Playoff spots on the line Sunday in SoCal Men’s League

Eric Segal, South Bay Lacrosse
Midfielder Eric Segal (left) of South Bay Lacrosse is one of many former collegiate players in the SCLAX.

The Southern California Post-Collegiate Men’s Lacrosse League heads into its final weekend with a couple of playoff berths on the line … and you thought lax season ended on Memorial Day.

The SCLAX fields teams from L.A. to San Diego and features former college players from all levels — NCAA D-I, D-II, D-III, MCLA and probably some others that don’t just roll off the tongue. Point is, there’s some good lacrosse being played for free, and there are only a couple of weekends left in this season to catch it.

Eric Segal, South Bay Lacrosse
Midfielder Eric Segal (left) played collegiately at Lehigh. Now he takes the field for South Bay.

Photo courtesy South Bay Lax

Sunday, North Division leader Beverly Hills plays LAX at St. Bernard HS in Playa Del Rey at 1 p.m. Beverly Hills already has secured a bye in the first round of the playoffs June 10. Later Sunday, Hollywood plays South Bay at Campus El Segundo, with South Bay trying to earn a home playoff game in next weekend’s first round. Newport, also vying for a first-round home game, is home to Babe City, the Chapman University alumni team.

In the South Division, it appears that five of the six teams still have a shot at the playoffs depending on the outcome of this Sunday’s games.

Playoff games are scheduled for June 10 and division finals for June 17, with the league championship to be settled on June 24.