Beck’s short-handed OT goal gives Mukilteo boys lacrosse win

March 30, 2009

MUKILTEO, Wash. – Mukilteo’s Mitchell Beck scored short-handed with just 2:20 remaining in overtime to drop Snohomish 11 – 10 in Boys Division II high school lacrosse action Monday, at Explorer Middle School in Mukilteo, Wash.

Playing a man down and carefully protecting a 10 – 10 overtime stalemate, Mukilteo’s defense cleared a Snohomish shot to Karl Thompson who found Beck alone, just 10 feet in front of the Snohomish cage. On a turn-and-fake, Beck beat Snohomish goaltender Loren Danielson low on the left side for the game winning goal.

The game got underway with both teams trading shots and the lead. Following one quarter of play, Snohomish and Mukilteo were knotted at two goals apiece.

In the second, the scoring was fast and furious as Snohomish’s Nathan Wirtz scored at 11:38, setting off a two-and-a-half minute, five goal burst by both teams. With Mukilteo holding a one-goal advantage for over six minutes in the later stages of the second, Snohomish’s Nicholas Hund knotted the game at five with just 2:58 remaining in the half.

In the third, Hund again converted, giving Snohomish a 6 – 5 advantage and momentum at 7:36. However, Mukilteo’s Riley Wanzer came charging back at 4:12 to tie the game at six, and again at 2:35 to go ahead by one, before Snohomish again tied the game with 1:54 in the third.

Early in the fourth, Mukilteo struck first with a two-goal burst by Wanzer. But Snohomish again retaliated with two of their own. The two again traded goals to close-out the fourth with Snohomish’s Justin Jones striking last, beating Starkenburg with six seconds remaining to force the overtime period.

Starkenburg had 10 saves in the win for Mukilteo, while Danielson had 24 saves for Snohomish.

ScoringSnohomish 2 3 2 3 0 — 10
Mukilteo 2 3 2 3 1 – 11
Snohomish: Nicholas Hund (5 goals), Justin Jones (3 goals, 2 assists), Wesley Anderson (1 goal), Nathan Wirtz (1 goal), Justin Steranka (2 assists), Conrad Pendergast (1 assist).
Mukilteo: Riley Wanzer (5 goals, 1 assist), Nate Regan (2 goals), Colin Thompson (1 goal, 4 assists), John Linari (1 goal, 1 assist), Kim Varner (1 goal), Mitchell Beck (1 goal), Kevin McGowen (1 assist)

Results for Monday, March 30
Boys Div. I
NONE

Boys Div. II
Snohomish 10 at Mukilteo 11 (OT)

Girls Div. I
Seattle Prep at Bellevue (not reported)

Girls Div. II
Bellevue East 16 at Tahoma 10

Games for Tuesday, March 31

Boys Div. I
Mercer Island at Corning East (New York) (New York / Time TBD) NON LEAGUE
Vashon at Lakeside (Lakeside School / 5:00 p.m.)
Tahoma at Seattle Prep (Georgetown Fields / 5:30 p.m.)
Bellevue at Curtis (Curtis High School / 8:00 p.m.)
Northshore at Issaquah (Issaquah High School / 8:00 p.m.)

Boys Div. II
North County (Lynden, Wash.) at Stanwood (Stanwood Middle School / 5:00 p.m.)
Eastside Catholic at Sammamish (Interlake High School / 6:45 p.m.)

Girls Div. I
Lakeside at Forest Ridge (Robinswood Park / 4:00 p.m.)
Curtis at Holy Names (Magnuson Park 1 / 5:30 p.m.)

Girls Div. II
Holy Names at Kennedy (Kennedy High School / 5:00 p.m.)
Issaquah at Auburn Mountainview (Auburn Mountainview High School / 6:00 p.m.)
Lakeside at Eastside Catholic (Eastside Catholic School / 7:00 p.m.)

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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