NETANYA, Israel (July 23, 2018) – The US defeated Canada on Saturday, 9-8, to reclaim the FIL World Championship in Netanya, Israel. The two countries have taken all 13 of the gold medals since the championships were first staged in 1967. Most recently, Team Canada earned the world crown in Denver in 2014.
Former Princeton and current MLL star Tom Schreiber grabbed a feed from X from fellow Ivy-Leaguer Rob Pannell (Cornell) and scored the game-winner as time expired in regulation. Schreiber took the pass backhanded with his right hand, rotated back to his right and buried the score with .2 seconds remaining.
The Canadians took a 6-4 lead into the halftime break, and the two teams were tied at six heading into the fourth quarter.
Earlier this year, both US Lacrosse and Inside Lacrosse tabbed Schreiber as the “best player in the world.”
For the second consecutive time, the Iroquois Nationals captured the bronze medal, besting Australia for the final spot on the podium.