Canada Wins Hard Fought Game Against Germany
Canada's penultimate game was a battle against the European lacrosse powerhouse, in both box and field, Germany. Germany has down well to balance the growth and development of both box and field for many years. DLaxV, Germany's National Governing Body, along with Clubs have invested in coaching and officiating which has created a progressive ecosystem within the country.
[PHOTO: Canada with Germany Men's National Indoor Lacrosse Team]
"They were aggressive, but they didn't over extend themselves or risk giving up scoring opportunities by being that aggressive." Fox said of the German style of play. ""Regardless of the other aspects from the game, the competition on the floor was exceptional. Jesse [Cracknell], Adam [Marshall], and [Scott] Stapleford have done an amazing job with the box program."
Germany was led in scoring by #9 Gustav Weber with 2 Goals and #6 Marc Brandenburger also with 2 Goals. Canada was led by Buck with 5 Goals and 1 Assist, Foster with 4 Goals and 1 Assist, and Brad Lyons with 3 Goals and 1 Assist. Both teams split time with their goaltenders. For Germany #1 Tilo Fuchs started the game making 24 Saves and giving up 9 Goals with #3 Jonathan Sievers finishing the second half making 15 Saves and giving up 10 Goals. For Canada B. Harris started and made 12 Saves giving up 4 Goals with Hruska coming in on relief making 23 Saves and giving up 3 Goals.