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July 21, 2014

Dukes HHH, Elevate Earn No. 1 Seeds at US Lacrosse U15 National Championships

By Paul Krome and Brian Logue | Photo Gallery | LaxMagazine.com | Live Blog | Twitter

AURORA, Colo. – Dukes HHH (Pa.) and Elevate (N.Y.) emerged from three games of pool play on opening day of the sixth annual US Lacrosse U15 National Championships to earn the number one seeds in the boys' and girls' divisions, respectively, for the single-elimination brackets that begin tomorrow here at scenic Aurora Sports Park. Those brackets continue through Wednesday, when Coaches Aid will live stream the title games that crown the annual national champions of US Lacrosse's U15 membership.

Elevate was one of seven teams to post 3-0 records in pool play, and by tiebreakers was awarded the No. 1 seed ahead of three teams from the Yellow Jackets (N.Y.) program, Long Island Liberty (N.Y.), STEPS (N.J.), and defending national champion Long Island Top Guns, which earned the No. 7 seed. Elevate surrendered just two goals in three pool-play games to earn a first-round bye in the 29-team bracket. Yellow Jackets 2017 Gold and Yellow Jackets 2017 Blue also qualified for first-round byes and will begin play in the round of 16 at 9:30 a.m. MT Tuesday.

The girls' field includes teams from 14 states, many of which qualified automatically with registration discounts by finishing in the top four at one of four US Lacrosse Regional Championships last month. That pool included fourth-seeded Yellow Jackets 2018 Blue, gold medal winner at the US Lacrosse Northeast Championships, and 17th-seeded Team 180 2018 (Colo.), gold medal winner at the West Championships, among others.

Seeds, pool-play records and first-round matchups for the 29-team girls' bracket (all times Mountain):
1. Elevate (N.Y.) 3-0 (bye)
2. Yellow Jackets 2017 Gold (N.Y.) 3-0 (bye)
3. Yellow Jackets 2017 Blue (N.Y.) 3-0 (bye)
4. Yellow Jackets 2018 Blue (N.Y.) 3-0 vs. 29. Illinois Elite 0-3, 8 a.m. Field 20
5. Liberty (N.Y.) 3-0 vs. 28. Utah 0-3, 8 a.m. Field 19
6. STEPS (N.J.) 3-0 vs. 27. Minnesota Elite 0-3, 9:30 a.m. Field 23
7. Top Guns (N.Y.) 3-0 vs. 26. Desert Elite (Ariz.) 0-3, 9:30 a.m. Field 20
8. Ultimate Elite (Pa.) 2-0-1 vs. 25. Coast to Coast LA (Calif.) 0-3, 8 a.m. Field 19
9. Eagle Stix 2017 (Ga.) 2-0 -1 vs. 24. Khaos (Ga.) 0-3, 8 a.m. Field 18
10. Pacific Falcons (Calif.) 2-1 vs. 23. Superstix (Wash.) 0-3, 9:30 a.m. Field 19
11. Washington 2-1 vs. 22. C2C Dallas (Texas) 0-3, 9:30 a.m. Field 22
12. Team 180 2017 (Colo.) 2-1 vs. 21. Colorado 1-2, 8 a.m. Field 22
13. BearLax 2017 (Calif.) 2-1 vs. 20. Cardinal Red 2017 (Va.) 1-2, 8 a.m. Field 21
14. Sunshine State Select (Fla.) 2-1 vs. 19. Cool Stick Illinois (1-2), 9:30 a.m. Field 21
15. Eagle Stix 2018 (Ga.) 2-2 vs. 18. Lakeshore (Ill.) 1-2, 9:30 a.m. Field 18
16. BBL Elite (N.J.) 1-2 vs. 17. Team 180 2018 (Colo.) 1 -2, 8 a.m. Field 17

In the Boys' Division, Dukes HHH likewise used tiebreakers to claim the top seed for a 16-team bracket, emerging from a group of 3-0 teams that included defending national champion 3d Select National (Colo.) and upstart Colorado. Eleven states are represented on the boys' side, which did not provide for first-round byes.

Seeds, pool-play records and first-round matchups for the 16-team girls' bracket (all times Mountain):

1. Dukes HHH (Pa.) 3-0 vs. 16. Special Forces (Mich.) 0-3, 8 a.m. Field 10
2. 3d Select National (Colo.) 3-0 vs. 15. Santa Monica (Calif.) 0-3, 9:30 a.m. Field 16
3. Colorado 3-0 vs. 14. Sawtooth (Idaho) 0-3, 9:30 a.m. Field 14
4. For the Love of the Game (N.Y.) 2-0-1 vs.13. Next Level (R.I.) 0-3, 8 a.m. Field 14
5. Booth Indians (Calif.) 2-0-1 vs. 12. Brady's Bunch 1-2, 8 a.m. Field 13
6. Fellowship of Christian Athletes 2-1 vs. 11. Patriot (N.J.) 1-2, 9:30 a.m. Field 18
7. Maverick Select (N.J.) 2-1 vs. vs. 10. Utah (1-2), 9:30 a.m. Field 15
8. Long Island Express Barracudas (N.Y.) 2-1 vs. 9. Long Island Jesters (N.Y.) 1-2, 8 a.m. Field 15

Check out the full boys' bracket and boys' scores, along with the girls' bracket and girls' scores.


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