Undefeated Bainbridge girls upset Lakeside in Division I lacrosse

BAINBRIDGE ISLAND, Wash. – Sydney Whitaker scored the go-ahead goal with 4:06 remaining as Bainbridge remained undefeated, upsetting defending state champion Lakeside 10 – 8 in Girls Division I high school lacrosse, Wednesday at Bainbridge High School Memorial Stadium.

With three games remaining in the season, the win elevated the now 11-0-0 Spartans to sole possession of first place in Division I play. The win over Lakeside was the first in four tries for the Spartans, including last year’s 8 – 9 defeat in the state championship game.

The go-ahead goal broke an 8 – 8 tie late in the second half as Whitaker grabbed possession of the ball and patiently rolled around the Lakeside cage looking to distract the Lions defenders. “I wanted to draw the double team,” said Whitaker, whose move caught Lakeside goaltender Sarah Adler off guard. “But I saw an opening and ripped it.”

In the final minutes, Bainbridge added an insurance goal, with Jacklyn Biggers scoring on a Mariah Walk feed to seal the 10 – 8 victory.

“This one came down to the last four minutes,” said Bainbridge coach Tami Tommila, whose team was held to their lowest scoring output of the season by a tenacious Lakeside defense. “We kept hammering on Adler. Things happen when you keep shooting.”

Scoring got underway with the defending state champion Lions striking first at 21:36 on an Emmy Armintrout goal. Bainbridge then scored six of the next seven goals including three by Jaclyn Biggers to take a 6 – 2 lead before Lakeside’s defense tightened, cutting off nearly every Bainbridge penetration into their zone.

Following two Lakeside goals, with Bainbridge ahead 6 – 4 in the final two minutes of the half, the Spartans’ Sydney Whitaker was called for an illegal stick-check giving Lakeside a man advantage. However, the Lions had trouble gaining possession as Bainbridge kept the pressure on Adler with four short-handed shots.

The Lions finally were able to clear the zone and responded with Armintrout converting on a free position shot with 27 seconds remaining to bring the game within one. Four of the Lions’ five first-half goals came on free position shots.

In the second, Lakeside picked up where they left off in the first as Sadie Mackay’s goal at 21:41 knotted the game at six. Lucy Williams then found the net at 16:46 to put the Lions up 7 – 6.

“When they pulled ahead I tried to stay in the moment,” said Spartan goaltender Josefine Wallace, who faced just 13 shots on goal. “I have a great defense that I can depend on. They made the difference.”

The Spartans then scored the next two to take the lead, before Lakeside’s Katrina Carlson knotted the game at 8 – 8 with 11:36 remaining.

In other Division II action at Bainbridge Stadium, Bainbridge Island’s Division II girls team downed Lakeside 11 – 6.

Lakeside 5 3 — 8
Bainbridge 6 4 — 10

Highlights: Jacklyn Biggers, B, 4 goals; Mariah Walk, B, 3 goals, 1 assist; Emmy Armintrout, L, 2 goals; Morgan Merriman, L, 2 goals; Sarah Adler, L, 19 saves.

Results for Wednesday, April 29

Boys Division I
Skyline 7, Northshore 15 (Bowen Hadley, NS, 5 goals, 2 assists; Taylor Wisman, NS, 4 goals, 1 assist; Stuart Dransfield, NS, 18 saves; Calvin Wiley, S, 3 goals, 2 assists; Brennan West, S, 3 goals; Spencer Matches, S, 18 ground balls)

Boys Division II
San Juan 12, North County 6 (no highlights available)
Port Angeles 12, South Kitsap 2 (Walsh, PA, 4 goals, 1 assist; David Gibson, SK, 12 ground balls; Zach Retzlaf, SK, 21 saves)
Stanwood 7, Whatcom 8 OT (Daniel Hernandez, W, 4 goals; Jona Bashaw, W, 3 goals)
Lynnwood 12, Skagit Valley 0 (Cameron Girgus, L, 6 goals, 3 assists; Trey Knowles, L, 4 goals, 12 ground balls; Jordan Johnson, SV, 26 saves)
Stadium 19, North Kitsap 1 (Alex Lineweaver, S, 4 goals, 2 assists, 10 ground balls; Bryce Bucey, S, 4 goals, 2 assists, 8 ground balls; Kevin Park, S, 13 ground balls; Jake Icard, NK, 1 goal; Ian Brown, NK, 19 saves)

Girls Division I
Lake Sammamish 7, Snohomish 11 (Stephanie Lamphere, S, 4 goals, 2 assists)
Garfield 5, Curtis 12 (Jessika Carstrom, C, 5 goals; Rachel Phua, C, 22 saves; Maya Code-Williams, G, 2 goals; Audrey Kelly, G, 15 saves)
Lakeside 8, Bainbridge 10 (Jacklyn Biggers, B, 4 goals; Mariah Walk, B, 3 goals, 1 assist; Emmy Armintrout, L, 2 goals; Morgan Merriman, L, 2 goals; Sarah Adler, L, 19 saves)
Overlake 13, Bellevue 13 (Erica Johnson, OV, 16 saves)

Girls Division II
Issaquah 12, Holy Names 6 (Katelyn Mincin, IS, 6 goals, 1 assist; Callie Hahn, IS, 14 saves; Elizabeth McDonald, HN, 3 goals)
North Kitsap 9, Tahoma 13 (Allie Wilson, T, 4 goals, 1 assist, 8 ground balls; Carmin Atrops, T, 4 goals, 1 assist; Mallory Glebe, NK, 4 goals)
Wenatchee 9, Ballard 6 (Piper Essick, W, 3 goals; Jayne Barnes, B, 4 goals; Hannah Breton, B, 9 saves)
Snohomish 7, Kennedy 13 (Natalie Merrill, K, 7 goals, 1 assist, 10 ground balls)
Lakeside 6, Bainbridge 11 (Olivia Smith, B, 4 goals; Nicole Miller, B, 9 saves; Jade Blake-Whitney, L, 3 goals)

Games for Thursday, April 30

Boys Division I
Curtis at Garfield (Genesee Park / 5:00 p.m.)
Seattle Prep at Lakeside (Lakeside School / 5:00 p.m.)
Snohomish at Issaquah (Issaquah High School / 8:00 p.m.)

Boys Division II
Stadium at Port Angeles (Roosevelt Elementary / 5:00 p.m.)
Overlake at Roosevelt (Magnuson Park / 5:30 p.m.)
Blanchet at Nathan Hale (Summit Fields / 5:30 p.m.)
Eastside Catholic at Lake Tapps (Game Farm Park / 7:00 p.m.)
Sammamish at Highline (Moshier Park / 8:00 p.m.)

Girls Division I
Holy Names at Overlake (Overlake School / 4:45 p.m.)
Nathan Hale at Roosevelt (Magnuson Park #2 / 5:30 p.m.)
Bellevue at Tacoma (Mason Middle School / 6:45 p.m.)

Girls Division II
Klahowya at Holy Names (Magnuson Park #1 / 5:30 p.m.)
North Kitsap at Mercer Island (Mercer Island JV Field / 6:00 p.m.)
Lake Sammamish 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 (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.

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