(Photo: Josef Štěpán)

(Photo: Josef Štěpán)

By Megan Meluskey - August 14, 2015

Originally appeared here in Haaretz

NYMBURK, Czech Republic — The Israel women’s national lacrosse team dispatched fourth-ranked Germany, 10-5, at Sportovní Centrum on Wednesday in the quarterfinals of the 2015 European Championships.

The win was the first-ever in a quarterfinal playoff game for any Israeli lacrosse program; the blue-and-white failed to progress past the round-of-eight in the 2012 Men’s European Championships (Loss to Netherlands), the 2013 Women’s World Cup (Loss to Canada) and the 2014 Men’s World Championships (Loss to England).

Israel makes its first-ever semifinal appearance against No. 1-ranked England on Friday. Read More