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2014 FIL World Lacrosse Championships: Team USA Men Defeat Canada 10-7 On July 10


 Eight straight goals helped the United States open the 2014 FIL World Championship, presented by Trusted Choice, with a big win over Canada, its championship game opponent in each tournament since 1998. Flipping a 3-0 deficit early in the second quarter to an 8-3 lead deep in the third, the run powered an eventual 10-7 victory for the defending world champion.

Eight straight goals helped the United States open the 2014 FIL World Championship, presented by Trusted Choice, with a big win over Canada, its championship game opponent in each tournament since 1998. Flipping a 3-0 deficit early in the second quarter to an 8-3 lead deep in the third, the run powered an eventual 10-7 victory for the defending world champion.

Midfielder Paul Rabil – the Best and Fairest Player (MVP) of the 2010 world championship in Manchester, England – sparked the rally, assisting on two of the first three scores and scoring unassisted on the fourth goal to give Team USA its first lead of the day. He added another late as the U.S. held off the pesky Canadians, who scored three of the final four goals to keep the pressure on as time wound down.

Jesse Schwartzman and Team USA’s defense kept a very good Canada offense in check. The Canadians were held scoreless over a 30-minute stretch during the U.S. run. Schwartzman made seven saves to earn the win, while Team USA allowed Canada just 20 shots on the night, compared to 40 that its offense generated.

Chris Eck (8-for-16) and Greg Gurenlian (4-for-5) also played a big role for the U.S., locking down the advantage at the “X” over Canada’s Geoff Snider (9-for-21). Five of those wins came on violations, while Eck and Gurenlian were whistled three times.

Team Canada goalie Dillon Ward was outstanding in the losing effort, totaling 18 saves to help his team keep it close despite the U.S. run. Canada’s offense just ran dormant for that long period and never could get closer than within three of the U.S. Zack Greer scored twice for Canada, while Mark Matthews had a goal and an assist.

Rob Pannell and Kevin Buchanan, with two goals and an assist apiece, both also had solid games in their world championship debuts for Team USA. In total, seven players scored goals for coach Richie Meade’s squad. Six of the 10 goals were assisted.

Both teams have an off day as the rest of the tournament kicks off with games all dayFriday. Team USA looks to stay perfect in Blue Division play with Australia – third place in 2010 – on Saturday at 5 p.m. Canada takes on England at 8 p.m. immediately following that contest.

“Lacrosse Magazine March 2014” Issue Released Featuring San Diego’s Jake Seau, Nike/US Lacrosse High School Preview And US Men’s National Team


Lacrosse Magazine March 2014 Issue

COVER STORY – Jake Seau – No Regrets
Jake Seau, the son of late NFL legend Junior Seau, has carved out his own niche in lacrosse as one of the nation’s top high school players out of San Diego.
FEATURES
Nike/US Lacrosse High School Preview
Lacrosse Magazine canvasses the country for the top stories, teams and players in the Nike/US Lacrosse High School Preview
Boys’ National Top 25
Girls’ National Top 25
Region Top 10/Player of the Year Watch Lists
Northeast: Boys | Girls
Midwest: Boys | Girls
South: Boys | Girls
Mid-Atlantic: Boys | Girls
West: Boys | Girls
American Hustle
On a U.S. training team featuring some of the biggest names in lacrosse, everybody’s talking about Matt Abbott. Find out why, and get starry-eyed with analysis of the 30 players to advance.
by Sean Burns and Corey McLaughlin
7-Point Check
As lacrosse explodes nationally, parents encounter more questions than answers. LM consulted some of the sport’s brightest minds and most respected leaders and came away with seven keys to a positive experience.
ACC Eclipse
Don’t avert your eyes, just enjoy the show, with the best lacrosse conference in history going at it this spring.
by Corey McLaughlin
COLUMNS
From the Editor: Don’t Be That Guy
His Space: Call Geppi-Aikens to the Hall
Boyle Point: Specialization’s False Logic
DEPARTMENTS
World Lacrosse 2014
Four years into its existence, the Israeli Lacrosse Association is thriving on a simple precept: “If you’re Jewish, you’re Israeli,” ILA founder Scott Neiss said.
The Scoop
Six years after surviving an explosion, Connor McKemy finds his calling at high point, and ageless wonder John Tavares remains as tenation as ever in the NLL.
Off the Field
Hang out with Albany’s Miles Thompson and learn a thing or two about Native American heritage – and why he trashed his Washington Redskins blanket.