DENVER, COLORADO — Israel’s U-13 Boys has been the life of the party at the World Series of Youth Lacrosse since their debut in 2016; now they have a pair of wins under their belts as well.
The blue-and-white earned a 6-4 win over Warriors Elite and a 7-5 win over Team Iroquois on Tuesday to wrap up their campaign in Denver.
The Israelis raced out to a 4-1 lead against Warriors Elite, with Netanya native Tom Ben Harush’s goal at 24:13 sparking a three-goal run. Michael Rice scored twice for Israel in the game, including the game-winner.
Later, JT Rottenberg led Israel to a 7-5 exhibition win over Team Iroquois, one of the other international squads in the World Series.
Israel’s wins come following a tough welcome to the preeminent U-13 event, one of the ultimate lacrosse experiences that are held at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park (home of the 2014 FIL World Lacrosse Championships) and culminating at Mile High Stadium, the home of the NFL’s Denver Broncos.
The blue-and-white finished their 2017 campaign with a 2-5 record, with Rottenberg leading the team with four goals and one assist during the tournament.
Caps (x7): Tom Ben Harush, Zachary Byank, Joshua Donovan, Grant Faber, Kyle Glick, Zachary Hepworth, Gavin Jacobsen, Ethan Kessler, Gabriel Knopf, Ari Krane, Damian Levin, Zach Lipsher, Kyle Martin, Alex Reitman, Matthew Reyman, Joey Rice, Michael Rice, JT Rottenberg, Ethan Rubenstein, Shaked Sela, Benjamin Skopicki, Max Snellenburg, Hunter Strcich