win 13-12 and take eleventh place. Germany scoring leaders: Jamie Plunkett (3G,3A), Philip Broz (3G) and Brendan Shea (3G). Serbia scoring leaders: Taylor Yaremovich (3G,2A), Aleksandar Gajic (3G), Ryan Pavik (2G,2A), Ryan Ferizovic (2G,1A) and Jordan Pavik (2G).
Day Nine Photos
Photos: Coyote Magic Action Images
Sunday’s Medal Games Broadcast/Streaming Sources
Bronze Medal: United States vs Israel 1:00P (Carrier Dome)
Gold Medal: Canada vs Iroquois 4:00P (Carrier Dome)
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 52 member nations and holds 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.