The Haudenosaunee dazzled for one final time at the 2023 World Lacrosse Men’s Championship, defeating Australia 11-6 in the bronze medal match on Saturday at Snapdragon Stadium.
The Haudenosaunee have now claimed bronze in the last three men’s championships, each time defeating Australia.
Australia started well, taking a trio of early one-goal leads, but the Haudenosaunee came alive in the second quarter, finishing the half with a four goal run to lead 6-3.
The Haudenosaunee kept the offense rolling in the second half and never let Australia cut the deficit to one.
Austin Staats and Lyle Thompson were the stars of the show as Thompson had three goals and an assist and Staats finished with three goals.
Staats finished his eight-game run in San Diego with 30 goals and 38 points, the most in the tournament.
The Haudenosaunee won five games at the championship, with two wins over Australia and wins over Japan, England and Hong Kong, China.
Australia finished its campaign in San Diego with three wins over teams in the playoff field, including two over rivals England.