The Czech Republic earned the right to meet defending champions England in the semi-finals of the Women’s European Lacrosse Championship in Israel today with a 12-10 win over Ireland.
The Czech side had advanced as Group C winners having completed their qualifying matches with a 22-0 win over Finland in Netanya.
The hosts, third in Group A, moved through to meet three-times winners Wales in the other semi-final thanks to a 15-5 victory over Group B winners The Netherlands at Tubruq Field.
2019 ELF Women’s European Lacrosse Championships Game Results for Monday, July 22. @EuropeLacrosse @LaxScotland (18) - @NorskLacrosse (4)@IrelandLacrosse (10) - Czech Republic (12)@Israel_Lacrosse (15) - Netherlands (5)— World Lacrosse (@worldlaxsport) July 22, 2019
Full tournament results at https://t.co/myndGadcsF.
Ireland and The Netherlands now go to the fifth-place playoffs, where their respective opponents will be Scotland - 18-4 winners over Norway today - and Germany, who beat Austria 11-8.
Norway and Austria are now due to contest the ninth-place playoffs against, respectively, Switzerland, who beat Spain 11-3 today, and Latvia, 16-4 winners over Finland.