National Online Lacrosse Tournament: Semifinal Results

Results for the semifinal round of the National Online Lacrosse Tournament can be found below. In this first-ever virtual championship, 64 teams qualified, with the following schools receiving berths:

  • The top-ranked team in each state and the top team in the New England Preparatory School Athletic Council, according to LaxPower's final Power Rankings (PR) for the 2009 season.


  • The 24 highest-rated teams remaining in the country based on their final Power Rankings for the 2009 season, with any ties broken based on strength of schedule.

Teams were seeded by Power Rating on an S-curve to create tournament brackets.


Determining the Winners

Winners are determined based on votes from LaxPower's panel and by using the LaxPower computer Power Ratings (PR) as the fifth vote. The computer ratings were employed in creating a probability function such that the larger Team A's PR differential vs. Team B, the greater the odds that they would win when a small group of random numbers was generated. This means that the computer may pick an underdog and that upsets are possible.


Tournament Schedule

Results of the NOLT will be posted according to the following schedule:

Round 1: Tuesday, July 14
Round 2: Thursday, July 16
Round 3: Monday, July 20
Round 4: Wednesday, July 22
Round 5: Monday, July 27
Round 6: Wednesday, July 29


If you want to discuss the results or the teams, please visit the NOLT thread on the LaxPower Forum.


Tournament Results and Brackets After the Semifinals

Below are the picks of the LaxPower panel and computer for the semifinal round. Here are links to the tournament brackets (HTML and PDF):

HTML (final 16 teams only):  Bracket of Final 16

PDF (all 64 teams with PRs):  Full Bracket

HTML (original 4 groups, 16 teams each):  Group 1   Group 2   Group 3   Group 4



Semifinal Picks/Results

   (1) Gilman Greyhounds (MD) 99.90
   (1) Manhasset Indians (NY) 99.75

GB: Gilman - Gilman in OT.
BM: Gilman - Defenseman Cappellini cannot shutdown all of the talented, senior-laden Greyhounds, and the Indians' fast-paced attack is thwarted.
ES: Gilman - The Greyhounds are too deep, but for old time's sake: Connor English (I had to say it).
RR: Gilman - Prevas and English go back and forth all night as do Homan and Cappellini, but the Greyhounds have more weapons and pull it out in the end.
Computer: Manhasset


   (1) West Islip Lions (NY) 99.85
   (1) La Salle College HS (PA) 99.80

GB: West Islip - West Islip by two.
BM: West Islip - The Lions are the more consistent team and play exceptional defense and unselfish offense.
ES: La Salle - This stalwart defense really put it together down the stretch, and they continue to do so here.
RR: West Islip - The Lions' defense gives the La Salle offense problems. West Islip takes it by a couple.
Computer: West Islip

2009-07-27



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