Southern California Boys Club Lacrosse: Starz Cup Championship Playoffs Featured Southbay Starz Defeating 101 Starz 10-4 In North Division Action

In Starz Cup North action, South Bay (on left, in blue) rolled into the finals and beat 101 Starz 10-4. Photo by LaxBuzz

What a great weekend of Starz Lacrosse! After much anticipation, the Regional Starz Cup transpired over the weekend for the Elite, High School and Youth divisions as teams duked it out in SoCal.
      Up North at El Segundo in opening Elite play, the #7 ranked OC Crush pulled a big upset, winning their opening round game against the #2 Renegades. Building off a solid regular season, 101 Starz upset a talented OC Starz Driggs team to move into the semi-finals against the Crush. The Crush nearly pulled another upset, but loss in a close battle to 101, who moved into the Championship. South Bay also had a tough road to the championship, winning against Olympian and Olympian Tesoro before making it to the title game. In the Championship, South Bay outlasted 101 winning by a 10-4 count.  
      Down South at Del Norte in more Elite action, the defending champion Laxdawg Brown squad defeated the SB Rattlers in a tight 6-4 match before having to face their Laxdawg Royal counterparts in the semi-finals. The Laxdawgs Brown would prevail 9-3 in the semi-finals, punching a ticket to the SoCal Cup, and Regional Championship game winning over Laxdawgs Royal. On the other side of the playoff bracket, the #2 seeded SD Shredderz eased past their first round matchup before meeting the Del Mar Bears in the semi-finals. After battling back and forth, the Shredderz triumphed late in the fourth quarter against Del Mar with a last minute goal. In a marquee #1 vs. #2 Elite final, the SD Shredderz dominated straight off the bat, upending the 5-time defending champs by a 6-4 count.
        In the High School division, the Northern bracket was the largest of the Cup, featuring 14 teams ready to battle it out for a shot at the title. The SC Starz and OC Crush each won their opening round bouts, while the OC Starz Hafner upset their first round bid against the Renegades Red. The #1 seeded Dino Lax easily advanced past their opening round game, but ran into trouble in the semi-finals against a formidable SC Starz team who then advanced to the finals after a 8-4 victory. On the other end of the bracket, the OC Crush prevailed through the quarterfinals against a tough Olympian Black team to move into the semi-finals. The OC Crush rolled through the semi-finals and title game, posting up a combined 22 goals and taking home the North Regional Starz Cup.
        In the South, nine High School teams converged on the fields at Del Norte this past Saturday. Top seeded Del Mar cruised through their opening round game, before meeting a tough Laxdawgs team in the semi-finals. Despite being down 2-0 at half, Del Mar battled back, winning a 4-3 defensive battle. Quad Cites was turning heads on field two, as Travis Begay and Curtis Filmores’ squad strove past a tough RC Starz team 4-3, before taking the title game against Del Mar by a 9-5 count.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s