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An out of sequence result: Ryquin, out of Sacramento, lost to the Olympic Club in their quarterfinal round.
Coach Steve McLaughlin of Ryquin had this to say:
"Ryquin lost a competitive game to OClub 10-7. OC capitalized on a slow start for Ryquin and took an early lead into halftime. Ryquin cleaned up some of the sloppy play and battled back in the second half, but could not close the gap.
Ryquin took on Bigfoot on Sunday. Ryquin came out early and found the cage several times on some pretty ball movement. They held a three or four goal lead for most of the game, never really being tested by a worn down Bigfoot team. The game ended with Ryquin winning 8-4, finishing the weekend with a 3-1 record."
That made the semifinalists:
Adrenaline Tropics v West Sunset
Dub C v O club
The first semi-final had Adrenaline defeating West Sunset by 11-7, according to my source. It was back and forth for a while, but Adrenaline pulled away late. Adrenaline had a bigger squad and thus more team stamina. Not surprising that a deeper squad would prevail when you play at Incline Village's 6,350 foot altitude.
I don't yet have the result for the other semi-final and the Championship game. I'd be grateful for the info, and a little color about the games. If you have it, please email me at:
Billax1 at Outlook dot com