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Twenty-two teams finalize spots on Day Ten

England v Japan - 06.30.2023

Day ten at the 2023 World Lacrosse Men’s Championship featured 22 teams battling for their final placement with one dramatic game after another.

Japan upended England 8-4 to finish in fifth place and finish above a Pool A team.

Shinya Tateishi led the offensive effort with three goals. Goalkeeper Shogo Oshima added six saves.

Scotland edged France 6-5 to finish in 17th place.

Jack Crawley scored the game-winning goal with just over three minutes to play.

Philippines vs Mexico -06_30_23_Rady

The Philippines narrowly fended off Mexico for an 8-6 win to claim 15th place, the best spot outside of the playoff teams.

Neil Macalada scored the go-ahead goal with three minutes to play and Chase Ladrido added an insurance goal just over a minute later.

Israel v Jamaica – 06.30.2023

Israel claimed a dramatic 8-7 win over Jamaica in overtime to finish in seventh place.

Bryan Rotatori scored the walk-off winner.

Latvia coasted past Peru 13-7 to finish in 21st place.

Andrew Doktors and Girts Sprogis had four goals each for Latvia.

Poland vs Wales -06_30_23_Rady

Wales won the 19th place grudge match against Poland, 7-5.

Robert Hopkins and Andrew Gresham each had two goals in the win.

New Zealand withstood a late comeback from Korea to win 10-8 in the 25th place game.

New Zealand led 9-5 after a second half three-goal run, but Korea answered with one of its own to cut the lead to one with three minutes to play.

Kaspar White-Harris, John Clayton and Andrew Clayton each had two goals while John Clayton added two assists.

Italy staved off a frenetic comeback from Puerto Rico to win 10-9 and claim ninth place.

Italy led 9-2 at halftime and Puerto Rico battled all the way back to trail at 10-9 with nine minutes left in the fourth quarter.

Puerto Rico v Italy – 06.30.2023

Italy’s defense held on in the closing stages to secure a hard-fought win.

Hong Kong vs Netherlands – 06.25.23

Hong Kong, China held off the Netherlands to take home a solid 10-7 win, good for 13th place in the championship.

Dash Tsai scored a hat trick and Tony Ko, Logan Ip and Evan Mok-Lamme added multi-point efforts. Goalkeeper Marco Fung made 12 saves.

Hong Kong vs Netherlands – 06.25.23

Germany defeated Ireland in overtime, 8-7, to claim a dramatic win in the 11th place game.

Wynton Bastian scored the game-winning goal. Lasse Volquardsen had a goal and three assists while Per-Anders Olters totaled four goals and two assists.

The Czech Republic fought off Sweden for an 8-7 win in overtime to claim 23rd place.

Pavel Srch scored the game-winner to complete a dramatic second half comeback after the Czech Republic trailed 6-2. Srch, Tomas Knotek and Jiri Loskot all had two goals.

Final Standings:

1. United States
2. Canada
3. Haudenosaunee
4. Australia
5. Japan
6. England
7. Israel
8. Jamaica
9. Italy
10. Puerto Rico
11. Germany
12. Ireland
13. Hong Kong, China
14. Netherlands
15. Philippines
16. Mexico
17. Scotland
18. France
19. Wales
20. Poland
21. Latvia
22. Peru
23. Czech Republic
24. Sweden
25. New Zealand
26. Korea
27. Switzerland
28. Austria
29. Denmark
30. Uganda

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