Dickson's late goal leads Canada over Iroquois 9-8 at field lacrosse Worlds

The Canadian Press
July 13, 2014 10:38 PM

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. - Curtis Dickson scored three goals, including the winner with 19 seconds to go as Canada edged the Iroquois nationals 9-8 at the world field lacrosse championships on Sunday.

Canada led 8-3 in the third quarter before the Iroquois stormed back with five goals to tie the contest late in the fourth.

Adam Jones had two goals and two assists for Canada (2-1), while Wesley Berg, David Earl, Mark Matthews and Jeremy Noble also scored.

Lyle Thompson led the Iroquois (2-1) with three goals and an assist. Randy Staats scored two and assisted on another, and Cody Jamieson, Miles Thompson and Craig Point added single goals.

Canada outshot the Iroquois 39-35.

The United States leads the blue division — which features Canada, the Iroquois, Australia, England and Japan — with a 3-0 record after downing Japan 21-3 earlier Sunday. Canada plays Japan on Monday and Australia on Tuesday to wrap up pool play.

Israel, New Zealand, Germany, Finland, Scotland, Ireland and the Czech Republic won their respective divisions with 3-0 records at the end of their round robin play. The Netherlands won the green division 2-1. Those eight teams will play two rounds of games on Monday and Tuesday with the two remaining undefeated teams advancing to the quarter-finals Wednesday against the third and fourth place finishers from the blue division.

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