2016 FIL U19 Men's Lacrosse Championship - Day 8 (AUSvUSA)
CSF1: USA 23, AUSTRALIA 1 | GAME SHEET: http://filacrosse.com/wp-content/them...
GAME 38: Championship Semifinal match-up between the United States and Australia.
COQUITLAM, BC – Seven different players scored multiple goals, led by Alex Roesner with five, as the United States dominated Australia 23-1 to advance to the championship game of the 2016 Federation of International Lacrosse Men’s U19 World Championship. The U.S., the only nation to have won the championship since the event’s inception in 1988, will go for an eighth straight title on Saturday (16-July-2016) at 7 p.m. (Eastern) against Canada.
The U.S. led 7-0 after the first quarter, 12-0 at the half and 15-0 into the third quarter before Australia’s Sean Clarke scored his team’s only goal with 14:43 remaining in the third quarter. Roesner (5g, 1a) and Michael Sowers (2g, 4a) led the U.S. attack with six points each, and Dox Aitken and Mac O’Keefe each had hat tricks. Aitken scored three of Team USA’s first nine goals. Jared Bernhardt (2g, 2a), Austin Sims (1g, 3a) and Ryan Conrad (1g, 2a) each had at least three points for the U.S. as well.
Team USA controlled the faceoffs with Austin Henningsen (7-of-11) and Christian Feliziani (6-of-10) doing the damage. Willie Klan got the start in goal and played three quarters while making two saves and allowing just one goal. Philip Goss played the final quarter and blanked the Aussies while making one save.