Lopes, McDonald tally four apiece as Holy Names downs North Kitsap in girls lacrosse

SEATTLE – Katie Lopes and Elizabeth McDonald each scored four goals to lead Holy Names in a 12 – 2 Girls Division II lacrosse win over North Kitsap, Monday at Seattle’s Magnuson Park.

The win lifted Holy Names to 4-5-0 in Division II play, while North Kitsap dropped to 2-7-1. Holy Names is just three points behind eighth place Lakeside, which is hanging on to the eighth and final playoff spot.

With four scores on the night, Lopes now has nine goals on the season, while McDonald has 12.

In the first half, the Cougars shut-out North Kitsap 5 – 0 then added another seven in the second.

Holy Names goaltender Blair Thomas (4-4-0) had nine saves in the win.

North Kitsap 0 2 — 2
Holy Names 5 7 — 12

Highlights: Katie Lopes, HN, 4 goals; Elizabeth McDonald, HN, 4 goals; Blair Thomas, HN, 9 saves.

Results for Monday, April 27

Boys Division I

Boys Division II
Port Angeles 17, North Kitsap 4 (Dustin Walsh, PA, 5 goals, 3 assists; Kane Swanson, PA, 3 goals, 1 assist; Ian Brown, NK, 11 saves)
Mukilteo 8, North County 1 (Chas Stringfellow, M, 3 goals; Jack Myers, NC, 1 goal; Gunnar Groothuis, NC, 24 saves)

Girls Division I
Roosevelt 11 Mercer Island 11 (Caroline Mahoney, MI, 5 goals; Talia Homchick, MI, 3 goals; Erika Eagan, MI, 17 saves; Madeline Grose, R, 5 goals; Olivia Hull, R, 3 goals; Risa Andersen, R, 11 saves)
Bainbridge 25, Bellevue 2 (no highlights available)

Girls Division II
Tahoma, 18 Lake Sammamish 12 (Allie Willson, T, 5 goals; Carmin Atrops, T, 4 goals; Brenna Stroup, T, 4 goals; Julia Brokaw, LS, 4 goals; Erin Saunderson, LS, 4 goals; Grace Hamilton, LS, 17 ground balls)
Kennedy 18, Klahowya 12 (Natalie Merrill, K, 8 goals, 3 assists, 11 ground balls; Melanie Hughes, K, 5 goals, 3 assists; Sofia Morales, K, 22 saves)
North Kitsap 2, Holy Names 12 (Katie Lopes, HN, 4 goals; Elizabeth McDonald, HN, 4 goals; Blair Thomas, HN, 9 saves)
Eastside Catholic 21, Auburn Mountainview 3 (Alex Foreman, EC, 10 goals, 3 assists; Allison Talbot, EC, 4 goals)
Bellevue East 12, Lakeside 13 (Madeliene Hurlburt, L, 4 goals; Nikki Kiga, L, 4 goals, 2 assists; Sophie Wolz, BE, 5 goals, 2 assists)

Games for Tuesday, April 28

Boys Division I
Mercer Island at Garfield (Genesee Park / 5:00 p.m.)
Seattle Prep at Vashon (Vashon High School / 7:00 p.m)
Eastlake at Bellevue (Bellevue High School / 8:00 p.m.)
Bainbridge at Issaquah (Issaquah High School / 8:00 p.m.)
Curtis at Puyallup (Sumner High School / 8:00 p.m.)

Boys Division II
Blanchet at Overlake (Overlake School / 5:00 p.m.)
Snohomish at Roosevelt (Ballard High School / 5:30 p.m.)
Tacoma at Klahowya (Klahowya Secondary School / 5:30 p.m.)
Hermiston (Oregon) at Three Rivers (Tri Cities) Badger Mountain Park / 6:30 p.m.)
Clackamas (Oregon) at King’s Way (Vancouver, Wash.) (Ridgefield High School / 7:00 p.m.)
Sammamish at Eastside Catholic (Eastside Catholic High School / 7:30 p.m.)
Lake Tapps at Highline (Moshier Park / 8:00 p.m.)

Girls Division I
Forest Ridge at Seattle Prep (Magnuson Park #1 / 3:45 p.m.)
Curtis at Tacoma (Mason Middle School / 5:00 p.m.)
Garfield at Nathan Hale (Nathan Hale High School / 6:00 p.m.)

Girls Division II
Ballard at Mercer Island (Mercer Island JV Field / 4:30 p.m.)
Eastside Catholic at Bainbridge (Bainbridge High School Grass Field 1 / 6:00 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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