Day 9 – July 6, 2008
The 36th annual Vail Lacrosse Shootout ended on Sunday as champions were crowned in both the Men’s and Women’s Elite divisions. Team 21 upset Reebok 12-7 in the Men’s Elite while Dos Brisas Lax won the Women’s Elite division.
Read the 7/6 report pages of each division for further info:Women's Elite & Men's Elite.
Day 8 – July 5, 2008
Semifinal day at the Vail Lacrosse Shootout saw two extremely entertaining match-ups in the Men’s Elite Division as Reebok and Team 21 moved on to the finals tomorrow at 1:00 pm. Reebok needed two overtimes to get past Merrill Lynch/Lacrossewear and Team 21 defeated AIG-LIVESTRONG.
The women had an extremely busy day, with each team playing two games apiece as the quarterfinals and semifinals of each division were completed. Dos Brisas Lax and Revolution Lacrosse will face-off for the Women’s Elite title tomorrow.
Read the 7/5 report pages of each division for further info:Women's Elite & Men's Elite.
Day 7 – July 4, 2008
One major upset in the Men’s Elite quarterfinals highlighted Day 7 at the Vail Lacrosse Shootout as AIG-LIVESTRONG defeated LaxGrip to move to the semifinals. Several Independence Day quarterfinals were quite entertaining as Team 21, Reebok and Merrill Lynch all earned spots in Friday’s semifinals.
In the Women’s Elite division, the teams separated into Gold and Silver Divisions as they completed their second day of Pool Play. 7 teams moved into the Gold Division, including Dos Brisas Lax, a team that has been tearing through their competition.
Read the 7/4 report pages for each division for further info:Women's Elite & Men's Elite.
Day 6 – July 3, 2008
The Men's Elite division completed the busiest day ever of elite action, teams were split into four pools with only the top two teams from each pool moving on to the championship bracket. After today's 32 shortened games
the stage is set for a great weekend of action.
Women's Elite is halfway through the pool process with another day of action before the bracket seedings are set.
Read the 7/3 report pages for each division for further info:Women's Elite & Men's Elite.
Day 5 – July 2, 2008
The Boys and Girls High School showcase ended today with the Baltimore Crabs winning their third championship in as many years on the boys side while Heros took home the girls trophy with a victory of last year’s champion, M&D Lax.
Read the 7/2 report pages for each division for further info:HS Boys & HS Girls.
Day 4 – July 1, 2008
Moving into the first day of July, the Vail Lacrosse Shootout crowned a champion in the Supermasters Division as the Adidas Magic Wands defeated the FROGS 14-9. Also, the Boys High School semifinals saw victories from the Colorado Favorites and the Baltimore Crabs. The Favorites were an impromptu team formed by players who for one reason or another weren’t on the roster of the “real” Team Colorado, but this group played with passion and teamwork to defeat Team Ohio, one of the perennial great teams at the Shootout. In the other semifinal, the Crabs defeated Team Colorado to move to their fifth straight championship game where they will attempt to win their third crown in a row.
Read the 7/1 report pages for each division for further info: Supermasters, HS Boys, & HS Girls.
Day 3 – June 30, 2008
The Vail Lacrosse Shootout crowned two champions this morning in the Masters and Grandmasters divisions as tournament play rolled on. On the Masters side, Jagermeister held off Middlebury 8-6 for the Championship while Mr. Boh/Nacho Mamas defeated another Middlebury group 13-6 in the Grandmasters title tilt. The Supermasters completed semifinal play sending the Adidas Magic Wands and the FROGS through to the finals tomorrow.
On the high school side of things, the Colorado Favorites scored a major upset by knocking off the Delaware Eagles in the quarterfinals. The Favorites are not the official Team Colorado, but they are no slouches and are now a darkhorse to win it all. The other three top seeds moved on with ease as Colorado, Baltimore and Ohio will join the Favorites in semifinal action. Girls High School began to sort itself out as well.
Read the 6/30 report pages for each division for further info: Masters, Supermasters, Grandmasters, HS Boys, & HS Girls.
Day 2 – June 29, 2008
Day 2 of the Shootout consisted of two quality Masters semifinals and a full slate of Supermasters play, not to mention the start of the Boys and Girls U-19 tournaments down in Avon and Edwards. It was a busy day with 11 fields in use and 5 different divisions on the pitch. On the Masters side, Jagermeister and Middlebury advanced to the Championship game tomorrow. Grandmasters teams Middlebury and Mr. Boh/Nacho Mamas will also compete for a Championship in the morning while the Pools started to settle out in the Boys and Girls High School. It was an extremely busy day for all the staff as many fields were scrambling for enough people to help out. Monday will see our first hardware handed out as the first part of the tournament begins to wind down in anticipation of the Men’s and Women’s Elite.
Read the 6/29 report pages for each division for further info: Masters, Supermasters, Grandmasters, HS Boys, & HS Girls.
Day 1 – June 28, 2008
The first day of Vail is upon us again and players and staff alike enjoyed a beautiful day in the Vail Valley as Masters, Supermasters and Grandmasters kicked off the tournament. Masters started with pool play while Supermasters had their 16 team field get right into it. The Grandmasters division started their tourney and the Chumash event blew its first whistle as well.
There are a couple new features for the Shootout this year, including a new blog from media coordinator Alex Smith. Check the homepage of www.vaillacrosse.com for updates. Also new this year is our Pointstreak software for statistics and results. There are some kinks early on (as in we lost some of the scores on some of the games), but we should be up and rolling well by tomorrow.
Day 2 will be a busy day in the Vail Valley as Boy’s and Girl’s High School gets rolling as well.
Read the 6/28 report pages for each division for further info: Masters, Supermasters, Grandmasters.