Seventeen talented teams made their way to Mount Saint Mary Academy this past weekend for the 2019 Queen of the Mount tournament in Watchung, NJ, where champions were crowned across three highly competitive divisions.
The 5th/6th grade division played round robin style leading straight to the final match. The MS Lax team from Suffern, NJ took home the title with a 6-5 win over Young Gunz in a great championship game. The 3rd/4th grade division also competed in a round-robin format. This was our closest competition of the day, ending in an exciting overtime victory for the Jr. Lions over the Devils, their crosstown rivals from Hunterdon County.
The Queen of the Mount provides a great opportunity for players and teams to shake off some of the rust before their full spring season begins. Coach Noel Ciocon from the Young Gunz program said, “It’s a nice tournament for getting ready for the spring. It’s a fun event, a great way for the girls to get the rust off their sticks and get ready for the season.”
Karyn Hissner, a parent and volunteer coach for the Jr. Lions expressed a similar sentiment. “It’s just so much fun for the girls. It’s well organized and T3 events usually have good facilities. It’s our first tournament of the year and for some girls it’s the first time they’ve been on the field, so it’s good for them.”
Finally, the 7th/8th grade division was also very tightly contested. The T3 Blue Unicorns and Westfield White teams were tied heading into the semifinal playoffs, but T3 had the edge in the “goals against” category. In the semifinals, Summit White cemented a spot in the finals with a one-goal win (4-3) over Westfield Blue. Summit White and Summit Maroon met in the finals, where they would share the crown with a tie.
Look out for more LGS Lacrosse/T3 Lacrosse events! Our next event is Youthfest, which offers the fun environment of a youth festival with the added bonus of a competitive combine! Click here to learn more!