U.S. crushes England, 21-3, to reach world semifinals

6 goals in 10 minutes open romp

Powell has 7 points

Lacrosse

July 11, 2002|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

PERTH, Australia -- Twelve players scored for the United States in a 21-3 victory over England yesterday in the International Lacrosse Federation world championship at the UWA Sports Park.

The Americans finished pool play with a 4-0 record in the Blue Division and advanced to the semifinals, where they will play the winner of today's play-in game between Japan, the Red Division winner, and the Iroquois Nationals, the fourth-place team from the Blue Division. The semifinals will be tomorrow.

The U.S. team scored six times in the first 10 minutes and cruised against England. Syracuse All-American Michael Powell had a team-high seven points on two goals and five assists, and Darren Lowe (Brown) added three goals and three assists.

Johns Hopkins attackman Bobby Benson and former Hofstra star Doug Shanahan scored three goals apiece. Goalies Chris LaMonica (Hartford) and Trevor Tierney (Princeton) each made four saves in the victory.

England, which was eliminated with the loss, got single tallies from Tom Caplin, Dave Carman and Paul Flowers.

Tomorrow's second semifinal will pit Canada against host Australia in a rematch of a game yesterday that the Canadians won, 14-12.

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