Dean nets six as Curtis upsets Lakeside in boys lacrosse

April 2, 2009

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash – Taylor Dean connected for six goals and Shawn Blaisdell netted five to lift underdog Curtis to an 18 – 6 Boys Division I high school lacrosse win over Lakeside, Thursday at Curtis High School near Tacoma, Wash.

Curtis opened scoring with an early goal at 11:19 of the first. However, heavily favored Lakeside came roaring back as Noah Harris and David Jamieson connected for goals just 50 seconds apart to give the Lions a 2 – 1 lead.

Curtis eventually took a 4 -3 edge to close out the first and scored two in the second to take a 6 – 4 advantage into the intermission, but was not operating at their full potential.

“We were a bit asleep in the first half. Lakeside was disciplined and came out ready to play,” said Curtis coach Kevin Leary.

At just 10:02 of the third, still not happy with his team’s performance, Leary called a time out to refocus his team. “We needed to start playing our game and stop chasing sticks,” he said. “We were playing the same stupid transition game we had going in the first.”

Less than 30 seconds later, Quinn Moody put Curtis on the board to take a 7 – 4 lead. Curtis then went on to score two short-handed goals on the way to a 6 – 0 third quarter rout of the Lions.

In the fourth, Curtis again turned up the heat, adding another six goals to Lakeside’s two nets.

Curtis goalkeeper Mitchell Homeyer (3-1-0) had 15 saves and Johnny Shapton scooped up seven ground balls to advance Curtis to 3-1-0 on the season. Lakeside dropped to 1-5-0.

Scoring
Lakeside: 3 1 0 2 — 6
Curtis: 4 2 6 6 — 18

Lakeside: Noah Harris (1 goal), David Jamieson ( 2 goals), Sam Ballmer (1 goal, 1 assist), Max Coyle (1 goal).
Curtis: Taylor Dean (6 goals), Shawn Blaisdell (5 goals, 1 assist), Brandon Carr (2 goals, 3 assists), Quinn Moody (3 goals), Dillon Cavanagh (1 goal, 1 assist), Brandon Dean (1 goal).

Results for Thursday, April 2

Boys Div. I
Lakeside 6 at Curtis 18
Seattle Prep 6 at Skyline 10
Mercer Island at West Genesee (New York) (score not reported)

Boys Div. II
Lynnwood 13 and Lake Tapps 17

Girls Div. I
Curtis 6 at Seattle Prep 12
Holy Names 5 at Lakeside 16
Forest Ridge 9 at Bellevue 12

Girls Div. II
Kennedy 13 at Lakeside 7
Eastside Catholic 13 at Issaquah 14

Games for Friday, April 3

Boys Div. I
Mercer Island at Guilderland (New York) NON LEAGUE
Mukilteo at Issaquah (Skyline High School / 7:30 p.m.)

Boys Div. II
NEXT GAMES SATURDAY, APR. 4

Girls Div. I
NEXT GAMES MONDAY, APR. 6

Girls Div. II
Holy Names at Auburn Mountainview (Auburn Mountainview High School / 7:30 p.m.)

Boys Division I Leading Goal Scorers (through April 2, 2009)
Name School G A Pts PPG
1. Kyle Mutzel Bellevue 18 7 25 6.25
2. Cole Nordstrom Bellevue 12 4 16 4.00
3. Arthur Stacey Seattle Prep 12 2 14 3.50
4. Daniel Shields Mercer Isl. 11 14 25 6.25
5. Jake Fritz Issaquah 11 4 15 3.75
6. Landon Carr Curtis 10 6 16 5.33
7. Calvin Wiley Skyline 10 1 11 3.67
8. Riley Goodman Issaquah 10 4 14 3.50
9. Bowen Hadley Northshore 10 2 12 3.00
10. Taylor Wisman Northshore 9 6 15 3.75

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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