The top four seeds in the 2023 World Lacrosse Men’s Championship advanced to the semifinals on day eight, each with convincing wins.
The Haudenosaunee ended Japan’s impressive run with a 10-5 victory, and Australia scored another rivalry win over England by a 10-5 scoreline.
Canada and the United States both dominated in their return to action, winning by double-digit margins.
The stage is set for a pair of monumental semifinals on day nine of the championship featuring a quartet of the most storied teams in the men’s game. Both games will be televised on ESPN2 in the United States and TSN in Canada.
Canada vs. Haudenosaunee – 5 p.m. PT (Snapdragon Stadium)
United States vs. Australia – 8 p.m. PT (Snapdragon Stadium)
No. 4 Australia became the first team to advance to the semifinals, defeating rivals No. 5 England, 10-5.
The No. 3 Haudenosaunee showcased their top-end talent in a convincing 10-5 win over No. 6 Japan.
No. 2 Canada coasted into the semifinals with a 20-1 win over No. 10 Jamaica as four different players recorded three or more goals.
The No. 1 United States handled No. 8 Israel in the quarterfinals, 19-3, as Rob Pannell became the all-time leading scorer in United States men’s lacrosse history with 68 career points.
Scotland earned a double overtime 9-8 win over Poland for its third win at the championship.
The Philippines recorded its third win in San Diego with a 13-4 rout over Peru.
Sweden eked out a 12-11 thriller over New Zealand for its second win in a row after pool play.
The Czech Republic won again in placement play with a 10-4 victory over Korea.
Germany rebounded for its fourth win of the championship, a 10-6 takedown of Hong Kong, China.
Austria recorded its first win of the competition by an 11-5 scoreline over Denmark.
Puerto Rico defeated Netherlands 12-2 in a battle between two teams that exited the first round of the playoffs.
Switzerland closed the day with a 13-1 over Uganda for its first win of the tournament.