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2023 Men's Championship

Australia books first semifinal spot with 10-5 win over England

- 06.28.23

No. 4 Australia became the first team to advance to the semifinals on day eight of the 2023 World Lacrosse Men’s Championship, defeating rivals No. 5 England, 10-5.

Australia extends its streak of top-four finishes to 14, dating back to the first men’s championship in 1967. Australia will face the first overall seed, the United States, at 8 p.m. PT at Snapdragon Stadium.

Australia blew the game open with a 6-0 quarter run for the second consecutive game, this time padding the score from 2-1 at halftime to 8-1.

Brayden Panting led a balanced offensive effort with a second half hat trick and Lachlan Walker and Matt Heuston added two goals each.

– 06.28.23

Goalkeeper Sean Aaron made six saves.

England goalkeeper William Baxter made eight saves in just over 45 minutes of action.

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