Vestavia 3, Grissom 1: Tigers fall in elite 8

Grissom lost to the hosting Rebels of Vestavia Hills 3-1 on 5 May.  The last note of the National Anthem still hung in the air when Vestavia muscled in its first goal to take the lead and set the tone for the physical contest.  They added another in the 8th minute to go up 2-0.  James Balogun narrowed the margin to 2-1 in the 30th minute, when he headed a pass from his brother Daniel into the Rebel goal, giving the Tiger fans hope for the second half.  However, Vestavia added the only goal of the second half in the 30th minute to secure the victory and earn the final four match with Mountain Brook at John Hunt. Vestavia ended with 19 shots and 9 corners.  Grissom had 6 shots and 1 corner.  Vestavia accumulated 9 fouls to Grissom's 5.

Grissom ends the season at 15-8-3.  For the season, the Tigers took 433 shots, 276 on goal, and had 59 goals, an average of 2.3 per game.  There were 34 assists.  The Grissom defense allowed 36 goals or 1.4 per game.