Wednesday, March 14, 2007

PLU BBQ (Tacoma, WA) Quick Recap

16 College & 3 HS Open teams along with 9 College & 2 HS Girls descended upon Tacoma, WA for the annual Pacific Lutheran University Invite (PLU BBQ). Along with the rain there was a fair share of talent among the college teams despite being a "B Level" field.

In the Open division, Northwest, South Eugene, and Churchill (the only High School's in attendance) were split up into different pools (A, B, and C respectively). Each ended up breaking seed on Saturday, but NWS did the most damage upsetting the number one seed overall UW, remained undefeated all day 4-0, and earned a first round bye into Sunday Quarters. South did not do as well as thought going 2-2, but did earn the C2 team for Sunday mornings Pre-Quarters. Churchill broke seed and went 3-1 for the day earning the C2 spot and thus the chance to play South Eugene in Pre-Quarters.
Sunday morning deals were struck so that Churchill would draw Whitmon instead of South Eugene, while South would earn Reed. Churchill easily won their game, drawing Northwest, whom they wanted to play all weekend. South beat Reed in a surprising game that they come back from. South would lose their next game badly against Seattle Community College (made up of Nate Castine and a cast of former MOHO players). Churchill would lose to NWS 12-7 (but as previous posts have said, got as close as 9-7).
NWS would then lose in the semi-finals, while Churchill and South combined to play PLU A for a fun consolation game that included points played by Seth Wiggins (and even myself).

In the Girls division, Churchill (including 4 South girls) would come into the tournament the 5th and last seed in their pool. They would go 2-2 for the day, surprising many including themselves. They would lose only to WWU 08-13 and the PLU Alumni 06-11. Northwest School would go 1-4 I believe (no scores online, but I think this is right). They never ended up playing Churchill or even got close enough to see because the fields were so spread out. Their outcome on Sunday was unknown, but lost the first round game.
Churchill on the other hand drew Whitmon in the Pre-Quarters and would win 10-06. Next was Lewis & Clark in the Quarters who went up on our girls 7-2 in the first half. Churchill would fight back and end up winning 10-08 in hard-cap. The Semi-Finals would put our girls again against the PLU Alumni who would end up winning 13-07. The PLU Alumni and WWU ended up in the finals, the only two teams to beat our girls all weekend.

Though not a professional, a parent of ours took a numbef of photographs (only a few were taken by me):
Highlights
Saturday
Sunday

Next up, Dirty Deeds...

6 comments:

AlexAxy said...

Wow, CHS has a brutal pool for Dirty Deeds. http://upa.org/scores/tourn.cgi?div=127&id=3190

Anonymous said...

anybody got results on how the HS teams are doing at dirty deeds?

Anonymous said...

fields got rained out , and teams stopped their second game early...

Anonymous said...

Any results from sunday if games were played?

Anonymous said...

At Dirty Deeds, who was "Victoria?"

Anonymous said...

"Victoria" was okay exept for one guy who could sky and a handler from Furious