Hosts Israel comfortably beat Germany as action began today at the 2019 Women's European Lacrosse Championship in Netanya.
The home nation triumphed 13-2 at Tubruq Field to make a perfect start to Group A.
The other teams in the section are Ireland, Scotland, Wales and defending champions England, all of whom begin their round-robin campaigns tomorrow.
Group B is made up of Italy, Latvia, the Netherlands, Norway and Switzerland, while Group C comprises Austria, Czech Republic, Finland, Spain and Sweden.
The top two teams in Group A will go straight through to the semi-finals.
The sides ranked third and fourth will advance to the playoffs for a last-four berth, going up against the winners of Groups B and C, respectively.
The 11th edition of the Women's European Lacrosse Championship is due to run through to July 25.
It was announced today that 16 of the matches would be streamed live on the International Olympic Committee’s global Olympic Channel.
The event is the first in which the Olympic Channel and World Lacrosse will work together in an effort to bring coverage of the sport to viewers around the world.
"We are incredibly pleased to showcase our incredible athletes to the world as part of the media rights agreement between World Lacrosse and the Olympic Channel," Stephanie Migchelsen, President of the European Lacrosse Federation (ELF), said.
"We have the opportunity to showcase some of the most competitive matches and show the world how amazing lacrosse is."
World Lacrosse chief executive Jim Scherr added: "We appreciate the interest and support of the Olympic Channel in bringing premier, international lacrosse events such as the ELF Women’s European Championship to fans around the world.
"Expanding the awareness and visibility of lacrosse globally is one of our primary objectives as an International Federation, and our partnership with the Olympic Channel is helping to make this possible."
The sport's world governing body had been known as the Federation of International Lacrosse, prior to a new name, logo and brand platform being launched at SportAccord Summit in Gold Coast in May.