7/20/10 4:33 PM
Team Canada, the defending World Lacrosse Champions, have won all four of their games in their first weekend of match-ups at the 2010 FIL World Lacrosse Championship in Manchester, England. Canada destroyed Japan in their opening match, winning that game 17-4. Next, they faced off against the U.S. team in a rematch of the final four round at the last championships. Canada was victorious again, but by a smaller margin, winning 10-9. The team from Down Under were next to meet the Canadian domination, with another blowout by Canada, defeating Australia 19-5. The team from Great White North continued its supremacy on the field, easily conquering the Germany team by a score of 23-4.
Team Canada has scored 69 goals in only four games and they look destined to make it to this year’s Championship game as well. Many of the Nationals players have been huge contributors to the Canadian team’s success. Garrett Billings leads the pack with 10 goals, with Dan Dawson close behind with nine. Dawson put up six goals in one game against Germany, showing exactly why he is one of Canada’s top players. Determined not to be overshadowed by his MLL opponent, the Long Island Lizards’ Zach Greer has scored nine goals of his own for Team Canada. The Nationals’ John Grant Jr. and Corey Small have both hit the back of the net seven times in England, while Kevin Huntley has gotten six goals under his belt. If Team Canada can keep pushing their way to the net for the rest of the tournament, there is no question they will be one of the final two teams once again.
In the final round robin game today (Tuesday, July 20), Canada will be taking on England at 2:30 p.m. EST, or 7:30 p.m. on the other side of the Atlantic. After what is sure to be an entertaining match-up against the home team, Canada should get a bye into the Semi Final round, which will be played on July 22. For up-to-date recaps of every game and more information on the 2010 Championship, please visit www.teamcanadalacrosse.com http://www.2010worldlacrosse.com . Keep watching our website for details on the games and how our Nationals players are doing over in England.