Israel advances to European Lacrosse quarterfinal, forces us to learn lacrosse metaphors


Lace up your cleats, string your sticks and learn your lacrosse metaphors: Israel is into the quarterfinals of the European Lacrosse Championships.


Unranked Israel eeked out a 14-13 victory Monday over No. 11 Wales in a matchup between the two previously undefeated teams.

With the victory, Israel finishes the preliminary round 4-0 and gets a bye into Wednesday’s quarterfinal round of the tournament in Amsterdam. They’ll face the winner of Tuesday’s Czech Republic vs. Finland or Netherlands game.

Catch yourself up to speed with our Friday Five blurb about the team’s founder, Birthright alumnus Scott Neiss.

And for those whose brains can only process photo-rich content in the age of social media, check out Six Degrees No Bacon’s 11 Things you should know about Israel’s lacrosse team.

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