The U.S. cruised over England, 20-1, on Sunday in its third pool play game at the Federation of International Lacrosse U19 World Championships, rebounding soundly from an 11-9 overtime loss to Canada 24 hours earlier.
About the only problem the U.S. under-19 men’s national team had Sunday was that starting attackman Matt Kavanagh left his cleats on the bus on the way to the game. Fortunately, that same bus later picked up the English national team, and who scooped up the footwear under the seat? English starting goalie Mike Connor, who handed the kicks to Kavanagh, but then had to deal with him and the rest of Team USA’s offense.
Attackman Kyle Keenan scored a team-high four goals and Kavanagh had two goals and two assists as 12 different players found the back of the net at least once. The U.S. scored the game’s first 11 goals.
“We wanted to get back to our game,” Keenan said. “In the Canada game, we felt like they dictated the tempo of play. We wanted to dominate this game and put the game in our hands.