Men’s Masters Team Goes 3-1 in San Diego Tournament

San Diego 2013 Masters

 

Tournament Recap:

Saturday:

vs Moondoggies 7-4 (Win)
Hobbs (3) Foo (2) Carl (2)

Got off to a quick start and never looked back. Jay Dow set the tone in goal early with some great saves, and Steiny continued the solid play in net the second half. Great team win to get started, everyone contributed and spirits were high.

vs AZ Wild Fire 5-4 (Win)
Sweeney, Randy, Hobbs (2), Andy

We could tell the Wild Fire were going to be a bigger challenge than the Moondoggies, and it was a close game the whole way. We got up by a couple first but they came back to get within one in the second half. Solid defensive stands in the last 3 minutes to clinch the win.

2-0 for the first day. Unfortunately Severn River, the defending champs, lost to Squamish Nation by 1 on Saturday, so we got paired up with them for our first Sunday game. The Hawaii masters know the Canadians well, I think they would have had a great shot to beat Squamish and meet Severn in the Championship.

Sunday:

vs Severn River  7-3 (Loss)
Foo (2), Sweeney

A couple missed opportunities early could have given us momentum had we capitalized. Severn scored the first 2 goals but we kept it close at the half. Severn goalie was saving everything. In the second half the game got away from us and Severn was able to move the ball and run out the clock. Severn was a solid team but we definitely had a good shot.

vs AZ Wild Fire  7-5 (Win)
Carl (3), Fonz, Hobbs, Foo, ?

After a tough defeat, everyone rallied and decided 3-1 was a whole lot better than 2-2. Arizona may have underestimated the Hawaii squad the first game and wanted revenge. However, we got on the board first and kept attacking. Carl went off with 3 first half goals. Burt dominated on the face-offs.

It remained a tight back and forth game the whole way. With 2 minutes left and down by two,  Arizona called a time out to set up some offense. Hobbs threw a sick take away check at midfield dislodging the ball, picked up the ground ball and created a fast break going the other way. We were able to hold off a couple late second half possessions by the Wildfire and secure the win.

Overall 3-1 on the weekend, no team had a better record and we definitely won the party.

Tournament Photos:

Wimmer Wins Hawaii Invitational Elite, Masters Titles; Easton Takes Grand Masters

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By Terry Foy October 29th, 2012 – Inside Lacrosse

Rob Pannell finished with five goals and two assists and MVP face-off specialist Anthony Kelly helped Wimmer Solutions dominate possession as they topped Dirty Lacrosse 10-9 to win the 22nd Annual Hawaii Lacrosse Invitational.

While he also finished with two goals, Wimmer middie Max Seibald’s biggest play of the day was a strip on Kevin Crowley with less than a minute remaining coming out of a timeout that gave Wimmer a clinching possession.

While the 19-goal total may not suggest great goalie play, Wimmer’s Brett Queener and Dirty’s Evan Kirk were lights out at times. Queener made a handful of saves in the third that bailed out his defense, including a one-on-one stop with Mark Matthews after a miscommunication. Kirk was similarly impressive, especially early when he caught two good alley dodge shots from Paul Rabil.

After Wimmer built a 10-6 lead in the fourth quarter, Dirty responded wit three goals in a minute to make things interesting down the stretch. First, Mark Matthews, who finished with at least four goals, found himself alone on the crease and used a fake to beat Queener far-side. Then MJ Kiekebelt won a draw with his longstick, moved the ball, then got it back at the top of the box and buried a deep overhand shot. Kevin Crowley cut it to one with a righty rip from top right of the box, but Dirty didn’t get another look at the goal.

In Dirty Lacrosse’s semifinal win, the Olympic Club, with Matt Russell in goal and Roy Lang at the midfield, opened the scoring. I missed the opening goal because Cody Jamieson got things started at the other end of the field with a two-handed  swing and an Olympic defender, but that quickly calmed down.

Russell and Dirty goalie Evan Kirk traded highlight reel saves, but Mark Matthews got Dirty on the board early in the first half with a comfortable drive to the cage.

At 3-2, Kevin Crowley buried a behind the back goal before Roy Lang answered with a nice goal for Olympic. With les than two minutes in the first half, Jordan MacIntosh scored to give Dirty a 5-3 lead. Olympic answered off a face-off win to make it 5-4 before half, then Jamieson, Kiel Matisz and Adam Jones added tallies early in the second half as they built a 10-5 lead, then a pair of solid saves from  Kirk helped Dirty ride out the second half in comfortable fashion.

In the Masters title, CJ Greene scored three late goals to help Wimmer Solutions overcome a late deficit and beat Tri City out of Canada 9-6.

In the Grand Masters finale, Easton Lacrosse’s Mike Bogart picked off the Tri City goalie’s outlet pass on the crease and finishing with only seconds left on the clock to break a 7-7 tie for the win.

A Few Reasons to Attend the 2012 Tourney

2011 Championship Highlights

Hawaii Lax Tourney Guide Courtesy of Lax School

Summer Draft 2012

Last weekend we held a Summer draft to set permanent teams through August. Team Captains are Carl Ewing and Ryan Wallett. This was the coin toss that set it all in motion, and this was the result:
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Team Carl Team Wallett
Alex Schaub Bill Sweeney
Brenden McGill Burt Johnson
Brian (Goalie) Chris Gore
Casey Skelton Corry Mabry
Chris Edmonds Dan Rosenak
Dave Fink Jason Dow
Erik Jul Jay (longstick)
Geno Pronek John
Jared Larner Justin
Jay Bird Kent Ames
Jonah Lincoln Logs
Josh Mitch Mitchell
Mike Hobbs John Goalie
Randy Davidoff Pat McCarthy
Rick Ruggles Pat McCarthy
Ryan Counter Paul
Shane Salatich Ray Schaub
Sparkee Ron Foo
Tom Taylor Rudie Schaefer
Vince Doctor Ryan Keogh
Tarik Floyd