VANCOUVER, CANADA — The Israel U-19 Men’s National Team clinched a berth in the World Championship Quarterfinals with a stunning win over 7th-ranked Germany, 12-7, at the 2016 U-19 World Lacrosse Championships at Percy Perry Stadium on Monday.
The Israelis will meet either Australia or the Iroquois Nationals in the Quarterfinals on Wednesday at 3:30 PM.
The Germans held a 2-1 lead in the first quarter, but the blue-and-white commanded the next 40 minutes of action, going on a 7-1 run to take an 8-3 advantage.
Nick Schulkin’s goal at 11:17 of the third quarter stood tall as the game-winner; Schulkin finished with five goals to lead Israel, while Alon Berkowitz chipped in a hat-trick.
Yotam Drori, Ilan Hascal, Noah Knopf and Zachary Ornstein added singles for the Israelis.
David Metzger (78:35, 11 saves, 6 GA) earned the win in goal for the blue-and-white.
Soeren Spiegel led Germany with two goals, while five others added singles.
Israel meets Mexico (0-4) to wrap up pool play on Tuesday at 10am local / 1pm ET / 8pm Israel time.
Additional caps – Moshiko Aviv, Rakan Aboneaaj, Ori Bar David, Alon Bechor, Ron Bentura, Joshua Bernstein, Yanai Bittmann, Hayden Edelson, Liron Glam, Sagi Hashai, Adam Hilelly, Jonah Hirshorn, Alex Milhailov, Daniel Simpson, Bar Yahalom
Israel U-19 Men’s Training Schedule
Fri, Jun 3 – Birthright/USA Stars 7, Israel 5 (Park Ofer – Ramla, Israel)
Sun, Jun 19 – Birthright/USA Stars 6, Israel 1 (Shapira Field – Netanya, Israel)
Sun, Jul 3 – Building Blocks 10, Israel 3 (Newark Academy – Livingston, NJ)
Mon, Jul 4 – Israel 9, Fair Lawn Cutters 8 (Tenafly Municipal Field – Tenafly, NJ)
Wed, Jul 6 – Ireland 13, Israel 5 (Town Centre Park – Vancouver, Canada)
Israel U-19 Men’s World Championship Schedule
Fri, Jul 8 – Israel 10, Hong Kong 3 (Percy Perry Stadium – Vancouver, Canada)
Sun, Jul 10 – Israel 17, Taiwan 3 (Percy Perry Stadium – Vancouver, Canada)
Mon, Jul 11 – Israel 12, Germany 7 (Percy Perry Stadium – Vancouver, Canada)
Tue, Jul 12 at 10:00 AM – Israel vs Mexico (Percy Perry Stadium – Vancouver, Canada)
Wed, Jul 13 at 3:30 PM – Israel vs TBD (Quarterfinals; Percy Perry Stadium – Vancouver, Canada)
Playoffs and consolation rounds continue on Thursday, July 14th