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P.G.'s Paciejewski advances Scotland to world box lacrosse quarterfinal

Twenty-eight-year-old will face host Germany in playoff game Wednesday in Hannover
Cole Paciejewski - 2016 European field lacrosse world in Budapest
Cole Paciejewski of Prince George, shown competing for Scotland at the 2016 European indoor (box) lacrosse championship in Budapest, Hungary, is back playing for Team Scotland at this year's European championship in Hannover, Germany

Cole Paciejewski’s proficiency as a hired gun for the Scottish national lacrosse team is paying dividends.

The 28-year-old offensive specialist from Prince George and his ability to finish around the net has helped Team Scotland advance to the quarterfinal playoffs at the 14-team European Indoor Lacrosse Championship in Hannover, Germany.

Scotland will play the host Germans in a playoff game on Wednesday (10 a.m. PT, livestreamed at https://sportdeutschland.tv/germanylacrosse), after posting a 17-4 victory over Belgium on Tuesday.

Paciejewski and the Scots opened with a 13-8 loss to England on Saturday, then defeated Ireland 16-9.

The Scotland-Germany winner will advance to the semifinals Thursday against the Finland-Slovakia winner. The other quarterfinal matchups include Czech Republic-Switzerland and Sweden-England.

The medal matches will be played on Saturday.

This is the fifth time Paciejewski has represented Scotland in an international lacrosse tournament.

The former Pfeiffer University field lacrosse scholarship player went to Israel in Team Scotland at the FIL field lacrosse world championship in 2018. He also wore the Scottish jersey at the 2019 World Indoor Lacrosse Championship in Langley, where the Scots finished 16th out of 20 teams.

Paciejewski, who plays senior C lacrosse locally for the BHL Bandits, was one of the leading scorers this year in the Prince George Senior Lacrosse Association.