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July 3, 2014

Baltimore Crabs Capture Vail Shootout U-19 Crown

from Press Release

The fourth day of the Vail Lacrosse Shootout saw the end of the Boys High School division and the semifinals for the Girls High School division. The Baltimore Crabs took the championship in the Boys' division, yet again. The Crabs defeated Laxachusetts for the second year in a row, with both teams playing all out until the very end. Team HLA and Team 180 '15 won their respective semi-final games and will play tomorrow in the Championship at the Edwards field.

The Men's and Women's Elite divisions begin tomorrow with games being played at Edwards, Vail Athletic Field, and Vail Mountain School. Many of the usual suspects will be returning to compete with a few new international additions.

Baltimore Crabs took the Vail Shootout high school boys' crown, topping Laxachusetts in the final for the second straight year. (Clark Bell/Gameface Media/Vail Lacrosse)

Boys' Division

Division I - Championship

Baltimore Crabs 12, Laxachusetts 9
Laxachusetts and the Baltimore Crabs duked it out yet again for the U-19 High School Boys Championship. Both teams fought hard down to the last second, but it was the Crabs who prevailed in the end. Neither team was ever able to gain the lead for more than a couple minutes in the first half; and almost every goal was quickly answered with another by the opposing team. The Laxachusetts defense wasn't afraid to play offense, with a couple of long pole defensemen running down to score goals. The Crabs had a slight lead at the half, and Laxachusetts stayed close behind. The Crabs gained a wider lead at the end of the game and held it until the end.

3rd Place - FCA 10, Midwest Select 9 OT
Midwest mounted a furious fourth quarter comeback to break even with FCA, but came up just slightly short in the end. Cameron Ziegler led the FCA attack with two assists and three goals, including the game winner in overtime.

5th Place - Team Colorado 7, ADRLN Jr. Tropics 6
7th Place - ADVNC 21, Altitude Stickness 8

Division II - Championship

3d NE Select 8, Brady's Bunch 6
The Division II Championship was a hard-fought battle with both goalies stepping up against a barrage of shots. The Brady's Bunch goalie, Jake Hogan, made an impressive number of saves, but it wasn't enough to stop a 3d NE Select win.

11th Place - Wasatch 9, Minnesota Chill 5
13th Place - Nebraska Prime 9, Local Favorites 8

Final Standings

1st: Baltimore Crabs
2nd: Laxachusetts
3rd: FCA
4th: Midwest Select
5th: Team Colorado
6th: ADRLN Jr. Tropics
7th: ADVNC
8th: Altitude Stickness
9th: 3d NE Select
10th: Brady's Bunch
11th: Wasatch
12th: Minnesota Chill
13th: Nebraska Prime

All-Tournament Team

Tyler Bogart - Laxachusetts
Chase Wittich - Baltimore Crabs
Cameron Ziegler - FCA

Jesse Uhlman - Baltimore Crabs
Joel Tinney - Midwest Select
Sean Cerrone - FCA
Nick Phillips - Team Colorado

Joseph Kearney - Laxachusetts
Erik Evans - Baltimore Crabs
Matt Neufeldt - Midwest Select

Hunter Moreland - Baltimore Crabs

Zach Yoshioka - Team Colorado

Nick Marrocco - Laxachusetts

US Lacrosse - Keeper of Lacrosse
Nebraska Prime Coaches:
Rob Mazanec
Dave Stading
Matt Smidlein

Girls U-19 Tournament

Wednesday Results

Gold Bracket - Quarter Finals

Team HLA 16, Frost 1
Team 180 '17 14, Lax NW Rippers 7

Both teams came out aggressively with Team 180 '17 drawing first blood. Lax NW Rippers quickly answered with a goal of their evening the score at 1. As both teams battled the next score would come from Lax NW Rippers' # 87 Allison Wurscher at 8:16 left in the first half. Team 180 '17 #8 Emily Herrmann scored two of her own goals to reclaim the lead and put her team up by 1. The first half ended in team 180 '17's favor with Lax NW Rippers close with a score of 5-3. At the start of the second half Emily Herrmann of Team 180 '17 crafted a goal to stretch the lead with #32 Sara Stewart following her tune making the score 7-3. Lax NW Rippers refused to be denied as #35 Catherine Lawliss scored 2 goals keeping her team in the game. Emily Herrmann of Team 180 '17 saw her opportunity and took it scoring twice with #32 & # 31 scoring at the end of the second half to seal the victory at 14-7.

Midwestern Lax 8, Stars 2018 Blue 7
The first half of the Stars 2018 Blue and Midwestern Lax showcased their undeniable talent and fortitude. Midwestern Lax controlled the ball scoring 5 goals with 2 coming from Katie Barton. Stars 2018 Blue scored 3 of their own goals in a hard fought first half. With the excellent play from Stars 2018 Blue Attacker Liza Christopher, she propelled her team to a 6-5 lead by scoring her team's first 2 goals of the second half increasing her total goals to 4. Allie Specht scored the final 2 goals to tie and eventually take the lead guiding Lax NW Rippers to an epic 8-7 win.

Team 180 '15 14, 3d Select Blue 3

Team HLA 15, Team 180 '17 1
Team 180 '15 14, Midwestern Lax 5

5th Place Bracket
Lax NW Rippers 16, Frost 9
Stars 2018 Blue 10, 3d Select Blue 4

Silver Bracket - Quarter Finals

Team Colorado 1, 3d Select Orange 0 FF
In a fight to the end both teams showed tremendous wits as they capitalized on mistakes. Scoring was scattered for both teams as they shared the contribution. Five different players scored goals on both teams throughout the course of the game. Randi Capaleti of Houston Heat scored 2 of her team's 5 first half goals while assisting on another. Cat-A-Lax scored thrice, once at the beginning and twice at end of the first half by Vanessa Nelson, Nicole Twardowski and Adrienne Chiapuzzio to keep their team in the game. At the start of the second half Houston Heat's Wendy Holloway flung in a goal to widen the lead but of Cat-A-Lax, Savanah Tompkins, refused to give up scoring a goal for her team. As the game went on Houston Heat put in 2 more goals as Cat-A-Lax matched it ending the game in Houston's favor 8-6. The game was won on defense as Houston Heat's goalie Alex Samper tallied a total of 9 saves.

Houston Heat 8, Cat-A-Lax 6
3d Select Red 12, Bees & Honey 6
Denver Summit 10, MLA Northstars 5

Team Colorado 13, Houston Heat 4
3d Select Red 9, Denver Summit 8
5th Place Bracket
Cat-A-Lax 1, 3d Select Orange 0 FF
Bees & Honey 8, MLA Northstars 7

Thursday Schedule

Gold Bracket
Championship - 10:30am - Edwards Turf - Team HLA vs Team 180 '15
3rd Place - 9:15am - Edwards 3 - Team 180 '17 vs Midwestern Lax
5th Place - 9:15am - Edwards 2 - Lax NW Rippers vs 3d Select Blue
7th Place - 9:15am - Edwards Turf - Frost vs Stars 2018 Blue

Silver Bracket
Championship - 10:30am - Edwards 2 -Team Colorado vs 3d Select Red
11th Place - 8:00am - Edwards 3 - Houston Heat vs Denver Summit
13th Place - 8:00am - Edwards 2 - Cat-A-Lax vs Bees & Honey
15th Place - 8:00am - Edwards Turf - 3d Select Orange vs MLA Northstars

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