Canada stops Israel women’s lacrosse team in World Cup Quarterfinals

Israel's women's national lacrosse team competed against host Canada in the quarterfinals of the FIL 2013 World Cup.

Israel’s women’s national lacrosse team competed against host Canada in the quarterfinals of the FIL 2013 World Cup.

OSHAWA, CANADA — The Israel women’s national lacrosse team’s dreams of a medal at the FIL 2013 World Cup came to an end on Thursday in a physical match in front of 3,000 fans at Oshawa Civic Recreation Complex.

The blue-and-white hung tough with the FIL 2013 World Cup hosts for 30 minutes, but Canada outscored Israel 10-1 in the second half to prevail 17-5.

Canada jumped out to an early 3-0 lead on a pair of scores from Mandy Friend and a free-position shot by Emily Boissonneault. Israel’s Kim Dubansky answered back with a man-up goal, followed by a score from Sarah Meisenberg.

After the teams traded free position goals, Amanda Schwab buried a pass from Jenna Block with 23 seconds remaining in the half to cut the deficit to 5-4. However, Canada’s Crysti Foote created a final scoring opportunity with seven seconds remaining — on another free position shot — giving the Canadians a 6-4 halftime advantage.

The second half was one to forget for the Israelis; Canada scored nine more goals to take a 15-4 lead before Block’s goal with 6:58 remaining stopped the bleeding.

Dubansky (two goals), Block (one goal, one assist), Meisenberg (one goal, one assist) and Schwab (one goal) were responsible for the Israel scoring. Julia Szafman (60:00, 3 saves, 17 GA) was credited the loss in goal.

Friend (four goals, one assist) was named Player of the Match for Canada. Foote (two goals, one assist), Vanessa Vanderzal (two goals), Dana Dobbie (two goals), Boissonneault (two goals), Brooke Eubanks (one goal, one assist), Kaylin Morissette (one goal, one assist), Katie Guy (one goal), Megan Takacs (one goal) and Lydia Sutton (one goal) cracked the scoresheet for Canada. Katie Donohoe (30:00, 5 saves, 4 GA) and Kristen Hordy (30:00, 1 save, 1 GA) split time in goal; Donohoe was credited the win.

Canada (4-1) meets Australia (3-2) in the World Cup semifinals tomorrow. Israel (5-2) meets Scotland (5-2) tomorrow at 3:00 PM in a game that will count towards final tournament placement.

Official Boxscore

Playoff schedule

First round – Wednesday, July 17th
Scotland 13, Japan 12
Israel 12, New Zealand 9
Wales 21, Austria 0
Haudenosaunee 19, Ireland 3

Quarterfinals – Thursday, July 18th
USA 20, Haudenosaunee 1
England 10, Wales 0
Canada 17, Israel 5
Australia 26, Scotland 2

Friday, July 19th
Semifinals

11:30 AM – USA vs England
2:00 PM – Canada vs Australia
Consolation Bracket (5th through 8th place)
12:30 PM – Haudenosaunee vs Wales
3:00 PM – Israel vs Scotland

Key Links
-Team Roster
-World Cup Website
-Live streaming (PPV)
-Player blogs: Dubansky | Greenberg | Procida | Ribon | Tenenbaum

Schedule / Results (number listed is current world ranking)
Tue, Jul 9 – Israel vs #13 Netherlands (scrimmage; W, 12-1)
Thu, Jul 11 – Israel vs #10 Germany (pool play; W, 15-6)
Fri, Jul 12 – Israel vs #8 Scotland (pool play; W, 13-6)
Sun, Jul 14 – Israel vs #16 South Korea (pool play; W, 19-2)
Mon, Jul 15 – Israel vs Hong Kong (crossover; W, 19-4)
Tue, Jul 16 – Israel vs. #7 Japan (crossover; L, 12-11 OT)
Wed, Jul 17 – Israel vs. #12 New Zealand (first round playoff; W, 12-9)
Thu, Jul 18 – Israel vs. #3 Canada (quarterfinals; L, 17-5)
Fri, Jul 19 at 3:00 PM – Israel vs. #8 Scotland (consolation match)

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