Overlake, Eastside Catholic, Kings Way advance in boys D2 lacrosse playoffs

SEATTLE – Overlake, Eastside Catholic and King’s Way all advanced to the quarter-finals with opening round wins, Friday on the first day of the Boys Division II high school lacrosse playoffs.

In Friday’s opening round, Overlake rolled past Three Rivers 15 – 4, while Eastside Catholic downed Blanchet 13 – 10 and King’s Way ousted Stanwood 10 – 4.

Boy’s Division II opening round playoff action continues on Saturday with five games, while the 17th annual girls state championships take place at the Eastside Catholic School in Sammamish. The Girls Division II championship game between Issaquah and Mercer Island gets underway at 11 a.m., while the Division I rematch of last year’s state title game with Bainbridge Island and Lakeside gets underway at 2:00 p.m.

Friday, May 15 Results
Boys Division II Opening Round of Playoffs (winners advance to quarter-finals)

Overlake 15 Three Rivers (Tri Cities) 4
George Dolack scored five goals to lead Overlake past Three Rivers 15 – 4 in the opening round of the Boys Division II playoffs, Friday at the Overlake School in Redmond. The win advances the Owls into the quarter-final round for a match-up with the winner of Saturday’s Kalhowya, Mukilteo game. Overlake’s Devon Schmitt scored three goals and collected 22 ground balls in the win. Scott Gallagher had 17 saves in goal for Three Rivers.

Highlights: George Dolack, OV, 5 goals, 1 assist; Devon Schmitt, OV, 3 goals, 5 assists; 22 ground balls; Casey Garland, TR, 1 goal, 1 assist, 7 ground balls; Scott Gallagher, TR, 17 saves.

Blanchet 10, Eastside Catholic 13
Michael Rambaldini scored four goals and David Carleton had three as Eastside Catholic led from start to finish to down Blanchet 13 – 10 in the opening round of the Boys Division II playoffs , Friday at the Eastside Catholic School in Sammamish. The win propels the Crusaders into the quarter-final round for a matchup with the winner of Saturday’s Stadium San Juan game. Eastside Catholic’s David Carleton had three goals in the win. Blanchett’s Dylan Evans had four goals, John Vandenberg had three and Will Massart had 10 saves in the loss.

Highlights: Michael Rambaldini, EC, 4 goals, 2 assists, 6 ground balls; David Carleton, EC, 3 goals, 3 assists; Dylan Evans, B, 4 goals; John Vandenberg, B, 3 goals, 1 assist; 7 ground balls; Will Massart, B, 10 saves.

King’s Way (Vancouver, Wash.) 10, Stanwood 4
Jordan Friesen scored three goals behind Nick Jankowski’s 14 ground balls as King’s Way downed Stanwood 10 – 4, Friday at Columbia River High School in Vancouver, Wash. The win advanced the Knights into a quarter-final match-up with Saturday’s Lake Tapps, Snohomish winner. Parker Dotsey had 12 ground balls for King’s Way in the win.

Highlights: Jordan Friesen, KW, 3 goals, 1 assist; Nick Jankowski, KW, 14 ground balls; Parker Dotsey, KW, 12 ground balls.

Boys Division I Regular Season
Bellevue 11, Lakeside 3
(Sten Jernudd, L, 2 goals; Hector Rhodes, L, 1 goals; Nick Canino, L, 15 saves)
Eastlake 6, Tahoma 4 (Danny Vais, E, 1 goal; Trevor Olson, E, 22 saves; Stone Connell, T, 2 goals; Justin Hansen, T, 15 saves)
Vashon 11, Northshore 10 OT (Ross Bowers, V, 4 goals; Gregor Davidheiser, V, 3 goals, 2 assists; Chad Richardson, V, 14 saves; Taylor Wisman, NS, 3 goals, 2 assists; Stuart Dransfield, NS, 14 saves)
Issaquah 12, Skyline 5 (Spencer Matches, H, 10 ground balls; Daniel Seil, H, 19 saves)
Mercer Island 12, Curtis 7 (Steven Caditz, MI, 3 goals; John Wettack, MI, 3 goals; Daniel Shields, MI, 2 goals, 3 assists; Hap Giraud, MI, 11 saves; Taylor Dean, C, 3 goals; Landon Carr, C, 2 goals; Mitchell Homeyer, C, 12 saves)

Games for Saturday, May 16

Girls State Championship Games
Division II Issaquah at Mercer Island (Eastside Catholic School / 11:00 a.m.)
Division I Lakeside at Bainbridge (Eastside Catholic School / 2:00 p.m.)

Boys Division II – Opening Round
Sammamish at Redmond (Redmond High School / 1:00 p.m.)
San Juan at Stadium (Pro Development Center / 1:30 p.m.)
Klahowya at Mukilteo (Mariner High School / 4:00 p.m.)
Tacoma at Lynnwood (Edmonds Woodway High School / 5:00 p.m.)
Snohomish at Lake Tapps (Bonney Lake High School / 7:30 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.

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