United States wins Blue Division at Lacrosse World Championship
10:11 PM, Jul 15, 2014
COMMERCE CITY, Colo. - The United States raced to a 10-0 lead on its way to an 18-5 victory over the Iroquois Nationals to earn the top seed in the Blue Division at the 2014 Federation of International Lacrosse World Championship.
By winning the Blue Division, the United States earned a bye into the semifinal round of the championship. The semifinals will be played on Thursday beginning at 4:30 p.m. in the main stadium at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park.
Rob Pannell scored the first three goals of the game, four of the first five and finished with seven overall, the second-highest total in U.S. team history, to key the victory. Paul Rabil added three goals and three assists as the U.S. outshot the Iroquois Nationals 50-14. The U.S. also continued its faceoff dominance with Chris Eck winning 9-of-13 and Greg Gurenlian winning 8-of-11.