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Rochdale News | Sports News | Lacrosse: England miss the U21 World Championship semi-finals, losing narrowly to Haudenosaunee.

release date: August 18, 2022

England missed out on the semi-finals of the 2022 World Lacrosse U21 Men’s World Championship after losing 7-5 to Haudenosaunee in the quarter-finals on Wednesday 17 August.

Five goals from Gregory Elijah Brown ensured victory for Haudenosaunee, despite a great effort by England, who lost 13-3 to the same opponents in the opening game of the pool stage last week.

Head coach Ryan Garnsworthy switched things up in this second matchup, with defense and goalkeeper Sam Rogerson playing a near-perfect game.

After a tense starting eight minutes or so that included several chances for both sides, Haudenosaunee finally drew first blood when they realized they were the guys and used it to their advantage by Elijah Brown. rice field.

Two minutes later, they doubled their lead again with Elijah Brown firing home after Haudenosaunee held the ball in the back line after a wayward shot.

As quarter time approached, Rodgerson made his fourth move after a Haudenosaunee shot.

England came back in the second quarter trying to turn good plays and possessions into goals. That was exactly his minute when Danny Hilditch sped towards goal and scored just outside Creese.

And with 16 minutes remaining in the first half, they leveled themselves when Ed Loveland scored from long range.

The game seemed to start here, and the Haudenosaunees were back in front when Colleton Marquis sent a defense-dividing pass to Kieran Seneca to score from close range.

However, Hilditch picked up the ball 15 yards from the goal and fired a shot past the Hodenosaunee goalkeeper to make the score 3-3.

Haudenosaunee were determined to go into the half-time break, pushing and pushing for the final five minutes, forcing Rodgerson into another save. Elijah scored the fourth goal with 40 seconds remaining, this time with a knee move from close range. Brown scores a hat-trick.

After half-time, Haudenosauney quickly came out to lead by two goals when Mason Homer scored on his first chance of the second half.

England returned to the match and reduced the deficit to one when Dan Jones scored his first goal of the tournament after being played by Drew Bickerton.

The game was starting to heat up as both teams seemed to have a slight edge, with Hilditch nearly scoring a hat-trick when his shot was saved after a patient effort in front of goal.

However, it was Haudenosaunee who regained a two-goal lead when Elijah Brown scored his fourth, and England’s semi-final quest came to an end with Elijah Brown scoring his fifth with 43 seconds left in the quarter, and thankfully. It got even more difficult when he scored the last goal on . that day.

England were still not out of the third round, but Hugo Peel, who had just scored twice against Israel yesterday, scored a goal from long range to send them 7-5 into the fourth round.

The final quarter was a masterclass in lacrosse tactics for both teams as Haudenosaunee watched the last 15 minutes and England tried to bring it into contention.

The game was end-to-end with ten minutes remaining as Haudenosaunee hit two shots off the pipe while Peel saved two. England then hit the post as Bickerton fired a shot towards goal.

Then, looking to score the two goals they needed to take the game into extra time, England called a stick check on a Haudenosaunee defender with 52 seconds left and called another one when his stick was ruled illegal. I made a call to someone. This again turned out to be illegal.

This was perfectly within the rules and Haudenosaunee effectively ended the game with two downs.

England were unable to capitalize on their advantage and the opposition won by a narrow margin of 7-5.

England’s next game is on Thursday (18 August) at 5pm in Jamaica, where they open the bid for a fifth-place finish in the Championship.

England Points: Danny Hilditch (2G 1A), Dan Jones (1G), Ed Loveland (1G), Hugo Peel (1G).

Reprinted with permission of England Lacrosse