2017 North & South

NewLogo1The SCLAX post collegiate men’s lacrosse league sprang back into action on Sunday and the field is now set for the North Division & South Division finals.

In the North, while top seeded Beverly Hills spent time getting ready for their next opponent two seed South Bay Lacrosse Club and three seed Newport Beach were engaged in quite a battle to see who would gravel to Culver City High School for the North Division finals. The first half scoring was limited to the first quarter as South Bay took a 4-2 lead into the half. But Newport Beach, as they often do came storming back with four straight third quarter goals to take a 6-4 lead. South Bay ran off two of their own to tie the score but Newport answered to take the lead at 7-6. Each team scored once again and South Bay had the ball in the final seconds but their shot went wide and Newport Beach walked away with the win. They will face Beverly Hills in the North Finals for the second year in a row. Last year it was Beverly Hills who had to travel down to Newport Beach where they won sending them into the SOCAL Finals. The teams split this year but Newport will try and turn the table on the Bucks this time.

In the South, San Diego survived a sea-saw battle with Quiksilver finally walking away with a 9-8 overtime victory. Quiksilver lead most of the way going up two goals at the end of the first quarter. The teams traded goals in the second quarter but as the second half began San Diego settled down and turned up their “D” lead by their goalie who turned away several shots on the doorstep. The teams were tied most of the fourth quarter and with just three minutes left in the game San Diego took their first lead at 7-6. But Quiksilver rallied with two goals to take an 8-7 lead with just 30 seconds left in the game. Om the ensuing face off San Diego came out of the scrum with the ball and scored with just a few seconds left on the clock. The teams traded possessions as overtime continued but a big forced turnover by San Diego’s close “D” lead to a slow break, a face dodge and a goal for the win. San Diego will now have to travel to 40 Thieves home field on Sunday. The Thieves have won the South Division the last two years and have swept San Diego this season. San Diego will have to bring its “A” game if they want their season to continue.

SCLAX schedules, scores & standings can be found at wwww.sclax.com.