BRIDESMAIDS NO MORE! The Adult Blackhawks shook off the memories of heartbreaking losses in the 2013 and 2014 finals with a resounding 10-3 victory over the spirited but undermanned Dashing Camels last night to take the 2015 Adult HOTT Lax Championship last night at Cash-Bagley. It was truly a team victory led by the team’s top scorer, Justin Pearson, and suddenly-offensive Sam Newland, midfielder Rob Thomas, a stingy defense, and the stellar goalkeeping of Tyler Haines. Captain Hugh Fiery held the squad together after the disappointments of the past two summer playoffs — a 2013 loss to the Hoodats on a David Lee shot with 7 seconds left and a 2014 heartbreaker to the Fire Ants on a James Furlow gamewinner in overtime — and a disappointing Martinsville tuneup last month to guide this group to the crown. A stifling 3-3 zone by the Camels kept the game close early, and the margin was only 5-3 at halftime
before the ‘Hawks pulled away. Laurence Piner led the Dashing Camels with a goal and two assists in the final, and impressed with his play all over the field. The Hawks reached the final with an 11-2 semifinal victory over the Goatly Goomahs in the seminfinal. Congrats to the Adult Hawks on a well-deserved championship!
|ADULT HOTT LAX 2015 — Final Standings|
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Most Outstanding Player: Laurence Piner, Dashing Camels
Most Outstanding Goalie: Tyler Haines, Hooked-Nose Hawks
Most Outstanding Offensive Player: Evan Watts, Dashing Camels
Playoff MVP: Justin Pearson, Hook-Nosed Hawks