Two Vail Lacrosse Shoutout finals set for Monday
On one of the busiest days of the Shootout, five different divisions were going simultaneously, including masters, supermasters and grandmasters as well as boys and girls U-19. The masters semifinals were the highlight of the day as both Jagermeister and Genesis won entertaining games to move to the championship today. On the supermasters side, the top-four seeds moved throughout without much opposition. The Quicksilver Eldest Statesmen and Los Viejos de Adidas were both grandmasters semifinal winners. In the U-19 boys tournament, the Baltimore Crabs, Team Colorado, Team Ohio and FCA Lacrosse all won their pools to give them inside tracks at semifinal berths. The U-19 girls started pool play as well.Today’s highlights will be the masters and grandmasters championships. MastersIn the first masters semifinal, two-time defending champion Jagermeister played an exciting game with the Olympic Club, winning 15-12 in a high-scoring affair. Attackman Mark DiGiovanni lit up the scoresheet with six goals as Jager overcame a 9-6 halftime deficit, including a seven-goal third quarter to open up the victory. In the other semifinal, Mike Roth led Genesis with four goals and the defense held strong in an overtime win over Hulu. Jager has won two championships in a row and will be the prohibitive favorite today, but Genesis is a plucky team that hopes to give them all the trouble they can handle. Sunday’s gamesSemifinalsJagermeister 15, Olympic Club 12Genesis 10, Hulu 9, OTConsolationBreakaway 13, Buddah’s Ballers 2Chico’s Bail Bonds 10, Mac/Vipers 9Middlebury 8, Staph Infection 7Monday’s GamesChampionship GameJagermeister vs. Genesis, 12:30 p.m., Athletic FieldConsolationOlympic Club vs. Hulu, 10:30 a.m., Athletic FieldBreakaway vs. Mac/Vipers, 2:30 p.m., Athletic FieldBuddah’s Ballers vs. Staph Infection, noon, Battle Mountain High SchoolChico’s Bail Bonds vs. Middlebury, 10:30 a.m., Battle Mountain High School SupermastersWhile the four quarterfinal games lacked a certain amount of drama, there is no doubt that the best teams are left in the supermasters semifinals. Millennium/Rock-it Pocket, Middlebury, Adidas Magic Wands and the Quicksilver Elder Statesmen all moved through with an average score of 13-2. There haven’t been a lot of close games in this division yet, so today should be an exciting day in the 40-and-over group. Sunday’s gamesQuarterfinalsMillennium/Rock-it Pocket 17, NYAC Founding Fathers 2Middlebury 12, Yellow Dog 3Adidas Magic Wands 9, Lacrosse.com 3Quicksilver 15, Navy Old Goats 2ConsolationPrinceton Obsoletes 10, Arizona Graybirds 3Lacrosse Republic 8, Colorado Lacrosse Club 4De Phiant 8, Leopold Bros. – Aged Spirits 3Monday’s gamesSemifinalsMillennium/Rock-it Pocket vs. Middlebury, 2:30 p.m., Ford WestAdidas Magic Wands vs. Quicksilver Elder Statesmen, 12:30 p.m., Ford WestConsolationArizona Graybirds vs. Leopold Bros. Aged Spirits, 10:30 a.m., Ford EastPrinceton Obsoletes vs. Arizona Graybirds, 10:30 a.m., Ford WestColorado Lacrosse Club vs. De Phiant, 12:30 p.m., Donovan ParkLacrosse.com vs. Navy Old Goats, 12:30 p.m., Ford EastNYAC Founding Fathers vs. Yellow Dog, 2:30 p.m., Ford East Grandmasters DivisionThere were no surprises on the top of the Grandmasters bracket as Quicksilver Eldest Statesmen took down Middlebury, 9-5. They should be a good fit today against Los Viejos de Adidas, who were impressive in their 12-5 semifinal win over Nacho Mamas. Sunday’s gamesSemifinalsQuicksilver Eldest Statesmen 9, Middlebury 5Los Viejos de Adidas 12, Nacho Mamas 5ConsolationGravediggers 10, Navy Grand Goats 7Princeton Notsolets 5, Colorado Lacrosse Club 3Monday’s gamesChampionshipQuicksilver Eldest Statesmen vs. Los Viejos de Adidas, 8:30 a.m., Ford WestConsolationMiddlebury vs. Nacho Mamas, 8:30 a.m., Ford EastPrinceton Notsoletes vs. Gravediggers, 8:30 a.m., Donovan ParkColorado Lacrosse Club vs. Navy Grand Goats, 8:30 a.m., Athletic Field Boys U-19Day 1 of the boys U-19 tournament saw eight teams move into the upper bracket for a chance at the title. Hometown favorite Team Colorado got through Pool B, but not exactly emphatically. The Baltimore Crabs were impressive as always, sweeping through Pool A and only allowing two goals in three games. Team Ohio looks to be back on track, as they swept Pool C and FCA Lacrosse from Baltimore came out of Pool D unscathed. Today’s quarterfinals should be good as Team Colorado takes on Lawrenceville in the most intriguing match of the day. Monday’s gamesDivision 1 quarterfinalsTeam Ohio vs. True Lacrosse, 9 a.m., Avon 1Team Colorado vs. Lawrenceville, 11 a.m., Avon 1FCA Lacrosse vs. NorCal, 1 p.m., Avon 1Baltimore Crabs vs. Brady Bunch, 3 p.m., Avon 1Division 2 guarterfinalsBlue Lion Elite vs. Sacramento, 9 a.m., Avon 2HouLA Oilers vs. Maverik Elite, 11 a.m., Avon 2Huskers vs. Nebraska, 1 p.m., Avon 2Winnipeg vs. Team Power, 3 p.m., Avon 2 Girls U-19Teams M&D and HLA dominated their opponents and Minnesota and CTLF played to an exciting overtime finish while Players LAX club and Utah played goal for goal until PLC pulled ahead in the final minutes. Pool Play concludes today and then the teams will separate into the three brackets.