Rutgers University product Adam Goldberg scored four goals and added an assist
to lead Jerusalem Lacrosse Club past Tel Aviv Lacrosse Club, 12-11, in front of
a standing room only crowd at Kraft Stadium in Jerusalem on Saturday
Goldberg, who earned game MVP honors, joined team captain Mathew
Markman in raising the Zimmerman Cup, commemorating Jerusalem’s victory in the
first ever lacrosse match on Israeli soil. The trophy will be awarded to
Israel’s national champions for years to come.
Derek Lief (Haverford
College) and Alex Kost (McGill University) added three goals each, while Jason
Lurie (Eilat, Israel) scored twice. Ben Levine (Indiana University of
Pennsylvania) played the entire game in goal to earn the win.
was a great experience for everyone involved,” said Borkan, Israel’s GM, who
coached Jerusalem LC to victory on Saturday.
“It was a hard-fought game,
and both teams represented their cities with great pride and passion. This was
truly a special occasion, as it was the first ever lacrosse game ever played in
Israel. Being part of this event is a memory I will treasure
Chad Cohen (Colgate University) led Tel Aviv with six goals.
Max Weisenberg (Bryant University) scored three goals and added an assist, while
Danny Navo (Eilat, Israel) scored twice. Zach Lewis (Oberlin College), Ben
Chernie (Kibbutz Shamir, Israel) and Matt Flapan (Ramat Gan, Israel) each
recorded a helper for the beach boys, who were coached by Israel bench boss Bill
The game, which was officiated by Neil Kramer and Jeff Alpert
from Los Angeles, was played with four 20-minute running time quarters as per
Players from Israel, Canada, Germany, Italy, and the
United States were represented in the game. Equipment and uniforms were provided
by STX, Warrior, Cascade, Reebok and The Lax Hut.
Israel Lacrosse, an
organization dedicated to the development of the sport of lacrosse in Israel,
was officially recognized by the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) as
an Associate Member in April of 2011. The organization expects to field a men’s
national team to debut in exhibition play next June at the 2012 European
Lacrosse Championships in Amsterdam. A full Israel 2012 lacrosse schedule will
be announced in October.
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