The Rocky Mountain Oysters / Lax.com held on for one of the biggest upsets in recent tournament history. Prior to the game, few would have thought that the Oyster’s would have stood a chance against the stacked roster of Maverik Elite.
However, led by Alex More (St. Lawrence ’12), the Oysters offense was efficient and possessed the ball very well, More finished with a five point performance on three goals and two assists. In addition to More, Lance Vitt (Ohio State ’05) had a hat trick. Vitt, a tournament veteran, was very effective from the left side of the attack for the Oysters.
Maverik won every statistical category except one, saves. Oysters Goalie Ben Brown (Whittier ’09) found his grove in the semi-finals, finishing the day with 14 saves. Brown stood tall against the very skilled Maverik shooters and should prove to be a difficult challenge for the Merrill Lynch / Lacrossewear offense. For Maverik, John Christmas (Virginia ’05) had three points with a hat trick, and Owen Bly (Maryland ’13) scored two goals.
In the second semi-final Merrill Lynch / Lacrossewear rattled off six unanswered goals to begin the second quarter and took an 8-3 lead into half time against last year’s runner-up Team Chipotle. Merrill’s offense was balanced with ten different goal scorers in the game. Kyle Wharton (Johns Hopkins ’10) is having a fantastic tournament, scoring three goals against Chipotle.
The Oysters will face another tough matchup against Merrill, but as they showed against Maverik, they can execute the necessary game plan to beat a more talented squad.
Rocky Mountain Oysters / Lax.com 9, Maverik Elite 8 – scoresheet
Merrill Lynch / Lacrossewear 16, Team Chipotle 7 – scoresheet
5th Place Bracket
Team Sandy 9, Brine Elite 8 in OT – scoresheet
Team 21 8, Team Sasquatch 4 – scoresheet
Team One’s Jammin’ Salmon 20, Team Awesome 4 – scoresheet
The Olympic Club 11, Sacred Marlins 6 – scoresheet
Denver City Lax 10, Warrior X 3 – scoresheet
Lacrossewear Red Lions 13, BAWLS Guarana 6 – scoresheet
Division B Bracket:
The Loafers 6, Team Gutman 5 – scoresheet
Southern Combat Americans 9, Prestige Lacrosse 3 – scoresheet
Tunesquad 8, True Lacrosse 4 – scoresheet
Rocky Mountain Oysters / Lax.com vs. Merrill Lynch / Lacrossewear – 2:00pm – Ford Field
Maverik Elite vs. Team Chipotle – 12:00pm – Ford Field
Team Sandy vs. Team 21 – 11:30pm – Edwards Turf
Team Sasquatch vs. Brine Elite – 10:00am – Edwards Turf
Lacrossewear Red Lions vs. Denver City Lax – 9:00am – Ford Field
Consolation Bracket 3rd Place
BAWLS Guarana vs. Warrior X – 8:30am – Edwards Turf
Consolation Bracket 5th Place
Team One’s Jammin’ Salmon vs. The Olympic Club – 10:00am – Edwards Grass 2
Consolation Bracket 7th Place
Team Awesome vs. Sacred Marlins – 8:30am – Edwards Grass 2
Division B Bracket
Division B Finals
Southern Combat Americans vs. Toonsquad – 11:30am – Edwards Grass 3
Division B Consolation
True Lacrosse vs. Gutman – 10:00am – Edwards Grass 3
Lofers vs. Prestige Lacrosse – 11:30am – Edwards Grass 2