Six teams advanced from the first round of the playoffs to the quarterfinals on day seven of the 2023 World Lacrosse Men’s Championship on Tuesday.
No. 10 Jamaica pulled off the lone upset of the day with a 7-6 win over No. 7 Italy, and No. 5 England held off No. 12 Puerto Rico with an overtime goal.
The quarterfinals are set for Wednesday, with matches taking place at San Diego State University and the University of San Diego. The top two seeds, the United States and Canada, return to action, while No. 6 Japan takes on No. 3 Haudenosaunee in one of the most highly anticipated matches of the championship.
Australia vs. England – 10 a.m. PT (SDSU Sports Deck)
Haudenosaunee vs. Japan – 1 p.m. PT (SDSU Sports Deck)
Canada vs. Jamaica – 4 p.m. PT (USD Torero Stadium)
United States vs. Israel – 7 p.m. PT (USD Torero Stadium)
Playoffs First Round
No. 6 Japan pulled away from No. 11 Germany, 9-4, in its toughest challenge yet to advance to the quarterfinals.
No. 5 England held off No. 12 Puerto Rico in overtime for a dramatic 7-6 win, with Christian Scarpello firing in the winning goal.
No. 10 Jamaica stunned No. 7 Italy with a 7-6 win for the lone upset of the first round behind a stout defensive effort.
No. 4 Australia used a timely 6-0 run in the third quarter to pull away from No. 11 Netherlands in an 18-7 win.
No. 3 Haudenosaunee recorded a dominant 13-3 win over No. 14 Hong Kong, China, powered by a seven-point effort from Austin Staats.
No. 8 Israel weathered a furious No. 9 Ireland comeback to win 6-5, with each goal coming from a different scorer. Goalkeeper Andrew Morris made nine saves.
No. 23 New Zealand coasted by No. 30 Uganda, 15-2.
No. 27 Sweden earned its first win in the tournament, an 11-6 victory over No. 26 Switzerland.
No. 25 Czech Republic edged No. 28 Austria, 9-8, to pick up its second win.
No. 29 Korea defeated No. 24 Denmark, 7-6, after a dramatic goal with six seconds left to win its first game.
No. 22 Mexico earned its second win with a 5-3 hard-fought battle over No. 15 Wales.
No. 18 France scored the last three goals of the game in the fourth quarter to defeat No. 19 Latvia, 8-5.