Deal’s OT goal give Bellevue first state lacrosse title in 19 years

SEATTLE – Senior Ryan Deal scored with 1:50 remaining in overtime to give Bellevue its first state lacrosse title in 19 years in an 8 – 7 win over Mercer Island, Saturday at Seattle’s Memorial Stadium.  With the win, Bellevue handed the Islanders their first loss in 22 starts this season and it was Bellevue’s first victory over their rival since a 2002 overtime win.  The sudden death period was set up as the Wolverine’s Eric Omri scored to beat Islander goaltender Hap Giraud with 26 seconds remaining in regulation to knot the game at 7 and send the Boys Division I final into a 4-minute sudden-death overtime. 

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 ( and 55 girls ( 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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