The Masters Championship was the highlight of the Vail Shootout on Day 3 as two-time defending champ Jagermeister tangled with newcomer and mostly Colorado-based Team Genesis for the title. It was a hard fought game that saw Genesis score with just under five seconds remaining to claim the win and their first ever Vail title. See the write-up below for a more detailed game story.
The Grandmasters division also crowned their champion as the Quicksilver Eldest Statesmen beat Los Viejos de Adidas 11-2. The Grandmasters all played their games at 8:30am, which was perfect for them, but probably a little early for those who stayed out late on Sunday night. For those that did make it Ford win, it was a convincing win for Quicksilver Eldest Statesmen.
On the high school side of things, the Dr. Tom Watts Memorial got through its Division 1 and 2 Quarterfinals. Among the semifinal contenders for Monday’s action are Ohio, Colorado, FCA Lacrosse and the Baltimore Crabs.
In a fantastic, frantically paced Final, Genesis stalled Jagermeister’s bid for a three peat championship with a trilling 12-11 win in the 2010 Masters Tournament at Vail. Masters division all star, Mike Roth scored the winner on fast break feed from Ryan Ferrin with a mere four ticks left on the game clock.
Genesis’ Alex Smith, tournament MVP, was the star of the day making 18 saves. His excellent play was marked with several big stops to keep Genesis in the game; he finished the day blocking 62% of Jagermeisters’s shots.
The deal seemed sealed when Roth scored to put Genesis up by 2 with only three minutes left to go, but Jagermeister quickly answered with 2 goals in the next 30 seconds to tie the game with 2:30 left.
Mike Napolilli of Genesis paced the game with 6 points on 4 goals and 2 assists. Roth finished the game with 4 goals while Ferrin ended with 4 points having 2 goals and 2 assists. Tournament All Stars Greg Peters and Marc DiGivanni from Jagermeisters led their side with 5 points each, Peters on 4 goals and 1 assist, DiGivanni on 2 goals and 3 assists.
Championship: Genesis 12, Jagermeister 11
3rd Place: Olympic Club 12, Hulu 7
Breakaway 6, Mac/Vipers 2
Buddah’s Ballers 7, Staph Infection 5
Middlebury 14, Chico’s Bail Bonds 7
6 – Ross Johnson – Olympic Club
13 – Mike Roth – Genesis
11 – Mike Napolilli – Genesis
2 – Gregg Peters – Jagermeister
9 – Mark DiGiovanni – Jagermeister
5 – Jeremy Gusky – Jagermesiter
8 – Rich Decker – Jagermeister
16 – John Galvin – Hulu
25 – Michael Clayton – Olympic Club
34 – Troy Ergenbright – Genesis
19 – Kevin O’Brien – Chico’s Bail Bonds
34 – Jed Raymond – Middlebury
1 – Brett Tucker – Jagermeister
1 – K. McGurn – Hulu
1 – Garth Heth – Genesis
6 – Jake Herman – Genesis
26 – Alex Smith – Goaltender – Genesis
There was finally a bit of drama on the Supermasters winner’s bracket as two tightly contested semifinal games set up an exciting rematch of last year’s championship between Millennium/Rock-it Pocket and the Quicksilver Eldest Statesmen. The Statesmen needed overtime to get past the Adidas Magic Wands 7-6 while Rock-it Pocket pulled away from Middlebury for an 11-7 win. They will play for all the marbles tomorrow at 2:30pm. De Phiant and Lacrosse Republic will play for the consolation championship tomorrow at 12:30pm.
Millennium/Rock-it Pocket 11, Middlebury 7
Quicksilver Elder Statesmen 7, Adidas Magic Wands 6 (OT)
Yellow Dog 10, NYAC Founding Fathers 4
Lacrosse.com 7, Navy Old Goats 5
Lacrosse Republic 9, Princeton Obsoletes 4
Arizona Graybirds 7, Leopold Bros. Aged Spirits 4
De Phiant 7, Colorado Lacrosse Club 3
Championship: Millennium/Rock-it Pocket vs. Quicksilver Eldest Statesmen – 2:30pm – Ford West
3rd Place: Middlebury vs. Adidas Magic Wands – 10:30am – Ford West
5th Place: Yellow Dog vs. Lacrosse.com – 11:00am – Donovan Park
7th Place: NYAC Founding Fathers vs. Navy Old Goats – 9:00am – Donovan Park
Consolation Championship: Colorado Lacrosse Club vs. Lacrosse Republic – 12:30pm – Ford West
Princeton Obsoletes vs. Leopold Bros. Aged Spirits – 9:30am – Ford East
Colorado Lacrosse Club vs. Arizona Graybirds – 8:30am – Ford West
The Quicksilver Eldest Statesmen dominated all aspects of the game in the Grandmasters Championship, beating Los Viejos de Adidas 11-2. The Statesmen were just too good at every position and the championship game came and went with a whimper. It was a repeat championship for Quicksilver Eldest Statesmen, who also won in 2009.
Championship: Quicksilver Eldest Statesmen 11, Los Viejos de Adidas 2
3rd Place: Middlebury 17, Nacho Mamas 7
5th Place: Gravediggers 13, Princeton Notsoletes 5
7th Place: Navy Grand Goats 5, Colorado Lacrosse Club 4