Results, Standings and Wednesday Schedule
Japan is proving to be the rising star of the youth movement of Asian Lacrosse, as their U19 team upset the native Haudenosaunee, 11 to 9, in Day 6 of the World Lacrosse Women’s Lacrosse U19 World Championship.
Stormy weather in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, caused a series of delays, however, the strength and resilience of teams and athletes insured a smooth transition during weather delays and ushered in competitive play. As the playoff bracket commenced, Tuesday, games became more crucial and seemed to be played at a higher level, none more the Japan- Haudenosaunee match.
Team Japan’s defense in the closing minutes of the game seemed to be the difference.
“Everyone was taking ownership to challenge (on defense), and we as a staff though they played well,” said Hiroyuki Shoji of Team Japan. “We had a lot of communication on the team. We we’re sharing information, like who’s dangerous, who’s the key person on a play.”
Haudenosaunee’s “home field” advantage, including a boisterous group of backers, didn’t seem to faze Japan, who have their eyes on a greater prize.
“We really want to work for a better ranking from the previous world championship. So, this next game is a must win,” said Yuzuna Ishii of Team Japan.
Japan now moves on to the quarter finals, as they will be taking on the fourth seed from Pool A; Australia. While the Haudenosaunee move into the consolation bracket, where their first match will be against Mexico.
-Mohamed Yusef & Liam Cunningham reporting
2019 World Lacrosse Women’s U19 World Championship
Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, August 1-10
Trent University & Fleming College
RESULTS | TUESDAY | AUGUST 6:
England def. China, 18-9
Chinese Taipei def. Ireland, 10-9
Puerto Rico def. New Zealand, 12-11
Australia def. Mexico, 21-2
Israel def. Kenya, 13-4
Japan def. Haudenosaunee, 11-9
Germany def. Scotland, 10-7
Canada def. Korea, 21-2
Wales def. Czech Republic, 12-10
USA def. Hong Kong, 25-0
AUGUST 7 | TUESDAY SCHEDULE
Mexico vs. Haudenosaunee, 9:00 AM EST
Ireland vs. Jamaica, 9:30 AM EST
Australia vs. Japan, 11:00 PM EST
China vs. Puerto Rico, 12:00 PM EST
Israel vs. Belgium, 12:30 PM EST
England vs. New Zealand, 2:00 PM EST
Scotland vs. Korea, 3:00 PM EST
Germany vs. Canada, 5:00 PM EST
Czech Republic vs. Hong Kong, 6:00 PM EST
Wales vs. USA, 8:00 PM EST
Win-Loss Records (throughout tournament thru Tuesday)
* Belgium and Jamaica knocked out of tournament
United States (4-0) #1 seed moving forward
New Zealand (2-1)
Republic of Korea (2-3)
Czech Republic (3-1)
Chinese Taipei (2-2)
Puerto Rico (5-0)
Hong Kong (2-3)