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Hong Kong remained undefeated in the pool stages of the World Lacrosse Men’s Under-21 Championships. Photo: Handout

World Lacrosse Men’s under-21 Championship: unbeaten Hong Kong cruise into quarter-finals after topping Pool E

  • Carter Li scores three goals in 10-4 win over Sweden, as goalkeeper Chan Pak-long also stars
  • Hong Kong will face winners of Poland v Uganda game, while China take on the Netherlands

Hong Kong maintained their unbeaten record in the World Lacrosse Men’s under-21 Championship with a convincing 10-4 win over Sweden, and booked their spot in the quarter-finals of the platinum bracket in the process.

Carter Li scored five and also had an assist in the victory, which left Hong Kong top of Pool E as one of only five teams to win all four games in the group stages in Ireland.

Goalkeeper Chan Pak-long also played his part, saving 11 of the 15 shots that Sweden had. Of the ones that got past him, Jonas Hunter bagged three, and his tally of 14 goals makes him the tournament’s leading scorer.

Hong Kong’s next game will be on Wednesday at 10pm HKT when they will face the winner of Poland v Uganda.

Sweden, who finished third in Pool E, take on another unbeaten side in Wales in the quarter-finals of the platinum bracket in the same half of the draw as Hong Kong.

In the bottom half, China booked their place in the play-in round of the bracket with a thumping 12-1 win over Kenya to improve to a 3-1 record.

Dylan Hsu had his second game of three goals and three assists, and is tied for the third most points in Limerick with 16 total. Keegan Hughes and Damon Hsu both registered three points, while goalkeeper Haoxuan Cui was outstanding, saving 14 of the 15 shots he faced. China take on the Netherlands for a spot in the semi-finals at 1am on Wednesday HKT.