SoCal Express grabbed second place in the 2018 division at the 3d Riptide Lacrosse tournament this weekend. The Express stormed through pool play with a perfect 3-0 record before defeating 3d Oregon 9-5 in the semi-finals to set up an all Southern California championship game against 3d San Diego. The San Diegans prevailed 7-6 to claim the championship.
The Express offense was led by Foothill teammates Ellis Geis (7 goals, 10 assists) and Josh Fox (10g, 5a). Nick Parrino (6 goals, 3 assists) and Samson Dooley (8 goals, 1 assist) also had productive weekends. Quentin Buchman (3g, 2a), Landon Whitney (1g), Jackson Grosshans (4g), Garrett Kuntz (1g), Michael Chew (1g), Blaine Nelson (1a), Andy Shin (4g, 1a) and Michael Walsh (4g) rounded out the scoring.
Goalie Ethan Sepulveda and a defensive unit led by Robert Colley, Landon Whitney, and Matt Ury held the opposition to an averaged of less than 5 goals per game. Whitney and Ury joined Fox, Geiss, Walsh and Grosshans on the All Star team.
About the Riptide Lacrosse Tournament Hosted by 3d Lacrosse
The second annual 3d Riptide lacrosse tournament was hosted by 3d Lacrosse begins and ran from Friday July 8 throught Sunday July 10. Nearly 100 boys lacrosse and girls lacrosse club teams from throughout the West competed in the event. All games were played at the Del Mar Polo Fields in Del Mar, California.
Orange County teams competing in the event included:
- 3d SoCal (Boys 2017 Division)
- SoCal Express (Boys 2018, 19 Divisions)
- 3d Southland (Boys 2018, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23 Divisions)
- NB Surf Dawgs (Boys 2022, 23 Divisions)
- OC United (Girls High School Open and U13 Divisions)
- Victory Select (Girls U15, U13 Divisions)
Games consisted of two 24-minute running halves with a 2 minute halftime. 10 minutes in between games. Tie games were setteled by a one 4-minute, sudden victory overtime followed by braveheart when necessary.