HIGH SCHOOL A DIVISION
The high school A division had many fast and heated pool play matches on Saturday. Returning from Memphis, 901 Lacrosse played great all weekend and only missed beating the championship L4 Junior A team by one goal in pool play.
L4 Junior A and B teams swept both divisions and went undefeated on the weekend. Both are heading to Fort Wayne, Indiana where that can see if their win streak will continue.
2017 HIGH SCHOOL A CHAMPION:
L4 LACROSSE, JUNIOR A, LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY
MVP: #88, Henry Stites with 2 Goals and 1 Assist
HIGH SCHOOL B DIVISION
A new division for this year, the High School B division comprised of the local team L4 Lacrosse Junior B, St. Louis Samurai Blue, Kentucky based Howlin’ Hounds and a House team that formed quickly to replace a last-minute scratch from Indianapolis.
L4 Junior B coasted through Saturday winning each of their 3 pool play games. Although St. Louis Samurai Blue team finished the day with a #3 Seed, they rallied on tournament play to overtake the #2 Seeded Howlin’ Hounds with a 3 – 2 victory.
In the finals, L4 Junior B continued their dominance in a stellar performance and took the tournament with an 11 – 3 victory. The MVP went to #2 John Downing who played outstanding all weekend and had 3 goals and 2 assists in the finals.
2017HIGH SCHOOL B CHAMPIONS:
L4 LACROSSE, JUNIOR B, LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY
MVP: #2, John Downing with 3 Goals and 2 Assists
Week 1 of our two-week Pipeline Lacrosse tournament couldn’t have started any better. In its third year, we have noticed sizable improvements in all of the teams and player’s ability and knowledge of the game.
In pool play, there were several close games with two game-ending shoot-outs to decide the victory. There were almost 4 shoot-outs on day one, but two games were decided with spectacular buzzer-beating shots and one diving finish.
Our 5th and 6th grade was championed by the Home Team. Louisville King’s Select was led by leading scorer and MVP #21 Trevor Havill with 2 Goals and 2 assists to pull out a 6 – 4 win over 3D Georgia’ 2024 team. 3D played well but penalty trouble kept them from taking the cup.
The 7th and 8th-grade division was broken into two groups by age. Our Group 2 champion was another home team from the same club, Louisville King’s Select 2023. Like the previous team, a two seed was able to advance and defeat a #1 seed in tournament play. LKS 2024’s MVP was #34 Jake Sendaydiego: 2 Goals and 1 Assist. Atlanta Revolution was stymied by their goaltenders Ethan Crowe and Sam Orthober.
The oldest and top division was cemented by Atlanta Revolution’s Blue team. Rob Scott’s teams have been to Pipeline each year and have had a strong influence on the local teams. Each of their 7th and 8th-grade teams finished out Saturday with a #1 seed and Atlanta Revolution White went on to maintain success with a 7 – 2 win over Louisville King’s Select 2022. Their strong box background showed through in their offensive sets with #4 Robbie Walker and MVP Spencer Vandenberg running the show.
Each of the MVP’s was awarded a special Pipeline Box Lacrosse Player pack compliments of Powell Lacrosse and Stickhead Sports, Louisville, KY.
2017 7TH & 8TH GRADE GROUP 1 CHAMPION:
ATLANTA REVOLUTION WHITE
MVP: #9 Spencer Vandenberg with 1 Goal and 2 Assists
2017 7TH & 8TH GRADE GROUP 2 CHAMPION:
LOUISVILLE KINGS SELECT 2023
MVP: # 34 Jake Sendaydiego with 2 Goal and 1 Assist
2017 5TH & 6TH GRADE CHAMPION:
LOUISVILLE KINGS SELECT 2024
MVP: #21 Trevor Havill with 2 Goals and 2 Assists