Rain, rain go away: Team 21 makes semis in Vail Shootout
Vail, CO Colorado
VAIL, Colorado – Rain hit the Vail Lacrosse Shootout on Friday afternoon, delaying men’s and women’s games alike.
The men’s side established its semifinal teams at the end of a long day as Last Call, Merrill Lynch/Lacrossewear, Lacrossewear’s Jammin’ Salmon and Team 21 made it through to today’s semifinals at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. at Ford Park.
The women completed pool play and have both the quarterfinals and semifinals today. Gang Green and CRSlax.com continue to lead the pack there.
Friday morning’s quarterfinal games saw Last Call take down the Collared Greens, 11-6, in the early game and Merrill Lynch/Lacrossewear defeat Brine Elite, 11-7, in the second affair.
Team 21 led the Rocky Mountain Oysters by four with a couple minutes remaining before the rains hit. Team 21 held on to win 9-7 and give the Big Red another shot at a repeat championship at the Shootout.
Today’s semifinals feature four teams who have been here before. The Jammin’ Salmon haven’t won since 2004, while 2005’s champs, Last Call, will take on Team 21. The only team that hasn’t won before is Merrill Lynch, which has been close for the past couple of years.
Team 21 9, Conifer Water/Rocky Mountain Oysters 7
Last Call 11, Collared Greens 6
Merrill Lynch/Lacrossewear 11, Brine Elite 7
Lacrossewear’s Jammin’ Salmon 11, Club All-Stars 7
Baltimore Crabs 9, Victorious Secret 8, OT
Team Chipotle 15, The Lofers 5
Olympic Club 18, Vendetta’s 11
Team Gutman 13, Team 5280/Tap Room 6
Dunn Financial 12, Lax Zone Miami 10
83 1⁄2 Lacrosse 10, Pond Hoppers 7
(All games at Ford Park)
Team 21 vs. Last Call, 11 a.m.
Merrill Lynch/Lacrossewear vs. Lacrossewear’s Jammin’ Salmon, 1 p.m.
Conifer Water/Rocky Mountain Oysters vs. Collared Greens, 9 a.m.
Brine Elite vs. Club All-Stars, 3 p.m.
All games on Edwards turf
Baltimore Crabs vs. Team Chipotle, 11 a.m.
Olympic Club vs. Team Gutman, 1 p.m.
The Lofers vs. Victorious Secret, 9 a.m.
Vendetta’s vs. Team 5280/Tap Room, 3 p.m.
All games on Edwards grass
Lax Zone Miami vs. Pond Hoppers, 10 a.m.
Dunn Financial vs. 83 1⁄2 Lacrosse, noon
Every team will be playing two games today, and the competition should start heating up. Devon Wills is playing for team Gang Green, fresh off playing goal for the US World Cup Team in Prague.
Wills is a Colorado native, and is always exciting to watch. So if you see her out and about, congratulate her on the U.S. Women’s World Cup win.
Will Gang Green and CRSlax.com hold on to their undefeated slots in Pool A and Pool B? The drama unfolds today.
Gang Green 13, TexLax 3
Team Xtreme 18, Minnesota Northstars 5
Gang Green 16, Portland Women’s 6
TexLax 14, Minnesota Northstars 7
CRSLax.com 18, St. Louis 1
Lizards 13, ThELMA’s 3
CRSLax.com 17, Meatloaf 8
ThELMA’s 14, St. Louis 7
Team Wild 9, Ramalo 8, rain-shortened
The Porkchops 7 vs. Team 180 2, rain-shortened
Game 1, Meatloaf vs. Gang Green
Game 2, Lizards vs. Team 180
Game 3, TexLax vs. CRSLax.com
Game 4, Team Xtreme vs. The Porkchops
Winner G1 vs. Winner G2
Winner G3 vs. Winner G4
Loser G1 vs. Loser G2
Loser G3 vs. Loser G4
Game 1, St. Louis vs. Portland Women’s
Game 2, Minnesota Northstars vs. Ramalo
Winner G1 vs. Team Wild
Winner G2 vs. TheELMas
Loser G1 vs. Loser G3
Loser G2 vs. Loser G4
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