WILC: Israel advances to Quarterfinals

ONONDAGA NATION, HAUDENOSAUNEE TERRITORIES — The Israel men’s national box lacrosse team has advanced to the Quarterfinals of the 2015 FIL World Indoor Lacrosse Championships at Onondaga Nation Arena.

The blue-and-white will meet an opponent to-be-determined from the Premier “Blue Group” on Thursday at 7:30pm local / Friday 2:30am Israel time. The game will be streamed live, free of charge, on NBC Universal Sports online.

Israel (4-1) defeated Finland, 14-4, in Monday’s first-round playoff match to punch their ticket into the Quarterfinals. They then defeated Ireland in a seeding game, taking the favorable #5 seed.

Thursday’s quarterfinal winner advances to the World Championship semifinals on Friday.

Israel is 0-1 all-time against Czech Republic; the teams met in a friendly in Prague in April.

Schedule / Results
Fri, Sep 18 – Israel vs. Serbia (pool play; W, 15-8)
Sat, Sep 19 – Israel vs. Germany (pool play; L, 10-9)
Sun, Sep 20 – Israel vs. #7 Ireland (pool play; W, 12-6)
Mon, Sep 21 – Israel vs. Finland (first round playoff; W, 14-4)
Tue, Sep 22 – Israel vs. #7 Ireland (seeding match; W, 12-7)
Thu, Sep 24 – Israel vs. TBD (watch live)
Fri, Sep 25 – Semifinals
Sun, Sep 27 – Medal Games

Caps x2: Kyle Bergman, Chase Clark, Andrew Copeland, Chad Culp, Daniel Deckelbaum, Matthew Flapan, Harrison Freid, Kevin Harper, Zachary Higgins, Bryan Hopper, Dalton Lundy, Seth Mahler, Zachary Pall, Jacob Silberlicht, Michael Stone

Caps x1: Adam Crystal, Andrew Price