Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 8/18/12
Philly teams continued their success Saturday at the Ocean City Lacrosse Classic.
Mesa Fresh (Men’s Elite) and Team Harley (Men’s Grandmaster’s) were undefeated after pool play following victories today. Both will compete in the playoffs Sunday.
Mesa Fresh, in its first Ocean City event, finished as champion of its division (Starboard) at 4-0 after downing Maryland Lacrosse Club, 7-3. Mesa Fresh will meet Bayside Division champion Big Fellas in the quarterfinals Sunday at 9 a.m.
Team Harley – featuring many Philly players – closed at 4-0 by toppling Buck Bomb Lacrosse, 9-2. Team Harley plays Piv’s Pub-Patron at 9 a.m. Sunday in the semifinals.
Mesa’s top scorers have been Liam Giblin (Georgetown Prep, Johns Hopkins; 12 goals, eight assists), Carl Walrath (Haverford School, Virginia; nine goals, nine assists), and Stephen Aitken (Haverford School, Penn State; seven goals, five assists). Goalies Austin Kaut (Springfield-Delco, Penn State) and Dan Wigrizer (Haverford School, Duke) have been outstanding in goal and Kaut even has four goals as a part-time middie.
Mesa Fresh’s defense has also been air-tight. The team is being coached by Bob Aitken and Georgetown Prep coach Kevin Giblin.
In Women’s Elite Division action, Philly Lax (4-1) suffered its first loss, a tough 12-11 decision to Hot Buns. Philly Lax plays garden Girls (4-0) at 10 a.m. Sunday in the quarterfinals.
Mesa Fresh roster
Liam Giblin-Johns Hopkins/Georgetown Prep
Carl Waltrath-Virgina/Haverford School
Chris Aitken-Villanova/Haverford School
Stephen Aitken-Penn State/Haverford
Austin Kaut-Penn State/Springfield-Delco
Joe McCallion-Penn/haverford School
Matt Walters-Syracuse/Haverford School
Billy Annesley-St. Joseph’s/Haverford School
Will McNamara-Virginia/Haverford School
Joel Blockowicz-Middlebury/Georgetown Prep
Brian Ikeda-Providence/Haverford School
Ryan Mullen-Penn State/Hatboro-Horsham
Henry Lobb-Duke/Malvern Prep
Ryan Riedl-Providence/Winchester, MA
Alex Beatty-Princeton/Haverford School
Ryan Schumacher-Providence/Northport, NY
Ryan Guittere-Penn State/Garnet Valley
Pat Frazier-Loyola/Georgetown Prep
Dan Wigrizer-Duke/Haverford School
Frank Cicero-Providence/Peters Township