Dos Brisas captures women’s elite
Vail, CO Colorado
VAIL, Colorado ” Led by Colorado native Carolyn Cryer, Dos Brisas breezed through the championship game, 14-5, against the Revolution, leaving little doubt as to the outcome from the opening draw.
Cryer, named Offensive MVP scored six first-half goals, while tournament MVP, Lindsay Gilbride, scored twice as Dos Brisas took a 9-2 first half lead. There was no quit in Revolution, but it was clearly over-matched by the ladies from Dos Brisas.
With the outcome no longer in doubt, Dos Brisas and Revolution played a fast-paced up and down second half, as Cryer finished the game with nine goals.
Revolution was lead with two goals each from Kate Dewey and Sarah Bullard as well as getting solid goalie play from Mollie Mackler who finished the game with eight saves, many from point blank range.
CRSLAX 11, Lax Hut 10 (Third place)
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In the closest game of the day, CRSLAX (Colorado Rising Stars) outlasted Lax Hut in a well-played third-place game. CRSLAX got three goals from Katie Leland, while Lax Hut got two from Caytlin McCormick in a 6-5 first half.
CRSLAX scored two early second-half goals to stretch the lead to three before Lax Hut took control and took a one-goal lead into the last five minutes. With less than a minute-and-a-half left, Lindsey Lewis scored to tie the game at nine, only to be answered by Stacey Brown to once again give Lax Hut a one goal lead.
CRSLAX controlled the ensuing draw to allow Lewis to get a tying goal once again. With less than 10 seconds on the clock CRSLAX made one final drive towards goal, allowing Megan Burker to score the winning goal. In a losing effort, Lax Hut was led by goalie Kristena Anderson and her 11 saves.
Gang Green 12, AOB 7 (Fifth place)
Gang Green had a relatively easy time with AOB in the first half ending the half with a 5-2 lead. Kat Collins lead the way with three first-half goals for the Gang and goalies Julie Wadland for Gang Green and Caitlin Carducci for AOB had five saves each in a half dominated by defense.
The second half featured more of the same as AOB could not quite catch Gang Green. Gang Green’s Casey Hazel scored their last four second-half goals and finished with a game-leading five goals. Ashley Mitcheldes and Rachel Culp led AOB scores with two goals each.
Team 180 16, Xtreme 7 (Seventh Place)
Despite the efforts of the three sister combos, Team Xtreme fell to the young guns of Team 180, 16-7.
Team 180 was lead with four goals by Alexa Webster, while Team Xtreme got four Beth Calder. Team 180 scored early and often and this game was never in doubt.
The Loafers completed an eight-goal comeback to defeat LaxGrip in overtime in the fifth-place game, while Brine Elite rode the efforts of faceoff man John Rotolani to win the consolation championship over Rock-it Pocket, 10-3. Merrill Lynch/Lacrossewear defeated AIG-livestrong for third place , 8-4.