(from LaxMagazine.com Staff ReportsTwitter) The United States opened its FIL U19 World Championship with a rally past Canada for a 15-9 victory, one of seven games as the action got underway after opening ceremonies in Scotland.
Australia, the only team besides the United States to ever capture gold at a U19 event, opened with a big 28-2 victory over the Czech Republic, while host Scotland got off to a winning start with a 16-9 result against Germany.
Finland, England, Japan and Korea also earned wins on the day, with another seven games on the schedule for Friday in day two of pool action.
Australia 28, Czech Republic 2Box Score
Finland 11, Colombia 7Box Score
England 19, Wales 2Box Score
Japan 9, New Zealand 8Box Score
USA 15, Canada 9Box Score
Scotland 16, Germany 9Box Score
Republic of Korea 3, Israel 2 (OT)Box Score
All times local to Edinburgh, Scotland. For Eastern (U.S.), subtract five hours
Israel vs. New Zealand
Republic of Korea vs. Colombia – 12 p.m.
England vs. Japan – 12:30 p.m.
Germany vs. Finland – 2:30 p.m.
Czech Republic vs. Scotland – 5 p.m.
Wales vs. USA – 5:30 p.m.
Australia vs. Canada – 7:30 p.m.
All games are available via (pay-per-view) stream at 247.tv