Hong Kong Starts Strong Against Luxembourg


(Photo Credit: FIL)


The FIL World Championships got underway on Wednesday afternoon, night in Israel, as Hong Kong took on Luxembourg. This game would be the international debut for Luxembourg.

This game would go more Hong Kong's way as they were able to be very aggressive and efficient on both offense and defense. Even though they struggled, Luxembourg never seemed to give up as they played hard until the final whistle.

Max Rubin would get game started as he put Luxembourg up 1-0 with 5:30 in the first. That would be the only goal that Luxembourg would be able to score the entire game. They did however play pretty well on defense, especially in transition. In cage for Luxembourg was Nick Beattie who had a pretty decent day and impressed many with his play. Beattie would have 11 saves, but did allow 20 goals. Despite losing 20-1 it was nothing to be ashamed about for Luxembourg as many of their players just picked up a stick six months ago. It was a good debut and there is no where else to go from here but up.

Hong Kong would go on a 20 goal run after Luxembourg scored that first goal with 5:30 in the first. Hong Kong would have twelve different scorers as they had a really good showing. Evan Mok-Lamme would led them on offense as he put four goals on the day. The Hong Kong defense looked very good as they were very disruptive and really limited Luxembourg offensively. In cage for Hong Kong Wai Kwan Wong would start and Li Yin Fung would finish out. They both had good performances. It was a great showing for Hong Kong as they should very happy with where they are at and we should see more success from them in Israel.

Olive Pool Standings

Olive Pool



Place
Team
Record
Points
1st
Hong Kong
1-0
1
2nd
Poland
0-0

3rd
Uganda
0-0

4th
Luxembourg
0-1
0

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