2018 FIL World Championship Day One (July 12th) - UAlbany
USA 17, Iroquois Nationals 9
Just over eight hours after the Iroquois Nationals (0-1) landed in Israel due to passport issues, the team led USA (1-0) 7-5 at the half before falling to the Stars and Stripes, 17-9. Lyle Thompson led the Iroquois with three goals, while Tehoka Nanticoke had two goals and one assist and Miles Thompson had a goal and an assist. Iroquois Nationals next play England on Saturday, July 14th at 11:45 a.m. ET (6:45 p.m. IDT) on ESPN+.
Israel 11, Jamaica 3
In the first game at Netanya Stadium, tournament host Israel (1-0) finished the game on a 10-1 run to defeat Jamaica (0-1), 11-3. Eric Cantor, a longpole, scored the first goal of the fourth quarter for Israel. Israel plays Russia on Saturday, July 14th at 2 p.m. ET (9 p.m. IDT) on ESPN+; a win makes Israel the Red Division champion.
Latvia 13, Mexico 10
Latvia (1-0) held off a late Mexico (0-1) comeback attempt to win its opening game, 13-10. UAlbany alumni Eli Lasda had two goals while Riley Lasda had one. On Saturday, Latvia takes on Greece at 4:45 a.m. ET (11:45 a.m. IDT), with a win making it the Purple Division champion.
Friday, July 13th games involving UAlbany players:
--10:30 a.m. ET/4:30 p.m. IDT: Jamaica vs. Russia (ESPN+)
--11:45 a.m. ET/6:45 p.m. IDT: Puerto Rico vs. Wales (ESPN+)
--2 p.m. ET/9 p.m. IDT - Canada vs. England (ESPN+)