July 13, 2013

Five Teams Join US, Canada as Unbeaten After Day 2

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Israel is among the remaining unbeaten teams in pool play after topping Germany on Friday. 
© Jay Johnston/Game Day Photography

On a night where host Canada earned a huge pool play win over Australia and England equalized its record at 1-1 by topping Wales, several other teams saw action as the FIL World Cup had its second day of pool play.

New Zealand, Ireland, Haudenosaunee, Japan and Israel remain undefeated after two games, with Canada and the U.S. standing at 1-0 with their second games coming tonight.

New Zealand 25, Latvia 3
Player of the Match – NZ's Katie Knaus

A trio of Kiwi's had five-goal games as New Zealand rolled to a 14-2 halftime lead and cruised against Latvia on Friday. Clare Stewart-Hunter, Katie Knaus and MC Holdaway recorded the big scoring days, with Victoria Lelo scoring four times and Stephanie Eaton and Sarah Butler each contributing two goals and an assist to help New Zealand improve to 2-0 in pool play with a game today against Ireland.

Latvia (0-2) had scores from Gretchen and Rachel Lasda as well as Valerija Druzjaka in the loss.

Ireland 16, Netherlands 5
Player of the Match – Ireland's Caroline Peters

Caroline Peters scored five goals to lead the Irish to a 2-0 mark in pool play, earning Player of the Match honors for the second straight game. Robyn Morris (4G) and Victoria Devine (2G, 2A) had strong games on offense for Irealand, while Ashley DeFlumere made seven saves to earn the win.

Mieke den Bakker and Sarah Wyborgh each scored twice for the Netherlands (0-2).

Finland 11, Sweden 4

Sinikka Ijas had five points, including all three of her team's assists, to lead Finland to its first win in pool play. Teija Laitinen added a hat-trick, with Laura Jamsen, Tia Baumgartner adding a pair of goals each.

Teckla Jackson had a hat-trick, scoring two on free positions, to lead Sweden (0-2). Pernilla Malmgren made nine saves.

Israel 13, Scotland 6
Player of the Match: Kimberly Dubansky

Israel is now 2-0 in pool play. Scotland falls to 1-1. Game details are unavailable.

Haudenosaunee 25, Hong Kong 0

Game details unavailable. Haudenosaunee are now 2-0 with a +52 goal differential, while HK falls to 0-2 in pool play.

Japan 23, Austria 2

Game details unavailable. Japan has outscored opponents Hong Kong and Austria by a combined 54-4 in starting 2-0. Austria is 1-1 in pool play.

Germany 19, Korea 2

Germany earned its first win of the tournament, while Korea fell to 0-2. Game details are unavailable.

Schedule: Day 3

Field 1

9:00 – Netherlands v. Finland
11:30 – Japan v. Haudenosaunee
2:00 – Ireland v. New Zealand
4:30 – Wales v. USA7:00 – Canada v. England

Field 5

10:00 – Sweden v. Austria
12:30 – Korea v. Latvia
3:00 – Scotland v. Germany

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