Bainbridge advances in D1, Redmond, Eastside Catholic, Overlake advance in D2 boys lacrosse quarter-finals

SEATTLE – Bainbridge Island advanced to the Boys Division I state lacrosse semi-finals, while Redmond, Eastside Catholic and Overlake all advanced to the Boys Division II semis in Thursday’s high school lacrosse playoff action in Washington state.

In Division I, Bainbridge upended Northshore 21 – 4 to move along to Wednesday’s semi-final matchup with Friday’s Issaquah, Skyline winner.

In Division II, Redmond eliminated Tacoma 9 – 1, Eastside Catholic downed Stadium 13 – 3 and Overlake edged Mukilteo 12 – 10 to all advance.

State quarter-final action continues on Friday, while semi-finals in both divisions take place Wednesday, May 27. The Washington Lacrosse Boys State Championships take place Saturday, May 30 at Memorial Stadium in Seattle.

Boys Division I Quarter-Finals

Northshore 4, Bainbridge 21
BAINBRIDGE ISLAND, Wash. – Kevin Nguyen scored five goals and collected seven ground balls as Bainbridge rolled-past Northshore 21 – 4 in the Boys Division I lacrosse quarter-finals, Thursday at Bainbridge Island High School. The win advanced the Spartans to Wednesday’s semi-final matchup with Friday’s Issaquah, Skyline winner. Bainbridge jumped out to a 12 – 1 lead at the half and added another seven goals in the second the half the cruise to the playoff win. In the win, Jordan Wagner had four goals, Sam Snow had three and Dugan McDermot had 10 ground balls. Northshore’s Taylor Wisman and Bowen Hadley each had two goals and Stuart Dransfield had 17 saves in the loss.

Scoring:
Northshore 0 1 1 2 — 4
Bainbridge 7 5 5 4 — 21

Highlights: Kevin Nguyen, B, 5 goals, 7 ground balls; Jordan Wagner, B, 4 goals; Sam Snow, B, 3 goals, 3 assists; Dugan McDermot, B, 10 ground balls; Bryce Stevenson, B, 5 saves; Taylor Wisman, NS, 2 goals, 1 assist; Bowen Hadley, NS, 2 goals; Stuart Dransfield, NS, 17 saves.

Boys Division II Quarter-Finals

Tacoma 1, Redmond 9
REDMOND, Wash. — Tyler Dougherty scored three goals as Redmond downed Tacoma 9 – 1 in the Boys Division II high school lacrosse quarter-finals, Thursday at Redmond High School. The win propelled Redmond into Wednesday’s semi-final matchup with Eastside Catholic. In the win, Sean Shewey had seven ground balls for Redmond. Travis Jones had 11 saves and Bryce Johnson scored the lone goal for Tacoma.

Scoring:
Tacoma 0 0 0 1 — 1
Redmond 2 4 1 2 — 9

Highlights: Tyler Dougherty, R, 3 goals; 1 assist; Sean Shewey, R, 7 ground balls; Bryce Johnson, T, 1 goal; Travis Jones, T, 11 saves.

Stadium 3, Eastside Catholic 13
SAMMAMISH, Wash. — Freshman Max Saffle equaled a season-best six goals to lead Eastside Catholic to a 13 – 3 Boys Division II quarter-final playoff win over Stadium, Thursday at the Eastside Catholic School in Sammamish, Wash. The win propelled the Crusaders into Wednesday’s state semi-final with Redmond. Eastside Catholic scored five in the first quarter and six in the second to take an 11 – 1 lead into half-time. In the second half, the Crusaders were blanked 1 – 0 in the third, but added two in the fourth to cruise to the win. In the win, Michael Rambaldini collected 10 ground balls and goaltender O’Neill Hughes turned away 13 Stadium shots on goal.

Scoring:
Stadium 1 0 1 1 — 3
Eastside Catholic 5 6 0 2 – 13

Highlights: Max Saffle, EC, 6 goals, 1 assist; Kyle Decker, EC, 3 goals, 2 assists; Michael Rambaldini, EC, 10 ground balls; O’Neill Hughes, EC, 13 saves.

Overlake 12, Mukilteo 10
MUKILTEO, Wash. — Scout Tweedie-Yates scored five goals to lead Overlake to a 12 – 10 Boys Division II high school lacrosse quarter-final playoff win over Mukilteo, Thursday at Kamiak High School in Mukilteo, Wash. The win elevated the Owls to Wednesday’s semi-final with the winner of tomorrow’s King’s Way, Lake Tapps quarter-final. Devon Schmidt and Sky Tweedie-Yates each had three goals and Chap Grubb had 11 saves for the Owls. Chas Stringfellow and Nate Regan each scored three and Dillon Stakenburg had 10 saves for Mukilteo.

Scoring:
Overlake 3 2 4 3 — 12
Mukilteo 4 1 3 2 — 10

Highlights: Scout Tweedie-Yates, OV, 5 goals; Devon Schmidt, OV, 3 goals, 6 ground balls; Sky Tweedie-Yates, OV, 3 goals; Chap Grubb, OV, 11 saves; Chas Stringfellow, M, 3 goals, 3 assists; Nate Regan, M, 3 goals, 6 ground balls; Tommy Hodges, M, 6 ground balls; Dillon Starkenburg, M, 10 saves.

Games for Friday, May 22
Boys Division I Quarter-Finals
Vashon at Mercer Island (Mercer Island High School / 7:00 p.m.)
Skyline at Issaquah (Issaquah High School / 7:00 p.m.)
Bellevue at Curtis (Curtis High School / 8:00 p.m.)

Boys Division II Quarter-Finals
Lake Tapps at King’s Way (Columbia River High School, Vancouver, Wash. / 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

31st Washington Lacrosse Boys State Championships
Saturday, May 30, 2009
Memorial Stadium – Seattle Center

12:00 p.m. 5-6 Regional Honor Game
1:00 p.m. 5-6 Regional Honor Game
2:00 p.m. Regional All-Star Game
3:00 p.m. Regional All-Star Game
5:00 p.m. Division II Finals
7:30 p.m. Division I Finals

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