PERTH, Australia - Kevin Lowe (Princeton '94) scored four goals and had an assist yesterday, leading the United States past the Iroquois Nationals, 18-8, and into tomorrow's International Lacrosse Federation World Championship game.
Canada rallied from a five-goal, first-quarter deficit and then hung on to beat host Australia, 15-14, in yesterday's other semifinal. A six-goal run yielded a 14-11, fourth-quarter lead before Canada clinched the win.
Seven first-half saves by goalie Trevor Tierney (Princeton '01) helped the U.S. team to a 9-2 halftime lead, with Lowe scoring three times. Michael Powell (Syracuse '04) put in a goal and had two assists in the first quarter.
The Americans, winners of five of the last seven quadrennial ILF titles, defeated Canada, 15-14, for the title four years ago in Baltimore.
United States 4 5 5 4 - 18
Iroquois Nationals 1 1 3 3 - 8
Goals: US-K.Lowe 4, Doyle 3, Dusseau 2, Shanahan 2, Boyle, Cassese, Coffman, Lavey, D.Lowe, Powell, Striebel. IN-Powless 4, Burnham, Powless, Schindler, Seymor. Assists: US-Boyle 3, Powell 3, Cassese 2, Coffman, Dusseau, D.Lowe, K.Lowe; IN-n/a. Saves: US-Tierney 7, LaMonica 5; IN-n/a.