COQUITLAM, BC – The Final 4 is set at the 2016 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) Under-19 Men’s Lacrosse World Championships presented by Novus. Canada will face the Iroquois Nationals Thursday night at 7:30 p.m. and the United States will look to book their ticket in the final in a semifinal battle with Australia at 4:30 p.m.
Korea, Germany and Scotland all won their quarter-final match ups to set up the rest of the semi-final schedule (below quarter-final recaps) for Thursday.
QF1: KOREA 9, TAIWAN 6 – GAME SHEET
Korea moved into the 9th-12th place bracket with a 9-6 win over Taiwan, surviving a lethal Taiwanese powerplay to hold on for victory. Korea scored five second-quarter goals but a spurt of undisciplined play allowed Taiwan to make it close. Taiwan went 4-for-14 on the powerplay and outscored Korea 5-3 in the second half. Hyunmean Mo scored four goals to pace the Korean squad and Jooyoung Jang added three goals and one assist. Joshua Spain added two goals in the win. Chi-En Li (2G), Yu-Hung Hu, Tai-He Chen, Shu-Cheng Lin and Hsing-Yu Liu scored for Taiwan. Taiwan will face Mexico in the 13th place game on Friday at 10:30 a.m. Korea will play China in the 9th-12th place semifinal bracket at 12:30 p.m.
QF2: GERMANY 11, CHINA 7 – GAME SHEET
Soren Spiegel’s natural hat trick led Germany, the second place finishers in the Red Division, to an 11-7 win over Team China, who were second in the Green Division. Speigel scored three times in 8:42 late in the first period to stake the Germans to a 5-1 first-quarter lead. China came back in the second half, pulling to within two goals at 9-7 with 13:38 to play, but could not complete the comeback as the Germans added a pair of insurance markers. Germany (4-1) also got a pair of goals from Valts Grasis and singles from Lukas Kins, David Beckmann, Kai Sontowski, Florian Werner and Jeremiah Vanderkin-Jus. China (2-2) was led by Kevin Shum, who had a game-high four goals. Matthew McIlwrick, Kevin Dong and Henry Hu also scored for the Chinese, who face Korea on Thursday at 12:30 p.m. on Field 2 in a 9th-12th-place semifinal. Germany, for their part, advanced to the 5th-8th-place semifinals, where they will face England, the fifth-place team in the Blue Division. That game is set for 6:30 p.m. Thursday on Field 2.
QF3: IROQUOIS 22, IRELAND 5 – GAME SHEET
Nine different scorers carried the Iroquois Nationals to a 22-5 quarter-final win over Ireland. With the win, the Iroquois advance to play hosts Canada in a rematch of a remarkably entertaining game in the round-robin. Austin Staats (5G, 2A) led the offence once again for the Iroquois, with other scoring coming from Skkylar Thomas (4G, 3A), Chase Scanlan (3G, 1A), Larson Sundown (3G, 1A), Tehoka Nanticoke (2G, 2A), Matthew Bennett (2G, 1A), Jonah Mohawk (1G), Tyler Armstrong (1G – playing as a runner not a goalie) and Skye Sunday. Patrick Magliocchino (2G), Conor Austin, Jason Reid and Rory Madigan scored for Ireland. Ireland plays Israel in the 5th-8th place bracket at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday.
QF4: SCOTLAND 14, MEXICO 3 – GAME SHEET
The Scots stormed out of the gates, scoring seven goals in the first quarter, as they eased past winless Mexico. Corrie Bruce led the Scots with four goals and one assist, including three in the first period. Colin Uyeki finished with a game-high nine points, on three goals and six assists, while Josh Richardson added a pair of goals. Singles by Cameron Stuart-Syme, Jonathan Shaw, Edward Fennell and Frazer Hunter rounded out the scoring for the Tartan Army. For Mexico, Tlalock Orozco-Cohen, who plays at Ballard High School in Seattle, scored twice while Joaquin Melendez Gomez hit the net once. Scotland (2-2) will play Hong Kong on Thursday at 1 p.m. in a 9th-12th place semifinal, while Mexico will face Taiwan on Friday at 10:30 a.m. in the 13th-place game. That contest will be a rematch of Monday’s record-breaking seven-overtime thriller.
QF5: AUSTRALIA 21, ISRAEL 9 – GAME SHEET
Israel stuck with Australia for one quarter before the Crocodiles pulled away with a 7-0 run in the second quarter en route to a 21-9 win over Israel. Both offences were explosive, combining for 20 goals, but the Australian experience carried them into the semifinals. The Australian offence was led once again by Gordon Purdie Junior with three goals and six assists. Other scoring came from Jordan Campbell (6G, 2A), Pius Bonjui (4G, 2A), Matthew Wood (4G), Brayden Panting (2G, 2A), Sean Clarke (1G) and Keegan Davies (1G, 1A). Luke Dobson and Lincoln Potter split duties in the cage for the win. Zach Ornstein was terrific for Israel at the faceoff X going 18-for-31 and added two goals off faceoff wins. Nick Schulkin added three goals with singles coming from Sagi Hashai, Yotm Drori, Ilan Hascal, and long-pole Noah Knopf. Australia moves on to face the undefeated Americans on Thursday at 4:30 p.m. in the first semifinal, while Israel will look to rebound from its first loss of the tournament in a game against fellow newcomer to the U-19 tourney, Ireland, at 3:30 p.m. on Field 2.
9th to 12th Place Bracket
9-12 SF1: China vs Korea, 12:30 p.m. (Field 2)
9-12 SF2: Scotland vs Hong Kong, 1 p.m. (Stadium)
5th to 8th Place Bracket
5-8 SF1: Israel vs Ireland, 3:30 p.m. (Field 2)
5-8 SF2: Germany vs England, 6:30 p.m. (Field 2)
Championship SF1: Australia vs USA, 4:30 p.m. (Stadium)
Championship SF2: Canada vs Iroquois Nationals, 7:30 p.m. (Stadium)
Original article on 2016WorldLax.com:
Iroquois book ticket to play Canada in semis, Aussies beat Israel to earn rematch against U.S., Korea, Germany and Scotland win
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