Youth sports report 5/18/07 |

Youth sports report 5/18/07

Stampede wins in overtime, advances in playoffs

The Gold Country Stampede overcame a 3-1 deficit in the opening period to win 6-5 in sudden-death overtime against the Oakland Skyline in the second round of the Northern California Lacrosse “B” Team Division playoffs Saturday in Palo Alto.

The game-winner was scored by attackman Nick Harris with a behind-the-net assist from midfielder Ceilidh Baxter just three minutes into sudden death. Harris had his best game of the season, scoring two goals and two assists.

In the opening half, Oakland jumped out to a 2-0 lead before attackman Patrick Konttinen netted a goal. Oakland led 3-1 going into the half.

“The team kept their poise and composure and just kept fighting back,” coach Terry Baxter said. “I just told them to stay positive and keep the pressure on.”

Jake Heppting netted his second goal of the season and Konttinen evened the score at 3-3 with an assist from Harris. In the fourth quarter, attackman Sky King added a goal with an assist from Harris. Oakland answered 30 seconds later.

Harris added his first goal of the game midway through the fourth quarter to take the lead, but Oakland tied it up sending the game into overtime.

Stampede goalie Alec Hamlin added five crucial saves in the fourth period for the Stampede that really helped keep the Gold Country team alive.

Earlier in the day, the Stampede won the opening game 11-4 against the seventh-seeded Palo Alto Tomahawks. Goals were scored by attackman Patrick Konttinen, followed by midfielder Justin Lawton and attackman Sky King. Chris Carcido added the fourth to take the Stampede to a 4-1 lead.

The second half was all Stampede with goals from Konttinen, Harris, and Alex Rhea. Konttinnen finished with a hat trick followed by King, Harris and Carcido with two goals apiece.

The win takes the Stampede (17-1) to the semifinal playoff round against the Petaluma Black team at 10:30 a.m. Sunday in Novato.


NCGSA announces week four scores

Rookies (7-8 year olds)

5/7 Comets 6, Krushers 11

5/8 Diamond Girls 3, Lightning 8

5/8 Heat 4, Minorettes 10

5/12 Diamond girls 3, Tomboys 6

5/12 Comets 0, Minorettes 6

5/12 Krushers 8, Lightning 2

5/12 Heat 4, Blazing Angels 1

Mini-Minors (9-10 year olds)

5/9 Hot Styx 9, Twisters 4

5/10 Mini-Extreme 12, Thunder 6

5/10 Rockets 6, Shockers 14

5/10 Lady Lazers 11, Tornados 14

5/12 Tornados 15, Lady Lazers 13

5/12 Twisters win Flames forfeited

5/12 Mini-Extreme 12, Shockers 5

Minors (11-12 year olds)

5/7 Bombers, Sliders no scores reported

5/7 Mustangs 6, Sluggers 12

5/8 Titans 13, Sting 2

5/12 Mustangs 1, Bombers 10

5/12 Titans 6, Sliders 1

5/12 Sting 13, Sluggers 12


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