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Lacrosse Powerhouses USA and Canada to Meet for 2018 FIL Men’s World Championship Gold Medal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Photo Credit: Di Miller Photography July 19, 2018 NETANYA, ISRAEL – The two lacrosse heavyweights, USA and Canada, are set to collide again at the [...]

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2018 FIL Men’s World Championship Schedule for July 20

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Photo Credit: Michael Hazy of @phantomlacrosse The FIL Men’s World Championship Local Organizing Committee released an updated competition schedule for Friday, July 20 at 1:50 a.m. [...]

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Game Recaps From 2018 Men’s World Championship for July 19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Photo Credit: Roger DavisJuly 19, 2018NETANYA, ISRAEL – Below are the game recaps from the ninth day of competition at the 2018 FIL Men’s World Championship [...]

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4 hours ago

Federation of International Lacrosse
At the half, Israel leads Puerto Rico, 6-0.

At the half, Israel leads Puerto Rico, 6-0.Going into the half Israel leads 6-0 - expect to see our boys come out strong for the 3rd! ... See MoreSee Less

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Canadian Lacrosse Association looks to defend their World title tomorrow facing off with rival US Lacrosse. Who will be this year's World Champion?

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Gold is all that matters. 🇺🇸 vs 🇨🇦

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I'm going with the champs.

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Israel takes on Puerto Rico tonight at 5pm local.
COME CHEER ON THE BLUE-AND-WHITE as we wrap up the 2018 FIL Men's World Lacrosse Championships on home soil. Contests, giveaways and fun at Wingate Institute main stadium.

The game will be aired on ESPN-U at 11am ET (one hour tape delay).
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DOUBLE HEADER ON ESPN U TODAY!
At 11:00am ET: Israel vs Puerto Rico
At 1:00pm ET: Bronze medal game Iroquois Nationals vs Australia

We’re PUMPED! Are you?!
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22 hours ago

Federation of International Lacrosse
Check out the stats from tonights game between Australia and USA. USA defeated Australia 14-5 to move on to the Finals against rival Canada. Australia will face off against Iroquois Nationals in the Bronze Medal game.

Check out the stats from tonight's game between Australia and USA. USA defeated Australia 14-5 to move on to the Finals against rival Canada. Australia will face off against Iroquois Nationals in the Bronze Medal game.Australian Men's Lacrosse Team 2018 has put on a hell of an effort against the might of the USA but ultimately the Sharks came up short, losing 14 - 5 in the World Championship Semi Final on Thursday night in Netanya.

Australia were keen for a quick start but Trevor Baptiste and the USA had other ideas with a face-off win turning into a Michael Ehrhardt goal inside 18 seconds to give the USA a quick 1-0 lead. The Australians, in the forest green, were a different outfit to what the US saw earlier in the week though and it showed early with Australia capitalizing on a Jake Bernhardt slash when Nigel Morton buried the Australian opener within the first 3 minutes. Australia then went about frustrating the USA with long possessions keeping the ball out of the US sticks for extended period of time, even resulting in some early stall calls, but they couldn't hold the US at bay with Thomas Schreiber showing his class to step by arguably Australia's fastest defender, Matt Fuss, to put the ball by Ryan Spark to give the US the lead again at 2-1. Australia were intent on making their presence felt and Ryan Spark was on early making some great saves but Andrew Ham was an early casualty of that aggressive approach, breaking his collarbone on a body-check in a huge blow to the Australian defence. The sides then continued to trade possessions and Spark and USA keeper, John Galloway were a large as to why part why neither side could add to their tally for a while, trading saves to keep the game locked in at 2-1 in a defensive battle. Thomas Graham is known for his quick feet and it was clear that he had his dance shoes though when he broke the stalemate by dancing right past Kevin Unterstein on the corner before putting the ball past Galloway to tie it a 2 with 2 minutes left. That would be were it would stay at quarter time as Australia took the USA into quarter time tied a 2.

Unfortunately though for Australia, the second quarter started much like the first quarter with Baptiste pushing the ball forward and Rob Pannell got the lead back for the USA within 19 seconds. Australia tried to rebound and enjoyed another long possession but Will Pickett could get the ball past Galloway on a lovely cut and the US made Australia pay with Ned Crotty on the end of some slick passing to bury a laser in the top left and then Matt Danowski repeated the dose on the next possession to see the USA race to a 5-2 lead. Australia responded in kind though first with Lachlan Walker making a powerful move at the top to blow past this defender whilst burying his shot to cut it to 5 - 3. Alex Brown then found Chris Robertson open on a glorious skip pass and Robertson bounced the shot past Galloway to cut the margin to 1. The US were in control at the X though and they were able to settle themselves on the next play when Jordan Wolf took Stuart Bentley to goal line extended and managed to get around him for the quick rip to score his first and the USA's 6th. John Haus was then able to make the most of a missed switch in the middle which saw him open on the back door cut and he stuck it to open up the USA's earlier 3 goal buffer at 7-4. Australia had one more opportunity to cut the lead before the half but they were lucky to not concede another when Australia's late push was repelled and turned into a quick fast break for the USA but Australia held firm and Australia went into the half trailing 4 - 7.

The second half started with Australia winning the ball at the X before proceedings to hold the ball for 5 minutes on an impressive initial set. The Australians were looking settled and were waiting for their moment but they couldn't capitalize and despite dominating early possession, it was the Charlotte Hound's long stick midfielder Erhardt who doubled down on his early effort to open the scoring in the second half. Australia went forward again and tried to maintain possession but couldn't to the extent they had earlier and the ball started to go up and down again. The defence was holding well but Rob Pannell couldn't be contained, finishing on a move at X after hanging out Callum Robinson and the lead was extended to 9 - 5. The USA lead was then extended further when the championships' leading scorer Ryan Brown finally got free and buried a jump shot from the 45. Australia needed a response and it came through their Bulldog connection when Chris Plumb and Jim Lawerson linked up for a little give and go from X and Plumb put the ball around Galloway on the deck to cut the margin to 5 - 10. The Australian defence were putting their bodies on the line throughout and were not giving an inch, none more so then when Caleb Hall and Matt Danowski got chippy towards the end of the third quarter after Hall showed him how they do it in Eltham, but showing how quickly they can hurt you, the USA zinged the ball around and Marcus Holman got a late one for the USA to extend their lead at the last change to 11-5.

The USA started the last quarter like they had started the 1st and 2nd quarters with a another goal to Marcus Holman who finished a Paul Rabil feed to make is 12 - 5. From there Australia continued to press at the offensive end but just couldn't find a way through the US defence. Meanwhile, defensively Spark was having a great day making a number of big saves and whilst dishing out some even better clears. As much as the offence continued to press, they couldn't break through whilst the USA's goalless streak was eventually ended after 17 minutes when Ryan Brown finally scored his second goal. Marcus Holman then added his third in the final minute of the game to ice it for the USA, who would prevail 14 - 5 to proceed to the Gold Medal game against Canada.

For Australia, it was a gallant effort and a complete turnaround from their performance earlier in the week. The side showed composure at the offensive end and created some opportunities against a very good defence. Chris Robertson again showed great vision while Lachlan Walker and Chris Plumb were aggressive all day. Defensively, the entire unit did a great job recovering from the loss of Andrew Ham in the first quater, in particular, Stuart Bentley, Callum Robinson and Jeffrey Melsopp who were solid all day. Ryan Spark was also a rock with 12 saves.

Despite the loss, the Sharks have to bring it one more time with the Iroquois up tomorrow night in a game to decide the bronze medal, as the Sharks will look to recapture what has traditionally belong to Australia and more importantly looks to put the Green and Gold back on an international podium. Stay tuned with the game on ESPN from 1.00am, Saturday morning (Eastern) and 11.00pm, Friday night in Perth.

USA 14 (Holman 3-1, Pannell 2-1, Erhardt 2, Brown 2, Wolf 1-2, Schreiber 1-1, Crotty 1, Danowski 1-1, Haus 1, Rabil 0-2, Unterstein 0-1, Snider 0-1) def Australia 5 (Robertson 1-1, Morton 1, Walker 1, Graham 1, Plumb 1, Lawerson 0-1, Brown 0-1)

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Federation of International Lacrosse
USA has a strong outing in the Semifinal game against Australia, winning 14-5 and moving on to the Finals on Saturday, July 21. USA will face off with rival Canada, in their 5th straight Finals meeting.

USA has a strong outing in the Semifinal game against Australia, winning 14-5 and moving on to the Finals on Saturday, July 21. USA will face off with rival Canada, in their 5th straight Finals meeting.6-0 🇺🇸 #USAMLAX ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Go 🇨🇦 Canada

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🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 USA USA USA 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

Let's go USA!!!!!!

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The Israel Project
"Totally outside of what I expected, but in a good way."
1000s of people are expirencing Israel for the first time at the World Lacrosse Championships. Here's what they've had to say!

The semifinals are tomorrow in Netanya. Get your tickets in Israel at worldlacrosse2018.com or watch live around the world on ESPN.
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What’s funny is that we met almost all of those interviewed on this piece. Lax makes the world seem small. 👍🏻

1 day ago

Federation of International Lacrosse
US Lacrosse leads Australian Lacrosse Association, 7-4 at the break. 40 minutes left to battle it out and see who will be playing Canada in the Finals!

US Lacrosse leads Australian Lacrosse Association, 7-4 at the break. 40 minutes left to battle it out and see who will be playing Canada in the Finals!LIKE for USA 🇺🇸 COMMENT for Australia 🇦🇺! ... See MoreSee Less

 

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💚💛GO Aussies 💚💛

Let’s go USA! 🇺🇸

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3:06 left still @iroqnats2018 14 and @laxaus ... Iroquois 2 Down ... no love lost w/ these teams tonight

9:24 left in bronze game “Aussie Aussie Aussie” as they score again ... 13-10 Iroquois winning as they take a “hydration break”

Jeff Melsopp continues his scoring ways with the long pole! 11 mins remain in the game, AUS go man-up. IRO 13 - AUS 8

In bronze game Australia is mounting a comeback w/ 10:29 left in game it’s @iroqnats2018 13 @laxaus 9

In bronze medal game @iroqnats2018 just scored w/ 8:20 remaining to take a 11-5 lead over @laxaus

In bronze medal game with 5 min left in 2nd period @iroqnats2018 beating @laxaus 7-2

Here come the @iroqnats2018 into the stadium for 3rd place game @2018WorldLax #iroquoispride

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