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Game Recaps From 2018 Men’s World Championship for July 18



July 18, 2018

NETANYA, ISRAEL – Below are the game recaps from the eighth day of competition at the 2018 FIL Men’s World Championship from Wingate Sport Institute. 

China def. Colombia, 14-6

Tyler Chin scores five goals propelling China past Colombia, 14-6. China would score a pair of goals to be countered by a Colombia goal throughout the first half, with China leading 8-5. The second half belonged to China holding Colombia to one goal, while putting six balls in the net. Mingyong Tong scored three goals and Mathieu Jung finished with two goals for China.

Chinese Taipei def. Luxembourg, 12-4

Kun-han Lee scored the first two goals for Chinese Taipei and was joined by six other teammates for an 8-3 lead over Luxembourg in the first half. Chinese Taipei, who outshot Luxembourg 50-16, earned the victory, 12-4, and scored four more goals in the second half. Kun-han finished the game with a hat trick, with Shu-cheng Lin, Chien-sheng Wang, and Bo-yi Wu contributing two goals each.

Bermuda def. Croatia, 10-1

Drew Jenkins’ hat trick and a pair of goals from Bobby Walker sealed Bermuda’s win over Croatia, 10-1. Bermuda took 34 of its 45 shots in the first two quarters, while it built an 8-0 lead. Five other Bermuda players found the back of the cage.

Czech Republic def. Belgium, 10-8

The Czech Republic built a 9-3 lead over Belgium through the first 48 minutes with goals coming from seven players. Belgium rallied the last 32 minutes going on a 5-1 run led by a pair of goals from Tibor Van den Wildenbergh and Tim De Ceuster. The Czech Republic held off the late attack to win, 10-8.

Eight Czech Republic players scored, with two-goals coming from Matej Barak and Tomas Prochazka. Van den Wildenbergh finished with a hat trick for Belgium and Diego Spillebeen tallied two goals.

Jamaica def. Switzerland, 12-6

Jamaica, who was held scoreless in the first quarter, rebounded with 10 consecutive unanswered goals in the second and third quarters, for 10-1 lead over Switzerland. The fourth was favored by Switzerland, who scored five goals down the stretch. Jamaica held on to win 10-6.

Nine players from Jamaica’s team found the net with a hat trick from Mark Darden and a pair from Joel Brown. Felix Stutz led Switzerland with three goals.

Mexico def. Turkey, 14-8

In a span of 21:35, Mexico found the back of the nets 10 times against Turkey, taking a 13-5 lead in the third quarter and coasting to a 14-8 win. Mexico’s Ernesto Melero scored a hat trick during that run, and led the team in scoring. Three others tallied two goals each. For Turkey, Ryler Rinko scored four times and Ege Zeybek sank two balls. On the night, Mexico outshot Turkey, 47-29.

Hong Kong def. Poland, 16-5

Hong Kong opened up the first half with a 6-3 lead over Poland, and turned it up a level in the last 40 minutes with a 10-2 run and the win, 16-5. The Hong Kong defense was superb in play shutting down Poland’s attack of 21 shots. Evan Mok-Lamme led Hong Kong with four goals, and five others had two goals each. Matt Johnson completed a hat trick to lead Poland.

Sweden def. Argentina, 11-4

Sanny Falk started the scoring for Sweden with two of its first three goals, and never looked back defeating Argentina, 11-4. Falk finished the day with four tallies, leading the team in scoring, with Leif Paulson and Kevin Powers each scoring two times.

Hungary def. Spain, 9-8

The first half saw Hungary and Spain exchange goals, with Spain holding a 8-5 lead at half. Tyler Martin and Alex Bookout of Hungary starred in the come-from-behind win, 9-8. Hungary scored the last five goals of the game. Hungary slowed the temp of play and focused on precision scoring only taking 29 shots to Hungary’s 41. Bookout finished with three goals to lead Hungary. Spain was led in scoring by Connor Cinquegrana, Daniel De La Casa, and Diego Ramirez, who each scored twice.

Norway def. Austria, 16-5

At the end of the first half, Norway held a slight lead against Austria, 5-3. Magnus Ullern jolted two consecutive goals to start a dominant 11-2 to close out the game for the win, 16-5. Norway outshot Austria, 37-23 with 24 shots coming in the last half. Norway’s Ragnar Harr finished with a 64 percent goal percentage in the game. Aksel Kvaal finished the night with three goals for Norway, with five other athletes scoring two goals apiece. Austria’s Adrian Balasch and Marvin Lerch finished with two goals each.

Wales def. Latvia, 10-9

One of the most exciting games of the 2018 FIL Men’s World Championship was this matchup between Wales and Latvia that had two ties, two-goal runs and four-goal runs by both teams before the fourth quarter, with Wales leading, 7-6. In the fourth quarter Latvia continued to knock away at its deficit. Latvia’s Meisons tied the game up with 1:33 left in the game, 9-9. With 39 second remaining, Paul Simpson found the back of the cage for the win, 10-9. Simpson finished the night with a hat trick. Adam Wood’s four goals and Andrew Gresham’s three goals, were the only other scorers for the night.

Latvia was led in goals by Gormans with four goals, with Andris Doktors and Ilajs Lasda contributing a pair each.

Greece def. New Zealand, 12-11

Nate Lewnes could not be stopped as he scored seven goals against New Zealand, with four coming in the first half, and providing Greece an 8-5 lead. New Zealand mounted an attempted comeback in the final 40 minutes, outscoring Greece, 6-4, with Toby Delamore scoring twice. Greece held onto its lead in the final 2:06 of the game to win, 12-11.

Russia def. Peru, 18-9

Russia started quick within the first 14:25 of the game with a 4-1 run over Peru. The second quarter momentum changed to Peru with a 4-2 run to trail, 7-6, at halftime. The third quarter volleyed back and forth, with Russia building a 10-8 lead. The fourth was all Russia. Donnie Howard closed out the night with his sixth goal, to double up Peru, 18-9. Joining in the Russian scoring spree was Eugene Arkhipov with three goals, and Ziven Fowler and Dmitriy Khamin scoring two goals each. Peru’s Isaiah Arteaga, Spencer Rojo and Oscar Quispe each scored two goals.

Korea def. Uganda, 12-4

Alex Millin scored the first two goals for Korea and built a 6-1 lead over Uganda at half. Millin found the net three more consecutive times, for a five-goal night, in the second half, and the win, 12-4. Korea’s goalie had a 75 percent save percentage, having seen 27 shots. Also joining Millin for goals was Hyunmean Mo and Eungyoo Ryoo with two each.


Australia def. Israel, 9-6

The stadium was filled with fans. The left side was Australia, and the right side was host country Israel, creating an environment that was raucous, energized and fun to watch as both set of fans were in their full fan attire and colors.

“It’s a massive moment to have the fans here. I said to the media in Australia that I couldn’t turn around because I was laughing at some of the songs and saying they had during the game and it was hard to stay focused at times,” said Glenn Meredith. “To have them sitting behind us singing and chanting was fantastic. Some of the boys commented during the game saying that it felt like a home game.”

Now for lacrosse. Australia scored first at 1:05, and that was quickly erased by a four-goal run from Israel, with two goals coming from Israel’s Zachary Pall, 4-1. Mitchell Kennedy of Australia dodged up the middle field and juked for his first of two goals on the night, leaving Australia down, 4-3, at halftime. Australia’s Thomas Graham highlighted a 6-2 run with a pair of goals to win, 9-6. Australia outshot Israel, 39-30. Also contributing two goals on the night for the Aussies was Alex Brown and Christopher Robertson.

This was the first time that Israel has reached the FIL Men’s World Championship quarterfinals, after finishing seventh in 2014. In addition to Pall’s two goals, Joshua Offit and Maxwell Seibald each found the net two times. They are set to play Japan from Wingate Field No. 4 at 6:45 p.m. in the consolation semifinals where the highest finish is fifth place.

Iroquois Nationals def. Puerto Rico, 14-7

The Iroquois Nationals came from behind for another win and advanced to the semifinals on Thursday, after defeating Puerto Rico, 14-7. The Iroquois, down 3-0 after the first, came back with a five-goal second quarter to tie the game up. Five different players scored for the Iroquois Nationals in the second, and the team only took 12 shots.

The precision shots continued in the second half as six different players scored during the Iroquois Nationals’ 9-2 run. The defensive unit for the Iroquois Nationals was stingy in the last three quarters, keeping Puerto Rico to 18 total shots. The Iroquois Nationals converted 9 of their 20 shots in the second half.

Kyle Jackson and Austin Staats each scored three goals. Randy Staats, Miles Thompson, and Ty Thompson deposited two goals each. Puerto Rico’s Kevin McNally scored three times and Desiderio Gonzalez had two goals.

Up next, Iroquois Nationals advance to the semifinals against Canada, set for Thursday at 6 p.m. from Wingate Field No. 1. Puerto Rico drops to the consolation bracket and is paired up with England on Thursday at 9:45 p.m. from Wingate Field No. 4. The consolation bracket determines 5th-8thplace winners.

England def. Ireland, 11-10

Ireland controlled the first 24 minutes going on a 7-1 run with Corey McMahon finding the net twice. England started a comeback at the 27 minute mark off of Alex Russell’s first of two goals, for a six goal comeback tying the game at half, 7-7. Ireland came out in the third and buried two more goals, but England returned with a four-goal run for an 11-9 lead. Ireland had one last minute goal with 31 seconds remaining by Edward Forst, but it was a little too late and not enough. England wins, 11-10. England outshot Ireland 44-25. In addition to Russell’s pair of goals, Samuel Russell, Nicholas Watson, and James Yanes also notched two goals each. Ireland’s Luke Palmadesso also had a pair of goals.

Japan def. Scotland, 11-7

Mikisuke Sekine of Japan propels Japan over Scotland, 11-7, with a hat trick on the night, and scoring two goals in the first half run of 7-1. Scotland outscored Japan in the second half, 6-2, but fell short of a comeback. Japan’s Hiroki Kanaya tabbed two goals on the night. Scotland was led in scoring by Sean Darroch with two goals.

The 2018 FIL Men’s World Championship preliminary competition is set from July 11-16, with pool finals and crossover competition starting on July 15. After 169 games of competition, the 2018 FIL Men’s World Championship gold medalist will be crowned on July 21 at Netanya Stadium. Tickets for the World Championship may be purchased at

Teams will compete in a total of six to eight games each during the 10-day event, with all teams playing to a final placement. 2018 FIL Men’s World Championship schedule.

The majority of the World Championship will be held at Wingate National Sport Institution’s six competition fields. With the limited capacity, the venue will provide an electric atmosphere for the World Championship, with sell-out crowds anticipated.

ESPN and ESPN+ will broadcast the games in the United States from start to finish with 10 days of play on ESPN2 and ESPNU for 14 games, and more than 160 games available on the ESPN+, the first-ever multi-sport, direct-to-consumer subscription streaming service. The FIL Men’s World Championship will also be available in Canada on TSN and locally in Israel on Sport 5. Fans will be able to watch the games in more than 50 countries. The FIL Men’s World Championship Broadcast schedule and links is here.

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The FIL Men’s World Championship started in 1967 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, where the United States defeated Australia for its first of nine World Championship gold medals. In 1974, the second World Championship was held in Melbourne, Australia, with the United States claiming the title. Since then, the event has been held every four years.


2018 FIL Men’s World Championship
Netanya, Israel, July 11-21
Wingate National Sport Institute and Netanya Stadium


Wednesday, July 18

China def. Colombia, 14-6

Chinese Taipei def. Luxembourg, 12-4

Bermuda def. Croatia, 10-1

Czech Republic def. Belgium, 10-8

Jamaica def. Switzerland, 12-6

Mexico def. Turkey, 14-8

Hong Kong def. Poland, 16-5

Sweden def. Argentina, 11-4

Hungary def. Spain, 9-8

Norway def. Austria, 16-5

Wales def. Latvia, 10-9

Greece def. New Zealand, 12-11

Russia def. Peru, 18-9

Korea def. Uganda, 12-4



Australia def. Israel, 9-6

Iroquois Nationals def. Puerto Rico, 14-7

England def. Ireland, 11-10

Japan def. Scotland, 11-7


Tuesday, July 17

Switzerland def. New Zealand, 9-6

Czech Republic def. France, 14-7

Italy def. Philippines def. Italy, 12-11, OT

Latvia def. Norway, 9-8, OT

Spain def. Denmark, 12-7

Canada def. Australia, 13-7

Hungary def. Russia, 14-12

Bermuda  def Chinese Taipei, 10-3

Germany def. Finland, 12-7

Belgium def. Korea, 17-8

Mexico def. Colombia, 22-10

USA def. England, 19-2

Wales def. Austria, 9-5

Jamaica def. Greece, 11-4

Iroquois Nationals def. Scotland, 14-7

Israel def. Ireland, 16-4

Netherlands def. Poland, 9-7

Slovakia def. Argentina, 10-9

Puerto def. Rico Japan, 14-9


Monday, July 16

Latvia def. Sweden, 13-9

Denmark def. Peru, 11-4

Ireland def. Italy, 15-7

France def. Uganda, 14-5

Bermuda def. Luxembourg, 17-2

Israel def. Philippines, 11-8

Mexico def. China, 15-14

Belgium def. Turkey, 11-8

Japan def. Finland, 15-5

New Zealand def. Hong Kong, 11-9

Hungary def. Croatia, 15-3

Australia def. England, 7-6

Wales def. Netherlands, 9-5

Jamaica def. Slovakia, 12-5

Puerto Rico def. Germany, 14-9

Canada def. Iroquois Nationals, 10-5

Austria def. Poland, 12-8

Greece def. Argentina, 12-9

USA def. Scotland, 18-2


Sunday, July 15

Finland def. Norway, 11-9

Russia def. Luxembourg, 24-1

Turkey def. China, 13-12

Germany def. Hong Kong, 12-4

Puerto Rico def. New Zealand, 13-1

Korea def. Mexico, 9-6

Philippines def. Switzerland, 11-5

Jamaica def. Peru, 17-4

Italy def. Sweden, 13-11

Ireland def. Latvia, 12-7

Wales def. Uganda, 17-1

England def. Scotland, 11-8

Belgium def. Colombia, 7-6

Slovakia def. Denmark, 8-5

Argentina def. Czech Republic, 12-8

Hungary def. Bermuda, 7-6

USA def. Canada, 11-10

Iroquois Nationals def. Australia, 16-9

Austria def. Spain, 12-10

Croatia def. Chinese Taipei, 7-6


Saturday, July 14

Hong Kong def. Uganda, 16-1

Japan def. Netherlands, 18-3

Finland def. Colombia, 20-4

Latvia def. Greece, 10-9, OT

Poland def. Luxembourg, 15-6

New Zealand def. Croatia, 16-2

USA def. Australia, 19-1

Germany def. France, 15-4

Sweden def. Hungary, 16-6

Ireland def. Denmark, 14-3

Philippines def. Belgium, 11-4

Switzerland def. Chinese TaiPei, 17-1

Canada def. Scotland, 22-3

Puerto Rico def. Bermuda, 17-3

Italy def. Peru, 13-7

Iroquois Nationals def. England, 18-7

Israel def. Russia, 19-2


Friday, July 13

Greece def. Mexico, 13-8

Austria def. Colombia, 13-7

Uganda def. Luxembourg, 7-6

Spain def. Croatia, 12-9

Japan def. Norway, 24-3

Hong Kong def. Poland, 9-7

Jamaica def. Russia, 17-7

Denmark def. China, 14-4

Australia def. Scotland, 18-6

France def. Korea, 10-6

Argentina def. Hungary, 14-6

Puerto Rico def. Wales, 16-4

Canada def. England, 12-6

Slovakia def. Chinese Taipei, 13-1

Peru def. Turkey, 18-11

Philippines def. Czech Republic, 11-6


Thursday, July 12

Germany def. Korea, 19-5

Poland def. Uganda, 16-4

Switzerland def. Slovakia, 10-6

Norway def. Netherlands, 14-6

New Zealand def. Spain, 9-5

Ireland def. China, 18-3

Latvia def. Mexico, 13-10

Italy def. Turkey, 16-8

Sweden def. Argentina, 13-5

Wales def. Bermuda, 8-4

Finland def. Austria, 11-7

Czech Republic def. Belgium, 15-8

Israel def. Jamaica, 11-3

USA def. Iroquois Nationals, 17-9


Wednesday, July 11

Hong Kong def. Luxembourg, 20-1


FIL Men’s World Championship History

Year – Teams (gold def. silver), Score, Location
2014 – Canada def. USA, 8-5, Denver, Colorado, USA
2010 – USA def. Canada, 12-10, Manchester, England
2006 – Canada def. USA, 15-10, London, Ontario, Canada
2002 – USA def. Canada, 18-15, Perth, Australia
1998 – USA def. Canada, 15-14 (OT), Baltimore, Maryland, USA
1994 – USA def. Australia, 21-7, Manchester, England
1990 – USA def. Canada, 19-15, Perth, Australia
1986 – USA def. Canada, 18-9, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
1982 – USA def. Australia, 22-14, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
1978 – Canada def. USA, 17-16 (OT), Stockport, England
1974 – USA, Three-way tie for 2nd, Melbourne, Australia
1967 – USA def. Australia, 25-11, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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