Anderson’s six goals powers Roosevelt past Bellevue in girls lacrosse

SEATTLE – Angie Anderson scored six goals to power Roosevelt to a 24 – 14 Girls Division I high school lacrosse win over Bellevue, Monday at Seattle’s Magnuson Park.

With the win, the high scoring Roughriders advanced to 6-1-1 in league play, passing Holy Names for sole ownership of third place.

The six-goal performance was a season high for Anderson, who scored four in Friday’s defeat of Overlake. But it was the crisp passing and skilled ball control of her teammates that the junior center credited with the pivotal win.

“We were connecting really well today. We were on it,” said Anderson, who also had 10 draw controls setting the stage for Roosevelt’s skilled play on offense. “Olivia (Hull) and Madeline (Grose) played well. Olivia was seeing the open player and getting it there and Nicole Nevin was making the open cuts.” Grose had five goals and four assists.

Roosevelt took charge of the Bellevue early on, getting on the board just 1 minute, 24 seconds into the game on a goal by Hull for the first of her five goals on the night.

Following a Merielle Moffatt goal by Bellevue just 15 seconds later, Roosevelt went on to score seven of the next nine goals to grab an early 8 – 3 lead. The goal was the first of five for Moffatt.

For the remainder of the half, Bellevue twice closed the gap to a three-goal margin, but was never able to shake a dominant Roosevelt offense, as the Roughriders built an 11 – 7 advantage by the intermission.

In the second, Roosevelt again found the net early and often, scoring three goals in the first three and a half minutes of play to increase their lead to 14 – 7.

But with Bellevue mounting a second-half challenge, netting four of the next six goals, Emily Lee was dealt a yellow card forcing the Wolverines to play short handed.
Roosevelt’s Hull, taking advantage of the situation, connected again at 15:53 for the first of a five goal Roughrider run that drove the score to 21 – 11 and put the game out of reach.

Roosevelt’s, Rissa Andersen had 14 saves in the win, while Bellevue’s Taylor Blackbourne had eight saves.

Scoring
Bellevue 7 7 — 14
Roosevelt 11 13 — 24

Highlights: Angie Anderson, R, 6 goals, 2 assists, 10 draw controls; Olivia Hull, R, 5 goals, 6 assists; Merielle Moffatt, B, 6 goals.

Girls Division I Playoff Watch: Bainbridge (8-0-0), Lakeside (8-0-0), Roosevelt (6-1-1), Mercer Island (5-1-1), Holy Names (5-3-1), Lake Sammamish (4-4-0), Nathan Hale (3-3-0), Tacoma (3-3-0), Forest Ridge (3-4-0). On the Bubble: Bellevue (2-5-1), Snohomish (2-6-0), Seattle Prep (2-6-0).

Girls Division II Playoff Watch: Issaquah (7-1-0), Mercer Island (7-0-0), Bellevue East (6-2-0), Bainbridge (6-0-0), Kennedy (5-2-0), Snohomish (5-3-0), Eastside Catholic (4-2-0), Lakeside (3-4-1). On the Bubble: Klahowya (3-4-0), North Kitsap (2-4-1), Holy Names (2-4-0).

Results for Monday, April 20

Boys Division I
None

Boys Division II
None

Girls Division I
Bellevue 24, Roosevelt 14 (Angie Anderson, R, 6 goals, 2 assists, 10 draw controls; Olivia Hull, R, 5 goals, 6 assists; Merielle Moffatt, B, 6 goals)
Lake Sammamish 19, Curtis 11 (Allison Clements, LS, 7 goals)
Forest Ridge 4, Garfield 11 (Rebecca Feldman, G, 3 goals)
Overlake 5, Mercer Island 21(Caroline Mahoney, MI, 7 goals, 1 assist; Alison Havran, O, 2 goals)

Girls Division II
Snohomish 19, Tahoma 14 (Allie Wilson, T, 9 goals, 1 assist; Hannah Brown, T, 14 saves; E. Dalrymple, S, 7 goals, 1 assist)
Mercer Island at Klahowya (No score reported)

Games for Tuesday, April 21

Boys Division I
Seattle Prep at Northshore (Bothell / 7:00 p.m.)
Lakeside at Issaquah (Issaquah High School / 8:00 p.m.)
Eastlake at Skyline (Skyline High School / 8:00 p.m.)

Boys Division II
Mukilteo at Whatcom (Roosevelt Park / 5:00 p.m.)
Lynnwood at Stanwood (Stanwood Middle School / 5:00 p.m.)
Blanchet at Redmond (Marymoor Park #3 & 4 / 5:30 p.m.)
Highline at Eastside Catholic (Eastside Catholic / 7:30 p.m.)
Overlake at Snohomish (Glacier Peak High School / 7:30 p.m.)

Girls Division I
Nathan Hale at Forest Ridge (Robinswood / 4:00 p.m.)
Seattle Prep at Garfield (Magnuson Park 4 / 5:15 p.m.)
Lakeside at Tacoma (Mason Middle School / 5:30 p.m.)

Girls Division II
Holy Names at Ballard (Ballard High School / 5:30 p.m.)
Bainbridge at Bellevue East (Robinswood Park / 5:30 p.m.)
Issaquah at Tahoma (Tahoma High School / 5:30 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 (http://www.whsbla.org/) with 14 Division I and 28 Division II teams. Varsity girls lacrosse is contested in The Washington Schoolgirls Lacrosse Association (http://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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