High school lacrosse scores for Wednesday, May 26 (AP-style game summaries)

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Caption:  Bellevue’s Ryan Deal is checked by a Bainbridge defender as he winds-up for a shot on Spartan goaltender Julian Skotheim Hillis in Wednesday’s Boys Division I semifinal playoff at Bainbridge High School.  Bellevue downed Bainbridge 13 – 3 for their first trip back to the state title game in 18 years.  Photo Courtesy:  Michael Jardine

 

 

 

May 26, 2010

Washington high school lacrosse scores for Wednesday, May 26

Boys Division I – Semifinal Playoffs

MI ends Issaquah’s run at third state lacrosse title, Bellevue next in boys D1 state championship

MERCER ISLAND, Wash. — Mercer Island advanced to the Boys Division I state lacrosse championship ending Issaquah’s run for a third consecutive title behind the strong defensive play of Connor Beckwith and the Islander’s long poles in a 4 – 2 Boys Division I semifinal playoff win, Wednesday at Islander Stadium. The win sent the 21-0-0 Islanders to Saturday’s state title game against rival Bellevue High School. It’s Mercer Island’s 9th trip to the state championship in the 18-year history of the Islander program.

Beckwith led the Islander defense with 4 of 10 caused turnovers as MI held the two-time defending state champions scoreless for three quarters. MI’s Matthew Shields opened scoring at 8:39 of first quarter after taking a pass from T. Claes Johnson to beat Issaquah goaltender O’Neil Hughes. The two led all scorers with 2 goals apiece. Just 8 seconds later, Johnson again was unselfish with the ball, setting-up Connor Bernal for the Islanders second goal of the night. In the second, Jonathan Wettack hit Shields to make it 3 – 0 Islanders and Steven Taylor scored at 3:46 of the third for the Islander’s fourth and final goal. Issaquah finally got on the board with Kevin Powers beating the Islanders’ Hap Giraud at 2:10 of the fourth. Duncan Hamilton found the net with 18 seconds remaining to bring the game within two, but that was all for Issaquah.

Hap Giraud had 11 saves in goal for the Islanders and Hughes had 14 saves for Issaquah.

In Saturday’s Division I state championship, the Islanders take on 19-3-0 Bellevue, who downed Bainbridge 13 – 3 in their semifinal. In their only meeting this season, the Islanders dropped Bellevue 7 – 5, May 14 at home.

The Division I boys lacrosse state title game gets underway at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at Seattle’s Memorial Stadium.

SCORING

Mercer Island   2 1 1 0 — 4
Issaquah          0 0 0 2 — 2

SCORING HIGHLIGHTS: Mercer Island 4  Issaquah 2  (Mercer Island advances to state championship) (Matthew Shields, MI 2 goals; T. Claes Johnson, MI, 2 assists, 4 ground balls; Connor Bernal, MI, 1 goal; Steven Taylor, MI, 1 goal, 3 ground balls; Jonathan Wettack, MI, 1 goal, 3 ground balls; Conner Beckwith, MI, 5 ground balls; Spencer Tierney, MI, 5 ground balls; Hap Giraud, MI, 11 saves; Kevin Powers, IS, 1 goal; Duncan Hamilton, IS, 1 goal; Michael Mezs, IS, 5 ground balls; Tyler Lucas, IS, 4 ground balls; O’Neil Hughes, IS, 14 saves)

Bellevue pounds Bainbridge boys in D1 lacrosse semifinal, undefeated MI next in state championship

BAINBRIDGE ISLAND, Wash. — Senior attackmen Ryan Deal and Brett Mennella each scored 4 goals as Bellevue pounded their way back to their first state title game in 18 years with a 13 – 3 Division I lacrosse semifinal playoff win over Bainbridge, Wednesday at Bainbridge High School. The win propels the 19-3-0 Wolverines to Saturday’s Washington state championship matchup with 21-0-0 Mercer Island. It’s the 15th title appearance for the Wolverines, one of the state’s first two lacrosse teams, since the school began play in 1980.

Behind strong defensive play led by long-sticks Dan Ellis and Sam Leggett that held the Spartans scoreless in the first half, Bellevue’s offense was able to shine. The Wolverines opened with 2 goals in the first and another 3 in the second to take a 5 – 0 lead into the intermission. In the third, the Wolverines again hit the turf with their offense blazing, outscoring the Spartans 7 – 2. Both teams traded goals in the final stanza to round-out scoring.

Deal and Mennella combined for 12 points with Eric Omri contributing 2 goals and Blake Samuel, Thomas Zervas and Thomas Stengler each scoring once for the Wolverines. Bellevue goalkeeper Austin Boyd had 9 saves between the pipes. For Issaquah, Cameron Parker had 2 goals, Jacob Goodman had a solo-shot and Julian Skotheim had 3 saves in goal.

In Saturday’s Division I state championship, Bellevue takes on 21-0-0 Mercer Island, who downed Issaquah 4 – 2 in their semifinal. In their only meeting this season, Bellevue fell 7 – 5 to the Islanders, May 14 at Islander Stadium.

The Division I boys lacrosse state title game gets underway at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at Seattle’s Memorial Stadium.

SCORING

Bellevue 2 3 7 1 — 13

Bainbridge 0 0 2 1 — 3

SCORING HIGHLIGHTS: Bellevue 13, Bainbridge 3 (Bellevue advances to state championship) (Ryan Deal, BEL, 4 goals, 1 assist, 3 ground balls; Brett Mennella, BEL, 4 goals, 3 assists; Eric Omri, BEL, 2 goals, 1 ground balls; Blake Samuel, BEL, 1 goal, 3 ground balls; Cole Nordstrom, BEL, 3 assists, 3 ground balls; Thomas Zervas, BEL, 1 goal, 2 assists, 1 ground ball; Alex Mennella, BEL, 1 assist, 5 ground balls; Thomas Stengler, BEL, 1 goal; Austin Boyd, BEL, 9 saves; Cameron Parker, BI, 2 goals, 1 ground ball; Jacob Goodman, BI, 1 goal, 2 ground balls; Jordan Wagner, BI, 1 assist; Julian Skotheim Hillis, BI, 3 saves)

Boys Division II — Semifinal Playoffs

Lynnwood’s Girgus downs Wenatchee in OT, San Juan next in boys D2 state lacrosse championship

WENATCHEE, Wash. — Cameron Girgus took advantage of a Wenatchee penalty to score the game-winning goal just 53 seconds into overtime and send Lynnwood to the Boys Division II state title game with a 14 – 13 win, Wednesday at Wenatchee Valley College. With the win, Lynnwood now faces San Juan in Saturday’s state championship game. It’s just the second state title appearance for Lynnwood, which fell to Eastlake in the 2006 Division II title game.

With Wenatchee battling back from an 11 – 9 third-quarter deficit with 5 goals in the fourth, Lynnwood’s Sam Girgus tied the game with 9 seconds remaining to send the semifinal into overtime.

In the first minute of the extra period, Wenatchee’s Quinlan Carlson was whistled for an illegal body check, setting up a man-advantage situation for Lynnwood. As play resumed, Girgus’ cousin Cameron Girgus wasted no time marching on goaltender Thomas Bass to score the game-winner with 3:07 remaining. It was his only goal of the night.

Alex Tindall had 4 goals, 2 assists and 11 ground balls, Trey Knowles had 4 goals and 2 ground balls and goaltender David Dekoekkoek had 9 saves for Lynnwood. Connor Tidd had 5 goals, an assist and 7 ground balls, while Mitchell Parks had 3 goals and 14 ground balls and Thomas Bass had 15 saves for Wenatchee.

In Saturday’s Division II state championship, 15-3-0 Lynnwood takes on 14-2-0 San Juan, which downed Lake Washington in their semifinal.

In their only meeting this season, Lynnwood pounded San Juan 12 – 6, March 19 at Meadowdale High School.

The Division II boys lacrosse state title game gets underway at 5:00 p.m., Saturday at Seattle’s Memorial Stadium.

SCORING

Lynnwood 5 2 4 2 1 – 14

Wenatchee 1 6 1 5 0 — 13

SCORING HIGHLIGHTS: Lynnwood 14, Wenatchee 13 (OT) (Lynnwood advances to state championship) (Alex Tindall, L, 4 goals, 2 assists, 11 ground balls; Trey Knowles, L, 4 goals, 2 ground balls; Devan Hardwick, L, 2 goals, 1 assist, 3 ground balls; Sam Girgus, L, 2 goals; Nick Peters, L, 1 goal, 2 ground balls; Cameron Girgus, L, 1 goal, 5 assists, 7 ground balls; Josh Latimer, L, 1 assist, 6 ground balls; David Dekoekkoek, L, 9 saves; Connor Tidd, W, 5 goals, 1 assists, 7 ground balls; Mitchell Parks, W, 3 goal, 14 ground balls; Rawley Holmberg, W, 2 goals, 2 ground balls; Scott Hershey, W, 1 goal, 3 ground balls; Cameron Hoey, W, 1 goal, 10 ground balls, Dylan Hummel, W, 1 goal, 1 ground ball; Eric Sauer, W, 1 assist, 1 ground balls; Thomas Bass, W, 15 saves)

San Juan holds-off Lake Washington rally, advances to Boys D2 state lacrosse championships

KIRKLAND, Wash. – Kyle Skoog scored 4 goals as San Juan held-off a late Lake Washington rally to advance to its first Boys Division II lacrosse state title game with a 9 – 8 semifinal playoff win over Lake Washington, Wednesday at Lake Washington High School in Kirkland. With the win, San Juan takes on Lynnwood, which downed Wenatchee in overtime in its semifinal playoff, for the state title.

With San Juan leading 9 – 7 in the fourth, Lake Washington’s Jake Bernstein scored with 1:31 remaining to bring the game within one. Lake Washington won the final draw and fed the ball to sophomore attackman Cody Bernstein who managed to get off two shots in the final minute of play but was unable to beat Dragons goalkeeper Calen Mayer on either attempt.

The game got underway with both teams scoring solo shots in the first. In the second, San Juan edged ahead to take a 6 – 5 advantage into the intermission. In the third, Lake Washington outscored San Juan 2 – 1 to knot the game at 7 going into the final stanza.

Along with Skoog’s 4 goals and 4 ground balls, Alex Michael had 2 goals and 2 ground balls while Mayer had 13 saves in goal for San Juan. Jake Bernstein had 3 goals, 2 assists and 5 ground balls to lead Lake Washington scorers and goalkeeper Luke Latin had 11 saves.

In Saturday’s Division II state championship, 14-2-0 San Juan takes on 15-3-0 Lynnwood, who downed Wenatchee 14 – 13 in overtime in its semifinal.

In their only meeting this season, San Juan fell to Lynnwood 12 – 6, March 19 at Meadowdale High School.

The Division II boys lacrosse state title game gets underway at 5:00 p.m., Saturday at Seattle’s Memorial Stadium.

SCORING

San Juan 1 5 1 2 — 9

Lake Washington 1 4 2 1 — 8

SCORING HIGHLIGHTS: San Juan 9, Lake Washington 8 (San Juan advances to state championship)

(Kyle Skoog, SJ, 4 goals, 4 ground balls; Alex Michael, SJ, 2 goals, 2 ground balls; Ryan Guard, SJ, 1 goal, 2 assists, 1 ground ball; Westin Hedin, SJ, 1 goal, 2 ground balls; Forest Dayton, SJ, 1 goal, 3 assists, 3 ground balls; Cody West, SJ, 1 assist, 2 ground balls; Calen Mayer, SJ, 13 saves; Jake Bernstein, LW, 3 goals, 2 assists, 5 ground balls; Trevor Watkins, LW, 2 goals, 3 ground balls; Ben Anderson, LW, 1 goal, 1 assists; Quentin Behr, LW, 1 goal, 1 ground ball; Carson Brown, LW, 1 goal, 2 ground balls; Cody Bernstein, LW, 1 assist, 5 ground balls; Luke Latin, LW, 11 saves)

Washington State Boys Championships

Saturday, May 29 Memorial Stadium – Seattle

Boys Division I

Bellevue vs. Mercer Island (7:30 p.m.)

Boys Division II

San Juan vs. Lynnwood (5:00 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 six of the last eight years. In 2010, over 2,700 high school students representing 83 boys (www.WHSBLA.org) and 55 girls (www.WSLAX.org) varsity and jv teams in eastern and western Washington compete in a nine-week season March – May. The annual Boys and Girls Washington State High School Championships take place in late May.

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