Per-Anders Olters Leads Germany in Dominating Win Over Korea

(Photo Credit: Lacrosse All Stars)

Germany and Korea kicked off day one of the World Championships with a great game that started close but would end up a little bit more one-sided. There was a ton of talent on both sides as you could clearly see how much skill and lacrosse IQ was on display here.

Korea would get the scoring started three minutes in as Andrew Kim notched the first goal of the game. Germany would counter in a big way as we would see them go on a four goal run. Germany would see four different scorers during that run, Soren Spiegel, Caspar Zizka, Phillip Broz, and Marc Brandenburger. Most of Germany's goals would be the result of their great transition defense and performance at the faceoff dot. Korea would finally answer wit two goals in a row from Andrew Kim and Eungyoo Ryoo. That little run from Korea would make it a 4-3 Germany lead heading into the second quarter.

Germany and Korea would exchange goals to start off the second but it wasn't long before Germany flex their muscles again. A five goal run for Germany would close the half. The Korea defense just did not have an answer for that Germany offense in the second. The one guy that cause the most trouble for Korea was Germany's Per-Anders Olters. Olters would have four goals in the quarter as well as a few assist in the half. That would help lift Germany to a 9-4 lead at the half.

Germany's dominance would continue in the second half as they dominated possession and shared the sugar very well. Germany was just getting goal after goal. That offense and defense was in sync and working like a well oiled machine out there. It really was a dominating performance for Germany as they lead 15-5 at the end of the third and would win by a score of 19-5.

Korea had some good possessions and opportunities. They did work the ball well and played pretty good in space. They struggled at the faceoff dot and keeping up with that German offense. That really is what beat the Koreans. Their defense did improve over the course of the game as they seemed to get more aggressive each quarter. They should have a better performance in their next game as they diffidently did have some bring spots on the field both on offense and defense.

Korea's next game will be Friday versus France and Germany's next game will be Saturday versus France.

Three Stars

⭐⭐⭐: Per-Anders Olters (GER) - 6 Goals

⭐⭐: Alex Weiss (GER) - 2 goals

⭐: Andrew Kim (KOR) - 3 goals

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