OCEAN CITY- The resort area last weekend became ground zero for youth lacrosse with scores of teams and hundreds of players from the top youth programs in the country descending on Ocean City and Berlin for the annual Beach Lax Splash Tournaments.
Hosted by the Beach Lacrosse program, in conjunction with Warrior and the Ocean City Recreation and Parks Department, the event was essentially two tournaments held simultaneously with the girls’ only tournament at Northside Park and the boys’ tournament held at various venues around northern Worcester County.
Games were played practically around the clock at all of the venues for three days, culminating with championship games in the various divisions on Sunday. The girls’ tournament in Ocean City was played in its entirety, while the championship games in some of the boys’ divisions were washed out by thunderstorms late Sunday afternoon.
For the record, in the girls’ tournament, the Eastern Shore Lacrosse Club won the High School A division, beating Greene Turtle Lacrosse Club in the finals. The Yellow Jackets won the High School B division, Sea Bay won the Senior A division, and CC Lax won the Senior B division beating Beach Lacrosse’s under-15 team in the finals. The Heroes won the Junior division, while Beach Lacrosse reached the semifinals. Cobra East won the Lightning division and Fallston won the Tyker division.
On the boys’ side, Bethesda and Team 91 were co-champs in the 7-8A division, Reisterstown beat MLC in the 7-8B division, Cobra East and Diamondbacks were co-champs in the 9-10A division, Cockeysville and LTRC were co-champs in the 9-10B division, Freedom won the 11-12A division, Fat Boys won the 11-12B division, Club Blue won the 13-14A division and Real Lax won the 13-14B division.