Baltimore makes itself at home in Vail
VAIL, Colorado – It was all about Baltimore Wednesday as the Baltimore Crabs and M & D Lax took home the boys and girls high school championships. The ladies from M&D were first up, easily handling PA Express and then the Crabs put up a 12-9 victory over Team Colorado. It was Baltimore’s fourth consecutive high school title, a record in Vail. The Toronto Renegades won Division II with a 12-2 victory over fellow Canadian squad Winnipeg. The girls silver division was taken by a group of rising high-school freshmen, the Stars Silver. Today, the men’s and women’s elite kick off.Can Team 21 start right on the road to a repeat? Or will Lacrossewear’s Merrill Lynch finally break through to the top?Boys high schoolBaltimore Crabs 12, Team Colorado 9The Baltimore Crabs were able to cash in their offensive opportunities en route to their fourth straight Championship on Wednesday afternoon. Their late run started with 2:36 left in the third with a rip from John Kaestner (three goals, one assist) and moments later, Chris Costabile (a hat trick) punched one home. The Crabs then got off two more sandwiched around a Colorado goal by Michael Biemford , who led his team with three, to push the score to 12-9 with 9:05 left.The Crabs offense got hot twice and used those runs to break away from Colorado.Colorado was leading 4-3 midway through the second, but the Crabs scored five goals before the half ended, taking an 8-4 lead into the break. In goal, Adam Cohen and Harry Krieger backstopped the win for the Crabs. Wednesday’s Games Division IChampionship Baltimore Crabs 12, Team Colorado 9Third placeEast Coast Kings 11, Players Lacrosse Club 5Fifth placeTeam Ohio 15, War Cry Lacrosse 3Seventh placeMaverik Dallas 8, Blue Lion Elite 7Division IIChampionship Toronto Renegades 12, Winnipeg Wolverines 2Consolation Salpointe Lancers 8, Sacramento Heat 7, OTTeam Nebraska 4, Salpointe Lancers 3Sacramento Heat 8, Team Nebraska 0Girls high schoolM & D Lax 16, PA Express 4The first 10 minutes of the competition was anyone’s game but M & D Lax showed what it’s made of and poweredto take the 2009 Vail Lacrosse Shootout championship.Margaret Smith led M & D with five goals, while teammates Beth Glaros had four and Anna Kim a hat trick.Wednesday’s GamesGoldHouston Heat 11, Minnesota Lakers 9 Heros 2010 15, CTLF 2Team Colorado Red 8, MFL 3 PA Express 4, M & D Lax 16 SilverBay Area Wave White 10, Idaho Hawks 9Lakeshore Lacrosse 16, Team Utah 8 Puget Sound Select 15, Team Colorado Blue 4Stars Silver 12, Bay Area Wave Blue 11 BronzeTeam Vegas 12, Mountain Mania 1Players Club 8, Blue Lion Pride 5All-Tournament TeamAttack: Beth Glaros, M & D Lax; Carly Reed, Stars Silver; Amy Rogvski, Heros;; Colleen O’Malley, PA Express; Morgan Obendorfer, PA Express;Center: Margaret Fogarty, Stars SilverDefense: Natalie Forester, Colorado Blue; Lauren Freeland, CTLF; Stephanie Roberts, Houston; Taylor Virden, M & D Lax; Sara Kuhlman, MFLGoalie: Megan McGinnis, Colorado RedMVP: Margaret Smith, M & D LaxCoaches Award: Tami Tomlinson, Puget Sound Men’s eliteThere are more than 16 teams in this year’s field, so there are play-in games this morning, followed by the traditional first-rounders.Today’s GamesPlay-insGame 1 – Dunn Financial vs. Victorious Secret, 9 a.m., Ford ParkGame 2 – Chipotle vs. 83 1/2 Lacrosse, 9 a.m., Edwards Game 3 – Olympic Club vs. Lax Zone, 9 a.m., Vail Athletic FieldGame 4 – Team Guttman vs. Pond Hoppers, 11 a.m. Vail Athletic FieldFirst RoundTeam 21 vs. Game 1 winner, 1 p.m., Ford ParkOysters vs. Baltimore Crabs, 3 p.m., Ford ParkThe Loafers vs. Collared Greens, 1 p.m., EdwardsLast Call vs. Game 2 winner, 3 p.m. EdwardsMerrill Lynch vs. Game 3 winner, 1 p.m. Vail Athletic FieldBrine Elite vs. Vendetta’s, 11 a.m., EdwardsJammin’ Salmon vs. Game 4 winner, 3 p.m., Vail Athletic FieldAll-Stars vs. 5280/Tap Room, 11 a.m. , Ford ParkWomen’s eliteThe best women’s college players start the Shoot out with pool play with Gang Green, CRSLax.com and Team 180 as the favorites in their groups.Today’s GamesAll games on Edwards grass fields, Miller RanchTeam Wild vs. The Porkchops, 9 a.m.Ramalo vs. Team 180, 9 a.m.TexLax vs. Team Xtreme, 10:15 a.m.St. Louis vs. Lizards, 10:15 a.m.Minnesota Northstars vs. Portland Women’s, 11:30 a.m.ThELMa’s vs. Meatloaf, 11:30 a.m.Team Wild vs. Team 180, 12:45 p.m.Ramalo vs. The Porkchops, 12:45 p.m.TexLax vs. Portland Women’s, 2 p.m.St. Louis vs. Meatloaf, 2 p.m.Team Xtreme vs. Gang Green, 3:15 p.m. Lizards vs. CRSlax.com, 3:15 p.m.
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