COMMERCE CITY, COLO.—Former Duke men’s lacrosse All-American David Lawson turned in an outstanding performance with four goals and an assist to lead the U.S. Men’s Lacrosse National Team to a 16-7 victory over Australia in the team’s second games of the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Championship.
Former Blue Devil Ned Crotty added one score to help the United States remain unbeaten in the tournament. Also in action on day three of the tournament, Andrew Rullan netted a hat trick to help Germany to a 20-2 win over Austria. Zack Greer, playing for Canada, shined for the red and white in a dominant 23-3 win over England. Complete statistics were unavailable at the time of publishing.
Team USA took a narrow 4-2 lead after one quarter and never looked back en route to an 8-4 halftime advantage. Crotty registered the team’s seventh goal after Australia cut it to three, 6-3 and Lawson added four goals after the break as the red, white and blue pulled away for the win.
The United States sits atop the Blue Division with the Iroquois Nationals with a 2-0 record. Germany also leads its Red Division at 2-0 along with Hong Kong.
The United States is back in action Sunday, July 13 against Japan at 7 p.m., (EDT) on ESPNU. Canada will play the Iroquois Nationals at 10 p.m., and Germany squares off with Hong Kong at 1 p.m.