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Team USA Men’s Lacrosse Top Australia 16-7 On July 12; Face Japan In Game 3 Of Pool Play

For Australia, the sight of yellow flags flying into the twilight sky was exactly what they wanted to see Saturday. It started almost immediately, when goony-looking Callum Robinson nailed Team USA's Max Seibald with a late hit after Seibald scored and then baited Team USA's Brendan Mundorf into a shoving match less than two minutes into the game.

For Australia, the sight of yellow flags flying into the twilight sky was exactly what they wanted to see Saturday. It started almost immediately, when goony-looking Callum Robinson nailed Team USA’s Max Seibald with a late hit after Seibald scored and then baited Team USA’s Brendan Mundorf into a shoving match less than two minutes into the game.

Robinson, the 6-foot-4, 230-pound defenseman whose shoulder-length hair reflects his alter ego as an avid surfer, and Mundorf both wound up in the penalty box. It set the tone for a 16-penalty slugfest, with the U.S. pulling away in the fourth quarter for a 16-7 victory.

“They gotta earn respect from us and we gotta earn respect from them. We don’t want to give them too much, and we don’t want to give them too little,” said Robinson, a Wembley Lacrosse Club export who is one of the top defensemen in NCAA Division III at Stevenson. “We just tried to beat ’em up a little bit and run with ’em.”

The strategy kept the game close. Matt Diver’s second man-up goal with 3:30 remaining in the third quarter pulled Australia, which defeated Japan in double-overtime Friday, within five at 11-6.

But Team USA, bolstered by a 17-for-23 combined faceoff performance by Chris Eck and Greg Gurenlian and an inspired effort on both ends of the field by Paul Rabil, finished the game on a 5-1 run that included Rabil scoring on a hidden-ball trick.

Rabil and Dave Lawson scored four goals apiece, Marcus Holman had three goals and an assist, and Rob Pannell added two goals and two assists.

“Teams want to be physical. Their defense checked hard and played hard. We were a little stagnant at times offensively,” Holman said. “We stayed with it and got some good goals.”

Team USA amassed nine minutes on nine penalties. Australia had seven penalties for 5 minutes, 30 seconds.

“You can’t take a ton of penalties,” Lawson said. “That’s something we definitely need to improve on.”

Team USA improved to 2-0 and moved into first place in the Blue Division. The U.S. will play Japan on Sunday. Australia fell to 1-1 and will meet England.

International Women’s Lacrosse: Video Highlights Of The “2011 Asia Pacific Lacrosse Tournament” Held On July 3-8 In New Zealand Won By Japan

Team Played Won Lost Goal Diff Points
Japan U22 5 5 0   10
Aus U23 5 4 1   8
NZ U19 5 3 2   6
Kiwi All Starz 5 2 3   4
Hong Kong 5 1 4   2
South Korea 5 0 5   0

Team USA Women’s Lacrosse U-19 Defeats Japan 19-5 On Aug 4 In First Round Of The 2011 FIL Women’s U-19 World Lacrosse Championships

American midfielder Kayla Treanor scored back-to-back goals to open play, and Team USA never looked back as they raced to a 19-5 win over Japan in their first game of the 2011 FIL U19 Women’s World Cup.

The win over Japan gives the U.S. a 1-0 record at the tournament. They will face their next opponent, Canada, tomorrow at 3 p.m. local time.

The U.S. never trailed in the victory, and attacker Erin McMunn led all scorers with 6 goals. McMunn was named player of the match for her efforts, an unexpected gift on her 18th birthday.

“It feels great to get our first win. The girls played so well. It was a tough Japan team that kind of startled us in the beginning a little bit, but it was fun to see the girls make the adjustments and start to pull away from a very good team,” said American head coach Krystin Porcella.

Despite Treanor’s quick start, Team Japan’s zone defense disrupted the Americans’ rhythm in the first half. Japanese attacker Tamoko Takarada (3g) cut the score to 6-4 midway through the first period on an unassisted goal, prompting a time out.

“Japan was throwing some stuff at us we hadn’t seen yet, and they were doing a very good job of it, so I said ‘Let’s regroup here, and take a deep breath, and go out and play our style of lacrosse instead of playing into their game which is what they wanted us to do,’” said Porcella.

The Americans responded with eight unanswered goals, putting the match out of reach. Seven different players scored for Team USA, led by McMunn and with hat tricks from Treanor, Cortney Fortunato and Jennifer Cook. Madison Acton, Covie Stanwick and Taylor Trimble each added a single goal. Kelsey Duryea started in goal for the Americans and made four saves in the first half; Allie Murray relieved her at the break and added three saves.

2010 World Lacrosse Championships: Team USA Defeated Japan 20-5 And Will Face Canada In FIL World Championships Final

THE United States took no mercy on Japan as they powered into this year’s FIL World Championships final.

The eight-time winners stormed to a 20-5 victory having started in fine fashion by winning the opening quarter 8-1. Star player Paul Rabil led from the front with four goals, while Kyle Dixon and Drew Westervelt both scored hat-tricks as the US had the game won at half-time as they led 6-0.

CANADA had few problems as they breezed past Australia and into this year’s showcase final against the United States.

The defending champions eased to a 15-6 victory in Manchester and will now play their arch-rivals the US in a repeat of the 2006 final in Ontario. Many will have expected that match up, but Australia were understandably out to spring a surprise.But although the men from Down Under led 3-2 early in the contest, Canada raised their game to make it six wins out of six in this year’s tournament.

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2010 World Lacrosse Championships: “Play-In” Games Feature Italy Defeating Switzerland 7-6, Japan Defeating Netherlands 14-8, And Australia Over Scotland 20-11 (Video)

2010 World Lacrosse Championships: Japan Defeated Australia 11-9 For Biggest Upset Of Tournament (Video)

JAPAN has taken a major step towards reaching this year’s FIL World Championships semi-finals with their best-ever win in international competition.

Sixth last time around in Ontario, Canada, the Japanese sprung a shock 11-9 victory over Australia – the tournament’s third seed – in a breathtaking Blue Division clash at the University of Manchester Armitage Centre yesterday

2010 World Lacrosse Championships: England Defeats Japan 13-12 In Final Seconds Of Second Overtime; Team USA Defeats Germany 22-4 (Video)

ENGLAND gave the home supporters plenty to smile about with a breathtaking overtime victory over Japan today at the 2010 FIL Men’s World Lacrosse Championships in Manchester.

The hosts looked to be heading to a shock defeat at the University of Manchester Armitage Centre as Japan caused plenty of problems in the pair’s eagerly-anticipated clash.

But Dave Elwood’s ambitious team stepped up to the plate when it mattered the most to clinch a famous 13-12 victory.

And with their second win in the Blue Division are now well-placed to reach the semi-finals of this year’s prestigious competition, one which has attracted a record 29 countries with the Iroquois having now officially been told they cannot be fitted into the playing schedule so late in the tournament.

England still have Canada and the United States to play in the group stages but, barring the form book not going to plan, Elwood’s men are in a strong position to progress to the next phase.

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