Zombie Cup 2015

Last weekend, 17.4.–19.4., in Belgrade at the stadium of FC BASK, the third edition of the Zombies Cup international Lacrosse tournament took place and it was also the second-to-last tournament in the current season of the regional CELL league.

Ten teams took part in this tournament, making it the biggest Lacrosse tournament held in Serbia so far. Teams that played for the title were Pelicani Bocconi Lacrosse (ITA), Poznan Hussars (POL), MATML (tournament team from Germany, comprised of players from several different German clubs), Budapest Blax (HUN), Moscow Lacrosse (RUS), Graz Gladiators (AUT), Zagreb Bulldogs (CRO), Olimpija Lacrosse (SLO), Bulgarian Khans (BG) and hosts Belgrade Zombies joined by several players from the newly formed club in Serbia, Novi Sad Titans. There were also pick-up players from other countries, like several Czech players who took part in the tournament.

After three days of hard-fought matches, during which the spectators could see various awesome moves by all teams, as well as many highlights. The Italian team from Milan, Bocconi Lacrosse, came out as a victor. In the 1st place match, they defeated Poznan Hussars with the score of 8:1 and showed their quality. In the 3rd place match, German team MATML had beaten the Budapest Blax, securing the 3rd place trophy.

Belgrade Zombies took the 6th place on the tournament with 2 wins and 2 losses, after being bested by Moscow Lacrosse with a 0:4 final score. On the first day, Zombies won against Bulgarian Khans with score of 4:2 and lost against Budapest Blax with 3:5 in a match which also counted towards the CELL league. On Saturday, the 2nd day of the tournament, after a hard-fought match in which neither of the teams spared any effort, Zombies bested the Zagreb Bulldogs by 6:2 score and this counted towards the CELL league as well. On the cold Sunday morning, an additional league match took place, which pitted Zombies against Olimpija and on this occasion the victory went to the Slovenian team with 2:4 score and then several hours later, Zombies tested their mettle against the Moscow Lacrosse in a match for the 5th place. As previously mentioned, Russian team won with a score of 0:4, thus securing this position on the leaderboard.

As for the CELL league, currently the first place belongs to Olimpija Lacrosse (29 points), second place is taken by Budapest Blax (27 points) while Belgrade Zombies hold the 3rd place (22 points), in front of Zagreb Bulldogs. Next round of CELL, and also the last one in this season should take place on 16.5. in Ljubljana (Dragons Cup), deciding the champion of the inaugural season. Next season will begin in autumn this year at the Zagreb tournament – Carnage Cup.

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