The lacrosse talent pool was overflowing at the Ocean City Lacrosse Classic Aug. 13-16, as the Dogfish Head Lacrosse Club took top honors in the Masters Division with a 5-4 victory in overtime over the Jack Lingo squad Aug. 16 at Northside Park.
Lingo had defeated Dogfish 5-4 the previous day, but the stormy weather and scheduling had them meeting again in the championship bracket finals. Each team was 3-0 going into the semis.
The finals match was moved three times due to the stormy weather.
It is the first time Dogfish has taken home the championship trophy after appearing in the finals three of the last four years.
“This tournament had a different feel with all the uncertainty of this year,” said Dogfish goalie and team MVP James Lewis McCleaft. “But the directors were incredible with communication throughout the entire process. And I couldn’t have thought of a more appropriate way to end the summer than to have Dogfish Head play Lingo for the championship. We’ve had some great games the past few years, but I think this overtime championship tops them all. It was nice to get that win for the team, our families and the sponsors.”
“I just want to thank the tournament staff and referees for all the work they did over the weekend,” said Lingo player/coach Jack Lingo. “We look forward to this tournament every year, and we were all very happy to continue the tradition of competing in the Ocean City Lacrosse Classic.”
For more information about the Ocean City Lacrosse Classic, go to www.oclaxclassic.org.