Seattle-area prep lacrosse coaches deliver points as U.S. evens world championships record

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Seattle-area prep lacrosse coaches Chris O’Dougherty and Drew Snider delivered two points as the United States earned a win over the Czech Republic on Sunday to even its world championships record at 1 – 1 after the opening weekend of play at the 2015 FIL World Indoor Lacrosse Championships in upstate New York.

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Eastlake High School lacrosse coach Chris O’Dougherty (left) defends against the Iroqois Nation’s Jeff Shatler in the U.S. team’s opening day loss, Friday, at the FIL World Indoor Lacrosse Championship in upstate New York. (Photo: Greg Wall / Lacrosse Magazine)

O’Dougherty, the boys lacrosse coach at Eastlake High School in Sammamish, capped a six-goal U.S. run just over six minutes into the contest with a short-handed score that put the Americans in a commanding 6 – 1 lead on the way their 14 – 7 victory.

Earlier in the run, Snider, the boys lacrosse coach at Seattle’s O’Dea High School, delivered an assist on a Jeff Rattcliffe score just over two minutes into the contest to put the Americans ahead 2 – 1 and in the lead for good.

Former Issaquah High School goaltender David Mather, playing in the second half of Sunday’s contest with the Czech Republic, had eight saves while giving up three goals.

The U.S. opened FIL World Championship play on Friday, dropping its opening game to the Iroquois National Team 13 – 9.

The U.S., which leads Group Blue play with 23 goals for and a 1 – 1 record, resumes action, Monday, Sept. 21, taking on England in a 4 p.m. ET (1 p.m. PT) contest at Onondaga Arena in Nedrow, N.Y. Follow this link for a live stream of Monday’s contest.

FIL World Indoor Championships action continues throughout the week with medal-round play getting underway, Thursday, Sept. 24. The gold and bronze-medal games take place Sunday, Sept. 27.

Team USA Schedule at 2015 FIL World Indoor Lacrosse Championship

Follow this link for the full 2015 FIL World Indoor Lacrosse Championship schedule.

Date Time/Result Opponent Location
Fri. Sept. 18 L 9 – 13 Iroquois War Memorial Arena (Syracuse, N.Y.)
Sun. Sept. 20 W 14-7 Czech Republic Onondaga Arena (Nedrow, N.Y.)
Mon. Sept. 21 4:30 p.m. ET England Onondaga Arena (Nedrow, N.Y.)
Tues. Sept. 22 7:30 p.m. ET Canada Onondaga Arena (Nedrow, N.Y.)
Thurs. Sept. 24 TBD Medal Round Onondaga Arena (Nedrow, N.Y.)
Fri. Sept. 25 TBD Medal Round Onondaga Arena (Nedrow, N.Y.)
Sat. Sept. 26 TBD Medal Round Onondaga Arena (Nedrow, N.Y.)
Sun. Sept. 27 1 p.m. ET Bronze Medal Game Carrier Dome (Syracuse, N.Y.)
Sun. Sept. 27 4 p.m. ET Gold Medal Game Carrier Dome (Syracuse, N.Y.)

Other 2015 FIL World Indoor Lacrosse Championship News (Washington State)

 
Aug. 28, 2015 Seattle-area prep coaches named to Team USA roster for World Indoor Lacrosse Championship

 

About Lacrosse in Washington State
Lacrosse has over 100 years of history in Washington state with clubs playing in the early 1900s and high schools now in their fourth decade of state competition.  With Native American origins, lacrosse is one of the oldest organized sports on the continent and today is considered the fastest growing sport in America.  In Washington state, some 4,000 student-athletes attending over 200 high schools play prep lacrosse, while another 6,000 play lacrosse at the youth, adult and collegiate club levels throughout the state. For more information on high school lacrosse in Washington state visit http://www.WashingtonHSLAX.com.

 

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