MI, Snohomish, Issaquah advance to DII girls lacrosse semis

SEATTLE – Mercer Island, Snohomish and Issaquah all won their quarter-final Girls Division II high school lacrosse playoffs, Tuesday. The wins advanced the teams, along with Lakeside, which won its Division II quarter-final on Monday, to the state semi-finals on Thursday.

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 Playoffs

Semi-Final Playoffs, Wednesday, May 13

Girls Division II Playoffs

Bellevue East 10, Mercer Island 18
Loreal Camp equaled a season-best 7 goal performance for top seed Mercer Island as the Islanders downed #8 Bellevue East 18-10 in the Girls Division II lacrosse quarter-finals, Tuesday at Islander Stadium on Mercer Island. The win propelled the Islanders into Thursday’s state semi-final matchup with #5 Snohomish. The game gets underway at 8:00 p.m. at Islander Stadium.

Bellevue East got off to an early start, taking a 4-1 lead in the first before MI fought back to carry a 9-7 advantage into the intermission. In the second half, after a red card to Danee Hidaar at 19:00 forced Bellevue East to play short-handed for the duration, the Islanders pulled away for the win. Helen Hansen had 7 saves in goal for the Islanders. Sophie Wolz, Elizabeth Soffey and Charlotte McArn each had two goals for Bellevue East in the loss.

Highlights: Loreal Camp, MI, 7 goals, 1 assist; Helen Hansen, MI, 7 saves; Sophie Wolz, BE, 2 goals; Elizabeth Soffey, BE, 2 goals; Charlotte McArn, BE, 2 goals.

Snohomish 12, Kennedy 10
Emily Dalrymple scored 4 goals as #5 Snohomish overcame a two-goal halftime deficit to upset #4 Kennedy in the Girls Division II lacrosse quarter-finals, Tuesday at Kennedy High School in Burien, Wash. The win propelled Snohomish, which is comprised of student-athletes from Snohomish, Marysville-Pilchuck, Monroe, Lake Stevens and Glacier Peak High Schools, into Thursday’s state semi-final matchup with top seed Mercer Island. The game gets underway at 8:00 p.m. at Islander Stadium on Mercer Island. Kennedy’s Natalie Merrill had 5 goals and Sofie Morales had 10 saves in the loss.

Highlights: Emily Dalrymple, S, 4 goals, 1 assist; B. Torrey, S, 3 goals, 3 assists; Natalie Merrill, K, 5 goals; Sofie Morales, K, 10 saves

Issaquah 14, Eastside Catholic 12
Issaquah High School upset #6 Eastside Catholic in the Girls Division II lacrosse quarter-finals, Tuesday at Eastlake High School in Sammamish, Wash. The win advanced the #3 Eagles to Thursday’s semi-final matchup with Lakeside at 5:45 p.m. at Eastlake Community Field #2 in Sammamish. Sydney Lee had four goals and Sophie Schiefelbein had 3 goals and 11 draw controls for the Eagles in the win. Eastside Catholic’s April Hayden had 4 goals and Kate Slyngstad had 3 in the loss. The win was the second of the year for the Eagles, who downed Eastside Catholic 14-13 on April 2 in their only regular season meeting.

Highlights: Sydney Lee, IS, 4 goals; Sophie Schiefelbein, IS, 3 goals, 2 assists; Katie Mincin, IS, 3 goals; Teagan Cameron, IS, 17 saves; April Hayden, EC, 4 goals; Kate Slyngstad, EC, 3 goals, 1 assist; Allie Hawes, EC, 12 saves

Boys Division I Regular Season

Bellevue 17, Seattle Prep 10
(Cole Nordstrom, B, 4 goals, 4 assists; Brett Mennela, B, 4 goals; Cole Hendrickson, B, 13 saves; David Shoettler, SP, 5 goals, 1 assist; Jack Maurer, SP, 9 saves)
Mercer Island 16, Eastlake 1 (Steven Caditz; MI, 3 goals, 1 assist; Pat Keogh, E, 1 goal; Trevor Olson, E, 20 saves)
Northshore 16, Tahoma 5 (Jake Dossett, NS, 3 goals; Bowen Hadley, NS, 3 goals, 3 assists; Tyler Paris, NS, 3 goals, 2 assist; Taylor Wisman, NS, 4 goals, 2 assists; Stone Connell, T, 3 goals; Justin Hanson, T, 14 saves)
Skyline 9, Bainbridge 10 (Sam Snow, B, 4 goals, 1 assist; Dugan McDermott, B, 9 ground balls; Bryce Stevenson, B, 14 saves; Calvin Wiley, S, 2 goals, 1 assist; Ethan Thomas, S, 2 goals; Spencer Matches, S, 11 ground balls)
Vashon 4, Issaquah 10 (Jordan Goldstein, IS, 3 goals; Kevin Powers, IS, 2 goals, 1 assist; Todd Jones, IS, 2 goals; Jake Fritz, IS, 2 goals, 1 assist)
Lakeside 4, Puyallup 12 (Jake Steedman, P, 4 goals; Zach Steedman, P, 14 saves; Sten Jernudd, L, 3 goals; Hector Rhodes, L, 1 goal; Nick Canino, L, 12 saves)

Boys Division II Regular Season
Three Rivers 11, Selah 7 (Wade Floyd, S, 4 goals, 9 ground balls; Weston Ritts, S, 11 ground balls; Ethan Bersing, S, 11 ground balls; Sam Marquis, S, 11 saves)
Redmond 10, Overlake 15 (Harrison Valentine, R, 4 goals; Sean Shewey, R, 6 ground balls)
Skagit Valley 7, Whatcom 17 (Pat Cassidy, W, 6 goals, 2 assists; Kyle Scott, W, 3 goals, 1 assist)
Mukilteo 12, Stanwood 5 (Riley Wanzer, M, 4 goals, 2 assists; Nate Regan, M, 3 goals; 1 assist; Jesstin Perez, S, 2 goals, 2 assists; Justin Jackson, S, 20 saves)
Franklin 2, Eastside Catholic 26 (Michael Rambaldini, EC, 4 goals, 4 assists, 11 Ground Balls; David Carlton, EC 3 goals, 6 assists; Michael Ingles, F, 13 saves)
North County 3, Lynnwood 15 (Trey Knowles, L, 6 goals, 1 assist; Cameron Girgus, L, 5 goals, 4 assists; Julio Martinez, NC, 1 goal; Edgar Mendoza, NC, 1 goal; Zach Van Boven, NC, 1 goal; Gunnar Groothuis, NC, 19 saves)
King’s Way 3, Grant (Oregon) 9 (Zach Lindahl, KW, 2 goals; Max Amundson, KW, 17 saves)
Highline 4, Lake Tapps 17 (Corey Carson, LT, 6 goals, 1 assist; Skyler Cichy, LT, 3 goals, 3 assists; Nich Chapman, LT, 7 saves; Drew Erikson, H, 2 goals; Hans Larson, H, 9 ground balls; Jake Melum, H, 6 saves)

Games for Wednesday, May 13

Boys Division I Regular Season
Next Games Friday, May 15

Boys Division II Regular Season
Nathan Hale at Blanchet (Blanchet High School / 5:30 p.m.)

Girls Division I Semi-Final Playoffs
#5 Mercer Island at #1 Bainbridge (Bainbridge Stadium / 6:15 p.m.)
#2 Lakeside at #3 Roosevelt (Lakeside Upper School / 5:30 p.m.)

Girls Division II Semi-Final Playoffs
Next Games Thursday, May 14

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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