MI, Roosevelt, Lakeside, Bainbridge advance to DI girls lacrosse semis

SEATTLE – Mercer Island, Roosevelt, Lakeside and Bainbridge Island all won their quarter-final Girls Division I high school lacrosse playoffs, while Lakeside’s Division II also won their quarter-final to open the 2009 girls state championship play on Monday.

The wins advanced the teams to the state semi-finals on Wednesday. The semi-finals will determine the matchups in Saturday’s Washington Lacrosse Girls State Championships at the Eastside Catholic School in Sammamish.

Girls Division I Quarter-Finals

Mercer Island 17, Holy Names 9
Talia Homchick scored six goals to boost #5 Mercer Island to an upset quarter-final win over #4 Holy Names 17 – 9, Monday at Seattle’s Magnuson Park. The win advanced the Islanders to a Girls Division I semi-final matchup with #1 Bainbridge, last year’s state runner-up, on Wednesday.

Homchick scored four of her six in the first half as the Islanders built an 11 – 3 halftime lead. MI’s Caroline Mahoney scored three goals and goalkeeper Amy Judd had 15 saves in the win. In the loss, Victoria Maxon and Caroline Bokos each had four goals for the Cougars. The win was the first of the season over Holy Names for the Islanders, who fell 14 – 15 to the Cougars on March 23.

Highlights: Talia Homchick, MI, 6 goals; Caroline Mahoney, MI, 3 goals; Lauren Ito, MI, 2 goals; Sidney Tomlinson; MI, 2 goals; Amy Judd, MI, 15 saves; Victoria Maxon, HN, 4 goals; Caroline Bokos, HN, 4 goals.

Snohomish 12, Roosevelt 19
Three seed Roosevelt eliminated #6 Snohomish 19 – 12 in the Girls Division I state quarter-final, Monday at Seattle’s Magnuson Park. The win advanced the Roughriders to a Girls Division I semi-final matchup with Lakeside on Wednesday. The Roughriders scored 13 in the second half, erasing an 8 – 6 Snohomish halftime lead to advance. Madeline Grose had 7 goals and Angie Anderson and Hilary Painter each scored four to lead the Roughriders. In the loss, Meaghan Hess had 5 goals and Devynn Barela had 4 goals for Snohomish.

Highlights: Madeline Grose, R, 7 goals, 1 assist; Angie Anderson, R, 4 goals, 2 assists; Hilary Painter, R, 4 goals; Olivia Hull, R, 3 goals, 2 assists; Risa Andersen, R, 9 saves; Meaghan Hess, S, 5 goals, Devynn Barela, S, 4 goals, 1 assist; Olivia Montana, S, 15 saves.

Tacoma 4, Lakeside 15
Three-time defending state champion #2 Lakeside built on a 10 -1 halftime lead to down #7 Tacoma 15 – 4 in the Girls Division I state quarter-final, Monday at the Lakeside School in north Seattle. The win advanced the Lions to Wednesday’s Girls Division I semi-final with Roosevelt. Sarah Adler had 11 saves, while Morgan Merriman had 4 goals and Syliva Warren had three for the victorious Lions. In the loss Saidie Treleven had 2 goals for Tacoma.

Highlights: Morgan Merriman, L, 4 goals, 1 assist; Sylvia Warren, L, 3 goals, 2 assists; Sarah Adler, L, 11 saves; Sadie Treleven, T, 2 goals, 1 assist.

Lake Sammamish 4, Bainbridge 23
Top seed Bainbridge built on a 14 – 1 halftime lead to down #8 Lake Sammamish 23 – 4, Monday in Girls Division I high school lacrosse quarter-final playoff action at Bainbridge Stadium on Bainbridge Island. The win propelled the Spartans into Wednesday’s state semi-final matchup with Mercer Island.

The Spartans’ Mariah Walk led all scorers with eight goals. She also grabbed 5 ground balls and forced 6 caused turnovers in the win. Other top Bainbridge performances came from Delaney Larkin with 5 goals and Sarah Shea with 4 goals. In the loss Lake Sammamish’s Kylie Neale had 3 goals and Kyra Sanders-Brillault had 17 saves.

Highlights: Mariah Walk, B, 8 goals, 2 assists, 5 ground balls; Delaney Larkin, B, 5 goals; Sarah Shea, B, 4 goals, 2 assists; Kylie Neale, LS, 2 goals, 1 assist; Ali Savage, LS, 1 goal; Kyra Sanders-Brillault, LS, 17 saves.

Girls Division II Quarter-Finals

Bainbridge 14, Lakeside 15
Alena Pilichowski scored her eighth goal of the night with 46 seconds remaining to give #2 Lakeside a Girls Division II high school lacrosse quarter-final playoff win over #7 Bainbridge, Monday at the Lakeside School in north Seattle. The win propelled the Lions into a state semi-final matchup with the winner of Tuesday’s Issaquah, Eastside Catholic quarter-final.

Five of Pilichowski’s goals came in the second half, while Nikki Kiga had four goals and goaltender Carter Stratton had 13 saves for the Lions. In the loss, Grace Deery-Schmitt had 4 goals and Nicole Miller had 3 for Bainbridge.

Highlights: Alena Pilichowski, L, 8 goals; Nikki Kiga, L, 4 goals; Carter Stratton, L, 13 saves; Grace Deery-Schmitt, B, 4 goals; Nicole Miller, B, 3 goals; Bea Sheffer, B, 2 goals.

Boys Division I Regular Season

Boys Division II Regular Season
Klahowya 18, South Kitsap 1 (Neil Sell, K, 4 goals, 7 ground balls; Dan Zimny, K, 3 goals, 1 assist; Will Rosen, K. 3 goals; David Gibson, SK, 1 goal; Kellen Kennedy, SK, 6 ground balls; TJ Pulkrabek, SK, 6 ground balls; DJ Schuster, SK, 6 ground balls)

Games for Tuesday, May 12

Boys Division I Regular Season
Bellevue at Seattle Prep (Queen Anne Bowl / 5:30 p.m.)
Mercer Island at Eastlake (Eastlake High School / 7:00 p.m.)
Northshore at Tahoma (Tahoma High School / 7:00 p.m.)
Skyline at Bainbridge (Bainbridge High School / 7:30 p.m.)
Vashon at Issaquah (Issaquah / 7:30 p.m.)
Lakeside at Puyallup (Bonney Lake High School / 8:00 p.m.)

Boys Division II Regular Season
Three Rivers at Selah (Selah High School / 5:30 p.m.)
Redmond at Overlake (Overlake School / 6:00 p.m.)
Skagit Valley at Whatcom (Roosevelt Park / 6:00 p.m.)
Mukilteo at Stanwood (Stanwood Middle School / 6:00 p.m.)
Franklin at Eastside Catholic (Eastside Catholic High School / 7:00 p.m.)
North County at Lynnwood (Meadowdale High School / 7:00 p.m.)
King’s Way at Grant (Oregon) (Oregon / 7:00 p.m.)
Highline at Lake Tapps (Sumner High School / 7:00 p.m.)

Girls Division I
Semi-Final Playoffs, Wednesday, May 13

Girls Division II Quarter-Final Playoffs
#8 Bellevue East at #1 Mercer Island (Mercer Island Stadium / 6:00 p.m.)
#5 Snohomish at #4 Kennedy (Kennedy High School / 5:30 p.m.)
#6 Eastside Catholic at #3 Issaquah (Eastlake Community Field #2 / 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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