Lacrosse World Championships 2006

World Championships report, 16th July

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Australia 16 - England 3

Australia won their second straight game, dominating England to improve to 2-1 in the tournament. Brendan Mundorf led Australia with four goals, while Nathan Stiglich added three goals.

Quarter scores: 2-0, 6-1, 11-2, 16-3

USA 13 - Canada 12

The United States has historically dominated the World Lacrosse Championships, but Knighthawks star John Grant and Team Canada gave the Americans quite a battle in a potential Championship Game preview on Saturday afternoon. The United States never led by more than two goals, and the game was tied ten times, before Jay Jalbert scored his third goal of the game with only four seconds remaining in regulation.

Grant, who scored four goals and two assists to lead Canada, scored what would have been the game-winner only seconds earlier, but the goal was called off due to a crease violation, setting up Jalbert's heroics.

Canada held a 10-9 lead in the fourth quarter after two consecutive goals by San Jose Stealth forward Jeff Zywicki, but the U.S. outscored Canada 4-2 the rest of the way to come away with a thrilling victory.

Nine different players scored goals for Team USA. Zywicki finished with a game-high five goals.

Quarter scores: 3-4, 6-7, 9-8, 13-12

Iroquois 13 - Japan 11

Buffalo Bandits forward Delby Powless scored four goals to lead the Iroquois Nationals over Japan, 13-11. Japan held a 9-6 lead after three quarters, but the Nationals ended their hopes of an upset victory and their first win of the tournament, outscoring Japan 7-2 in the fourth quarter.

Brett Bucktooth and Matt Alexander added two goals each for the Nationals. Five other players added singles, including Roger Vyse and Gewas Schindler.

Quarter scores: 2-2, 4-5, 6-9, 13-11

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