The United States advanced to the championship game of the Federation of International Lacrosse Men's World Championship by beating Australia, 14-5, in the semifinals Thursday in Netanya, Israel. The U.S. will play Canada in the championship game Saturday at 3 a.m. The game will be broadcast live on ESPN2. Canada defeated the Iroquois Nationals, 15-4, in the other semifinal. The U.S. beat Canada, 11-10, in pool play Sunday. Thursday's U.S. win over Australia was a much tougher grind than a 19-1 pool play win over the Aussies on Saturday. Marcus Holman (Gilman) had a team-high four points, all in the second half, on three goals and an assist to pace the U.S. offense. Michael Ehrhardt, Ryan Brown (Johns Hopkins, Calvert Hall) and Rob Pannell each had two goals and Jordan Wolf had a goal and two assists as the U.S. again featured a balanced attack. Seven players scored the U.S. team's seven first half goals and 12 players had at least one point in the game. The U.S. was dominant on faceoffs for the second straight game with Greg Gurenlian (8-of-10) and Trevor Baptiste (9-of-12) combining to win 77 percent of the draws. U.S. goalie John Galloway improved to 6-0 in the tournament, making five saves. Saturday's championship is the sixth straight time that the U.S. and Canada have met for the world championship with the U.S. winning in 1998, 2002 and 2010 and Canada winning in 2006 and 2014.