Canada hammers Australia at indoor lacrosse worlds
Rory Smith scores 1st goal in 7 years
Defenceman Rory Smith scored his first goal in seven years as Canada hammered Australia 26-2 at the world indoor lacrosse tournament Monday.
Smith's first goal since he played with a junior B team in Toronto helped Canada improve to 2-0 at the tournament.
Dan Dawson and Stephane Leblanc scored five goals each, Jeff Zywicki got four, Jordan Hall and John Grant Jr. had hat tricks, Shawn Evans and Colin Doyle had two each and Smith and Jeff Moleski added singles.
Tyler Richards was in Canada's net for the first quarter and Anthony Cosmo went the rest of the way.
"It was a good win," said Smith, who was a healthy scratch the previous day when Canada beat Slovakia. "We stayed on our game plan and didn't let up. It was a nice solid win."
Canada completes round-robin play in its pool Tuesday against England, which will decide who finishes first and gets a bye into Friday's semifinals.
In an earlier game, England got six goals from Tom Johnson of Delta, B.C., and improved to 2-0 in the pool with a 24-7 win over Slovakia, while the Iroquois Nationals improved to 3-0 by edging the United States 11-10, earning a bye to the semifinals.