SCLAX Fall Tournament


There were no real surprises as the SCLAX Fall Tournament went off without a hitch. It was an opportunity for the North Division teams to face off against the South for the first time since the 2010 season. South Bay proved to be “the team of the tournament” as they went undefeated exacting revenge on Newport Beach for their 2013 playoff overtime loss and squeaking out an 8-7 victory. They also capped off tournament play with a 10-4 win over 40 Thieves. Newport Beach and Beverly Hills both went 1-1. Newport beat Beachcomber 10-3 in the opening game. Beverly Hills lost to 40 Thieves 3-2 and beat Beachcomber 11-7. Hopefully the SC LAX will expand the Fall Tournament in 2014 to include all twelve league teams.

Up until a several years ago when the league was smaller their was just one Division and teams traveled from the Los Angeles area to San Diego o vice versa to play some of their games. That was mitigated a few years ago when all games were played at the beautiful Peninsula Park Field in Newport Beach.

As the league grew to twelve teams it was divided into a North Division and a South Division and with the exception of the final round of the playoffs, teams from the North no longer played the South teams. To remedy that and give everyone a chance to play teams that they normally don’t get a chance to play the SCLAX League will hold two interdivisional tournaments this fall.

The first tournament will be held at Peninsula Park on Sunday September 29th and will feature five of the top SCLAX finishers from the 2013 SCLAX season: 2013 North Champion Newport Beach Lacrosse Club; 2013 North Champion South Bay Lacrosse Club; Beverly Hills Lacrosse Club; 40 Thieves and OMBAC (Old Mission Bay Athletic Club) Beachcomber. Below is the September 29th game schedule:

10:00 Newport Beach vs Beachcomber
11:05 Beverly Hills vs Forty Thieves
12:10 South Bay vs Newport Beach
1:15 Beverly Hills vs Beachcomber
2:20 South Bay vs Forty Thieves

The second tournament will take place on Sunday October 6th also at Peninsula Park. The tournament will feature North Division teams: Team L-A-X; Hollywood Lacrosse Club; 2013 “D” League Champion Ventura County Bombers; Shooterz Lacrosse Club from the South Division; Camp Pendleton Marine Lacrosse and Navy Gold. The schedules for these games will be announced.

If you are new to the website and interested in trying out for any of the competing teams this would be a great time to contact the team. Click here for contact information.