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.
Goalkeeper Sean Aaron made six saves.
England goalkeeper William Baxter made eight saves in just over 45 minutes of action.