Zachary Pall led Israel to a seventh-place finish at the Lacrosse World Championships in Netanya by contributing six goals, including the opening score, en route to a 12-1 drubbing of Puerto Rico last Friday.
Daniel Leventhal and Jacob Silberlicht scored two goals each for Israel.
The victory was a bittersweet end to Israel’s hosting of the Lacrosse World Championship competition, having had its medal hopes die with a quarterfinal loss to Australia last Wednesday.
Playing in the consolation bracket, Israel fell to Japan 10-9 last Thursday, despite Isaac Paparo scoring a hat trick, with Pall and Leventhal contributing two goals each. That defeat left it in the game for seventh place against Puerto Rico.
Meanwhile, Team USA won the championship after a closely fought 9-8 victory over Canada in the final, in which Tom Schreiber scored the winning goal in the final second of regulation.
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In the bronze medal game, the Iroquois national team defeated Australia 14-12 to claim third place in the tournament.