Powell scores five goals as U.S. routs Australia

Lacrosse

July 08, 2002|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Syracuse All-American Michael Powell scored five goals to lead the United States to a 22-7 victory over tournament host Australia in pool play of the International Lacrosse Federation world championship yesterday in Perth, Australia.

The Americans, who improved to 2-0 and sit atop the Blue Division, also got four goals from attackman Darren Lowe, who had his second consecutive strong game.

Lowe had six assists in the Americans' 21-6 tournament-opening victory over the Iroquois Nationals on Saturday.

Darren Nicholas led Australia (0-1) with four goals, and Dave Whitlock added two.

The United States led 5-1 after the first quarter and outshot the Australians 51-27 in the contest.

Looking for its sixth straight world championship, the U.S. team will play Canada tomorrow at 7 a.m.

The two teams have combined to win all eight of the world championships.

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