Results from the FIL World Lacrosse Championships - Day Two

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. Nine nations made their debut in the Federation of International Lacrosse World Championship, presented by Trusted Choice, the largest international lacrosse championship in history. A record 38 nations are participating in this year's championship.

Weather delayed the nightcap doubleheader for more than 90 minutes to cap a day full of action with 18 games, but it was worth the wait. Australia rallied for a wild 14-13 double overtime victory against Japan. Australia scored twice in the final 1:09 of regulation to force overtime and then won it in the second overtime on Nigel Morton's third goal of the game. Morton's three goals led Australia and James Lawerson had two goals and an assist. Ryu Matsushita led Japan's offense with two goals and two assists.

In the final game, the Iroquois Nationals trailed England 2-1 early in the second quarter, but then scored the final six goals of the first half to take a 7-2 lead on its way to a 15-4 victory. Jerome Thompson and Lyle Thompson each had three goals for the Nationals and Miles Thompson added a goal and three assists. Samuel Russell led England with two goals.

Israel was the lone first time participant to record a victory, beating Sweden 19-4. Hong Kong rallied for a dramatic 13-12 overtime win against Austria. Hong Kong tied the game with 38 seconds left to force the overtime.

Recaps of Friday's remaining games follow:

Netherland 19, China 4: Scott Janssen tallied six goals, including three on a 5-0 run by the Netherlands to open the game as the Dutch spoiled China's FIL debut. Graham Bergsma and James van de Veerdonk each added three goals for the Netherlands. Harrison Zhu was outstanding in goal for China, making 24 saves Tyler Buchan led China's offense with three goals.

Switzerland 10, Latvia 5: Switzerland scored three straight goals to open the fourth quarter and break open a tight game on its way to a victory. Phillip Sponagel opened that scoring run and finished with a game-high four goals while Luis Zurkirchen added three and Tyson Ehinger made 20 saves. Christopher Zarins led Latvia with three goals.

Italy 14, Norway 9: Italy dominated the first half taking an 8-2 lead and held off Norway in the final quarter. Thomas Filbotte led Italy with four goals and John St. John, one of three Italy players with three goals, had two fourth quarter goals after Norway had cut the lead to 11-8. Per-Arne Winsnes Kvalvag led Norway with three goals.

Bermuda 9, France 7: Bermuda scored two goals in the final four minutes to break a 7-7 tie on its way to a victory. Stephen Michel broke the tie with 3:50 to go and Drew Jenkins added an insurance goal less than a minute later. Jenkins led Bermuda with three goals while Kevin Bertrand led France with three.

Wales 10, Russia 2: James Richardson made eight saves to help Wales shut down Russia in a victory. Paul Simpson and Rhondi Stanford each had a pair of goals for Wales and David Diamonon and Jacob Richards each had goals for Russia.

Hong Kong 13, Austria 12 (OT): Matthew Silverio tied the game with 38 seconds remaining in regulation and then scored the first goal in overtime to help Hong Kong rally for a win. Jay Wich added a second overtime goal to give Hong Kong a 13-11 lead. Klaus Hauer scored for Austria early in the second overtime period, but that was the final goal. Silverio led Hong Kong with five goals and Hauer, who had given Austria an 11-10 lead late in the fourth quarter, also had five goals.

Scotland 24, Thailand 3: Jordan McBride had a 10-point morning (7g, 3a) and Jimmy McBride added nine (5g, 4a) as Scotland rolled over Thailand. Thailand's Reed Barbe scored with 4:10 left in the opening quarter to cut Scotland's lead to 15-1, but then Scotland went on a 15-goal run. Cameron Chinvarakorn led Thailand with two goals while Barbe added two assists.

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