Men's Senior National Team

Alumni Takes Senior Nationals Title For Second Straight Year; Holds Off Olympic Club Sweep

Alumni won their second straight Men's Senior Nationals title in 2018
Alumni won their second straight Men's Senior Nationals title in 2018
Aug. 5, 2018

Stockton, CA - August 5 - As the 2018 National League summer schedule came to a close with the Men's Senior Nationals in Stockton, California, something had to give. The Olympic Club, winners of every National League event so far in 2018 had their sights set on a clean sweep. Alumni, winners of the 2017 Men's Senior Nationals had visions of a repeat in 2018. In the end it was Alumni, with a come-from-behind 7-5 win over Olympic Club, who ruled the day at the University of the Pacific. In third place the New York Athletic Club defeated Golden Bear 18-3. For complete results, click here. For stats from each match, visit Highlights of the first and third place games will be available this Wednesday on the Counter Attack. 

In the title match, The Olympic Club seemed on their way to another trophy as they built a 5-2 lead at halftime behind two goals each from Michael Sharf and Colin Mulcahy. In the second quarter Alumni turned the the tables scoring five unanswered goals to win the match 7-5. Hungarian star Viktor Nagy patrolled the cage recording seven saves on the day while Cristiano Mirarchi led the Alumni offense with two goals. 

In other action Stanford defeated Davis 12-7 for fifth place and New York Athletic Club 'B' downed Long Beach 11-8 for seventh place. Rounding things out in the ninth place game it was Santa Barbara over Pacific 12-10. 

2018 Men's Senior Nationals Final Standings
1. Alumni
2. Olympic Club
3. New York Athletic Club
4. Golden Bear
5. Stanford
6. Davis
7. New York Athletic Club 'B'
8. Long Beach
9. Santa Barbara
10. Pacific




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