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Menlo Knights - America's Finest City Invitational Champions

 

America's Finest City Invitational

Medal-round Matches

Saturday, Sept. 28 at La Jolla High School

Championship: Menlo School (Atherton) 8, Coronado 7 (sudden-death overtime)

Consolation championship: La Jolla 12, San Clemente 6

Fifth place: Mt. Carmel 11, Scripps Ranch 6

Seventh place: La Canada 13, Vista 8

Ninth place: Clovis East 13, Buchanan 9 (at Coronado Municipal Pool)

11th place: Serra (San Mateo) 11, Dos Pueblos (Santa Barbara) 3 (at Coronado Municipal Pool)

 

Semifinals: Coronado 7, La Jolla 3; Menlo 9, San Clemente 5

Consolation semifinals: Mt. Carmel 11, Vista 6; Scripps Ranch 8, La Canada 7 (sudden-death overtime)

 

All-Tournament Team

Most Valuable Player: Adam Haley (Menlo), 12

Max Rosendin (Menlo), 12

Kevin Platschon (Menlo), 12

Scott Syverson (Coronado), 11

John Arnold (Coronado), 11

Matt Marinkovich (La Jolla), 12

Mark Vacquier (La Jolla), 12

Connor Powers (San Clemente), 12

Ryan Lindroth (Mt. Carmel), 12

Stephen Sampson (Scripps Ranch), 12

Chris Lacroix (Vista), 12

John Thielen (La Canada), 12

Chris Kendall (Clovis East), 12

Grant Garza (Buchanan)

 

America's Finest City Invitational feature story (click here)

America's Finest City Invitational Photo Album (click here)

 

Tournament MVP Adam Haley of The Menlo School (6) plays defense against Coronado's John Arnold at 2-meters

 

Championship game

Menlo Knights 8, Coronado Islanders 7/OT

Scoring summary

First quarter: 1. Matt Diggs (C) 6:15 - Coronado leads 1-0; 2. Adam Haley (M) 2:04 -- game tied 1-1; 3. Adam Haley (M) 1:01 - Menlo leads 2-1; 4. Matt Diggs (C) 0:36 - game tied 2-2.

Second quarter: 5. Adam Haley (M) 5:22 (four-meter penalty shot) - Menlo leads 3-2; 6. Chris Sakai (M) 4:33 - Menlo leads 4-2.

Third quarter: 7. Tommy Corcoran (C) 6:26 - Menlo leads 4-3; 8. Adam Haley (M) 5:55 - Menlo leads 5-3; 9. Taylor Wells (M) 4:01 - Menlo leads 6-3; 10. John Arnold (C) 3:04 - Menlo leads 6-4; 11. Tommy Corcoran (C) 0:25 - Menlo leads 6-5.

Fourth quarter: 12. Kevin Platschon (M) 4:49 - Menlo leads 7-5; 13. Tommy Corcoran (C) 4:42 (four-meter penalty shot) - Menlo leads 7-6; 14. John Arnold (C) 1:36 - game tied 7-7.

Overtime: 15. Adam Haley (M) 1:55 - Menlo wins 8-7 in sudden-death overtime.

 

Menlo School goals: Adam Haley 5; Chris Sakai 1; Taylor Wells 1; Kevin Platschon 1. Goalie saves: Max Rosendin 11. Steals leader: Kevin Platschon 5.

Coronado goals: Tommy Corcoran 3; Matt Diggs 2; John Arnold 2.

 

Second Place - Coronado Islanders

 

Consolation Championship (third place)

La Jolla 12, San Clemente 6

Scoring summary

La Jolla goals: Matt Marinkovich 6; Nick Eddy 3; Grayson LaFrenz 2; Paul Mittermiller 1.

 

Scoring summary

First quarter: La Jolla 4, San Clemente 1. Second quarter: La Jolla 6, San Clemente 4. Third quarter: La Jolla 8, San Clemente 6.

 

Third Place - La Jolla Vikings

 

Fifth place game

Mt. Carmel 11, Scripps Ranch 5

Scoring summary

First quarter: 1. Tyler Bigbie (MC) - Mt. Carmel leads 1-0; 2. Mike Mitchell (SR) - game tied 1-1; 3. Tyler Bigbie (MC) - Mt. Carmel leads 2-1.

Second quarter: 4. Justin Garver (MC) - Mt. Carmel leads 3-1; 5. Ryan Lindroth (MC) - Mt. Carmel leads 4-1.

Third quarter: 6. Andy Akers (SR) - Mt. Carmel leads 4-2; 7. Cary Allen (SR) - Mt. Carmel leads 4-3; 8. Andy Dobbs (SR) - game tied 4-4.

Fourth quarter: 9. Cary Allen (SR) - Scripps Ranch leads 5-4; 10. Ryan Lindroth (MC) - game tied 5-5; 11. Justin Garver (MC) - Mt. Carmel leads 6-5; 12. Justin Garver (MC) - Mt. Carmel leads 7-5; 13. Phil Spann (MC) - Mt. Carmel leads 8-5; 14. Justin Garver (MC) - Mt. Carmel leads 9-5; 15. Vince Rogers (MC) - Mt. Carmel leads 10-5; 16. Kevin Lorber (MC) - Mt. Carmel wins 11-5.

 

Mt. Carmel goals: Justin Garver 4; Tyler Bigbie 2; Ryan Lindroth 2; Phil Spann 1; Kevin Lorber 1; Vince Rogers 1.

 

Scripps Ranch goals: Cary Allen 2; Mike Mitchell 1; Andy Akers 1; Andy Dobbs 1.

  

Sixth Place - Scripps Ranch Falcons

 

Game scores

Saturday, Sept. 28

Clovis East 18, Dos Pueblos (Santa Barbara) 9 (at Coronado Municipal Pool)

Buchanan 13, Serra (San Mateo) 4 (at Coronado Municipal Pool)

 

Friday, Sept. 27

La Jolla 12, Clovis East 5. Goal leaders: Bryan Barry (LJ) 4; Nick Eddy (LJ) 2

Coronado 17, Dos Pubelos 4

La Canada 13, Buchanon (Clovis) 6

Scripps Ranch 10, Serra 5

Vista 17, Dos Pueblos 4

Menlo School (Atherton) 9, Buchanon 4

Mt. Carmel 9, Clovis East 8

San Clemente 11, Serra 4

Menlo School 9, La Canada 6

 

Thursday, Sept. 26

La Jolla 10, Mt. Carmel 5

Coronado 8, Vista 5

San Clemente 8, Scripps Ranch 5

 

Final Bracket Standings

Pool A

Coronado (San Diego Section) 2-0

Vista (San Diego Section) 1-1

Dos Pueblos (Southern Section) 0-2

 

Pool B

Menlo School (Central Coast Section) 2-0

La Canada (Southern Section) 1-1

Buchanan (Central Coast Section) 0-2

 

Pool C

San Clemente (Southern Section) 2-0

Scripps Ranch (San Diego Section) 1-1

Serra (Northern Section) 0-2

 

Pool D

La Jolla (San Diego Section) 2-0

Mt. Carmel (San Diego Section) 1-1

Clovis East (Central Coast Section) 0-2