Curwin leads Israelis past U-LAX, 14-1

NEW YORK, NY — The Israel women’s national team earned a second decisive win in as many days, rolling past U-LAX New York, 14-1, at their New York training weekend at Randall’s Island on Saturday night.

The U-LAX club, which features stars from the New York based league, featured post-collegiate players who competed from D1 to D3 to club.

The game was tight for much of the first half; Kim Dubansky scored in the opening minute to put Israel on the board first, but U-LAX answered back to notch the game at 1-1.

Ali Curwin would take command later in the first half, scoring three straight goals to spark the Israelis in building a 7-1 halftime lead.

Curwin finished with four goals and two assists, while Jessi Steinberg (three goals, one assist) and Rachel Ozer (three goals) also had a big evening for the blue-and-white.

Dubansky and Emma Lazaroff added two goals apiece, while Ali Steinberg chipped in one assist. Alex Freedman (30:00, 2 saves, 1 GA) and Blaire Nathanson (30:00, 0 saves, 0 GA) split time in goal; Freedman was credited the win.

Israel — who defeated St. Joseph’s College on Friday — will take on the 7th-ranked Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) on Sunday at 10:00 AM at Cantiague Park.

The team is training in preparation for the 2017 FIL Women’s World Cup.

Additional caps – Nikol Baglay, Jenna Baverman, Gabriela Cheban, Shirel Fresh, Megan Lerner, Sarah Meisenberg, Rachel Minarovich, Jayme Verman