Haudenosaunee squad advances to semi-finals at world tourney

Thursday, June 29th, 2023 11:23am


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Haudenosaunee earned its semi-berth by defeating Japan 10-5.
By Sam Laskaris, Windspeaker.com

The Haudenosaunee club participating at the world men’s field lacrosse championships in San Diego will vie for a medal this weekend.

The squad is now waiting to see if it will compete in the gold-medal match or in the bronze-medal contest. Both of those games will be staged Saturday.

The Haudenosaunee side will find out Thursday, June 29, if its gold-medal aspirations will continue.

The team is scheduled to square off against Canada in a semi-final battle. This contest is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. Pacific Time.

The other semi-final on Thursday features the United States against Australia. That tilt has an opening faceoff set for 8 p.m. Pacific Time.

The two semi-final winners advance to Saturday’s championship final. And the two squads that lose will square off on Saturday to determine which returns home with a bronze medal.

The Haudenosaunee squad, bronze medallists at the last two world tournaments, posted a 2-2 round-robin record at this year’s event.

One of its losses was against Canada, 8-7, this past Sunday.

After a lopsided 13-3 opening-round playoff victory on June 27 against Hong Kong, the Haudenosaunee entry earned its semi-berth on June 28 by downing Japan 10-5.