USA Scores with One Second Left to Claim 10th FIL Men’s World Championship Gold Medal

//USA Scores with One Second Left to Claim 10th FIL Men’s World Championship Gold Medal

USA Scores with One Second Left to Claim 10th FIL Men’s World Championship Gold Medal


Photo Credit: US Lacrosse

July 21, 2018

NETANYA, ISRAEL – Tom Schreiber of the United States bookmarked the game with goals and is credited with the first and winning goals of the game over Canada, 9-8. The last goal left just one click on the clock, and the United States won its 10thFIL Men’s World Championship gold medal. The 2018 FIL Men’s World Championship was held at Wingate Sports Institute, with the opening ceremonies and gold-medal game at Netanya Stadium, July 11-21.

The hype leading into the 2018 FIL Men’s World Championship was at an all-time high. The two lacrosse powerhouses collided earlier in the week in preliminary pool play, with the United States scoring two goals in the final 3:04 to win, 11-10. Today’s game is the third FIL Men’s World Championship decided by one goal. The United States and Canada played an epic game that is considered one of the best of all-time.

“There were so many plays, so many great players, it was intense from beginning to end, and it is one of those things that one of the teams had to lose. The Canadian team played so well for so long,” said John Danowski, U.S. Men’s Head Coach. “Our guys ended up making just one more play at the end of the day.

The United States built an early 2-0 lead in the first. Canada returned with a four-goal burst over the next 7:15, and a pair of goals in the closing minutes of the second quarter, for a 6-4 lead. Curtis Dickson of Canada scored two of his three goals in this stretch.

Ryan Brown and Marcus Holman tied the game up in the third quarter with two goals. Holman’s goal was a low screaming skipping shot finding the back of the cage. The energy in the game was increasing, on the third tie in the game.

Brown tied the game for the fifth and final time when he hit his hat trick goal with 3:03 remaining. Canada returned on the next possession passing the ball with a strong press from the United States defense. With less than two minutes, Canada’s Jeffrey Teat fired a high shot into the crossbar that gave the United States another chance.

The United States controlled the ball in the last 10 seconds with the first two shots sailing wide of the crease. With four seconds left, USA’s Rob Pannell hits Schreiber powering in for the winning goal with one second left to play.

“I just think we just had a little opening, Rob had his head up and I cut a little and hoped for the best and a good thing happened,” said Schreiber. “I know I had the stick in my wrong hand, and gotten yelled at a few times for that but it paid off today. The fact that this game had to literally go to the last second speaks to the quality of the two teams. I have a ton of respect for the guys on the other side. In some ways, it’s a shame the game had to end that way and didn’t keep going. But we’ll certainly take it.”

Schreiber will also enter the lacrosse history books as the first father-son duo to win a gold medal at the FIL Men’s World Championship. Tom’s father, Doug, won a gold medal for the United States in 1974.

The two teams have met each other in the FIL Men’s World Championship game nine times, with the United States having won six.

The United States was led in tournament scoring by Brown with 25 goals, and Holman with 17 goals. Rob Pannell, Paul Rabil and Jordan Wolf led Team USA with 11 assists each. Goalie John Galloway finished the tournament with a 47 percent save percentage.

Canada was paced by Dickson with 19 goals. Ben McIntosh and Mark Cockerton finished with 14 and 13 goals, respectively. Jeffrey Teat led assists with 13, and Mark Matthews finished with 11. Dillon Ward finished with 74 saves for a 65 percent save percentage.

Michael Ehrhardt of the United States was name the 2018 FIL Men’s World Championship Tournament Most Valuable Player. Ehrhardt is a defensemen for Team USA. The Outstanding Attackman was Curtis Dixon of Canada; Outstanding Midfielder was Tom Schreiber, USA; Outstanding Defender Michael Ehrhardt, USA; and Outstanding Goalie was Dillon Ward, Canada.

The Federation of International Lacrosse also announced the 2018 FIL World Championship All-World Team at the end of the game:

Attack – Rob Pannell, USA; Ryan Brown, USA; Curtis Dickson, Canada

Mid-Field – Tom Schreiber, USA; Austin Staats, Iroquois Nationals; Ben McIntosh, Canada

Defense – Michael Ehrhardt, USA; Graeme Hossack, Canada; Ryland Rees, Canada

Goalie – Dillon Ward, Canada


At the 2018 FIL Men’s World Championship a new portal was release,FIL’s FanHub,which provides one location for fans to see and read all the content written about the 2018 FIL Men’s World Championship. Content is featured from media outlets, social media channels, the World Championship host site as well as original content from FIL’s media services team.

The FIL Men’s World Championship started in 1967 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, where the United States defeated Australia for its first of nine World Championship gold medals. In 1974, the second World Championship was held in Melbourne, Australia, with the United States claiming the title. Since then, the event has been held every four years.


2018 FIL Men’s World Championship
Netanya, Israel, July 11-21
Wingate National Sport Institute and Netanya Stadium


Saturday, July 21

USA def. Canada, 9-8


Friday, July 20

3rd– Iroquois Nationals def. Australia, 14-12

5th– England def. Japan, 11-9

7th– Israel def. Puerto Rico,12-1

9th– Germany def. Philippines,8-5

11th– Scotland def. Ireland, 14-10

13th– Jamaica def. Wales, 10-7

15th– Finland def. Italy, 16-3

17th– Norway def. Latvia,10-9

19th– Greece def. Switzerland, 8-6

21st– New Zealand def. Netherlands,10-6

23rd– Slovakia def. Austria,11-9

25th– Sweden def. Czech Republic, 9-7

27th– Hong Kong def. Hungary,15-5

29th– Argentina def. Belgium, 12-8

31st– Spain def. Poland, 9-4

33rd– France def. Denmark, 13-7

35th– Korea def. Russia,12-7

37th– Bermuda def. Mexico, 9-6

39th– Peru def. Uganda,11-10

41st– Chinese Taipei def. China,8-7

43rd– Croatia def. Turkey, 15-8

45th– Colombia def. Luxembourg, 13-10


Thursday, July 19

Chinese Taipei def. Turkey, 15-9

Belgium def. Poland, 12-11

Wales def. Italy, 15-4

Czech Republic def. Hong Kong, 9-8

Argentina def. Spain, 16-12

Jamaica def. Finland, 8-7, OT

Denmark def. Korea, 11-7

Sweden def. Hungary, 14-8

Germany def. Ireland, 14-5

New Zealand def. Slovakia, 10-9

China def. Croatia, 15-10

Philippines def. Scotland, 12-6

Bermuda def. Peru, 16-4

Netherlands def. Austria, 10-7

Norway def. Switzerland, 7-5

France def. Russia, 17-8

Japan def. Israel, 10-9

Latvia def. Greece, 14-9

Mexico def. Uganda, 19-3

England def. Puerto Rico, 11-4


Canada def. Iroquois Nationals, 15-4

USA def. Australia, 14-5


Wednesday, July 18

China def. Colombia, 14-6

Chinese Taipei def. Luxembourg, 12-4

Bermuda def. Croatia, 10-1

Czech Republic def. Belgium, 10-8

Jamaica def. Switzerland, 12-6

Mexico def. Turkey, 14-8

Hong Kong def. Poland, 16-5

Sweden def. Argentina, 11-4

Hungary def. Spain, 9-8

Norway def. Austria, 16-5

Wales def. Latvia, 10-9

Greece def. New Zealand, 12-11

Russia def. Peru, 18-9

Korea def. Uganda, 12-4



Australia def. Israel, 9-6

Iroquois Nationals def. Puerto Rico, 14-7

England def. Ireland, 11-10

Japan def. Scotland, 11-7


Tuesday, July 17

Switzerland def. New Zealand, 9-6

Czech Republic def. France, 14-7

Italy def. Philippines def. Italy, 12-11, OT

Latvia def. Norway, 9-8, OT

Spain def. Denmark, 12-7

Canada def. Australia, 13-7

Hungary def. Russia, 14-12

Bermuda  def Chinese Taipei, 10-3

Germany def. Finland, 12-7

Belgium def. Korea, 17-8

Mexico def. Colombia, 22-10

USA def. England, 19-2

Wales def. Austria, 9-5

Jamaica def. Greece, 11-4

Iroquois Nationals def. Scotland, 14-7

Israel def. Ireland, 16-4

Netherlands def. Poland, 9-7

Slovakia def. Argentina, 10-9

Puerto def. Rico Japan, 14-9


Monday, July 16

Latvia def. Sweden, 13-9

Denmark def. Peru, 11-4

Ireland def. Italy, 15-7

France def. Uganda, 14-5

Bermuda def. Luxembourg, 17-2

Israel def. Philippines, 11-8

Mexico def. China, 15-14

Belgium def. Turkey, 11-8

Japan def. Finland, 15-5

New Zealand def. Hong Kong, 11-9

Hungary def. Croatia, 15-3

Australia def. England, 7-6

Wales def. Netherlands, 9-5

Jamaica def. Slovakia, 12-5

Puerto Rico def. Germany, 14-9

Canada def. Iroquois Nationals, 10-5

Austria def. Poland, 12-8

Greece def. Argentina, 12-9

USA def. Scotland, 18-2


Sunday, July 15

Finland def. Norway, 11-9

Russia def. Luxembourg, 24-1

Turkey def. China, 13-12

Germany def. Hong Kong, 12-4

Puerto Rico def. New Zealand, 13-1

Korea def. Mexico, 9-6

Philippines def. Switzerland, 11-5

Jamaica def. Peru, 17-4

Italy def. Sweden, 13-11

Ireland def. Latvia, 12-7

Wales def. Uganda, 17-1

England def. Scotland, 11-8

Belgium def. Colombia, 7-6

Slovakia def. Denmark, 8-5

Argentina def. Czech Republic, 12-8

Hungary def. Bermuda, 7-6

USA def. Canada, 11-10

Iroquois Nationals def. Australia, 16-9

Austria def. Spain, 12-10

Croatia def. Chinese Taipei, 7-6


Saturday, July 14

Hong Kong def. Uganda, 16-1

Japan def. Netherlands, 18-3

Finland def. Colombia, 20-4

Latvia def. Greece, 10-9, OT

Poland def. Luxembourg, 15-6

New Zealand def. Croatia, 16-2

USA def. Australia, 19-1

Germany def. France, 15-4

Sweden def. Hungary, 16-6

Ireland def. Denmark, 14-3

Philippines def. Belgium, 11-4

Switzerland def. Chinese TaiPei, 17-1

Canada def. Scotland, 22-3

Puerto Rico def. Bermuda, 17-3

Italy def. Peru, 13-7

Iroquois Nationals def. England, 18-7

Israel def. Russia, 19-2


Friday, July 13

Greece def. Mexico, 13-8

Austria def. Colombia, 13-7

Uganda def. Luxembourg, 7-6

Spain def. Croatia, 12-9

Japan def. Norway, 24-3

Hong Kong def. Poland, 9-7

Jamaica def. Russia, 17-7

Denmark def. China, 14-4

Australia def. Scotland, 18-6

France def. Korea, 10-6

Argentina def. Hungary, 14-6

Puerto Rico def. Wales, 16-4

Canada def. England, 12-6

Slovakia def. Chinese Taipei, 13-1

Peru def. Turkey, 18-11

Philippines def. Czech Republic, 11-6


Thursday, July 12

Germany def. Korea, 19-5

Poland def. Uganda, 16-4

Switzerland def. Slovakia, 10-6

Norway def. Netherlands, 14-6

New Zealand def. Spain, 9-5

Ireland def. China, 18-3

Latvia def. Mexico, 13-10

Italy def. Turkey, 16-8

Sweden def. Argentina, 13-5

Wales def. Bermuda, 8-4

Finland def. Austria, 11-7

Czech Republic def. Belgium, 15-8

Israel def. Jamaica, 11-3

USA def. Iroquois Nationals, 17-9


Wednesday, July 11

Hong Kong def. Luxembourg, 20-1


FIL Men’s World Championship History

Year – Teams (gold def. silver), Score, Location

2018 – USA def. Canada, 9-8, Netanya, Israel

2014 – Canada def. USA, 8-5, Denver, Colorado, USA

2010 – USA def. Canada, 12-10, Manchester, England

2006 – Canada def. USA, 15-10, London, Ontario, Canada

2002 – USA def. Canada, 18-15, Perth, Australia

1998 – USA def. Canada, 15-14 (OT), Baltimore, Maryland, USA

1994 – USA def. Australia, 21-7, Manchester, England

1990 – USA def. Canada, 19-15, Perth, Australia

1986 – USA def. Canada, 18-9, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

1982 – USA def. Australia, 22-14, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

1978 – Canada def. USA, 17-16 (OT), Stockport, England

1974 – USA, Three-way tie for 2nd, Melbourne, Australia

1967 – USA def. Australia, 25-11, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

About the FIL

The Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) is the international governing body for men’s and women’s lacrosse. The FIL currently has 60 member nations and holds five World Championships: Men’s Lacrosse World Championship; Under-19 Men’s Lacrosse World Championship; Men’s World Indoor Lacrosse Championship; Women’s Lacrosse World Cup; and Under-19 Women’s Lacrosse World Championship. Each event is held on a quadrennial basis. The FIL is responsible for the governance and integrity of all forms of lacrosse and provides responsive and effective leadership to support the sports’ development throughout the world.

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