BOX SCORE

NETANYA, Israel — Ryan Brown scored six goals as the United States clinched the top seed out of the Blue Division with an 18-2 victory over Scotland in the 2018 Federation of International Lacrosse Men's World Championship.

The United States improved to 4-0 and will complete its pool play schedule on Tuesday night against England at 6 p.m. local time. The game will be carried live on ESPNU at 11 a.m. Eastern time in the United States.

Canada downed the Iroquois Nationals 10-5 on Monday night and is the only team that could tie the U.S. in the Blue Division, but the U.S. would claim the head-to-head by virtue of Sunday's 11-10 victory over Canada.

Scotland goalie Dean Stewart made two early saves and four in the first quarter to keep things close for awhile, but Brown scored two goals in the last three minutes of the opening quarter to complete a first quarter hat track and put the U.S. in front 5-0.

The U.S. scored seven times before Scotland got on the board on Sean Darroch's goal with 7:30 remaining in the first half. The U.S. led 9-1 at the break and 10-2 after Scotland's James McBride scored midway through the third quarter. The U.S. then scored the final eight goals of the game.

Brown, who now has 16 goals in just four games, also had a fourth quarter assist that was incorrectly credited to another U.S. player in the official stats.

The U.S. had assists on 14 of its 18 goals with Tom Schreiber (3g, 3a) and Jordan Wolf (1g, 3a) leading the team with three assists each. Ned Crotty, Marcus Holman and Drew Snider each scored two goals.

John Galloway made four saves to earn his fourth win of the tournament, and Greg Gurenlian (6-of-10) and Trevor Baptiste (6-of-11) gave the U.S. a 12-9 advantage on faceoffs. Will Haus, who carried the flag out for the team to start the game, had a team-high five groundballs.