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Vail Lacrosse Shootout day 6

Dave Gottenborg

Vail Lacrosse Shootout day 6

By Alex Smith

July 4, 2008 —  The first day ever for Men’s Elite with Pool Play began on Thursday as all 18 teams took the field in attempt to secure a spot in the quarterfinals.  The top two seeds moved on in all four pools while the bottom ten teams moved to the Consolation bracket.  All stats and scores have been compiled and are on the Men’s Elite page of

The Women’s Elite tournament started as well on Thursday with their first day of Pool Play as well.  The women will compete within their pools again on Friday before sorting into bracket play for the weekend.

Don’t forget to check out the tournament blog on the home page of and our daily batches of photos at  We also have a growing network of online media links.


Men’s Elite

The big story on Thursday was the Rocky Mountain Oysters’ win in Pool A over #1 overall seed Reebok.  The Oysters, led by 5 points from former Ohio State attackman Lance Vitt, won 9-7 to set the pool on its edge early in the morning.  Unfortunately for RMO, they couldn’t sustain their momentum against Merrill Lynch/Lacrossewear and ended up 3rd in their pool due to tiebreakers at the end of the day.  In other action, LaxGrip and Team 21 both made it through the preliminary round unscathed, winning Pools B and C relatively easily while the Club All-Stars surprised many by winning Pool D.  Be sure to check out all the scores and stats for the games at


Pool A

  1. Merrill Lynch/Lacrossewear (2-1)

  2. Reebok (2-1)

  3. Rocky Mountain Oysters (2-1)

  4. Team Valhalla (0-3)

Pool B

  1. LaxGrip (3-0)

  2. Arizona Mermen (2-1)

  3. Rock-it Pocket (1-2)

  4. Team Gutman (0-3)

Pool C

  1. Team 21 (4-0)


  3. Brine Elite (2-2)

  4. Team Black Seal (1-3)

  5. Footclan/Team California (0-4)

Pool D

  1. Club All-Stars (3-1)

  2. The Lofers (3-1)

  3. The Generals (3-1)

  4. 5280/Tap Room (1-3)

  5. Team Rubi Rey (0-4)

Friday Games:

Quarterfinals –

Club All-Stars vs. Reebok – 9:00 am – Ford Field

LaxGrip vs. AIG-LIVESTRONG – 11:00 am – Ford Field

Merrill Lynch/Lacrossewear vs. The Lofers – 1:00 pm – Ford Field

Team 21 vs. Arizona Mermen – 3:00 pm – Ford Field

Consolation Bracket –

Footclan/Team California vs. Team Rubi Rey – Edwards

The Generals vs. Team Valhalla – 10:30 – Edwards

Brine Elite vs. Team Gutman – 12:30 – Edwards

Rock-it Pocket vs. Team Black Seal – 2:30 – Edwards

Rocky Mountain Oysters vs. 5280/Tap Room – 4:30 – Edwards


Women’s Elite

The Women’s Elite started with pool play on Thursday and will continue Friday.  Several teams showed some serious firepower on Day 1 and after Friday’s games, the teams will be better sorted out as the tournament progresses.

Thursday, July 3rd:

Pool A:

Gang Green 18, Minnesota 2

Revolution 6, Gang Green 5

Revolution 11, Colorado Chillax 5

Colorado Chillax 20, Minnesota 4

Pool B:

Dos Brisas 19, Tap Room 1

Team Xtreme 11, Team Wild 10


Pool C:

AOB 9, ReLAXers 6

AOB 10, BAMF 6

Team 180 9, BAMF 8

Team 180 10, ReLAXers 6

Pool D:

CRSLAX 15, QC Lax 2

Lax Hut 16, Lax World 5



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