The CHILL Lizards was created as a tournament series team for age groups 8u, 10u, 12u,14u and 16u. Multiple tournament series play throughout the spring and into summer, but one particular series, ECHO Lite, stood out for recreational players. Players from our recreational program at CHILL created 4 teams that competed at the ECHO Lite National Championship Finals in Snellville, GA on April 23rd & 24th. Teams from Georgia, Florida, and Tennessee competed for the prize in each age bracket.
Congratulations to all the players that competed and also the parents that got up early and drove the trek at a chance for a team plaque and individual medals. With only a few team practices before the tournament, the teams took aim at the prize and pulled off some amazing play throughout the weekend. Three of the four teams completed their round robin play undefeated and went into the playoffs as the number one seed.
The 8u team went undefeated in their round-robin games, mercying 4 of 5 teams they played enroute to a 9-1 Championship game over the Tour Lizard Kings from McDonough. The 10u team also went undefeated in round-robin play with very tight games against some stiff competition. They started off with an overtime victory and finished off with a Championship win against the Atlanta Bulldogs 5-2. The 12u continued the undefeated trend during round-robin play and dominated their way through the playoffs, capping it off with a 6-2 victory over the McDonough Gamblers. The 16u team fared well and overcame early disappointment to earn their spot in the Championship game. Their first 2 games ended in heart-break with last minute game winners against them. The first playoff game was a similarly tight matched game with CHILL coming out on top, 3-2. The Championship game was a nail-biter and came down to an overtime 3-2 victory for the Music City Mayhem.
Congratulations to all the teams as they fought hard, played well, showed great sportsmanship and all came home winners!
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