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Turri Gets Win For Team USA

Americans top England 20-1 as West Islip native allows only 1 goal.

West Islip’s Kyle Turri allowed only one goal Sunday as Team USA defeated England 20-1 in the team’s third game of the 2012 World Lacrosse Championships in Finland.

Turri, with six saves, helped the Americans (2-1) rebound from a tough 11-9 overtime loss on Saturday against Canada. It was the first loss for a U.S. team in U-19 play since international competition was sanctioned in 1988, according to Lacrosse Magazine.

Unlike Team USA’s first two games of this year’s championship, when Turri and fellow U.S. netminder Zach Oliveri played a half in each game, the West Islip High School graduate played the entire 80 minutes against England.

International games are played with 20-minute quarters of rolling time. U.S. collegiate lacrosse games are 15-minute quarters.

Following a day off Monday, Team USA plays its final game in round robin play against the Iroquois Nationals on Tuesday. Elimination play then begins on Wednesday.

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