The Lax Road to Denver – One Month Left

BNC's ScotlandMr. Nye Gordon of Scotland Lacrosse is back with an update on the team’s and his performances so close before the World Lacrosse Championships in Denver – just one more month! Here’s what he told us:

Denver: Challenges so far

The standard of our fitness and athleticism really came through…

“Down to 40 days until the Championships start! Team Scotland has been preparing for over two years for the World’s in Denver but the last few months everything has picked up. In the first weekend of May, Scotland competed in the British National Championships, playing some very good games across two days. Despite missing a few players due to the NCAA schedules, Scotland came 2nd in the tournament after facing Yorkshire in a very closely contested final. The standard of our fitness and athleticism really came through in through tournament, as we improved game by game while other teams were left lagging.”

Coming second in the BNCs is definitely no small feat, so it seems like a good omen for Team Scotland. Even though some health problems have been bothering Mr. Gordon, he is confident that all will be well and ready for what is the most important lacrosse of the year. But we’re sure we’ve mentioned that already.

Team Scotland After Playing Stony Brook

The countdown intensifies

Can’t wait to show what Scotland can do.

“With just over a month left until we fly to Denver we still have a lot of time to make sure that we dominate every opportunity we get in the Championships. While the BNC’s were a success for the team I suffered a bit of a setback in terms of a pulled hamstring. However thanks to a few weeks of rehab guided by the team’s physios Dr Joseph Lightfoot (of Results Inc. in Manchester) and  Dan Coughlin, already back to full strength, ready for our next practice game against the USA Athletes International touring team who are visiting Scotland next week.

Counting down the days until this tournament starts. Can’t wait to show what Scotland can do.”

Scotland will first face the competitors in its division in three games, as part of the White Division. The rival teams in the first stage of the championships are Latvia, Switzerland and Thailand, as the schedule of the championship states. We already know the date and time Scotland will play these first matches, as follows:

Friday, July 11 – 11 a.m. – Scotland vs. Thailand, Field 10

Saturday, July 12 – 12 p.m. – Switzerland vs. Scotland, Field 4

Sunday, July 13 – 9 a.m. – Scotland vs. Latvia, Field 4

We’re eager for time to pass so we can see the team in action, until then we’ll be waiting to hear from Mr. Gordon again. Until then, as usual, sticks up!

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