Results from the 40th Vail Lacrosse Shootout: Final Day

On the final day of the 40th Annual Vail Lacrosse Shootout, three champions were crowned. In the U-19 Dr. Tom Watts Memorial High School Boys' Showcase, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Lacrosse team earned their first title. In the U-19 Girls' High School Showcase, Team HLA defended its 2011 title and defeated Heros 2013, winning their second Vail championship. The Supermasters championship was played between familiar foes, with the Elder Statesmen knocking off 2011 winner C2C Magic Wands. In all, seven champions were crowned over the nine days of tournament play.

Dr. Tom Watts Memorial U-19 High School Boys' Showcase

Division 1

Championship: FCA 12, Team Colorado 10
In a highly energetic game, FCA pulled out to a 5-0 lead that would prove too much for Team Colorado to overcome, and FCA won their first U-19 Vail title 12-10. Colorado didn't get on the board until the second quarter, only a few times coming within a couple goals of FCA. At the end of the day FCA's incredibly consistent play, while utilizing tremendous team depth, ultimately kept them ahead. While Colorado fought hard throughout the game, their efforts proved to be too little, too late to overcome the FCA large, initial lead.

3rd Place
Laxachusetts 12, Brady's Bunch 8

5th Place
ADRLN Tropics 13, Team Ohio 12

7th Place
NE 3D Select 9, True Lacrosse 4

Division 2

Championship
Blue Lion 13, Winnipeg 7

Consolation
Buddha's Ballers 22, Houlaguns 0
Western Colo. Mavericks 8, Local Favorites 6

Final Standings
1. FCA
2. Team Colorado
3. Laxachusetts
4. Brady's Bunch
5. ADRLN Tropics
6. Team Ohio
7. NE 3D Select
8. True Lacrosse
9. Blue Lion
10. Winnipeg
11. Western Colorado Mavericks
12. Local Favorites
13. Buddha's Ballers
14. Houlaguns

All-Tournament Team

Attack
Bryce Parietti Colorado
Patrick Kelly FCA
Seamus Connelly Laxachusetts

Midfield
Brian Miller Ohio
Deemer Class FCA
Jack Connelly Laxachusetts
Kevin Greenburg Colorado

Faceoff
Eli Merritt ND 3D Select

LSM
Tim Stackpole FCA
JD Hall Colorado

Defense
Carey Morrison Winnipeg
Tanner Scales Colorado
Bobby Duvniak FCA
Matt Dunn FCA

Goalie
Bass Barfield Brady's Bunch

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U-19 High School Girls' Showcase

Gold Bracket Championship: Team HLA 11, Heros 2013 7
The first half of the 2012 U19 Girls' Vail Shootout Championship game between Heros 2013 and Team HLA wasn't living up to the hype that one would expect from these lacrosse giants. Team HLA took a commanding 7-1 first half lead and this game appeared to be over for the Heros as they struggled to get near the goal, never mind getting a shot off.

"Never say die, in the face of defeat". This may well be the motto of the Heros as they started the second half with four unanswered goals to close within two goals of HLA. The tournament's MVP, Taylor Ranftle, quickly boosted the lead to three with a goal at the 15 minute mark. The Heros struck again at 11 minutes and 7 minutes remaining to make it an 8-7 game.

Team HLA's Maddy Blakeman used speed and skills to out maneuver her defender and connect on shots at the five and four minute marks to seal the victory for Team HLA.

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2012-07-08



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