Turri Bringing Home A World Championship

West Islip LAX star, Team USA teammates top Canada Saturday to win the 2012 U-19 world lacrosse title.

Kyle Turri’s trophy case is going to be a bit more crowded.

The West Islip native and his Team USA teammates defeated Canada 10-8 Saturday to bring home the gold from the 2012 Lacrosse World Championships in Finland.

As has been the case throughout the tournament, Turri played the second half of the gold medal game against Canada and made four saves while allowing five goals.

The win by the U.S. was payback against its rivals, which ended the Americans’ 37 game win streak in the Championships with an 11-9 overtime victory on July 14. That streak dated back to 1988.

In the finals on Saturday, the U.S. raced out to a 6-2 halftime lead. But the Canadians fought back in the third quarter and cut the lead to 6-5.

However, Team USA would not relinquish the lead and finished the third quarter with a 9-6 advantage.

The win adds another title to the Turri family’s championship case. Kyle, along with his older brother Justin and father Bill — assistant coach of the West Islip High School boys’ lacrosse team — have all won New York State Titles with the Lions. In addition, Justin Turri was member of the Duke Blue Devils 2010 NCAA Division I National Championship team.


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