Vail Shootout: Millennium takes supermasters crown
VAIL – Team Millennium/Rock-It Pocket captured the supermaters championship Tuesday at the Vail Lacrosse Shootout, and two more championships weill be awarded today with the high school division title games at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. at Ford Park.Millennium/Team Rock-it Pocket’s exciting 12-11 victory over the Elder Statesmen was the highlight of the day, while the favored Baltimore Crabs narrowly escaped the boys high school semifinals with a tight 15-14 win over the East Coast Kings.Baltimore and Team Colorado meet in the boys final at 1 p.m., while PA Express and M & D duke it out at 11 a.m. for the girls high school championship.Supermasters Division:Millennium/Team Rock-it Pocket 12, Elder Statesmen 11The Supermasters division championship was one for the ages as the Elder Statesmen and Millennium/Team Rock-it Pocket went toe-to-toe all game long. The Statesmen jumped on the board early, grabbing a 3-0 lead in the first few minutes, but Rock-it Pocket finally regained the advantage with four-straight goals in the final quarter to grab a well-earned victory. It was Rock-it Pocket’s second consecutive comeback in as many days after its thrilling 7-6 win over the Adidas Magic Wands on Monday.Tournament MVP Mike Perkins scored two of his game-high five goals during the fourth-quarter run as the crowd began to overwhelmingly support Rock-it Pocket. Rocket-It Pocket goaltender Dan Cisneros was stellar, saving six shots in the final stanza.After Rocket-It Pocket’s Steve Govett scored his fourth of the game to make it 12-11, the Statesmen had an immediate chance to tie, but Peter Smith’s high underhand shot rang off the crossbar. The Statesmen had opportunities at the end, but good defense and stout goaltending shut the door.For Millennium/Team Rock-it Pocket, it was their first supermasters title after winning the masters several years ago. Tuesday’s GamesDivision IChampionship Millennium/Team Rock-it Pocket 12, Elder Statesmen 11Third placeAdidas Magic Wands 16, FROGs 5Fifth placeMiddlebury 9, Navy Old Goats 2Seventh place NYAC 8, Lacrossewear 7, OTDivision IIPrinceton Obsoletes 7, Colorado Lacrosse Club 2dePHIant 8, Air Force Graybirds 4Supermasters All-Tournament TeamAttack: Sam Hovey, Millennium/Team Rock-it Pocket; Steve Govett, Elder Statesmen; Dave King, Adidas Magic Wands; Bomber Bryan, FROGsMidfield: Brian Silcott, FROGs; Bill Edell – Elder Statesmen; Drew Fox, Middlebury; Mike Perkins, Millennium/Team Rock-it PocketDefense: Tim Schur, Adidas Magic Wands; Dan Pratt, Elder Statesmen; Bill Rexford, Princeton Obsoletes, Mike Martin – Elder StatesmenLong stick midfield: Steve Keiner, Millennium/Team Rock-it Pocket; Darren Muller, Elder StatesmenFaceoff: 17 Tom Hannum, Elder StatesmenGoaltender: Dave Miller, Navy Old GoatsTournament MVP: Mike Perkins, Millennium/Team Rock-it PocketBoys high school Team Colorado 18, Players Lacrosse Club 3Team Colorado rolled through Tuesday’s semifinals taking an 8-0 first quarter lead. Colorado attackmen Ryan Parietti, who is going to the University of Pennsylvania, made several fine plays on the day complementing the rest of the talented Colorado attack. When Players Club did have the ball the staunch defensive effort of Kyle Hercher (University of Denver) was there to foil any offensive opportunity. Baltimore Crabs 15, East Coast Kings 14In a thrilling matchup, the Crabs were able to stage a late comeback to earn a spot in today’s championship game. The Crabs held the East Coast Kings to only one goal in the fourth quarter, and were able to get their offense rolling with 10 minutes to go in the game. In Division II action, the Winnipeg Wolverines and Team Toronto will meet for the championship tomorrow at Ford Park at 9 a.m. Tuesday’s GamesDivision ISemifinalsTeam Colorado 18, Players Lacrosse Club 3Baltimore Crabs 15, East Coast Kings 14ConsolationTeam Ohio 9, Maverik Dallas 5War Cry Lacrosse 9, Blue Lion Elite 8Division IIToronto 13, Team Nebraska 3Winnipeg Wolverines 11, Salpointe Lancers 10, OTWinnipeg Wolverines 16, Sacramento Heat 14Today’s GamesDivision IChampionshipTeam Colorado vs. Baltimore Crabs , 1 p.m., Ford ParkThird placeEast Coast Kings vs. Players Lacrosse Club, 11 a.m., Avon 1Fifth placeTeam Ohio vs. War Cry Lacrosse, 9:30 a.m., Avon 1Seventh placeMaverik Dallas vs. Blue Lion Elite, 8 a.m., Avon 1Division IIChampionshipToronto vs. Winnipeg Wolverines, 9 a.m., Ford ParkSalpointe Lancers vs. Sacramento Heat, 8 a.m., Avon 2Nebraska vs. Salpointe Lancers, 9 a.m., Avon 2Nebraska vs. Sacramento Heat, 10 a.m., Avon 2 Girls high schoolIt’s PA Express and M & D Lax challenging overall title. In the silver, Stars Silver and Bay Area Wave Blue will compete for the title. In the bronze division, Team Vegas has the inside track.Team Colorado Red advanced to the semifinals with a 10-9 overtime win against Heros 2010. Alex Befus scored in the extra framer.The semifinals were dominated by the teams heading to the championship. PA Express won its semi by a score of 9-4. M & D Lax drove to the championship with a commanding 14-2 win over Team Colorado Red.Tuesday’s GamesGoldPA Express 10, Houston Heat 4MFL 13, CTLF 9Team Colorado Red 10, Heros 2010 9, OTM & D Lax 19, Minnesota Lakers 0CTLF 13, Houston Heat 3Heros 2010 15, Minnesota Lakers 3 PA Express 9, MFL 4M & D Lax 14, Gold 8 Team Colorado Red 2 Silver Stars Silver 16, Lakeshore Lacrosse 7Team Colorado Blue 8, Bay Area Wave White 7Bay Area Wave Blue 11, Idaho Hawks 3Puget Sound Select 17, Team Utah 4Lakeshore Lacrosse 12, Bay Area Wave White 10Team Utah 11, Idaho Hawks 4Stars Silver 14, Team Colorado Blue 9BronzeBay Area Wave Blue 11, Puget Sound Select 8Blue Lion Pride 10, Mountain Mania 3 Team Vegas 9, Players Club 4Team Vegas 11, Blue Lion Pride 3 Players Club 11, Mountain Mania 3 Wednesday GamesGold championshipPA Express vs. M & D Lax, 11 a.m., Ford ParkGold third placeTeam Colorado Red vs. MFLGold fifth placeCTLF vs. Heros 2010Gold seventh placeHouston Heat vs. Minnesota LakersSilver championship Stars Silver vs. Bay Area Wave BlueSilver third placeTeam Colorado Blue vs. Puget Sound SelectSilver fifth placeLakeshore Lacrosse vs. Team UtahSilver seventh placeIdaho Hawks vs. Bay Area Wave WhiteBronzeMountain Mania vs. Team VegasPlayers Club vs. Blue Lion Pride
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