GUILDFORD, England – A pair of former Blue Devils squared off Wednesday in the 2017 Federation of International Lacrosse World Cup Championship Division quarterfinals in Guildford, Surrey.
Emma Lazaroff, a 2016 graduate of Duke, and Israel took on 2011 graduate Sarah Bullard and Team USA, with the U.S. earning a 20-3 victory. The squad will move on to a semifinal matchup with England Thursday, July 20 at 1 p.m. ET.
Bullard tallied one goal and one caused turnover in Wednesday’s quarterfinal contest, giving her a total of three goals, one assist, four draw controls and one caused turnover for the tournament.
Lazaroff has recorded six goals, one assist and four draw controls in Israel’s six World Cup games, including a three goal, one assist and two draw control performance Monday, July 17 against Belgium that earned her Most Valuable Player honors.
Up next, Israel faces Wales in consolation play Thursday at 12 p.m. ET.
Also in playoff action Wednesday was 2015 Duke graduate Kerrin Maurer, who helped propel Italy to a 12-11 win over Germany. Maurer logged one goal, three assists and 10 draw controls as Italy earned a spot in the Platinum Division semifinals. The squad will go up against Japan Thursday at 7 a.m. ET.
Maurer, who has twice garnered Most Valuable Player accolades during Italy’s run in the World Cup, owns 14 goals, 16 assists, 48 draw controls and three caused turnovers through six contests.
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A recap of the past week’s pool play contests is available here.