Factory Elite Wins PacLax for Third Straight Year

Factory Elite won the Boys HS Elite division at the Pacific Lacrosse Festival in San Diego for the third consecutive year, posting an 8-7 win over Alpha Elite in the title game to finish 5-0 for the event.

Factory breezed through pool play with victories over 3d Southland 2018 by an 11-4 score, Mad Dog HS by a 14-1 score and Angel City by 9-1. That set up a semifinal matchup with the LA Mavs, who had gone 2-1 in their pool, beating Goon 2018/19 9-4 and Kings LC Gold 5-4 before falling 6-5 to Alpha Elite.

The Mavs played their third consecutive one-goal game in the semis but came up short against Factory in an 8-7 contest. Mavs went on to defeat Angel City 12-2 in the third-place game.

Factory then defeated Alpha in the title game, with attack Paul Rodriguez (Harvard Westlake) scoring the game-winner.

Elsewhere at the PacLax tourney:

  • Goon 2018/19 finished third in its pool in the HS Elite division, then beat Mad Dog and 3d Southland 2018 to win the consolation bracket.
  • 3d Southland 2019 went 5-0 and won its pool in the Boys HS division. Southland outscored its opponents 56-13 in the event, with its closest contest a 7-5 win over Factory HS on Saturday. Factory finished 3-2 in the pool, losing to Yorba Linda Stangs and 3d Southland on Saturday but winning three in a row on Sunday.
  • Team West Coast 2020 won the Boys 15U Tournament division, going 4-0 in pool play — with wins over Alpha, Factory, Mad Dog and 3d Southland — and beating LA Mavs 11-1 in the title game. Mavs won its pool, also going 4-0, to reach the title game. Mavs beat Team NorCal, Goon, Rogue 56 and Woverines.
  • Factory Select went 4-0 to win its pool in the Boys 13U Tournament division but lost 11-3 to 3d San Diego 2021 in the championship game. Team West Coast 2021 finished second in pool play behind 3d San Diego, going 3-0 on Saturday but falling to 3d SD on Sunday morning. TWC 2021 then beat 208 Lacrosse in the third-place game to finish 4-1 on the weekend.

Complete tournament results are available here.