LAX stars from Oshawa to Oakville lead Canada into quarters at World Lacrosse Championships

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Published June 27, 2023 at 8:33 am

Canada earned a bye into the quarter-finals after an 11-4 thumping of England at the World Lacrosse Championships in San Diego Monday, with Ryan Lee and Josh Byrne leading the attack with five points each.

The Canadians will now await the winner of the Jamaica-Italy match today in a Wednesday quarter-final, with Haudenosaunee likely on the docket in the semi-final. The top ranked Americans are on the other side of the draw.

Lee opened the scoring with a pair of early goals and Canada led 3-1 after the first quarter and widened their lead to 6-2 at the half after goals from Oshawa’s Dyson Williams and Brampton’s Jeff Teat. England traded shots with the Canadians in the third quarter – Byrne scored twice, giving him three in the game – and blew it open in the fourth with Williams adding his second of the match and Connor Fields scoring a pair.

Oakville’s Justin Inacio went 11/13 from the faceoff circle.

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