One game for all the marbles. Canada and USA face off in the World U19 Gold Medal. Canada with a chance to make history
For the first time since the tournament’s inception back in 1988, the United States lost a game at the U19s. Then remarkably they lost again. Some people questioned the heart of the American team stating they ‘must feel embarrassed to be first group to lose a game’. Which is a truly untrue and unfair comment made by uneducated people. The American have more pride than most teams due to that record and you can tell they are hungry to hold onto their title. With a 12-7 win over the Iroquois team, the US will now face their long time rivals from Canada for the right to World U19 supremacy. Matthew Kavanagh will draw the most attention from the Canadian defenders while Kyle Turri looks to improve on his 6.67 GAA
Canada, who became the first time ever to beat the US at the tournament, defeated the English 15-4 as they continue on the road to history. While the American’s have had to battle their way back to the championship game, Team Canada after two very impressive and solid wins over the US and Iroquois, have defeated Australia and the English twice comfortably and are playing with a ton of confidence. Reilly O’Connor leads the way offensively for the Red and White while their defence continues to play shut down lacrosse anchored by Brennan Donville in goal.
It will be an epic game that could change the landscape of international lacrosse more so than when Team Canada defeated Team US for the first time as they won the 2006 World Men’s Field Lacrosse Championships in London, Ontario.
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