U.S. reaches Men's World Lacrosse final

Posted: July 19, 2014

The United States is one win away from its 10th FIL Men's World Lacrosse Championship title after a 22-3 rout of Australia in the semifinals Thursday in Commerce City, Colo.

At 7 p.m. Saturday, the U.S. team (6-0) will take on Canada at Dick's Sporting Goods Park. The Canadians (5-1) were 12-6 winners over the Iroquois Nationals (4-3) in the second semifinal.

The Americans got all the scoring they needed Thursday in the first quarter, when they rolled to a 7-0 lead over the Aussies (3-4). At halftime, the U.S. team was up by 11-2.

David Lawson collected four goals, while Kevin Leveille, Brendan Mundorf, Paul Rabil, and Max Seibald each netted three for the United States, which outshot Australia, 45-11. Rob Pannell had two goals and an assist.

Springfield (Delco) High graduate Greg Gurenlian and Chris Eck were dominating again on faceoffs, each winning 13.

Drew Adams, another Springfield grad, and Jesse Schwartzman were in goal for the Americans.

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