Israel opens tour with historic wins over Boston University, Iroquois Nationals

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK — The Israel men’s national team earned their first win against the third-ranked Iroquois Nationals, while on the same day edging Boston University to secure their first-ever victory against an NCAA college lacrosse program.

Israel opened the day awith a 12-6 win over the Iroquois Nationals at the Carrier Dome. Adam Fishman and Zachary Pall scored three goals apiece, while Lane Kadish (one goal, two assists), Dan Leventhal (two goals), and Josh Offit (two assists) also had a big game for the blue-and-white. Isaac Bock, Ian Kadish and Nick Steinfeld added singles. Kyle Bergman, Dan Deckelbaum and Ryan Hunter each chipped in an assist. Ted Bergman (12:30, 1 save, 2 GA), Eric Schneider (25:00, 2 saves, 2 GA) and Eric Fischer (12:30, 2 saves, 0 GA) all saw time in goal; Schneider was credited the win. The Israelis won 17-of-20 faceoffs with Matt Hayes and Cole McCormack leading the charge.

Albany, the 5th-ranked team in the nation who was filling in for Syracuse University, defeated Israel 11-4 at the Dome. Matthew Cherry, Fishman, Leventhal and Jake Silberlicht scored for the blue-and-white, while Kyle Bergman and Max Kaufman chipped in an assist each. Schneider (12:30, 3 saves 6 GA), Fischer (30:00, 2 saves, 3 GA) and Ted Bergman (12:30, 2 saves, 2 GA) with Schneider being dealt the loss.

Israel closed their day with their first-ever win against an American NCAA program in 11 tries, rallying past Boston University, 13-12 at Fayetteville-Manlius High School. The Terriers led 12-6 in the fourth quarter, but Israel rallied for seven straight goals to secure the win. Pall scored five goals and one assist to lead Israel, including the game-winner wih 1:09 remaining. Hunter added two goals and one assist, while Silberlicht chipped in one goal and one assist. Kyle Bergman, Deckelbaum, Diamond, Fishman and Offit added singles, with Cherry, Freid, Jonathan Rathauser and Steinfeld each contributing one assist. Fisher (20:00, 1 save, 4 GA), Ted Bergman (20:00, 4 saves, 5 GA) and Schneider (20:00, 1 save, 3 GA) all saw action in goal with Schneider credited the win.

Israel is back in action at Yale on Wednesday night at 8:30 PM.

Caps (x3): Dan Applebaum, Kyle Bergman, Ted Bergman, David Better, Isaac Bock, Eric Cantor, Matthew Cherry, Dan Deckelbaum, Justin Diamond, Eric Fischer, Adam Fishman, Matt Flapan, Harrison Freid, Chris Friedman, Max Gradinger, Matt Hayes, Ryan Hunter, Ian Kadish, Evan Kalish, Josh Karp, Max Kaufman, Andrew Kruter, Daniel Leventhal, Seth Mahler, Cole McCormack, Joshua Offit, Zachary Pall, Isaac Paparo, Matthew Popeck, Jonathan Rathauser, Bryan Rotatori, Eric Schneider, Jake Schuckman, Jacob Silberlicht, Nick Steinfeld, Jeremy Tissenbaum, Doug Utting

Caps (x2): Lane Kadish, Dan Leventhal