Vail Lacrosse Shootout results from Tuesday
High school lacrosse ruled the day on Wednesday as the Boys and Girls U-19 Divisions both finished up their competitions at the Vail Lacrosse Shootout. oth of the boys’ and girls’ tourney finals went into overtime and Ford Field was laced with drama. In the end, two familiar faces took home the hardware as the Baltimore Crabs and Heros Lacrosse ended up victorious. Wednesday marks the end of the high school tournaments and today will welcome the big boys and girls to town as the men’s and women’s elite get started. Boys U-19The Baltimore Crabs won their fifth straight U-19 Vail title on Wednesday, defeating Fellowship of Christian Athletes squad, 12-11, in overtime. FCA led for much of the game, but a four-goal fourth quarter run by the Crabs pushed the contest to overtime where Patrick Foster (North Carolina commit) beat his defender from behind the goal to score the game-winner. Foster, who was held scoreless for the entire contest, executed a stellar inside roll to free his hands and finish the game with just 8 seconds remaining in the first overtime period. Baltimore struck first, jumping out to a 3-2 first-quarter lead behind some slick attack work and strong play in the middle of the field. Quinn Haley (Maryland) had a goal and an assist in the first quarter on his way to a game-high four points on the afternoon. But FCA was not to be denied, ripping home four goals in the second quarter to take a 6-3 lead into the halftime break. The Crabs outshot FCA, 31-17, in the first half, but first-half goaltender Austin Geisler (Virginia) held strong, making 12 saves under relentless pressure. FCA did a great job for the first two quarters of possessing the ball, mostly thanks to the play of Geisler, midfielder Drew Belinsky (Penn) and close defender Jake Bailey (North Carolina 2011 commit), who were strong on the defensive side of the ball. In the third quarter, the teams deadlocked at four goals apiece. FCA attackman Jimmy Bitter (North Carolina 2011) scored his only two of the contest during the exciting third frame while Baltimore continued their spread scoring with goals from four different players. As the penalties started to mount up for both squads, Baltimore made its run in the fourth to tie the game. Crabs attackman Jeff Fountain (Georgetown) scored his third of the game to narrow the Fellowship of Christian Athletes lead to one and then Haley finished off his hat trick less than a minute later to tie the game 10-10. Alex Cramer (Fairfield) scored with 3:39 remaining to give Baltimore their first lead since the first quarter, but Philip Castronova (Johns Hopkins) tied the game with under two minutes to go to send the game to overtime. Both teams had their chances in overtime, but the Crabs finally broke through on Foster’s spectacular individual effort. The game was tightly called as 16 total penalties were called. Baltimore thoroughly outshot FCA, 54-29, but this game was very evenly matched overall. RG Keenan (North Carolina) held his own facing off for Baltimore, winning 18 of 26 draws. Wednesday’s gamesDivision 1Championship: Baltimore Crabs 12, FCA Lacrosse 11, OTThird Place: Team Colorado 12, Team Ohio 8Fifth Place: Lawrenceville Big Red 7, Brady’s Bunch 6Seventh Place: True Lacrosse 18, Nor Cal 6Division 2Championship: Huskers def. Blue Lion EliteThird Place: HouLA Oilers 13, Winnipeg 12Fifth Place: Team Nebraska 15, Team Power 14, OTSeventh Place: Sacramento Heat 10, Maverik Elite 5All-Tournament Team AttackJimmy Bitter, Fellowship of Christian Athletes LacrosseDavid Goldman, Baltimore CrabsNate Greenberg, NE HuskersMidfieldHenry Hall, Team ColoradoConor Igoe, Team OhioEhret Faircloth, Lawrenceville Big RedDefenseRobert Posniewski, Baltimore CrabsJake Bailey, Fellowship of Christian Athletes LacrosseJake Teague, Team PowerGoalieAustin Geisler, Fellowship of Christian Athletes LacrosseLong Stick MidfielderDennis Foster, Baltimore CrabsFace-OffJoe Calvello, True LacrosseMVPPatrick Foster, Baltimore Crabs Girls U-19The Final Day resulted in some great contests. The best was the double overtime game of Heros-Team HLA in the gold division championship. Shortly into the second OT, Heros scored the winning goal. Wednesday’s gamesGold Championship: Team HLA 8 v. Heros 9, 2OTThird Place: M&D 14, Granite State 4Fifth Place: PA Express 11, Midwestern Force 10 (OT)Seventh Place: Team Colorado Red 10, Minnesota Lakers 8Silver Championship: RC Elite Gold 11, Stars 2014 7Third Place: CTLF 9, Houston Heat 6Fifth Place: Puget Sound 12, Hotlanta 8Seventh Place: Players Lacrosse 12, Lakeshore Lacrosse 10Bronze Championship: Oregon 8, Bay Area Wave 5Third Place: Utah Mamaci 12, Team Colo. Blue 7Fifth Place: Team Stickhead 11, Idaho Tye Dye 4Seventh Place: Amherst 7, RC Elite Blue 13Ninth Place: Indy Girls 16, Blue Lions 6All-Tournament TeamNatalie Foerster, Colorado RedKali Maxwell, Colorado RedKayleigh Hinkle, HerosKelsey Horton, HLATaylor Trimble, HLAJenna Dreyer, HotlantaLogan Warye, Indy GirlsKatie Angulo, LakeshoreBailey Ewing, M&DMorgan Stephens, M&DHilary Duda, MinnesotaGussie Johns, Goalie, Stars 2014Kelyn Freedman, MVP, HLA
Shiffrin’s sixth victory of the season was her 66th career win, leaving her one short of Marcel Hirscher’s tally.