TURKU, FINLAND - Duke University sophomores Kyle Keenan and Kyle Turri and the United States Under-19 men's lacrosse team wrapped up group play, beating England and losing to the Iroquois Nationals at the Federation of International Lacrosse U-19 World Championships. The U.S. advances to the quarterfinals with the 2-2 mark in pool play.
Following its first loss in U-19 international competition, the United States bounced back with a 20-1 win over England. Keenan had a game-high four goals in the win, while Turri earned the start and made four saves.
After one day off, the red, white and blue was back in action against the Iroquois Nationals. Needing a win to make it into the semifinals, the United States led 8-6 at the half, but a big third quarter from the Iroquois put it up 11-9 after three periods.
The U.S. rallied to tie it at 11 apiece early in the fourth quarter but the Iroquois seemed to score at will and eventually ran the clock out for the two-goal victory.
Keenan finishes group play with eight goals, while Turri has played in all four games and starting once. He has come in in the second half for the other three contests.
The loss to the Iroquois Nationals marks the first time a USA lacrosse team has lost to the Iroquois. All other international losses have come against Canada.
The United States returns to action in the quarterfinal round on July 18 at 9 a.m., against the winner of Wales and Germany.