Results of the 2014 Vail Lacrosse Shootout Day 5

The fifth day of the Vail Lacrosse Shootout saw the end of the Girls' High School division and the beginning of the Men's and Women's Elite divisions. Team HLA defeated Team 180 '15 for the coveted championship spot in the Girls' Gold Bracket, their third Vail Shootout title in a row. Team Colorado was the Silver Bracket winner, prevailing over 3d Select Red.

The Men's and Women's Elite divisions will continue with bracket and round-robin play, respectively. The men's quarterfinal games are taking place at the Vail Athletic field, and the Women will be at Freedom Park in Edwards.

U-19 High School Girls

Gold Bracket Championship: Team HLA 13, Team 180 '15 3
A highly anticipated matchup between two giants drew eyes on Edwards turf for the Gold Bracket championship. Focused and determined, Team HLA went to work, scoring three goals in the first three minutes. Sarah Nick of Team 180 '15 found her stride, as she maneuvered to the goal to put one in, but Team HLA went on a 4-0 run with the scoring capped off by Lindsey Ronbeck. Team 180 '15 displayed resilience, refusing to let HLA score anymore in the half while scoring a goal themselves to end the half 7-2. Although down, Team 180 '15 turned up the defense in the second half, making Team HLA work for every ball. Adjustments were made, and Team HLA scored six goals with assists on five of them. Caroline Perry of Team 180 sunk one in for her team to end the game 13-3 with Team HLA as three-peat champions.

3rd Place: Team 180 '17 11, Midwestern Lax 10
In the hunt for 3rd place in the Gold bracket, Midwestern Lax and Team 180 '17 faced off at Freedom Park. Team 180 scored first with Midwestern Lax answering shortly after to knot the score at 1-1. Emily Hammerstein scored three of Team 180's first four goals. Midwestern scored two goals in response, which were came from the stick of Sydney Beckmeyer. Team 180 scored twice under five minutes and took the lead at half 8-5. Going into the second half, Midwestern scored two goals back to back before Team 180 found the net. Both teams scored a goal in a full field trek, and Midwestern found irself tied with Team 180 after Amy Collins scored two quick goals. With 46 seconds remaining in regulation, Amanda Worely netted the go-ahead goal on a pass from Hammerstein to seal the victory for Team 180.

5th Place: Stars 2018 Blue 10, Lax NW Rippers 8
7th Place: Frost 12, 3d Select Blue 5

Silver Bracket Championship: Team Colorado 12, 3d Select Red 2
Team Colorado imposed its will, opening the game with a 4-0 run and leaving 3d Select to play catch-up. Cami Goldsberry of 3d Select weaved her way through Team Colorado to get her team on the scoreboard after the initial Colorado surge. The half ended with a run by Team Colorado to make the score 7-1. 3d Select goalie Sam Thomas put on a show with six first-half saves. The second half wasn't much different. Five Colorado players scored to take the lead to 12-1, and they cruised to the victory.

3rd Place: Denver Summit 7, Houston Heat 6
5th Place: Bees & Honey 8, Cat-A-Lax 7
7th Place: MLA Northstars 1, 3d Select Orange 0

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U19 High School Girls' All-Tournament Team

MVP - HLA - Lydia Sutten

Team 180 '17 - Sydney Prokupek
Summit Kennedy - Kennedy Mealhow
Midwestern Force - Sydney Beckmeyer
Midwestern Force - Jaclyn Perkins
LaxNW Rippers - Lena Engbretson
Stars 2018 Blue - Lizzie Lohrer
3D Select Red - Mackenzie Burns
Team Colorado - Hannah Payton
Team 180 '15 - Kelli Warmouth
Team 180 '15 - Kendra Lanzia
HLA - Lindsey Ronbeck
HLA - Gussie Jones, Goalie

Coach of the Tournament - MLA coaching staff: Lindsey Eichenlaub, Jennifer Zandlo, Cassie Hoyez

Keeper of Lacrosse: Team Colorado - Brian Ackman

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