We had two even weighted 2012 teams headed to Gait Cup and with only 4 attackman, 6 midfielfers, 4/5 defenders per team. The only thing we knew for sure was that they were going to get plenty of loosk with small rosters on each team.
With the heat, incredibly tough competition from all over the US and Canada, we knew it would be a challenge for our teams every game.
The end result was fantastic for both groups.
2012 White team came in 2nd place after pool play with a tough lost 8-6 to Ward Elite in pool play. White finished 2-1 in pool play with wins over Haymakers (OH) and CT Panthers
2012 Green teams came in 1st place after pool play going 3-0 in pool play with victories over JLC Gold, Pitt Elite, and Team Tennessee
Saturday was the Playoff rounds and each 2012 Laxachsuetts Team won their first playoff round on Saturday morning.
Saturday afternoon was the 2nd round of the playoffs and our teams now were matched against each other. Parents and players were disappointed they had to face each other in the 2nd round of playoff but the positive was that the field was filled with college coaches watching both teams
2012 white won over the 2012 green 8-6 and then was facing the rematch with Ward Melville Elite saturday evening.
2012 White fought hard against a great team and was able to come out on top this time with an 8-5 win.
2012 White then moved onto the Semi Finals in the morning agaist a tough CT Panthers teams. White once again got the victory and would be facing the U19 Alcatraz team that our 2012 AA team saw in the Finals at King of the Hill only 1 week earlier (2012 AA won 9-2 at KOH)
2012 White defeated the very strong, talented and athletic Alcatraz team 8-4 to win the GAIT CUP CHAMPIONSHIP
Congrats to both Laxachusetts teams. College Coaches have been raving about the talent level of both teams at this event. Huge success by both Teams
Kevin Blair (Attackman) and Clay Richards (FO/Middie) were selected to the All Star Game at Gait Cup too ! Congrats boys ! !