Eastside Catholic handles physical Selah play in boys lacrosse win

SELAH, Wash. — David Carlton connected for four goals as Eastside Catholic downed a hard-hitting Selah squad 12 – 4 in Boys Division II lacrosse, Friday at Selah High School’s Karl Graf Field. The win kept the Crusaders’ league record perfect at 9-0-0, atop the Cascade Conference, while Selah dropped to 4-6-0.

“Selah was a physical team,” said Carlton, whose four goals lifted the senior mid-fielder into the top three in league scoring with 39 on the season. “We tried to slow it down and get it moving, but went back to our old game.”

The Crusaders took up residence for most of the game on the Selah end of the field, firing a total of 33 shots on first year goaltender Sam Marquis.

In the first quarter, the Crusaders won the opening draw and immediately marched into the Selah zone with senior attackman Riley Maris beating Marquis just 17 seconds into the game. Michael Rambaldini then scored at 7:51 and 2:25 to make it 3 – 0 at the end of the first.

In the second, Selah’s hard-hitting play and strong goaltending kept Eastside Catholic off the board until Michael Rambaldini hit Carlton with a quick pass in front of the net at 7:26 to giving the senior his first goal of the night.

After back-to-back slashing penalties by the Crusaders’ Carlton and Maris, Selah took control of the ball in front of the Eastside Catholic cage, but Corrie Friederick’s shot with 2:20 remaining went wide.

Back at full strength, the Eastside Catholic connected for another two before Selah’s Weston Ritts connected on back-to-back goals in the final minute of play narrowing the Crusaders lead to 6 – 2 going into the intermission.

In the third, Eastside Catholic again took up residence in the Selah end, but Maquis came up with save after save to keep the Crusaders to just two goals. But in the fourth, the Crusaders top ranked offense proved too much for the first-year Viking squad as they scored another four to seal the victory.

“We knew they had good shooters and fast shots. But our guys kept up with them. Shawn (Thompson) and Ethan (Bersing) really stepped up,” said Selah’s Marquis, the league’s third-ranked goalender with a 9.0 goals against average. Marquis is among 12 Selah seniors on a roster of 25, most of which have crossed over from the Vikings football squad. All are just learning the game of lacrosse in Selah’s first year of play. “This team is really coming together at the end of the season. We can handle most of these kids.”

Scoring
Eastside Catholic 3 3 2 4 — 12
Selah 0 2 1 1 — 4

Highlights: David Carlton, EC, 4 goals, 1 assist; Michael Rambaldini, EC, 3 goals, 2 assists; Robert Pfluger, EC, 7 ground balls, Andrew Carlton, EC, 7 ground balls; Weston Ritts, S, 3 goals; Ethan Bersing, S, 10 ground balls; Sam Marquis, S, 21 saves

Results for Friday, May 8

Boys Division I
Puyallup 8, Seattle Prep 4 (no highlights available)
Curtis 9, Bainbridge 19 (Kevin Nguyen, B, 6 goals, 3 assists; Sam Snow, B, 6 goals, 1 assist; Taylor Dean, C, 5 goals)
Northshore 5, Bellevue 17 (Foster Wisman, NS, 3 goals; Stuart Dransfield, NS, 16 saves)
Lincoln 12, Mercer Island 13 (Daniel Shileds, MI, 5 goals, 4 assists; Peter Baum, L, 7 goals; Logan Ellis, L, 11 saves)
Vashon 5, Skyline 10 (Calvin Wiley, S, 3 goals; Ethan Thomas, S, 3 goals; Danny Christiansen, S, 3 goals; Spencer Matches, S, 10 ground balls)

Boys Division II
South Kitsap 0, Stadium 23 (Seth Oberst, S, 5 goals; Carter Chafey, S, 4 goals, 2 assists; Bryce Bucey, S, 4 goals, 1 assist, 8 ground balls; Martin Park, S, 3 goals, 2 assists; Zach Retzlaf, SK, 23 saves)
Nathan Hale 2, Wenatchee 7 (Eric Sauer, W, 2 goals; Connor Tidd, W, 2 goals; Rawley Holmberg, W, 2 goals; Thomas Bass, W, 10 saves; Ian Harvey, NH, 1 goal; Sam Osborn, NH, 1 goal; Spencer Adams, NH, 20 saves)
Skagit Valley at Mukilteo (no score reported)
Sammamish 8, Three Rivers (Tri-Cities) 5 (Giovanni Midili, TR, 3 goals; Scott Gallagher, TR, 14 saves)
Eastside Catholic 12, Selah 4 (David Carlton, EC, 4 goals, 1 assist; Michael Rambaldini, EC, 3 goals, 2 assists; Robert Pfluger, EC, 7 ground balls, Andrew Carlton, EC, 7 ground balls; Weston Ritts, S, 3 goals; Ethan Bersing, S, 10 ground balls; Sam Marquis, S, 21 saves)
Tacoma 5, Lake Tapps 9 (Skyler Cichy, LT, 3 goals; Zach Nard, LT, 17 saves)

Girls Division I
Bainbridge 19, Overlake 1 (Mariah Walk, B, 7 goals, 3 assists; Jaclyn Biggers, B, 3 goals, 1 assist; Emily Warden, OV, 1 goal)
Nathan Hale 6, Snohomish 17 (Devynn Barela, S, 5 goals, 5 assists; Meaghan Hess, S, 4 goals, 1 assist; Courtney Lamb, NH, 15 saves)
Mercer Island 6, Lakeside 17 (Sylvia Warren, L, 4 goals, 1 assist; Lauren Blake-Whitney, L, 3 goals; Emmy Armintrout, L, 3 goals; Talia Homchick, MI, 4 goals)
Lake Sammamish 10, Seattle Prep 12
Forest Ridge 11, Tacoma 13 (Sadie Treleven, T, 3 goals)

Girls Division II
Ballard 15, Lake Sammamish 10 (Jayne Barnes, B, 5 goals; Allison Jackson, B, 3 goals, 2 assists; Maddie Soukup, B, 3 goals; Hannah Bretton, B, 12 saves)
Auburn Mountainview 2, Snohomish 18 (B. Torrey, S, 4 goals, 2 assists; K. Cobun, S, 3 goals, 1 assist; E. Dalrymple, S, 3 goals, 1 assist; K. Day, S, 3 goals, 1 assist; J. Pettigrew, S, 3 goals)
Mercer Island 13, Lakeside 8 (Sarah Drucker, MI, 5 goals; Loreal Camp, MI, 4 goals; Helen Hansen, MI, 15 saves; Jade Blake-Whitney, L, 3 goals, 1 assist; Nikki Kiga, L, 3 goals, 1 assist)
Bellevue East 9, Eastside Catholic 17 (Sapphire Jewell, BE, 4 goals)
Kennedy 8, Issaquah 9 (Brittany Hogan, IS, 3 goals, 10 ground balls; Sidney Lee, IS, 3 goals; Teagan Cameron, IS, 18 saves; Natalie Merrill, K, 4 goals, 8 ground balls; Melanie Hughes, K, 3 goals; Sofia Morales, K, 15 saves)

Games for Saturday, May 9

Boys Division I
Lincoln at Bainbridge (Bainbridge High School / 3:00 p.m.)
Issaquah at Tahoma (Tahoma High School / 7:30 p.m.)

Boys Division II
Whatcom at San Juan (Friday Harbor High School / 12:00 p.m.)
Blanchet at Wenatchee (Westside High School, Wenatchee / 12:30 p.m.)
Eastside Catholic at Three Rivers (Tri Cities) (Badger Mountain Park / 2:00 p.m.)
Franklin at Lake Tapps (Game Farm Park / 2:00 p.m.)
Sammamish at Selah (Selah High School / 2:00 p.m.)
Snohomish at Redmond (Redmond High School 3:00 p.m.)
King’s Way at North Kitsap (Strawberry Park – Poulsbo / 3:00 p.m)

Girls Division I
Playoffs Begin Monday, May 11

Girls Division II
Playoffs Begin Tuesday, May 12

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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