The Israel national lacrosse team secured a top-eight finish in the FIL World Lacrosse Championship and a spot in the quarterfinals Tuesday with a 15-1 win over 6th-ranked Germany.
Attackman Ari Sussman, who leads the tournament with 30 points, netted three goals and two assists in the Germany match while Matthew Cherry (four goals, one assist) and Noach Miller (three goals) provided additional support for team Israel. Henry Altschuler made seven saves and allowed no goals in 60 minutes to earn the win in goal.
Israel, which has an undefeated 5-0 record in the tournament, took a strong lead early, collecting four goals to Germany’s zero by the end of the first quarter. At the half, the lead had doubled to 8-0, 10-0 by the three-quarter mark.
Israel has rolled through its first-round competition in its World Championship debut, defeating Sweden 19-4 in the opener, Slovakia 17-2, Korea 19-2 and Ireland 18-9 before its win over Germany.
The team will now face Australia, which finished in fourth place in the Blue group and has medaled in 11 previous World Championships. The game will take place on Wednesday, July 16 at 5 p.m. EST and be broadcast live on ESPN 3.