LILacrosseNews.com, Posted 12/30/11
The Long Island Express claimed the 8th Grade title Thursday at the Winter Nationals Indoor Lacrosse Championships at Randolph, N.J., by avenging its lone defeat and downing the defending champion Dukes L.C. Triple H squad.
The Express (4-1) won the title game, 7-6, after falling to Dukes, 6-4, in the final game of round robin play.
The victory gives the Express a ticket to play at the Big City Classic April 1 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford during halftime of one of the games. The Express will join the 6th Grade Express club, which claimed its title on Tuesday.
The Express also defeated Philadelphia Freedom, 16-2, and STEPS, 12-0, in round robin play. The Express then toppled the Freedom, 8-5, in a much more difficult game in the semifinals. The Dukes downed the Long Island Outlaws, 10-3, in the semis.