Uganda Lacrosse suffer four straight losses at World Championships

Uganda and France pose for team photo in San Diego. World lacrosse

LACROSSE Uganda Lacrosse suffer four straight losses at World Championships

Moses King 11:20 - 27.06.2023

Uganda Lacrosse have lost all their four group matches at the 2023 World Lacrosse Championships, San Diego.

The Lacrosse Cranes will return to the drawing board after a disappointing performance in San Diego as the team walk away with four losses in their group games.

The final group match against Denmark ended in a loss as the Danes walked away with a 9-2 victory, June 27.

The team had hoped to get something from the game after opening the championships with three consecutive losses.

Uganda faced heavy defeats against powerhouses France, Wales, and Japan who gave the sole African representatives a painful lesson.

Japan defeated Uganda 18-0 in the opening match awakening the Cranes to the high level at the world games.

In the second game, France defeated Uganda 13-5 to pile more pressure on the team.

In the third game, Uganda was unable to handle Wales as they lost 17-4.

This is Uganda’s third appearance at the world championships having featured in the 2014 and 2018 editions.

In 2014, Uganda beat the Republic of Korea to earn its first-ever world championship win.

Patrick 'Pato' Oriana, the captain, now the national team coach scored the game-winning goal off a faceoff with 36 seconds left to lift Uganda to a 10–9, in a dramatic scoring twice in the final 44 seconds.

They ended the tournament 34th among 38th competitors, coming away with two wins over Korea and Argentina over the seven games they played.

In 2018, Uganda finished 40th out of 46 teams at the World Lacrosse Championship in Netanya, Israel for their second appearance in the international lacrosse competition.

This was after winning only one of eight games played; a 7-6 come-from-behind win over Luxembourg.