The Pittsburgh Lacrosse Club Masters team braved some snowy weather early Saturday morning to make the trip out to Columbus, OH for the BlackEye Lax Masters Tournament last weekend. It was blast and everybody had a great time.
Here's a bit of a recap:
- We didn't get kicked out of the tournament this year, so that is always a positive
- Our final record was 2-3-1 and we placed 7th overall (out of 12). Two of the losses and the tie could have easily swung in our favor
- We were undefeated in face-offs thanks to JP Fielding
- 15 guys made the trip and a handful more that couldn't make it. Up from 12 from last year. We're definitely seeing more interest in playing at the Masters level.
- Brooks Broadhurst and Will Venegas, both only playing the sport for about a year had goals.
- Only one minor injury late in the day
- The Canadian team was so taken by us they want to arrange some more opportunities to play, so we're making friends.
- Nobody threw up.
Special thanks to Brian Shepard for designing and ordering the shorts for this year. Between Brian and Uncommon Fit, we almost look like we knew what we were doing. Also to Bill Bedortha and our un-offical sponsor, the Pittsburgh Lacrosse Store for providing us with field time to practice and for donating the reversibles for the 2nd year in a row. If you are in need of any equipment, make sure you stop by one of their stores.
The BlackEye Lax Tournament is ultimately a fundraiser for the Columbus City Schools Terps, an unfunded lacrosse program for boys in Columbus, OH and the surrounding areas that do not have a lacrosse program. The 2014 tournament has raised over $2600 for the CCS Terps.
If you have any interest in playing for the Pittsburgh Lacrosse Club Masters Team, drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.