Men's Representative Team Ranked 27th At 2018 World Championships
21 Jul 2018
Hong Kong capped a successful 2018 FIL World Lacrosse Championship with a 15-5 humbling of Hungary in Netanya, Israel.
Hong Kong had swept Luxembourg, Poland and Uganda in the Olive Pool group before falling to ninth-ranked Germany in the championship bracket.
Narrow losses to New Zealand 11-9 and Czech Republic 9-8 in the proceeding ranked play were much lamented by coach Scott Browning, who hopes the experience of playing in tight games will help their confidence against future high-level oppositions.
“To make the next step further into the division you need experience. We’re not quite at that 12 to 20 range yet – that’s where we would have loved to be but we need more experience playing at that level,” he said.
“The overall calibre of the tournament is getting better and better – we saw a lot of new nations join – and this is all positive growth for the sport internationally.”
Read More: www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/2156273/world-lacrosse-championship-hong-kong-end-campaign-winning-note-us