MEDELLÍN, Colombia – Four teams clinched their spot in the 2023 World Lacrosse Men’s Championship at the 2022 Pan-American Lacrosse Association Men’s World Qualifier in Colombia: Peru, Mexico, Jamaica and Puerto Rico.
Jamaica and Puerto Rico clinched their spots on Tuesday after finishing atop their groups with two wins each. Peru and Mexico qualified on Wednesday after both winning in the quarterfinals. Peru defeated the U.S. Virgin Islands, 12-5, and Mexico defeated Colombia, 14-7. The four teams remaining will play out semifinals and a medal round.
The four PALA teams bring the number of qualified teams for San Diego to 25, joining 10 automatic qualifiers and 11 nations that qualified from the European Lacrosse Federation in April.
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Jamaica will take on Mexico in the first semifinal at 11 a.m. CT on Thursday, July 21, while Puerto Rico will face Mexico later at 2 p.m. CT. The bronze medal match will begin at 9 a.m. CT on Friday, July 22, followed by the gold medal match at 12:30 p.m. CT.
Full results from the tournament so far can be found below:
Colombia 2, Jamaica 7
Puerto Rico 10, Mexico 5
U.S. Virgin Islands 4, Jamaica 5
Peru 3, Puerto Rico 17
Colombia 5, U.S. Virgin Islands 4 (OT)
July 20 – Quarterfinals
Colombia 7, Mexico 14
Peru 12, U.S. Virgin Islands 5