(ONONDAGA NATION) Below is a recap of the four games played on Day Seven (Thursday) of the 2015 FIL World Indoor Lacrosse Championship.
QUARTERFINAL: Israel 13, Czech Republic 12
Israel edged the Czech Republic 13-12 to advance to the World Indoor Lacrosse Championship semifinals, where it will play Canada at 4:30 p.m. at Onondaga Arena.
Israel is one of six teams taking part in the WILC for the first time.
Noah Miller’s third goal with just under 10 minutes left that put the Israelis up by two proved to be just enough. The Czech’s rallied from an early 5-0 first-quarter deficit to pull within 8-7 early in the third quarter, but could never take the lead.
Říha Jakub tied it at 10 with five minutes left in the third before Israel scored two straight on a power play goal by Dan Deckelbaum and a shorthanded score from Chad Culp to make it 12-10 with 13 minutes to go. The teams swapped goals, including Miller’s final tally, and Košťál Jiří scored for the Czech Republic, then Israel held on for the final 3:11 to secure the win.
QUARTERFINAL: USA 22, Ireland 2
Casey Powell and Drew Snider scored four goals each as the United States defeated Ireland Thursday. The United States will play the Iroquois in Friday’s other semifinal at 7:30 p.m. at Onondaga Arena.
— Staff Reports
LaxMagazine.com (republished with permission)
Thursday’s Other Contests
Australia 17, Serbia 13
Turkey 15, Switzerland 12
WILC 2015 – Day Seven Photos
Photos: Coyote Magic Action Images
Friday’s Schedule and Broadcast/Streaming Sources
Finland vs Germany 10:30A (Onondaga Arena)
Turkey vs Serbia 11:00A (Village Pavilion)
England vs Australia 1:30P (Onondaga Arena)
Czech Republic vs Ireland 2:00P (Village Pavilion)
SEMIFINAL: Canada vs Israel 4:30P (Onondaga Arena)
SEMIFINAL: Iroquois vs USA 7:30P (Onondaga Arena)
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 52 member nations and holds five World Championships (women’s and men’s field, women’s and men’s U19 field and men’s indoor.) 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.