ADULT BLACKHAWKS DEFEND CUP! A stout defense anchored by Casey Grandelli and goalie Tyler Haines led the Adult Hawks to a repeat title in last night’s Adult HOTT Lax playoffs at Cash-Bagley Fields. While offense ruled last summer, it was defense this time around as the ‘Hawks had to come from behind to beat the valiant, but undermanned Dashing Camels, 6-4, in the final. After falling behind 2-1 in the first half, the ‘Hawks took the lead for good on a shot early in the second half by Michael Thomas, assisted by brother Rob, from the top left side. Justin Pearson had two goals in the final, and Ray Fitzgerald, Robbie May, and Hugh Fiery added one each. For the Camels, playing with only two subs in their come-from-behind, overtime semifinal win over Local Riff Raff and in the title game, the goalkeeping of Ian Montgomery, defensive play of Brian Holden, and the offensive play of Laurence Piner, Lyndon Cozort, and Nick Shelton were impressive but simply not enough to overcome the Hawks. Congrats to the Adult ‘Hawks!
Adult HOTT Lax 2016 — Offensive Statistics (through playoffs)