Kennedy downs Auburn Mountainview in girls lacrosse

March 27, 2009

BURIEN, Wash. – Natalie Merrill scored four goals to lift Kennedy to a 15 – 4 Girls Division II varsity lacrosse win over Auburn Mountainview, Friday at Kennedy High School in Burien, Wash.

The Lancers got out of the gates early with Merrill connecting at 23:40 on the first for her four goals on the night Shea McCormick found the net just one minute later to make it 2 – 0, Kennedy. Merrill then scored her second on the night at 15:19 to give Kennedy the early 3 – 0 lead.

With a 6 – 2 advantage to start off the second half, Kennedy again found the net early, scoring the first three of their nine second half goals before Auburn got on the board. Cori Allen connected first, just 38 seconds into the half, to put the Lancers up 7 – 2. Katrina Krebsbach then found the net just over a minute later, followed by a Melanie Hughes goal at 21:21 to make it 9 – 2.

Kennedy goalkeeper Sofia Morales (3-1-0) faced just six shots in the win, while Auburn’s Kayla O’Grady (0-2-0) faced 35 shots, making 20 saves in the loss for Auburn Mountainview.
ScoringAuburn Mountainview 2 2 — 4
Kennedy 6 9 – 15
Auburn Mountainview: Hannah Morse (3 goals), Madison Goodwin (1 goal)
Kennedy: Natalie Merrill (4 goals), Melanie Hughes (3 goals), Rachael Horton (2 goals), Cori Allen (1 goal), Danielle Clement (1 goal), Maryam Jafari (1 goal), Katrina Krebsbach (1 goal), Shea McCormick (1 goal), Ashton Woodcock (1 goal), Brianna Goodwin (1 assist), Ellen Hisken (1 assist), Lizzy Delaney (1 assist)

Results for Friday, March 27
Boys Div. I
Tahoma 4 at Lakeside 7
Mercer Island 15 at Northshore 9
Bellevue 11 at Skyline 8

Boys Div. II
Lynnwood 8 at Whatcom 9
North County (Lynden) 2 at Mukilteo 15
Eastside Catholic 20 at Nathan Hale 0
Roosevelt at Snohomish (not reported)
Highline at Three Rivers (Tri-cities) (not reported)
Franklin at Selah (forfeit awarded to Selah)

Girls Div. I
Curtis 13 at Forest Ridge 18

Girls Div. II
Auburn Mountainview 4 at Kennedy 15
Holy Names 6 at Bellevue East 10
Tahoma 4 at Eastside Catholic 18
Lakeside 4 at Issaquah 14

Games for Saturday, March 28
Boys Div. I
NEXT GAMES TUES., MARCH 31

Boys Div. II
King’s Way (Vancouver, Wash.) at Tacoma (Bellarmine Prep / 1:00 p.m.)
Highline at Selah (Selah High School / 1:00 p.m.)
Wenatchee at Blanchet (Blanchet High School / 2:00 p.m.)
San Juan at Stanwood (Stanwood Middle School / 3:00 p.m.)
Port Angeles at Lynnwood (Shoreline Soccer Fields / 5:30 p.m.)

Girls Div. I
NEXT GAMES MON., MARCH 30

Girls Div. II
NEXT GAMES MON. MARCH 30

About High School Lacrosse in Washington State
Lacrosse is the fastest growing sport in the U.S. and in Washington State the sport has seen double-digit growth in five of the last seven years. In 2009, over 2,370 high school students representing 75 boys and 49 girls varsity and junior varsity teams in Washington state will compete in a nine-week season March – May with the annual Washington State High School Championships taking place May 16 (girls) and May 30 (boys). Varsity boys lacrosse is contested in the Washington High School Boys Lacrosse Association (www.WHSBLA.org) with 14 Division I and 28 Division II teams. Varsity girls lacrosse is contested in The Washington Schoolgirls Lacrosse Association (www.WSLAX.org) with 15 Division I and 16 Division II teams. Most of the teams represent high schools throughout the Puget Sound area.

For daily high school lacrosse results or to receive results through an RSS feed, please visit http://www.uslax-wa.org/media.html

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