Iroquois Dominate Australia to Reach First FIL Podium

Behind four points each from Miles (3G, 1A) and Lyle (2G, 2A) and a 11 save afternoon from goalie Warren Hill, the Iroquois National Team ran away with a 16-5 win over Australia, securing its first-ever medal at a senior world championship and breaking the Sharks’ streak of a podium finish at every event dating back to 1967.

Up by a pair of goals at the halftime break on a relentlessly sunny and hot day on the turf outside of Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, the Nationals went on a big run to close out the victory, scoring ten of the final 12 goals in the contest and gobbling up large sections of clock as the time wound down in the fourth quarter.

“Basically, we just opened it up [in the second half] and started hammering down the alleys with our middies and that seemed to really wear them down,” head coach Steve Beville said. “Obviously we’ve got a lot of skilled guys, so we knew we would be able to score.”

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