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.
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 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.
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.
Italy’s defense held on in the closing stages to secure a hard-fought win.
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.
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.
1. United States
10. Puerto Rico
13. Hong Kong, China
23. Czech Republic
25. New Zealand