LILacrosseNews.com, Posted 7/9/12
Courtesy of Fellowship of Christian Athletes
After two disappointing losses in the finals of the 2010 and 2011 Vail Shootout Championships, the Fellowship of Christina Athletes (FCA) was finally able to bring home the Vail Lacrosse Shootout Championship Sunday with a 12-10 win over Team Colorado.
For his efforts throughout the tournament and his four goals in the championship game, Patrick Kelly (Calvert Hall) was named Tournament MVP.
For the first time since the tournament started on Thursday, FCA was greeted with great weather for the championship game on Ford Field. FCA had eight different players score in the game and got goals from Derek DeJoe, Brett Pearce, Spencer Parks, Matt Dunn, Kelly, and Case Matheis to build a 6-0 lead that would prove tough for Team Colorado to recover from.
While Team Colorado was finally able to get on the scoreboard in the 2nd quarter, it was never able to pull within two goals of FCA as FCA won its first ever Vail Shootout Championship. This year’s team marked the 20th Anniversary of FCA’s 1st ever team which competed in the 1992 Vail Lacrosse Shootout.
In addition to Kelly being named MVP of the tournament, FCA placed five guys to the All- Tournament Team. Kelly was joined by midfielder Deemer Class, defenseman, Dunn and Bobby Duvnjak (Manhasset), and long stick midfielder Tim Stackpole (St. Anthony’s).
FCA 12, Team Colorado 10
Goals – Patrick Kelly 4, Ryan Brown 2, Derek DeJoe, Brett Pearce, Spencer Parks, Matt Dunn, Case Matheis, Henry Blynn.
Assists – Deemer Class 2, TJ Neubauer , Ryan Brown, Spencer Parks, Derek DeJoe
1-0 DeJoe with a goal, assisted by Deemer Class
2-0 Brett Pearce with a goal, assisted by TJ Neubauer
3-0 Spencer Parks unassisted
4-0 Defenseman Matt Dunn goal
5-0 Patrick Kelly goal, assisted by Ryan Brown
6-0 Case Matheis goal, assisted by Spencer Parks
6-1 Team Colorado Goal
6-2 Team Colorado Goal
6-3 Team Colorado Goal
7-3 Patrick Kelly goal, assisted by Deemer Class
7-4 Team Colorado Goal
8-4 Ryan Brown Goal
8-5 Team Colorado Goal
8-6 Team Colorado Goal
9-6 Henry Blynn Goal
9-7 Team Colorado Goal
10-7 Patrick Kelly Goal
11-7 Ryan Brown Goal, assisted by Derek DeJoe
11-8 Team Colorado Goal
12-8 Patrick Kelly Goal
12-9 Team Colorado
12-0 Team Colorado
Dr. Tom Watts Memorial U-19 High School Boys Showcase
FCA 12, Team Colorado 10
In a highly energetic game, FCA pulled out to a 5-0 lead that would prove too much for Team Colorado to overcome, and FCA won their first U-19 Vail title 12-10. Colorado didn’t get on the board until the second quarter, only a few times coming within a couple goals of FCA. At the end of the day FCA’s incredibly consistent play, while utilizing tremendous team depth, ultimately kept them ahead. While Colorado fought hard throughout the game, their efforts proved to be too little, too late to overcome the FCA large, initial lead.
Laxachusetts 12, Brady’s Bunch 8
ADRLN Tropics 13, Team Ohio 12
NE 3D Select 9, True Lacrosse 4
Blue Lion 13, Winnipeg 7
Buddha’s Ballers 22, Houlaguns 0
Western Colo. Mavericks 8, Local Favorites 6
NE 3D Select
Western Colorado Mavericks
Bryce Parietti – Colorado
Patrick Kelly – FCA
Seamus Connelly – Laxachusetts
Brian Miller – Ohio
Deemer Class – FCA
Jack Connelly – Laxachusetts
Kevin Greenburg – Colorado
Eli Merritt – ND 3D Select
Tim Stackpole – FCA
JD Hall – Colorado
Carey Morrison – Winnipeg
Tanner Scales – Colorado
Bobby Duvniak – FCA
Matt Dunn – FCA
Bass Barfield – Brady’s Bunch