Israel tops Team HEADstrong in friendly, 9-5

ALLENTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA — Israel scored six straight goals in the second half to overcome HEADstrong Lacrosse Club, 9-5, in a friendly at Iron Lakes Sports Club on Saturday night.

HEADstrong led 3-1 after the first quarter and 5-3 early in the second half, before defender Ben Scharf scored on transition to kick off the six-goal run. Ryan Rosenthal and the Israel defense held their opponents scoreless for the final 28 minutes.

Noah Hirshorn led Israel with a goal and three assists, while Grey Soule, Daniel Sussingham and Adam Wolf scored two goals apiece. Scharf (one goal) and Will Gettinger (one assist) also cracked the scoresheet.

Rosenthal made three saves to earn the win in goal.

Israel is back in action at the 2016 Philadelphia International Showdown on Sunday, with a doubleheader at Shipley School. The blue-and-white meet Hungary at 9:00 AM and Philippines at 10:45 AM. Both games will be webcast live at

The HEADstrong Lacrosse Club was established in 2006 by HEADstrong Founder, Nicholas Colleluori and HEADstrong Supporters with a vision of utilizing athletes to support the HEADstrong Foundation in its fight against cancer, specifically blood cancers. The Club has established itself as a preeminent lacrosse organization that has grown nationally and is committed to providing its players with an incredible and fun-filled learning experience.

Additional caps – Greg Bortnick, Tyler Brown-Ortiz, Sam Dubner, Sam Hecht, Zachary Horowitz, Jules Jacobs, Ethan Kruteck, Nick Lipsher, Sam Roth, Jared Rubin, Corey Sachs, Isaac Sacks