The debut of Israel’s men’s nationalÂ lacrosse team in the European Lacrosse Championships came to an end,Â as No. 8 Netherlands rolled to an 18-3 quarterfinal win at AmsterdamÂ Bos on Wednesday.
Netherlands grabbed an early 2-0 lead, but Elan Daisudov and BenÂ Bretter answered back for Israel to tie the game at 2-2. GoaltenderÂ Hank Altschuler made several impressive saves to preserve the tieÂ after one quarter of play.
However, the Dutch scored seven straight goals in the second quarterÂ to take command of the game. Netherlands maintained their dominance inÂ the second half to cruise to victory.
Michael Pfeffer also scored for the unranked blue and white, whoÂ became an unlikely quarterfinalist by topping Wales, France, NorwayÂ and Slovakia to win their group.
Altschuler (9 saves, 9 goals against) and Ben Levine (3 saves, 9 goalsÂ against) split time in goal; Altschuler was credited the loss.
Bolderink Ingmar and Graham Bergsma each scored four goals to lead the Â Dutch.
Israel (4-1) will meet No. 7 Scotland on Thursday at 2:30 PM, andÂ either No. 6 Germany or No. 12 Finland on Friday in consolationÂ matches.
Host Netherlands (3-4) struggled in the top division, but defeatedÂ Ireland and Czech Republic to qualify for the quarterfinals. Their winÂ over Israel pits them against tournament-favorite England, whileÂ Ireland and Sweden meet in the other semifinal.
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