Chris Selva (Hofstra '15) – Goalie - On The Hop Nation / Lacrossewear
Anthony Biscardi (Umass '12) – On the Hop Nation / Lacrossewear
Nick Mariano (Umass '17) – On the Hop Nation / Lacrossewear
Ryan Danehy (Dartmouth '06) – Brine Elite
Billy Ward (Syracuse '14) – The Cage Goes All Out
Brad Heritage (Dartmouth '06) – The Big Green Herd
Ben Newman (Australia) – The Sharks
Korey Hendrickson (Hofstra '15) – Jammin’ Salmon
Tyler German (Virginia '15) – The Cage Goes All Out
Long Stick Midfield Specialist
Ross Hamilton (Australia) – The Sharks
Face-off Midfield Specialist
Kevin Massa (Bryant '16) – On The Hop Nation / Lacrossewear
Kyle Menendez (Stevenson '11) – The Big Green Herd
Callum Robinson (Australia) – The Sharks
Andrew Newbold (Sacred Heart '14) – Jammin’ Salmon
Tanner Scales (Virginia '15) – On The Hop Nation / Lacrossewear
Matt Landis (Notre Dame '16) – On The Hop Nation / Lacrossewear
Mike Levin (Brown '04) – Brine Elite
||Day 4 - Sunday, July 6th Results
Championship Game - Athletic Field
On The Hop Nation/Lacrossewear 12, The Cage Goes All Out 8 - scoresheet
It was almost déjà vu at the Lacrosse Vail Shootout, but this time around On The Hop Nation / Lacrosswear went home with the hardware, edging out defending champion The Cage Goes All Out.
The two teams faced off last year in the men’s elite finals game with The Cage Goes All Out winning in a thrilling double-overtime game.
On Sunday though, after jumping out to an early lead, Lacrosswear was able to hang on, winning, 12-8.
Lacrosswear got on the board first with early goals from attack men Anthony Biscardi and Deemer Class. After a slashing penalty, The Cage Goes All Out took advantage of the man-up situation and Billy Ward found twine. But Lacrossewear midfielder Ryan Tucker got the goal back just 30 seconds later to put his team up, 3-1, after the first quarter.
In the second frame, the two teams traded goals with neither team scoring more than two goals in a row. The Cage Goes All Out found the net twice early, evening the score at 3-3. Then Class found himself with a clear look again after a dish from Steve Romano, and put the ball in to give Lacrossewear the edge again.
Next, The Cage Goes All Out’s Kevin Wylie netted a goal to even the score, but just seven seconds later, Kevin Massa of Lacrossewear won the face off and took the ball down the field for a quick score.
The Cage Goes All Out scored the next two goals, and then Lacrossewear’s Nick Mariano took over.
Mariano evened the score at six goals apiece with just under two minutes to go in the half, and then, got another shot to go with less than two seconds to go in the frame to send Lacrossewear into the half up by one. Mariano wasn’t done though; he kicked off the third quarter with his third goal of the game to complete the hat trick.
“I was just put in a good opportunity to finish the ball,” Mariano said. “That’s why I’m on the team, just to finish the ball and look for my open opportunities and just score. I had good shots on goal and luckily they went in.”
Lacrosswear’s Ryan Brown fired a goal in off of a Ryan Tucker assist to put his squad up, 9-6, giving it its largest lead of the game up until that point. The Cage Goes All Out snagged one more goal before the frame’s final whistle to set the stage for the fourth quarter with Lacrossewear leading, 9-7.
Defenses dominated the first half of the fourth, but Lacrossewear finally broke out with goals from Romar Dennis, Class and TJ Neubauer. Ward got a goal for The Cage Goes All Out late, but it wasn’t enough to overcome Lacrossewear.
“The guys did a great job today,” said Lacrossewear head coach Paul Landaiche. “They really played well. They’ve been very consistent all week in how they’ve played. A lot of times out here it’s matchups, so we really didn't know until we got near the game exactly how it was going to play out, and Nick and Anthony both on attack did really, really well today matching up so we kept them in there.”
Landaiche isn’t starting to think about next year’s tournament just yet.
“I’m only thinking now how I’m going to get that big trophy through security,” he said.
But tournament organizers are already getting exciting for the 2015 Vail Lacrosse Shootout. The tournament will return to the mountain town in full force June 27-July 5, 2015. Next year’s tournament will feature four more divisions as the Shootout returns to its typical eight-division setup.
The tournament will also feature a new and improved complex at Ford Field in 2015 which while will provide multiple fields in one location and increased convenience for players and fans.
“The scenery is magnificent,” said Team Australia head coach Glenn Merit who participated in his first Vail Lacrosse Shootout this year. “The people are terrific. The place is fantastic. I can’t believe I haven’t been here before.”
Consolation Championship Game - Athletic Field
Rock-it Pocket Pirates 11, Rocky Mountain Oysters 10 - scoresheet
The Rock-it Pocket Pirates battled in this back and forth matchup. The Colorado State heavy roster of the Pirates proved to have too much depth for the Rocky Mountain Oysters’ short bench, am ultimately won the 2014 Vail Lacrosse Shootout Consolation Championship.
3rd Place Game - Vail Mountain School
Brine Elite 12, The Big Green Herd 4 - scoresheet
Brine came out hard and fast paced with attackman Ryan Danehy scoring six unassisted goals in the first half. All of Big Green Herd’s goals came in the second half with D-pole Kyle Menendez scoring an underhand two-point snipe.
5th Place Game - Vail Mountain School
The Sharks 16, Adrenaline Tropics 6 - scoresheet
7th Place Game - Vail Mountain School
Jammin’ Salmon 10, Millenium Chiefs 7 - scoresheet
Both teams were injury ridden but still displayed a battle for a 4-4 tie at the half. Jammin’ Salmon scored a two pointer to take the lead in the second half. The Chiefs never regained their momentum.
11th Place Game - Edwards Turf
Israel National Team 14, Steve French 4 - scoresheet
It was a friendly match between Israel and French. Israel came out strong and moved the ball well. Their well-executed fast breaks made all the difference in this game. Steve French had a slow start, but had a good few runs and shots.
13th Place Game - Edwards Turf
Motive Pure 14, New Zealand 13 - scoresheet
The match between Motive Pure and New Zealand was an intense battle with most of the game as a tie. Both teams wanted one last win before heading home, but in the end, Motive Pure left with a victory.
Consolation Game - Edwards 3
Warrior X 12, Team Gutman 10
Warrior X and Team Gutman had a friendly match where even the goalies switched goals in the middle of the game.
Consolation Game - Edwards 4
LOFers 8, Prestige Lacrosse Club 0
The LOFers came out to play on their last day of the tournament. Josh Russell of the LOFers dominated the game with three goals. Prestige’s goalie Mitchell Fenton put up a good fight with 11 saves, but couldn’t manage to stop the determination of the LOFers.
See the Full Bracket
||Final 2014 Standings
1st Place: On The Hop Nation/Lacrossewear
2nd Place: The Cage Goes All Out
3rd Place: Brine Elite
4th Place: The Big Green Herd
5th Place: The Sharks
6th Place: Adrenaline Tropics
7th Place: Jammin’ Salmon
8th Place: Millennium Chiefs
9th Place: Rock-it Pocket Pirates
10th Place: Rocky Mountain Oysters
11th Place: Israel National Team
12th Place: Steve French
13th Place: Motive Pure
14th Place: New Zealand
15th Place: Warrior X
16th Place: Team Gutman
17th Place: LOFers
18th Place: Prestige Lacrosse Club
||Day 3 - Saturday, July 5th Results
On The Hop Nation/Lacrossewear 23, Brine Elite 13 - scoresheet
In the first semifinals contest, Lacrosswear used a dominant first half to cruise to a victory. The squad came out shooting early, grabbing a 2-0 lead less than two minutes into the game. Lacrosswear used three first-quarter goals from attack man Anthony Biscardi to carry a 7-3 lead into the second frame. Biscardi finished with six goals in the game. “Anthony is a veteran player,” said Lacrosswear head coach Paul Landaiche. “For him it’s just a matter of engagement. He decided that today was a good matchup day for him and he took it to the cage.” Lacrosswear kept the pressure on, beginning the second quarter on a 3-0 run and ending the quarter on a 6-0 run to head into half time with a 15-5 advantage. Brine Elite fought back in the second half, but could not string together a series of goals against a dominant Lacrosswear defense. “Those guys are on point,” Biscardi said of the team’s defense. “I don't think we got beat 1-on-1 all day. (Goalie Chris) Selva was standing on his head in the cage when he had to, so we made the plays when we needed to make them.” Brine Elite scored the last two goals of the game as time wound down in the fourth quarter but it was too little, too late, as they fell, 23-13.
The Cage Goes All Out 14, The Big Green Herd 12- scoresheet
The Big Green Herd got on the board first with two goals early in the first quarter, and another goal late in the frame. The Cage Goes All Out threatened at the very end of the frame but to no avail and trailed 3-0 at the quarter’s final whistle. Finally, after attacking The Big Green Herd’s goalie with shots, The Cage Goes All Out got their first score early in the second frame. They’d score another just minutes later before being the victim of a two-point score from the Big Green Herd. The Cage Goes All Out kept attacking though, and found twine twice more in the frame to bring them within two goals, trailing 6-4, at half time. “Guys really started moving for each other,” The Cage Goes All Out head coach Jon Bock said of the adjustments his team made. “The cutting was working better. We made a couple of adjustments on our clear because they were doing a good job of riding us, then everything started opening up.” Despite giving up two fast goals to begin the second half, The Cage Goes All Out went on a 5-0 run midway through the third quarter to grab a 10-9 lead. The Big Green Herd evened the score twice in the final four minutes of the quarter, the second time at 11-11, to set up an intense final frame. The Cage Goes All Out attack man Billy Ward scored on a man-up situation early in the quarter, and then with time winding down and The Big Green Herd trailing by only one goal, Ward iced the game with another goal to give The Cage Goes All Out a 14-12 win. Lacrosswear and The Cage Goes All Out will meet on Sunday to determine the champion. The Cage Goes All Out won last year in a thrilling overtime win.“We just got to play well and limit the turnovers,” Ward said about the keys to matching up against Lacrosswear. “In here, with how quick it is, it’s all about turnovers. If you turn the ball over left and right you’re not going to win.” As for Lacrosswear’s strategy, coach Landaiche doesn’t see a need to change much. “We’re pretty familiar with these guys,” he said of The Cage Goes All Out. “(We need to) keep it the same, play the best that we can.”
5th Place Bracket
The Sharks 15, Jammin’ Salmon 7 - scoresheet
Adrenaline Tropics 13, Millennium Chiefs 11- scoresheet
Motive Pure 19, Warrior X 8 - scoresheet
Warrior X fell behind early and never managed to regain momentum. Nick Ahrens for Motive was the high scorer with six goals. Motive played sharp the whole game, and Warrior X was enjoying the tournament and kept their spirits high.
Rocky Mountain Oysters 21, Steve French 9
A close first quarter was followed by a barrage of scores by the Rocky Mountain Oysters, laying the foundation for their 21-9 win over Steve French.
Team Gutman 14, Prestige Lacrosse Club 5 - scoresheet
In this relaxed-pace game, both teams made fun a priority. Gutman was using excellent stick work. Prestige, on the other hand, had trouble getting shots on goal.
New Zealand 12, LOFers 5- scoresheet
New Zealand ran away with the lead thanks to their ability to consistently put fresh legs on the field. They were very fast and managed a number of shots on goal. The LOFers fought hard, but couldn’t keep up against New Zealand’s pace.
Homestake Peak (Eagle Vail)
Rock-it Pocket Pirates 10, Israel National Team 6 - scoresheet
||Day 2 - Friday, July 4th Results
Vail Mountain School
Brine Elite 18, Jammin’ Salmon 11 - scoresheet
Big Green Herd 14, Adrenaline Tropics 13 - scoresheet
The Big Green Herd was able to stay in the game thanks largely to a stellar effort from their goalie, making more than half of his saves. Big Green Herd used teamwork and ball movement to clinch a win with only one person scoring multiple goals.
The Cage Goes All Out 14, Millenium Chiefs 11 - scoresheet
Millennium trailed closely behind All Out for the entire game and was never able to catch up or maintain a lead. All Out led by a goal at the end of the first, second and third quarter and tied Millennium for points during the third.
On The Hop Nation/Lacrossewear 16, The Sharks 15 - scoresheet
On The Hop and the Sharks were neck in neck for the majority of this intense quarter-final game. The impressive roster for On The Hop matched with the chemistry of the Sharks team made for a great game. The Sharks kept a slight lead throughout the majority of the game. In the end, it was a quick goal from On The Hop near the end of the fourth that earned them the win.
Israel 13, Warrior X 11 - scoresheet
Rocky Mountain Oysters 18, Team Gutman 5 - scoresheet
Steve French 12, The LOFers 10 - scoresheet
In a riveting end to the day’s games at Vail Mountain School, Steve French eeked out a win. The LOFers came out strong, but were overtaken by a third quarter scoring spree led by Justin McGinnis. All in all, the game contained a startling amount of heart, joy and patriotism.
Motive Pure 16, Prestige Lacrosse Club 12 - scoresheet
Rock-it-Pocket Pirates 15, New Zealand 7 - scoresheet
||Day 1 - Thursday, July 3rd Results
Warrior X 16, Prestige Lacrosse Club 7 - scoresheet
Warrior took an early lead that was later shot down by Prestige. Prestige lost their momentum in the second quarter with Warrior taking the advantage and holding it the rest of the game. Prestige finally found the net in the fourth quarter with a lone goal that was too little too late.
Steve French 7, Motive Pure 6 OT - scoresheet
Motive Pure and Steve French were evenly matched for the first quarter, but Motive managed to take a strong lead and held it throughout the third. Steve French woke up in the fourth quarter, scoring six unanswered goals to tie it up. Steve French clinched the comeback win with an incredible goal in overtime.
The Cage Goes All Out 21, Warrior X 4 - scoresheet
The Warrior X team could not manage to maintain possession in the first half. Turnovers allowed All Out to lead the half 16 to 3 in this fast-paced match. The second half pace of play slowed as All Out maintained dominance to a final 21-4 win.
On The Hop Nation/Lacrossewear 18, Steve French 4 - scoresheet
Lacrossewear’s faceoff player, Kevin Massa, dominated face offs allowing the team to have possession to score often. The second half went to running clock due to Lacrossewear’s 16-3 lead at the half. The last half took on a slower pace with only 3 goals combined scored.
Vail Mountain School
Brine Elite 17, Team Gutman 11 - scoresheet
Big Green Herd 19, Rock-it Pocket Pirates 3 - scoresheet
Adrenaline Tropics 12, New Zealand 4 - scoresheet
Adrenaline Tropics and New Zealand seemed evenly matched at the beginning of an intense game. After a number of penalties at the end of the first half, the pace slowed down a bit and Adrenaline ran away with the lead.
The Sharks 15, The LOFers 4 - scoresheet - scoresheet
The Sharks won the game against the LOFers thanks to excellent field movement. Great position allowed the Sharks to continue scoring and control the game.
Jammin' Salmon 10, Rocky Mountain Oysters 9 - scoresheet
In this double overtime thriller, it was the Salmon who finally prevailed. The Salmon were able to possess the ball more thanks to their talented faceoff man.
Millenium Chiefs 13, Israel National Team 6 - scoresheet
Both teams started off very evenly matched, with a two-point goal early on from Team Israel. The Chiefs come out hot in the second half with a flurry of goals and assists from a number of different players.
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