Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 1/4/09
Team HEADstrong defeated fellow Philly club team LB3 Blue, 10-8, Saturday in the quarterfinals of the Toyota Championship Bracket Saturday of the Dick’s Sporting Goods Tournament of Champions at Wesley Chapel, Fl.
Team HEADstrong, a finalist last year, moved into the semifinals this morning at 9:20 against defending champion New Westminster (British Columbia, Canada), a 13-4 winner over Green Turtle.
Two other Philly teams also lost in the quarterfinals. Mesa Fresh 2010 dropped a heartbreaking, 12-11, decision to Edge Junior, when Daniel Lintner scored his fifth goal with 15 seconds left in the game. Mesa Fresh had made a dramatic comeback from a 9-5 deficit.
Edge Junior will play Maryland Lacrosse Club in the semis. Maryland defeated the fourth Philly team to reach the quarters, Rebel Elite, 14-4. The top eight finishers will be decided today in playback games.
Score update of games Sunday:
Semifinals: New Westminster (British Columba) 8, Team HEADstrong 7 (HEADstrong rallies from 8-3 deficit and pulls within 8-7 on a goal by Paul Mita with 1:02 to play, but falls short)
Consolation: Rebel Elite 5, Mesa Fresh 2010 4 (Rebel scores in final minutes to win battle of Philly teams)
Sunday’s title game: New Westminster 8, Maryland LC 7
Third-Place Consolation: Team HEADstrong defeats Edge Jr. Select
5th-place game: Rebel Elite def. LB3 Blue
7th-place finisher: Mesa Fresh 2010
Final Standings of Top Finishers
1. New Westminster (7-0)
2. Maryland Lacrosse Club (5-1)
3. Team HEADstrong (5-1)
4. Edge Jr. Select (5-2)
5. Rebel Elite (5-1)
6. LB3 Blue (5-2)
7. Mesa Fresh 2010 (4-2)
8.Green Turtle Fells Point (2-5)