Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 1/24/10
Team Harley, a team comprised of 45-plus players from Philadelphia and Baltimore, rallied with a large fourth-period comeback and has repeated as champion of the Grand Master’s Warrior Division (A) today in the 9th Annual Florida Lacrosse Classic at Weston, Fla.
Team Harley, the top seed, defeated Atlantic Sportswear, 10-6, in the championship game. Team Harley, representing Hannum’s Harley-Davidson of the Philadelphia area, was trailing, 6-5, heading into the final stanza before taking control of the game.
More than 500 men from 33 teams are competing in the tournament, which raises money for youth lacrosse throughout Florida. The tourney is held at Tequesta Trace Park near Ft. Lauderdale.
Meanwhile, in the B Division (Brine), the Philly-based Eagles (seeded fifth) finished 10th overall after falling to CRS Lacrosse, 6-5, in the consolations today. In the Half Century Division (50 and over), the Gray Eagles finished 11th after toppling the Churchmasters, 9-3. The Eagles are a charter member of the tourney, having participated every year since its inception in 2002.
The Florida Lacrosse Classic has helped support 73 new youth lacrosse programs throughout the state by raising over $103,000, according to tournament board director Don Clinton.
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