BaltimoreLacrosseNews.com, Posted 7/25/12
From Press Releases
The eighth-seeded Sky Walkers 2015 Blue (Md.) defeated top-seeded and the two-time defending champion Long Island Yellow Jackets (N.Y.), 14-11, in the quarterfinals of the 2012 US Lacrosse Girls’ U15 National Championships today at Lake Buena Vistam Fla.
The Sky Walkers will face the fourth-seeded Long Island Top Guns (N.Y.) in one semifinal. The Top Guns routed Top of the Bay (Md.), 20-8, in the quarterfinals.
The Yellow Jackets program still has a chance to keep its title streak alive because its second team advanced to the semifinals where it will meet the Long Island Liberty. The Yellow Jackets Team 2 held off Cardinal (Va.), 10-9, in the quarterfinals, while the Liberty beat the Stickbenders (Fla.), 14-10.
The Sky Walkers trailed by four goals early in the second half, but rallied with the help of a number of cards assessed to the Yellow Jackets and went ahead for good on a goal by Kara Klages.
George and Miranda Ibello each had four goals for the Sky Walkers, while Kylie Ohlmiller led the Yellow Jackets with five.
Samantha Geiersbach had two goals and four assists for the Top Guns in their quarterfinal win and Samantha Apuzzo and Nicole Levy each had four goals. Top of the Bay was led by Savannah Buchannan and Grace Richards with three goals.
An all-Long Island affair in the other semifinal pits No. 2 seed Liberty against No. 3 seed Yellow Jackets Team 2. Samantha Geiersbach’s six points (2g, 4a) helped the fourth-seeded Top Guns (N.Y.) beat fifth-seeded Top of the Bay (Md.), 20-8, to send the Guns back to the semifinals for the second straight year.
Scores from Wednesday, July 25
No. 8 Sky Walkers 2015 Blue 14, No. 1 Yellow Jackets Team 1 11
No. 2 Long Island Liberty 14, No. 7 StickBenders 10
No. 4 Long Island Top Guns 20, No. 5 Top of the Bay 8
No. 3 Yellow Jackets Team 2 10, No. 6 Cardinal 9
No. 4 Long Island Top Guns (N.Y.) 17, No. 13 Be More Lax 3
No. 5 Top of the Bay (Md.) 14, No. 12 Triple Threat 3
No. 3 Yellow Jackets Team 2 (N.Y.) 11, No. 14 Lax Maniax 3
No. 6 Cardinal (Va.) 12, No. 11 Coyotes Fusion 10
No. 1 Yellow Jackets Team 1 (N.Y.) 18, No. 16 Pacific Falcons Blue 3
No. 8 Sky Walkers 2015 Blue 24, No. 9 NorCal Elite Green 3
No. 2 Long Island Liberty (N.Y.) 14, No. 15 North Carolina 9
No. 7 StickBenders (Fla.) 15, No. 10 NorCal Elite Blue 10
No. 13 Be More Lax (Md.) 17, No. 20 Desert Heat (Ariz.) 7
No. 12 Triple Threat (Calif.) 8, No. 21 Connecticut Dodgers 7
No. 14 Lax Maniax (Fla.) 16, No. 19 Coast2Coast NorCal 4
No. 11 Coyotes Fusion (Colo.) 18, No. 22 Utah 3
No. 16 Pacific Falcons Blue (Calif.) 11, No. 17 Houston (Texas) 8
No. 9 NorCal Elite Green 18, No. 24 Washington State 4
No. 8 Sky Walkers 2015 Blue (Md.) 23, No. 25 Eagle Stix Atlanta (Ga.) 4
No. 15 North Carolina 18, No. 18 Lightning (Ga.) 14
No. 10 NorCal Elite Blue 17, No. 23 Lonestar (Texas) 3
Lax Maniax 11, Be More Lax 5
Coyotes Fusion 6, Triple Threat 5
Washington State 9, Lonestar 8
NorCal Elite Green 9, NorCal Elite Blue 7
North Carolina 9, Pacific Falcons Blue 8
Connecticut Dodgers 10, Utah 4
Desert Heat 8, Coast2Coast NorCal 5
Washington State 10, Eagle Stix Atlanta 9
Lightning 18, Houston 9
Schedule for Thursday, July 26
No. 2 Long Island Liberty vs. No. 3 Yellow Jackets Team 2, 8 a.m.
No. 4 Long Island Top Guns vs. No. 8 Skywalkers 2015 Blue, 8 a.m.
Semifinal winners at noon
THIRD PLACE GAME
Semifinal losers at 11 a.m.
Lightning vs. Connecticut Dodgers, 8 a.m.
Washington State vs. Desert Heat, 8 a.m.
North Carolina vs. Nor Cal Elite Green, 8 a.m.
Lax Maniax vs. Coyotes Fusion, 8 a.m.
Houston vs. Eagle Stix Atlanta, 9:30 a.m.
Utah vs. Coast2Coast Nor Cal, 9:30 a.m.
Lonestar vs. Lightning/Dodgers loser, 9:30 a.m.
Yellow Jackets Team 1 vs. Stickbenders, 9:30 a.m.
Top of the Bay vs. Cardinal, 9:30 a.m.
Pacific Falcons Blue vs. Be More Lax, 11 a.m.
Nor Cal Elite Blue vs. Triple Threat, 11 a.m.
Lightning/Dodgers winner vs. Washigton/Desert Heat winner, 11 a.m.
North Carolina/Nor Cal Green winner vs. Lax Maniax/Coyotes winner, 11 a.m.