The US powered past Israel in the 2015 WILC Bronze Medal game, 15-4, to claim their fourth bronze medal in as many World Indoor Championships. While everyone pretty much expected the US to win the Bronze, very few people thought that Israel would made it to the Final Four. Except me. I don’t love to boast, but I did get this one absolutely spot on correct.
TANGENT: the first ever European box championships will be held in 2017 in Finland. Just thought you’d want to know that, since you’re reading this post.
Ok, back to the game.
2015 WILC Bronze Medal Highlight: USA Vs Israel
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The US went up 5-1 after the first quarter, and Marcus Holman got two of those markers for Team USA. Kyle Begman scored Israel’s lone goal of the first, and then scored the first of the second quarter to pull Israel to within 3, at 5-2. The US would then score 5 straight goals to go up 10-2, and Kevin Buchanan scored the last two for the US to complete a hat trick early in the third quarter. Joe Walters assisted both Buchanan goals and ended up with six helpers on the day to go along with a goal, totaling up 7 points.
Bryan Hopper scored Israel’s last two goals, but the US added 5 of their own to increase their lead, and finish up with an impressive 11-goal victory. Holman finished with 3 goals, and Buchanan led the way with 4 goals and 4 assists. Walter was 1-6 for 7 points, and Casey
David Mather made 19 saves, giving up 4 goals, while Chris Collins made 5 saves over the last 10:30 of the game, allowing zero goals. Zach Higgins went the distance for Israel making 44 saves, and allowing 15 goals, for a 75% save percentage.
The 2019 World Indoor Lacrosse Championships head out to British Columbia, and they should be just as good, if not better, than what we just saw this fall. Since 2015 was awesome, our hopes for 2019 are extremely high!