Revolution, Dos Brisas make womens final
VAIL, Colorado With apologies to Thunder Clap Newman, the Revolutions here.The first-time womens elite entry in the Vail Lacrosse Shootout the Revolution is in todays final against Dos Brisas at the Vail Athletic Field at 11:15 a.m.The Revolution, out of Massachusetts, squeaked by Lax Hut, 12-11, in Saturdays semifinals on an overtime goal by Kate Dewey.Its the greatest feeling ever, Dewey said. Its why we play.Lax Hut actually had the majority of possession in the overtime, but Katie Rowan was called for a charge, turning the ball over to the Revolution. Kelsey Schriener, known as Mango to her teammates, started a quick transition from the whistle and got the ball out to Dewey and that was the game.This one was close all the way. Tied at five at the half, Lax Hut seemed to take the momentum behind second-half hat trick from Rowan for an 11-10 lead. The Revolutions Sarah Bullard scored late to send it into overtime.The Revolution is a summer reunion of sorts. The team was originally a club squad before its members went off to college.We were just trying to play our game, Dewey said. We were kind of the underdogs, and were younger than anybody else, so we had a lot to prove.Dos Brisas breezeSo youre heading out to a lacrosse tournament in Vail and you need an eighth player to fill out the squad. What do you do?Call Mom.It seems to be working for Dos Brisas (Two Breezes) which cruised past the Colorado Rising Stars, 13-4, Saturday. Attacker Caroline Cryer just finished her freshman year at Duke and her mother, Dee, just happens to be the girls lacrosse coach at Colorado Academy, so there you go.Mom came to the rescue for us, Caroline said.I decided a warm body was better than no body, Dee joked.Lindsay Gilbride and Morgan Miller both had hat tricks for the Dos Brisas in a cakewalk, which was relatively so, except for one minor miscue. Dee Cryer accidentally caught Miller in the face with a shot in the first half. Given that Miller played for Cryer at Colorado Academy two springs ago, well, its not personal.I will not be living that one down, Cryer said. No, Morgans cool. She wont give me a hard time about that.Megan Burker had all four scores for the Rising Stars.In the meantime, todays final between Dos Brisas and the Revolution has a familiar twist.We have some Dukies on our team, and Dukies on the Rev., so it will be fun, Caroline Cryer said.Sports Editor Chris Freud can be reached at 748-2934 or firstname.lastname@example.org.