It was a classic confrontation played before an overflow crowd as Canada outlasted the United States 11-9 in overtime in the round-robin portion of the U-19 World Games in Turku, Finland, this past Saturday, July 14.
And now, they’ll meet again.
That July 14 win made Canada the first team to beat the United States in International U-19 play since sanctioned competition began in 1988.
A few days later, Iroquois became the second, beating the U.S. 15-13.
In the teams’ rematch, the U.S. pulled away. The game was tied 5-5 at the half.
University of North Carolina-bound midfielder Steve Pontrello of St. Augustine Prep in New Jersey led the U.S. with five goals, three of which came in a four-minute stretch.
Notre Dame-bound Matt Cavanaugh, a Chaminade product, continued his hot play with two goals and two assists. Hicksville grad Joey Leonard had one goal and one assist.
For more on the U.S. team, including its roster, click here.
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