No. 1 GMH advances to semifinals of Men’s Elite
VAIL – The final quarterfinal of the Men’s Elite at the Vail Lacrosse Shootout found the defending champion, GMH battling, the Rocky Mountain Oysters for a trip to the semis. GMH came away with a tight 8-6 win.GMH finally broke out towards the end of the third quarter, racking up three goals in the last three minutes. Athan Iannucci and Mark Morley each picked up their third of the game, and Pennsylvania native Brendon Cannon added an additional goal.The fourth quarter started off with GMH continuing to attack as Mike Young fired in a goal and Mike Holloway connected a minute later.GMH advances to the semifinals to face Team Mammoth today at 3 p.m. at Ford Field.
No. 2 Go Fast 15, No. 7 Merrill Lynch 13Both teams came out firing and traded goals back and forth in the first quarter as the first 11 goals alternated teams. Mike Debrossy and Greer Hanlon each had a pair of goals for Go Fast. Garrett Stanwick and Michael Donegar each recorded a goal a piece. Tallying for Merrill Lynch was Kris Davis (two), Hunter Price, Luke Gilbert, and Jay Rostan. Go Fast goalie Jesse Schwartzman finished the first quarter with five saves.The game was knotted at 13 with four minutes remaining when Go Fast pulled ahead for the last time. Clutch goals by Donegar and Rocco Romero gave Go Fast the 15-13 victory.Go Fast advances to the semi-finals to face Jammin’ Salmon at 1 p.m. today at Ford Field.No. 5 Team Mammoth 17, No. 4 Team 21 5
Mammoth controlled the first half. Six different players scored in the first half, with the Mammoth recording tallies from Gavin Prout, Lewis Ratcliff, Billy Dee Smith, and Matthew Vinc. Team 21 responded with goals from Colin Crawford and David Pittard.The second quarter was dominated by the Mammoth as they scored seven unanswered goals. Steve Govett and Gary Gait each netted two goals, and Prout added three assists to bring the score to 11-2 in favor of the Mammoth at halftime.The Mammoth continued the attack in the third, adding goals from Govett, Prout, and Jordan Hall. Team 21 broke Mammoth’s streak of 10 straight goals, scoring a man-up goal by Sean Greenhalgh with one second remaining in the quarter.The scoring continued for the Mammoth in the fourth, picking up another goal from Jeff Zywicki, Gait, and a man-up goal from Shawn Williams. Team 21 added goals from Ian Rosenberger and Nate Haswell.No. 6 Lacrossewear/Jammin’ Salmon 15, No. 14 5280/Tap Room 9Both teams played tight defense in the first quarter, as only four goals were scored. The Jammin’ Salmon struck with the first two goals of the game, coming from Peter Troup and player/coach Joe Hope.
Tap Room tied the game two minutes into the fourth quarter on a goal by John Zulberti, a 1976 graduate of Syracuse. That was all that Tap Room could muster before Salmon went on a four-goal run, getting tallies from Chris Bromby, Ryan Maciaszek, Alex Hufnagel, and Troup.Salmon added five more goals in the fourth quarter.Women’s EliteIn Women’s Elite action, the reLAXers continued to show dominance, finishing on top of their pool moving into Tuesday. Other pool winners were Team Wild, PA Express and Tap This. The women will play both the quarterfinals and semifinals today. Vail, Colorado