Triangle lacrosse alums power Team USA to 10-7 win over Canada

Peter Koutroumpis, Triangle Sports Network

Peter Koutroumpis, Triangle Sports Network

COMMERCE CITY, COLO. – North Carolina Tar Heels alumnus Richie Meade, head coach of Team USA, and Duke Blue Devils alum Kevin Cassese, one of Meade’s assistant coaches, saw their team claim a 10-7 win over international rival Team Canada during the two teams’ opening game at the 2014 World Lacrosse Championships on Thursday.

Former Blue Devils stars Ned Crotty and David Lawson, along with former Tar Heels standout Marcus Holman all got ample playing time and contributed to the win by helping to unleash a barrage of 40 total shots towards Canadian keeper Dillon Ward.

Lawson tallied an assist with two shots while Crotty finished with five shots, and Holman added his own shot attempt on Ward who finished the game making 18 total saves in the losing effort.

Team USA will have a day off before facing off against Team Australia at 5:00 pm MDT on Saturday.

Boxscore: Team USA 10, Team Canada 7