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Israel routed Germany 15-1, earning a spot in the top bracket and a date with Australia today for a chance to play top-seed United States in the semifinals. (Scott McCall)
Israel routed Germany 15-1, earning a spot in the top bracket and a date with Australia today for a chance to play top-seed United States in the semifinals. (Scott McCall)

Canada Secures Second Seed; FIL Bracket Set

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The seeding beind Team USA for the remaining action at the FIL World Championships as Canada beat Australia 12-4 to wrap up the number two seed in a game that ended just after midnight local time Tuesday.

Canada earned a bye into the semifinals, where they will play the winner of No. 3 seed Iroquois Nationals and Scotland, which played its way into the 1-8 zone of the bracket with a 16-12 win over New Zealand. Australia is the No. 4 seed and will face Israel, a 15-1 winner over Germany.

Australia's James Lawerson opened the scoring four minutes into the game, but the Aussies then went scoreless for the next 45 minutes as Canada pulled away. Canadian goalie Dillon Ward made 10 saves while going the distance for the victory. Adam Jones led the offense with three goals and Mark Matthews had two. Anson Carter had two for Australia.

Japan 13, England 12 (OT)

Ken Ikegawa scored the game-winning goal in overtime off a nice dish to the crease from Wataru Tsugu as Japan edged England 13-12 to earn the No. 5 seed in the Blue Division. England finished sixth.

Japan led 11-8 late in the fourth quarter, but England rallied and sent it into overtime on Colin Clive's goal with nine seconds left in regulation.

Ikegawa, Yuji Tadahira, Shunki Hatada and Andrew Lay all had two goals for Japan. Japan will play New Zealand at 12 noon tomorrow on ESPN3 and can finish as high as fifth.

England got four goals from Clive and three goals from Aaron Prosser. They'll play Germany at 2 p.m. tomorrow and can also finish as high as fifth.

Israel 15, Germany 1

Israel advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2014 Federation of International Lacrosse World Championship, presented by Trusted Choice, by defeating Germany 15-1 in a play-in game Tuesday morning.

Matthew Cherry had four goals and an assist while Ari Sussman and Noah Miller each added three goals. Israel goalie Henry Altschuler made seven saves while allowing no goals in three quarters of action. Israel advances to Wednesday's quarterfinal round when it will play the Blue No. 4 seed at 7 p.m.

Germany will play the England at 2 p.m. Germany can still finish as high as fifth in the event.

Scotland 16, New Zealand 12

Scotland celebrates during its victory over New Zealand, which sent it to the top bracket and a chance to take on the Iroquois Nationals on Wednesday. (Scott McCall)

Scotland outscored New Zealand 10-4 in the first half, powerd by a seven-goal second quarter, and advanced to the quarterfinals with a 16-12 victory. Scotland will play the No. 3 seed from the Blue Division in the quarters at 4 p.m. on Wednesday.

A three-goal run for New Zealand cut Scotland's lead to 5-4 midway through the second quarter, but Scotland scored the final five goals of the half to pull away. Kyle Buchanan paced Scotland with four goals and two assists and Ethan Harris made 12 saves.

Jeremy Kincaid had three goals for New Zealand which will play the number five seed from the Blue Division tomorrow at 12 noon. New Zealand can still finish as high as fifth place.

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Switzerland 7, Wales 5

Switzerland scored the last five goals of the game to rally past Wales 7-5. Tyson Ehinger made eight saves in the win and held Wales scoreless for the final 26 minutes. Joni Schreiber scored the go-ahead goal with 5:19 to play and Thierry Frei iced it with 0:01 left in the game. Frei and Luis Zurkirchen each had two goals for Switzerland. Paul Simpson had a goal and an assist for Wales.

Switzerland plays tomorrow at 9 a.m. and can still finish as high as ninth. Wales is off until Thursday at 1 p.m. and can finish as high as 17th.

Korea 23, Costa Rica 3

Korea earned its first win with a big 23-3 victory over Costa Rica. Jae Chun Lee and Bumsuck Yoo each had four goals with Lee adding two assists. Luis Alonso Acuna Murillo led Costa Rica with two goals. Korea can finish as high as 33rd place and next plays on Thursday at 10:30 a.m. Costa Rica will play Colombia on Thursday in the 37th place game.

Turkey 6, Slovakia 5 (OT)

Turkey edged Slovakia 6-5 in overtime with Ismail Bilgin netting the game-winner with 2:03 left in the first overtime. Jacob Adoni came up big once again, making 16 saves for Turkey.

Hunter Barnett led Turkey with two goals and an assist and they will now play Italy tomorrow at 8:30 a.m. in a game on ESPN3. They can finish as high as 17th place. Martin Kramar had two goals and Ivan Cernak had four assists for Slovakia. Slovakia next plays on Thursday at 8:30 a.m. and can finish as high as 25th.

Ireland 12, Czech Republic 10

Ireland outscored the Czech Republic 5-0 to rally for a 12-10 victory. Michael Shea opened the fourth quarter scoring one minute in to cut the Czech lead to 10-8 and then midway through the quarter, Ireland ripped off four goals in a span of just over three minutes to switch the game.

Shea led Ireland with four goals and they will now play Switzerland tomorrow morning at 9 a.m. They can finish as high as ninth place. The Czech Republic was led by Pavel Dosly with four goals and an assist. They will be off until Thursday and can finish as high as 13th.

Finland 7, Netherlands 6

Finland outscored the Netherlands 3-1 in the final quarter to rally for a 7-6 win. Roope Jokela led Finland with three goals and Jarno Aaltonen scored twice in the fourth quarter. Finland plays tomorrow morning at 9 a.m. and can finish as high as ninth. The Netherlands got four goals from Scott Janssen and they will now be off until Thursday. Then can finish as high as 13th.

Hong Kong 15, Bermuda 11

Van Sternbergh netted five goals in Hong Kong's 15-11 win over Bermuda, a game highlighted by a 6-0 second quarter for the victorys. Hong Kong will play Latvia tomorrow morning at 11:30 a.m. and they can finish as high as 17th. Bermuda got four goals from Douglas Bell and will next play Thursday. They can finish as high as 21st.

Austria 15, France 4

Austria scored the first five goals of the game and cruised past France 15-4. Gabriel Wagner had four goals and Klaus Hauer had five assists for Austria, who will play Thailand at noon tomorrow and can finish as high as 25th. Gregoire Rouet had a goal and an assist for France in the loss. France is off until Thursday and can finish as high as 29th.

Thailand 14, China 10

Thailand jumped on top of China 6-1 after the first quarter, but China clawed back, pulling to within 7-5 early in the third quarter, but then Thailand scored four straight to put the game away. Colton McCaffrey led Thailand with five goals, including two goals during the pivotal run in the third quarter. Liew Pornkulwat added four goals and three assists. Thailand will play tomorrow at 12 noon and can finish as high as 25th place.

Tyler Buchan led led China with six goals and Michael Tsiang won 15-of-23 faceoffs. China plays Korea tomorrow at 10:30 and can finish as high as 33rd.

Belgium 10, Uganda 4

Belgium held Uganda scoreless for the first 36 minutes of the game, leading 7-0, and cruised to a 10-4 win. David Taylor and Kevin McKeown each had three goals. Belgium will play Russia tomorrow at 9 a.m. and can finish as high as 25th. Casiro Onen had a goal and an assist for Uganda, which will play Argentina on Thursday at 10 a.m. and can finish as high as 33rd.

Latvia 15, Norway 8

Gatis Zeps, Glebs Supenko and Arturs Krastins all had three goals for Latvia and Eli Lasda had two goals and four assists for Latvia. Aksel Kvaal, Jesper Norman Hjorth and Jakob Spieler Palmers all had two goals for Norway. Latvia will play tomorrow at 11:30 a.m. and can finish as high as 17th place. Norway will be off until Thursday and can finish as high as 25th place.

Russia 11, Spain 6

Russia jumped out to a 4-1 lead after one quarter and beat Spain behind four goals from Eugene Arkipov. Danny DiBono led Spain with three. Russia plays tomorrow at 9 a.m. and can finish as high as 25th. Spain is off unti Thursday and can finish as high as 29th.

Argentina 13, Colombia 6

Argentina picked up its first victory as Octavio Bernabo scored six goals and Michael Gvozden made 19 saves against Colombia. Cam Scully-Ramirez had three goals for Colombia. Both teams are off tomorrow. Argentina can still finish as high as 33rd place. Colombia will play on Thursday at 2 p.m. in the 37th place game.


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