High school lacrosse results for Friday, April 1 (AP-style game summaries)

High school lacrosse results for Friday, April 1

Boys Division I

MI boys come back to down King’s Way in Vancouver
VANCOUVER, Wash. – Peter Knebel scored 3 goals as undefeated Mercer Island rebounded from a 3 – 2 halftime deficit to down King’s Way 7 – 5 in boys Division I high school lacrosse action, Friday at Columbia River High School in Vancouver.

Mercer Island, fresh off of Thursday’s win over defending state champion Bellevue, fell behind 2 -1 in the opening quarter and trailed King’s Way 3 – 2 at the half. In the third, the Islanders scored 3 goals to take a 5 – 4 advantage before adding two more goals in the fourth to secure their 7th win of the season. Tucker Vassau had 10 saves in goal for MI. Clayton Frank netted 2 goals for King’s Way and Jason Klein, Connor Harwood, and Kenton McGuire all had solo shots.

Mercer Island (7-0-0) next faces Oregon Episcopal at 4 p.m. on Saturday at Kiggins Bowl in Vancouver, followed by a three game spring break road swing through Massachusetts. King’s Way (4-2-0) faces Lakeside (0-7-0) at 7 p.m. Saturday also at Kiggins Bowl.

SCORING HIGHLIGHTS: Mercer Island 7, King’s Way 5 (Peter Knebel, MI, 3 goals, 1 assist; Grant Preisler, MI, 2 goals; T. Claes Johnson, MI, 1 goal; Connor Bernal, MI, 1 goal, 1 assist, 5 ground balls; Tucker Vassau, MI, 10 saves; Clayton Frank, KW, 2 goals; Jason Klein, KW, 1 goal, 1 assist; Connor Harwood, KW, 1 goal, 5 ground balls; Kenton McGuire, KW, 1 goal, 3 ground balls; Max Zandstra, KW, 12 saves )

Boys Division II

First place Wenatchee downs Blanchet for 5th win
WENATCHEE – Connor Christiansen scored 4 goals to lead Wenatchee to its 5th win of the season with an 11 – 6 boys Division II high school lacrosse victory over Seattle’s Blanchet High School, Friday at Wenatchee Valley College. With the win Wenatchee advanced to 5-1-0 overall and a perfect 5-0-0 in league play.

After matching Blanchet goal for goal in the first quarter, Wenatchee broke loose with 5 unanswered second quarter goals to take a healthy 8 to 3 advantage into the intermission. In the third, Blanchet narrowed the margin to 9 – 5 but in the end was unable to overtake the home team.

Christiansen, a sophomore at Wenatchee High School, combined with Wenatchee sophomore Mitchell Parks for a total of 25 ground balls to set the table for the offensive effort. Parks netted 3 goals and 3 assists in the win.

On Saturday, Wenatchee (5-1-0) entertains Nathan Hale (2-2-0) in a 2 p.m. start at Wenatchee Valley College. Also on Saturday, Blanchet (3-3-0) travels to Selah (2-3-0) for a 5 p.m. start at Selah High School.

SCORING HIGHLIGHTS Wenatchee 11, Blanchet 6 (Connor Christiansen, W, 4 goals, 8 ground balls; Mitchell Parks, W, 3 goals, 3 assists, 17 ground balls; Eric Carlsen, W, 3 assists, 6 ground balls; Rawley Holmberg, W, 2 goals, 8 ground balls; Thomas Bass, W, 4 saves; Tyler Schmutz, B, 3 goals, 2 ground balls; Connor Black, B, 2 goals, 3 ground balls; Zach Traynor, B, 11 saves; Austin Pruitt, B, 1 save)

Mendicott’s 6 goals leads Stanwood past Everett in boys lax
STANWOOD – Sophomore midfielder Frank Mendicott scored a season-high 6 goals to lead Stanwood to a 14 – 7 boys Division II high school lacrosse win over Everett, Friday at Stanwood Middle School.

Mendicott, Kyle Bennett and Andrew Price combined for 28 ground balls to fuel Stanwood’s third win of the season. Everett’s Chas Stringfellow and Ian Strong each had 2 goals and combined for 15 ground balls, while Merrick Rutledge had 13 saves in goal. With the loss Everett is now winless in 4 starts.

Stanwood (3-2-0) is next in action against Whatcom (2-1-0), Tuesday, April 12 at a 5 p.m. start at Whatcom Community College. Everett (0-4-0) next faces Providence (3-1-0), Tuesday, April 12 in an 8 p.m. start at Lynnwood High School.

SCORING HIGHLIGHTS: Stanwood 14, Everett 7 (Frank Mendicott, S, 6 goals, 9 ground balls; Kyle Bennett, S, 1 goal, 10 ground balls; Andrew Price, S, 2 goals, 1 assist, 9 ground balls; Blaine Eveland, S, 6 saves; Chas Stringfellow, E, 2 goals, 2 assists, 11 ground balls; Ian Strong, E, 2 goals, 4 ground balls; Merrick Rutledge, E, 13 saves )

Wellner nets 6 to lead Three Rivers past Hale in boys lacrosse
RICHLAND – Trent Wellner scored a season-high 6 goals and added 4 assists to lead Three Rivers to an 8 – 1 boys Division II high school lacrosse win over Seattle’s Nathan Hale High School, Friday at Badger Mountain Park in Richland. With the win, second-place Three Rivers kept pace with division leader Wenatchee, who also won, in the Eastern Division.

Building on an early 4 – 1 first quarter lead, Three Rivers added another 5 goals in the second to take a 9 – 5 lead into the intermission. The two traded goals in the third, before Three Rivers broke loose with 8 goals in the final stanza to seal the win over the Raiders.

Other leading scorers for Three Rivers included Drew Wad with 4 goals and 3 assists and McKay Mitchell with 3 goals and 2 assists. Hale’s David Shiplett netted 5 goals and an assist and Alex Wright scored 4 as the Raider’s evened their overall record to 2-2-0.

Three Rivers (5-2-0) takes on Ballard (2-2-0) on Saturday, April 2 in a 5 p.m. start at Richland’s Badger Mountain Park. Nathan Hale (2-2-0) travels to Wenatchee (5-1-0) on Saturday, April 2 for a 2 p.m. start at Wenatchee Valley College.

SCORING HIGHLIGHTS: Three Rivers 22, Nathan Hale 11 (Trent Wellner, TR, 6 goals; 4 assists; Drew Wade, TR, 4 goals, 3 assists; McKay Mitchell, TR, 3 goals, 2 assists; Daniel Hart, TR, 4 saves; David Shiplett, NH, 5 goals, 1 assist, 8 ground balls; Alex Wright, NH, 4 goals, 1 assist, 7 ground balls; Jack MacIntire, NH, 1 goal, 2 assists; Aiden Iodice, NH, 12 saves)

Sammamish downs Gig Harbor for 7th lacrosse win
GIG HARBOR – Tyler Schmidt scored 5 goals to lead Evergreen leading Sammamish to a 19 – 1 boys Division II high school lacrosse win over Gig Harbor, Friday at Gig Harbor High School.

Sammamish doubled-up on a 2 – 0 first quarter lead to take a 4 – 0 advantage into the intermission. In the second half, Sammamish again put up big numbers, netting 6 in the third and 7 in the fourth to seal the win. Sean Sternberg contributed 2 goals and 7 ground balls in Sammamish’s 7th win of the season. The Fire’s only goal came on a solo shot by Nate Ashton in the third. With the loss, Gig Harbor evened its record at 3-3-0.

Sammamish (7-1-0) next faces Skagit Valley (1-2-0), Tuesday, April 5 in a 7 p.m. start at Newport High School. Gig Harbor (3-3-0) faces North Kitsap (1-1-0) on Friday, April 8 in a 6 p.m. start at North Kitsap High School.

SCORING HIGHLIGHTS: Sammamish 19, Gig Harbor 1 (Tyler Schmidt, S, 5 goals, 1 assist; Sean Sternberg, S, 2 goals, 7 ground balls; Mitch Williams, S, 4 saves; Nate Ashton, GH, 1 goal, 1 ground ball; Desmond Ary, GH, 4 ground balls; Lucas Bantanian, GH, 7 saves)

Highline lacrosse upsets Roosevelt on Simpson’s 4th quarter goal
SEATTLE – Calabe Simpson scored his second goal of the night with 7:49 remaining to give Division II Highline its third win of the season with an 8 – 7 boys high school lacrosse upset of Division I Roosevelt, Friday at Lower Woodland Park in Seattle.

After emerging from the break, down 5 – 3, Highline fought back in the second half to tie the game at 7 on a Dimitri Jones goal with 8:34 remaining in the fourth. Just 45 seconds later, Simpson netted the eventual game winner. The go-ahead goal was the junior midfielder’s 8th of the season. Parker Williamson netted 4 goals and an assist for the Roughriders who fell for the 5th time this season.

Highline (3-1-0) next faces North County (1-3-0), Friday, April 8 in a 5 p.m. start at Bender Fields. Roosevelt (2-5-0) next faces Providence (3-1-0), Wednesday, April 4 in a 7 p.m. start at Lower Woodland Park in Seattle.

SCORING HIGHLIGHTS: Highline 8, Roosevelt 7 (Brendan Miller, H, 2 goals; Calabe Simpson, H, 2 goals; Dimitri Jones, H, 2 goals; Zach Sleeper, H, 2 goals; Parker Williamson, R, 4 goals, 1 assist;

Jones’s OT winner lifts Selah over Ballard in boys lacrosse
SELAH – In his first game back after spraining a knee in the opening game of the season, Casey Jones scored on a blistering bounce shot with 2:13 remaining in overtime to give Selah its second win of the season with a 6 – 5 boys Division II high school lacrosse victory over visiting Ballard, Friday at Selah High School.

With Ballard leading by a goal, Selah’s Casey Jones took a nifty pass from Nick Frank with just 1:13 remaining in regulation and fired it past Beavers’ goalkeeper Nick Onstad-Hawes to send the contest into sudden death.

In the overtime period, Selah’s Nick Frank chased down a ground ball from the opening face-off and quickly moved the ball up field, but his shot sailed wide. After a Beavers recovery, Selah’s David Ortega poke-checked the ball free from Ballard’s John DeGarmo at the top of the box. With two Beavers quickly descending on him, Selah’s Colton Welch dished the ball to Jones. Struggling with a reinjured right knee, Jones took control of the ball and fired the game winner.

Selah (2-3-0) next faces Blanchet (3-2-0) , Saturday, April 2 in a 5 p.m. start at Badger Mountain Park in Richland. Ballard (2-3-0) takes on Three Rivers (5-2-0), Saturday, April 2 in a 5 p.m. start at Richland’s Badger Mountain Park.

SCORING HIGHLIGHTS: Selah 6, Ballard 5 OT (Casey Jones, S, 5 goals; Colton Welch, S, 1 goal, 2 assists, 5 ground balls; Royce Moriarty, S, 2 assists; Jared Grubenhoff, S, 13 saves; Brian Gemme, B, 4 goals; Ray McCormick, B, 1 goal; )

McKee’s 3 goals lifts Woodinville past Snohomish for sole possession of Cascade Division
WOODINVILLE – Daniel McKee scored 3 goals to give Woodinville sole possession of first place in the Cascade Division with an 8 – 2 boys high school lacrosse win over Snohomish, Friday at Woodinville High School.

Woodinville and Snohomish entered the game undefeated and tied for first with the winner emerging alone atop the five-team Cascade Division. After holding each other scoreless in the first, McKee scored his first of the night to send Woodinville into the break with a 1 – 0 advantage. In the third Woodinville added another 2 before breaking the game open in the fourth with 5 goals to lock-in their 6th win of the season.

Colter Clinch netted the first of his 2 goals at 8:47 of the third and Cameron Schmidt grabbed 6 ground balls to fuel the win. Devin Remlinger and Austin Tippett each scored for Snohomish.

Woodinville (6-0-0) next faces Division I Northshore (3-4-0), Thursday, April 7 in a 7 p.m. start at Woodinville High School. Snohomish (3-1-0) next faces North County (1-3-0), Tuesday, April 12 at Glacier Peak High School.

SCORING HIGHLIGHTS: Woodinville 8, Snohomish 2 (Daniel McKee, W, 3 goals, 2 assists, 2 ground balls; Colter Clinch, W, 2 goals, 1 ground ball; Cameron Schmidt, W, 6 ground balls; Dalton Combs, W, 10 saves)

Girls Division I

Lakeside girls drop Roosevelt to move into first
SEATTLE – Kaylee Best matched her season-best 5 goals to lift Lakeside into sole possession of first place with a 14 – 3 girls Division I win over Roosevelt, Friday at the Lakeside Upper School in north Seattle.

Entering the game locked in a three-way tie for first with Mercer Island and Snohomish, the Lions capitalized on Best’s scoring along with a goal and 4 assists from Jade Blake-Whitney and 2 goals each from Natalie Faox and Sammy McGanny to move into the lead position. Adrienne Leonard, Sam Quamma and Carina Riorden all scored for the Roughriders.

Lakeside (4-1-1) next faces Seattle Prep (2-3-0), Monday, April 11 in a 3:45 p.m. start at Seattle’s Magnuson Park. Roosevelt (2-3-0) next faces Bainbridge (1-0-0), Monday, April 4 in a 6:15 p.m. start at Bainbridge Stadium.

SCORING HIGHLIGHTS: Lakeside 14, Roosevelt 3 (Kaylee Best, L, 5 goals, 1 assist; Jade Blake-Whitney, L, 1 goal, 4 assists; Natalie Fox, L, 2 goals, 1 assist; Sammy McGanny, L, 2 goals; Madeline Hurlbut, L, 5 saves; Adrienne Leonard, R, 1 goal; Sam Quamma, R, 1 goal; Carina Riorden, R, 1 goal; Janina Tilgner, R, 8 saves)

Girls Division II

Ballard upsets Lakeside for second girls lacrosse win
SEATTLE – Maddie Soukup scored 5 goals to lead Ballard to its second win of the season with a 13 – 7 upset of third place Lakeside in girls Division II high school lacrosse action, Friday at Ballard High School.
Ballard scored early, taking a 9 – 2 lead into the intermission. Although the Beavers were outscored by Lakeside 5 – 4 in the second, they cruised to the win. Kelsy Barta secured 10 draw controls to set the stage for the Beavers offense. Emily rudder netted 3 goals and grabbed 4 ground balls as the Lions dropped their second straight game, evening their record at 3-3-0. Ballard (2-3-0) next faces Lake Sammamish (1-2-0), Friday, April 8 in a 4:15 p.m. start at Redmond’s Marymoor Park. Lakeside (3-3-0) next faces Klahowya (3-0-0) Wednesday, April 6 in a 5:45 p.m. start at the Lakeside Upper School in north Seattle.

SCORING HIGHLIGHTS: Ballard 13, Lakeside 7 (Maddie Soukup, B, 5 goals, 1 assist, 4 ground balls; Kelsey Barta, B, 1 goal, 5 ground balls, 10 draw controls; Hannah Breton, B, 5 saves Emily Rudder, L, 3 goals, 4 ground balls; Annabel Bench, L, 10 saves)

Games for Saturday, April 2

Boys Division I
Mercer Island at O.E.S. (Kiggins Bowl / 4:00 p.m.)
Seattle Prep at Lake Tapps (Game Farm Park / 7:00 p.m.)
Lakeside at King’s Way (Kiggins Bowl / 7:00 p.m.)
Issaquah at Puyallup (Sparks Stadium / 7:00 p.m.)
Eastside Catholic at Tahoma (Tahoma HS / 7:30 p.m.)

Boys Division II
Nathan Hale at Wenatchee (Wenatchee Valley College / 2:00 p.m.)
Ballard at Three Rivers (Badger Mountain Park / 5:00 p.m.)
Blanchet at Selah (Selah HS / 5:00 p.m.)

Girls Division I
Next Games: Monday, April 4

Girls Division II
Next Games: Monday, April 4

About High School Lacrosse in Washington State
Lacrosse is the fastest growing sport in the US and in Washington state has experienced double-digit annual growth throughout the past decade. With a 33-year local history, more than 4,000 students attending over 100 WIAA schools now make up 154 individual boys and girls Varsity and JV teams across eastern and western Washington. Governed by the Washington High School Boys Lacrosse Association and the Washington Schoolgirls Lacrosse Association, the sport is played during a nine-week spring season capped by annual boys and girls state championships in late May. To learn more about lacrosse in Washington or to receive daily high school results, visit USLAX-WA.org or become a fan on facebook . To learn more about the history, traditions and values of lacrosse, college opportunities available to students, and the 21 US states now sanctioning high school lacrosse, visit USLacrosse.org.

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