Iroquois Nationals pipped United States 11-10 to remain unbeaten at the World Lacrosse Men's Indoor World Championship in Canada.
The side representing the Native American confederacy have finished runners-up at all four editions of the tournament so far, losing to the Canadians in the final on each occasion.
Their win today at the Langley Events Centre moved them level with the hosts in the elite blue group on two wins from two.
The Americans, who have won every bronze medal in the tournament's history, have now slipped to a record of one win and two defeats.
Israel won the only other blue group game held today, edging England 8-7 after overtime to register a first victory.
England are yet to get off the mark with Canada not in action today.
All five teams from the blue group will reach the play-off phase, regardless of where they finish, and will be joined by the winners of the other three groups.
Finishing higher in the blue table means you enter the knock-out round at a later stage, however.
Germany beat Scotland 18-6 in the green group and have a 100 per cent record alongside Czech Republic.
Slovakia saw off Mexico 18-7 to record a second victory and keep their hopes alive.
In the orange group Finland beat Australia 15-10 to make it three wins from three at the top.
Austria's 20-10 win over Sweden means they are the closest challengers on two victories.
Ireland beat Serbia 10-9 in the yellow group and both teams are now tied on two wins and a defeat.
Hong Kong registered a first success, beating Switzerland 16-13.
Group play continues tomorrow.