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Team England U19 place 4th in the World

Team England lose their final game against the Iroquois Nationals who collect the bronze medal with an 18-1 victory. The Iroquois Nationals arguably assembled the best team they have ever fielded at a Federation of International Lacrosse U19 World Championships as they became the second team in the history of the tournament to beat the 7 time World Champions, Team USA.

The Nationals proved why they are so highly regarded by the International Lacrosse community as they displayed their exciting brand of Lacrosse to beat Team England for the Bronze Medal. Team England still retain their fourth place ranking in a tournament which on the way saw them beat Team Australia in an epic fightback game in the pool play, and beat the Czech Republic in the quarters. The semi-final game did not go Team England’s way as they lost out to Team Canada and lined up a Bronze Medal showdown against the Iroquois Nationals.

The Nationals displayed why they beat Team USA with an excellent opening quarter going 5-0 up. Frank Brown was the top point scorer for Iroquois with 3 goals and 1 assist, Johnny Powless and Lyle Thompson each added 3 goals while Randy Staats, Seth Oakes and Quinn Powless each added two goals. Which saw The Nationals run out 18-1 victors.

England’s only goal came from Ryan Hunns who has impressed in this years tournament with some impressive solo efforts including his one handed goal to tie up the game against the Australians. Both English goalies also put in great performances with Mike Connor making 9 and James Hewitt making 4 saves.

Team England Tournament Point Scorers

Daniel Condron (8,2)
Ryan Hunns (8,1)
Ryan Sweetman (5,0
Dane Carney (3,2)
Jake Weddell (3,1)
Matthew Boyd (3,1)
Ryan Curtis (3,0)
Tom Harrison (2,1)
Matthew Collier (1,1)
Sam Dexter (0,2)
Josh Kinder (1,0)
Josh Hurry (1,0)
Oliver Barrett (1,0)
Cameron Parks (0,1)
Jamie Tomlinson (0,1)

Goalies

Mike Connor: 24 Saves | 28 Against (46.15%)
James Hewitt: 29 Saves | 47 Against (38.16%)

Images Copyright @ Mikko Varjo