REPORT: FIRST ROUND OF CLL

Croatian lacrosse players took advantage of a beautiful spring day in Resnik to play each other and show which team is Croatia’s best. Four games of the first round of CLL were held in true sporting spirit.

The hosts, Split Legion, were first on the field, playing against Zagreb Bulldogs. Although the Legionnaires bravely and successfully deflected the attacks of more experienced Bulldogs, lack of experience and rookie anxiety resulted in a lack of concentration, and, consequently, affected the end result. In the end, Bulldogs took home their first historic victory (6:0), with Domagoj Hećimović and Bruno Srezović Bijelić scoring a hat trick each.

The second game was a match between Zagreb Patriots and Varaždin Royals. Despite international reinforcements and an almost surreal individual performance from Filip Batur, Royals’ goalkeeper, who, with his 14 saves, was an unsolvable mystery for the Patriots, Patriots’ teamwork eventually prevailed, and the 5 goals scored by Patriots’ attacker Luka Markov are also worth mentioning. Patriots 7:2 Royals.

The third game of the day was a match between the hosts, Split Legion, and the Patriots, who were on a roll. Even though they played on another team’s home turf, the Patriots dominated the far less experienced Legionnaires throughout the game and won 8:1. Nikola Vranešić (2 goals / 3 assists) and Bartul Marunić (2 goals / 1 assist) led the Patriots to an overwhelming victory, while Christopher Caap scored Split Legion’s first historic goal.

The last game was a match between the Bulldogs and the Royals. Just like in previous three games, the teams from Zagreb took control over the game very early on and brought it to an end without much tension. Filip Batur was again up to the task, but the Bulldogs’ attack was too forceful. Filip Habeković, 1st round MVP, and Domagoj Hećimović led the Bulldogs to their victory, while Fran Vulić (2) and Žiga Koščak (1) scored goals for the Royals’. Bulldogs 6:3 Royals.

 

The next CLL round will be played on April 29, in Varaždin.

CROATIAN LACROSSE LEAGUE – FIRST ROUND

FIRST ROUND OF THE CLL – This Saturday will signify a great achievement for Croatian Lacrosse after years of hard work. Four teams will compete and state their title claims in the first round of the CLL held in Trogir (ad. Hotel Resnik, Njiva Sv. Petra 6). Will the Bulldogs and Patriots defend the honor of Zagreb lacrosse? Will the Royals, with the help of a few international recruits, start a long lasting dynasty in the Baroque city? Or will the Legion show that great lacrosse is play on the Adriatic Coast also. Answers to these questions are coming your way this Saturday from 1 PM. Everyone is welcome! Entrance is free!

LACROSSE CLINICS IN SPLIT AND VARAŽDIN

March 2017. will definitely go down in history of Croatian lacrosse. In association with LK Split Legion and LK Varaždin Royals, the CLA has organized highly successful lacrosse clinics. For the first time in history, lacrosse enthusiasts from Varaždin and Split had the opportunity to try out lacrosse and learn from seasoned Croatian lacrosse players and National Team members. The outcome far exceeded the expectations we had and after seeing the potential that is hiding in Split and Varaždin, we strongly believe that a number of National Team members will arise from these projects in a few years.

LACROSSE CAMP SPLIT

In association with the CLA (Croatian Lacrosse Association), LK Split Legion is organizing the first ever lacrosse clinic in Split. The clinic will be held this weekend (18th and 19th of March) and is open to begginers and players with experience. The goal is to promote and develop lacrosse thoughout the Dalmatia region.

On Saturday, the clinic will be held on an artificial turf field (ad. A.G.Matoša 56 ), while on Sunday, the clinic will be held on the NK Dalmatinac football pitch. The clinic will start at 12:00 PM sharp on both days.

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ZAGREB LACROSSE LEAGUE

We’re proud to announce the third official lacrosse competition in Croatia. In addition to the CLL (Croatian Lacrosse League) and the CLC (Croatian Lacrosse Cup) Croatian lacrosse players will have a chance to compete in the ZLL (Zagreb Lacrosse League). This was a logical step after a significant rise in popularity and influx of players in recent times. Zagreb Pirates will join Bulldogs and Patriots in hopes of becoming the best lacrosse team in Zagreb. We’re eagerly anticipating the start of this new competition and we hope this will be the first step for many future Croatian National Team members.

A HISTORIC DAY FOR LACROSSE

After six years of hard work Croatian Lacrosse finally overcame all obstacles that hindered it’s development. The 2017. season will see an inaugural Croatian Lacrosse League being played with four teams from three different cities competing for the title (Split Legion, Varaždin Royals, Zagreb Bulldogs and Zagreb Patriots). Great lacrosse and even greater things for Croatian Lacrosse lay ahead.