The Iroquois Nationals survived a gritty contest against Scotland Wednesday night, pulling out a 10-8 win to advance to the semifinals of the FIL World Lacrosse championships in Denver.
The Iroquois got yet another fantastic performance from Syracuse-bound Warren Hill, who made 12 stops in the victory. The Nationals had to overcome one of the best goaltender performances of the tournament, as Scotland’s Dean Stewart also turned away 12 stops, including an breathtaking save on Zach Miller late in the game.
“We kept them at bay for the most part,” Steward said of his defense, which used a zone to keep the Iroquois shooters outside. “They were much more disciplined than I’m used to seeing the Iroquois play. One-on-one might have been a much different outcome. I was looking forward to playing against those guys since I came here. It would have been nice to get the winning result. But just the chance to play against those names and put up the fight that we did, a two-goal game, can’t ask for much better than that.”
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