Semifinals Are Set at IIJL World Junior Lacrosse Championship 

Israel and Scotland have advanced as the semifinals are set at the IIJL World Junior Lacrosse Championship.

Israel will face the United States in the early semifinal game on Friday. These two teams met during the round robin with the USA taking a 25-3 win.

The other semifinal will see Canada face Scotland at 8 pm local time or 10 pm ET.

Israel defeats Australia in crossover game

In the first crossover game on Thursday night, Israel picked up a 24-6 win over Australia.

Connor Magee faced 88 shots in the Australian goal and managed 64 saves.

Haakon Steen and Easton Berns led Israel with four goals and four assists each. Jaxson Baker finished with three goals and four assists for the Israeli squad.

Saskatchewan SWAT product Dylan Hebig scored three of Australia’s six goals.

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Scotland downs Poland

Scotland picked up a 13-9 win over Poland to set up a date with Canada.

The two teams were tied 2-2 after the first quarter. Scotland pulled ahead in the second to hold a 7-3 lead at the half.

Scotland continued to dominate in the third quarter once again outscoring Poland 5-1 to take a commanding 12-4 heading in the final frame.

Poland made a game of it with a five-goal run but it would be enough to keep their medal hopes alive.

Nolan Eastwood led Scotland with three goals and one assist. Zane Fletcher, Grady Holmes, and Zac Milne each had two goals and two assists.

Preston Stewart had four goals and two assists to lead Poland in scoring while Henry Elliot had two goals and three assists.

The semifinals are set as teams are now setting their sights on winning medals.

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Shawn Slaght
Shawn Slaght

Shawn Slaght has been a sports reporter across the Canadian prairies for over 10 years and has experience covering everything from junior hockey to World Cup skiing to all levels of lacrosse. He is the Saskatchewan correspondent for All Lacrosse All The Time.

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