Contenders emerge on Day 2 of Shootout
VAIL — It was Day 2 of the men’s and women’s elite and men’s masters division at the 41st annual Vail Lacrosse Shootout.
The women’s elite division started bracket play and enters into the quarterfinals and semifinals today. The men’s elite completed the quarterfinals, and the men’s masters completed the semifinals on Friday. Today, Jagermeister/Force 5 and Hulu compete in the master’s championship.
Championship bracket quarterfinals
Big Green Herd 11, Denver City Lax / StyLax 5
Big Green Herd jumped out to an early 3-1 Lead and City Lax never managed to really get going. City Lax suffered from poor shooting accuracy and a few too many turnovers. The Herd played a very unselfish brand of lacrosse with eight different goal scorers.
Brine Elite 16, Millennium Lacrosse 15
It was a nail biter from start to finish. Brine Elite’s Ryan Danehy scored a 2-point goal with four minutes left to steal the game for Brine. Bailey Tills was a bright spot for Millennium with five goals.
Lacrossewear 16, Adrenaline Tropics 8
A close and hard fought game until the second half, Lacrossewear only allowed one second half goal en route to the win. Lacrossewear’s faceoff man Kevin Massa went 21-for-25, giving Lacrossewear the majority of possessions. A 2-point goal from Ryan Tucker solidified the second-half rally from Lacrossewear. Kieran McArdle led the scoring with three goals and one assist.
All Out 15, Rocky Mountain Oysters 12
The teams battled hard in this close game. The Oysters took a 9-8 lead into half time, but All Out locked down its defense in the third quarter not allowing a goal. All Out won 20-of-30 faceoffs and cleared with great efficiency converting on all but six attempts on the day.
Consolation bracket quarterfinals
FCA 18, Warrior X 3
LOFers 16, Team TAMA 10
Jammin’ Salmon 14, True Lacrosse 13
Southern Combat 10, Crease Beavers 5
Minnesota Chill 16, Colorado Mavs 11
Team Gutman 17, Prestige Lacrosse 5
Harrow Honeybadgers 16, CWLA 3
Gang Green 11, The Laxatives 2
Team Wild 12, The Laxatives 6
Colorado Lacrosse Club 15, CWLA 6
Team STX 17, Pappy’s 2
CRSLAX.com 18, #1 Stunner of the Month 2
Lofers 14, Pappy’s 5
Run Around Sue 14, #1 Stunner of the Month 3
Master’s division semifinals
Jagermeister/Force 5 17, Power-Tek 10
Jager dominated from the start. Power-Tek made it interesting in the third but Jager never relinquished the lead and ran away with the game in the fourth quarter.
Hulu 14, Team Adrenaline 13
Adrenaline mounted a furious comeback attempt after falling behind early but couldn’t climb all the way back eventually losing by a goal. John Galvin scored five goals for Hulu and Brian Langtry scored four goals and had one assist for Adrenaline.
Silver Oysters 4, Middlebury 3
It was a close game until the bitter end when Collin Knowles from the Oysters scored the game winner with 0:29 left.
Olympic Club 17, Buddha’s Ballers 4
Buddha’s started with the lead but it was short lived, Olympic Club ended the first quarter up 6-2 and never looked back.
11 a.m. – Brine Elite vs. All Out
1 p.m. – Lacrossewear vs. Big Green Herd
9 a.m. – Denver City Lax / StyLax vs. Adrenaline Tropics
3 p.m. – Millennium Lacrosse Rocky Mountain Oysters
Consolation Bracket Semifinals
1 p.m. – FCA True Lacrosse vs. Jammin’ Salmon
3 p.m. – LOFers vs. Southern Combat
13th Place Bracket
11 a.m. – Edwards Turf – Crease Beavers vs. Team TAMA
10 a.m. Edwards 4 – Warrior X vs. True Lacrosse
Noon – Colorado Mavs vs. Prestige Lacrosse
2 p.m. – Minnesota Chill vs. Team Gutman
Women’s elite quarterfinals
9 a.m. – Athletic – Team Wild vs. Harrow Honeybadgers
9 a.m. – Edwards 2 – Run Around Sue vs. Team STX
10:15 a.m. – Athletic – LOFers vs. CRSLAX.com
10:15 a.m. – Edwards 2 – Colorado Lacrosse Club vs. Gang Green
2 p.m. – Athletic – (winner of Team Wild / Harrow Honeybadgers) vs. (winner of LOFers / CRSLAX.com)
2 p.m, – Edwards 2 – (Run Around Sue / Team STX) vs. (winner of Colorado Lacrosse Club / Gang Green)
11:30 a.m. – Athletic – (loser of Team Wild / Harrow Honeybadgers) vs. (loser of LOFers / CRSLAX.com)
11:30 a.m. – Edwards 2 – (loser of Run Around Sue / Team STX) vs. (loser of Colorado Lacrosse Club / Gang Green)
12:45 p.m. – Athletic – The Laxatives vs. Pappy’s
12:45 p.m. – Edwards 2 – CWLA vs. #1 Stunner of the Month
12:30 p.m. – Vail Mountain School – Hulu vs. Jagermeister/Force 5
8:30 a.m. – Vail Mountain School – Adrenaline vs. Power-Tek
10:30 a.m. – Vail Mountain School – Olympic Club vs. Silver Oysters
10:30 a.m. – Donovan – Middlebury vs. Buddha’s Ballers