Monday, June 16, 2014


June 6th - 8th, 2014 Lacrosse Weekend

Another Lacrosse Weekend

Isaac Palm Beach Blast in Wellington, FL

Chloe Southern Alliance Tournament Peachtree City, GA

June 6-8, 2014

This was the first weekend tournament for the LAXRATS to play together.  After a few weeks of practicing we were not sure what to expect from this group of rising 9th grade boys.  They have a good chemistry together and seem to work well as a team.  Such a fun group of young men.   

This little guy/gal found his way in our car on the 4 hour trip down to Wellington

The Gallant family had to split in two for the weekend since we were a good 9 hours from each other.  Scott was working with the High School Team of Girls so his rightful place was going to GA with Chloe and her great group.  Isaac and I got to spend the weekend together.  

Day 1 

Game 1 Laxrats vs Madlax Orange   winner LAXRATS 6-5

Game 2 Laxrats vs Palm Beach Revolution   winner LAXRATS 7-2

Game 3 Laxrats vs Laxrats vs Miami Squids   winner LAXRATS 12-1

A bit of a surprise we won all 3 games on day one and was in 1st place in our pool of teams.  Was nice to feel like winners!  A few of us stayed to watch the U19 group of boys play then the thunderstorms set in and it was time to chill out in the hotel and get rested up for day 2.

The back of the jersey for Laxrats on one side says "eat more cheese"  ha ha ha  
Isaac is #8 like Alex Ovechkin (Capitals Hockey Player)

Coach Trey and Mike (one of our defenders who just picked up the D-Pole that week he's a natural) 

Day 2

We were scheduled to play Palm Beach Revolution again on day two for our first game.  Having beat them 7-2 the day before quite easily we figured it would be another win.  Think again people... the team seemed to have a NEW Goalie and some of their players grew a foot taller overnight.  We were not pleased with this outcome and yes we did do a bit of complaining, but nothing was done to punish them.  The Laxrats put up a fight for the game, but lost in a Braveheart Overtime (3 on 3 plus goalies) it went on for almost 3 minutes up and down the field and we were beat 4-5.  
Our next game was against Tampa Fire and we waited from 10:30a;m until 1pm in the hot sun headed to the location of our game to find out Tampa Fire had left!  So no 'guaranteed' 5 games this weekend...what a bummer!  

Meanwhile... in and on the way to Georgia

LaxManiax Gals

Thanks to Scott and the gals moms for sending me pictures via text!  
Friday June 6th
Pictured Below Gillian, Ally, Reagan, Olivia and Chloe at their first pit-stop on the way to their practice

Pit-Stop #2  Lunch at McD's

They only got in one hour of a three hour practice due to storms...typical this time of year!

Katie joining them at the practice fields.  

Dinner with the Gals

Chloe's Selfie w/ Ally

Some of the gals were on different teams... Chloe was on the same team as Olivia and Reagan this weekend. Their first game they lost 12-1.  Their second game they won 18-0!  Their third game they lost close 5-6 which meant they'd miss the playoffs and only get one game the next day...bummer.  Over all a GREAT day of lacrosse and Chloe had some assists and goals.  Scott texted me and was very proud of her skills and had a great time.  Scott got to be with his BEAST team as well part of the day while Chloe spent time w/ her friends.  Day 2 Chloe's team lost their only game by 2 goals, but still had a great time!  

Hotel Pool 

Chloe in the middle with the long socks on

Dinner out with the families at Mellow Mushroom in GA

 Always a great weekend when we play lacrosse and have fun w/ our friends!

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