Mercer Island, Issaquah advance to girls D2 state lacrosse final

SEATTLE – Top seed Mercer Island and #3 Issaquah won their Girls Division II semi-final playoffs, Thursday to advance to the Washington Lacrosse Girls State Championships, Saturday at the Eastside Catholic School in Sammamish.

The 17th annual Washington Lacrosse Girls State Championships take place Saturday, May 16 at the Eastside Catholic School in Sammamish. The Division II game begins at 11:00 a.m. The Division I game gets underway at 2:00 p.m.

Girls Division II Semi-Final Playoffs

Lakeside 9, Issaquah 13
Brittany Hogan scored four goals as #3 Issaquah downed #7 Lakeside 13 – 9, Thursday in the Girls Division II high school lacrosse semi-final playoff at Issaquah’s Beaver Lake Middle School to advance to Saturday’s state championship game with Mercer Island.

With Issaquah leading 8 – 4 at the half, Lakeside crept to within three as Alena Pilichowski hit Madeline Hurlbut with a pass just inside the 8-meter arc at 12:35 for the Lions’ eighth goal. But Issaquah pulled away to seal the win and the berth in the state title game. The win was the second for Issaquah over Lakeside this season. On March 27, Issaquah downed the Lions 14 – 4.

Issaquah’s Sidney Lee and Katie Mincin each scored three goals and Teagan Cameron had 12 saves for Issaquah in the win. Madeline Hurlbut had three goals and Carter Stratton has 16 saves for the Lions in the loss.

Highlights: Brittany Hogan, IS, 4 goals, 2 assists; Sidney Lee, IS, 3 goals; Katie Mincin, IS, 3 goals, 1 assist; Teagan Cameron, IS, 12 saves; Madeline Hurlbut, L, 3 goals; Blake Whitney, L, 2 goals; Carter Stratton, L, 16 saves.

Snohomish 8, Mercer Island 12
Loreal Camp scored four goals as top seed Mercer Island downed #5 Snohomish 14 – 10, Thursday in the Girls Division II high school lacrosse semi-final at Mercer Island’s Islander Stadium to advance the Islanders to Saturday’s state championship game with Issaquah. The win was the second for the Islanders over Snohomish this season.

With Mercer Island holding on to a 4 – 2 lead at the intermission, Snohomish got down to business just 55 seconds into the second half scoring the first of four straight goals to take a 6 – 4 lead. But the Islanders, inspired by Camp’s nine draw controls, countered scoring four straight to pull ahead for good.

Elizabeth Bachman and Elena Skouras scored three goals and Helen Hansen had 11 saves for the Islanders in the win.

Highlights: Loreal Camp, MI, 4 goals, 1 assist, 9 draw controls; Elizabeth Bachman, MI, 3 goals, 1 assist; Elena Skouras, MI, 3 goals; Helen Hansen, MI, 11 saves; K. Sundee, S, 2 goals; E. Dalrymple, S, 2 goals; B. Thurston, S, 2 goals

Boys Division II (Play-in game – winner advances to state quarter-finals)

Stanwood 10, Whatcom 3 (Jesstin Perez, S, 4 goals, 4 assists; Kennon Mighell, S, 4 goals; Daniel Hernandez, W, 1 goals; Colin Aanes, W, 1 goal; Zeb Croker, W, 1 goal)

Games for Friday, May 15

Boys Division I Regular Season
Bellevue at Lakeside (Lakeside High School / 5:00 p.m.)
Eastlake at Tahoma (Tahoma High School / 7:00 p.m.)
Northshore at Vashon (Vashon High School / 7:30 p.m.)
Skyline at Issaquah (Issaquah High School / 8:00 p.m.)
Curtis at Mercer Island (Mercer Island High School / 8:00 p.m.)

Boys Division II Playoffs
Three Rivers at Overlake (Overlake School / 6:00 p.m.)
Blanchet at Eastside Catholic (Eastside Catholic School / 7:00 p.m.)
Stanwood/Whatcom at King’s Way (Vancouver, Wash.) (Columbia River High 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.

For daily high school lacrosse results or to receive results through an RSS feed, please visit http://www.uslax-wa.org/media.html

# # #

Media Contact:
Mike McQuaid
McQuaid & Co. Strategic Communications
206-262-7301
mike@mcquaidcompany.com

Twitter Digg Delicious Stumbleupon Technorati Facebook Email
%d bloggers like this: