High school lacrosse results for Saturday, April 2 (AP-style game summaries)

High school lacrosse results for Saturday, April 2

Boys Division I

Mercer Island boys suffer first loss to Oregon Episcopal
VANCOUVER, Wash. Mercer Island fell to Oregon Episcopal School 10 – 3 in inter-state boys high school lacrosse action, Saturday at Vancouver’s Kiggins Bowl Stadium.

Fresh off wins over high-scoring King’s Way of Vancouver on Friday and defending state champion Bellevue on Thursday, the Islanders brought an experienced but tired squad to Vancouver for a final tune up before embarking on a road swing through Massachusetts this next week. In the end, the Aardvarks proved too much for MI, handing the Islanders their first loss of the season.

Oregon Episcopal (3-3-0) defeated in-state opponents Grant (15-1) and Central Catholic (17 – 4) before downing the Islanders. The 2010 Oregon state high school quarterfinalist’s 3 losses came at the hands of Issaquah, New Westminster (BC) and Bainbridge, all at last week’s NW Invitational hosted by Mercer Island. They next face Oregon’s Columbia Division rival Cleveland, 7 p.m., Thursday, April 7 at home.

Mercer Island (7-1-0) next embarks on a three game spring break road swing through Massachusetts. The Islanders face Duxbury, Wednesday, April 6; Concord-Carlisle, Friday, April 8; and Lincoln-Sudbury, Saturday, April 9.

SCORING HIGHLIGHTS: Oregon Episcopal School (Ore.) 10, Mercer Island 3 (no scoring details available)

Russell’s 5 goals leads Lake Tapps past Seattle Prep
AUBURN – Andy Russell scored a season-high 5 goals to lead Lake Tapps to a 13 – 8 boys Division I high school lacrosse win over Seattle Prep, Saturday at Auburn’s Game Farm Park.

In a back and forth game, Lake Tapps overcame a 6 – 5 deficit at the half to take a one-goal lead into the final stanza. In the fourth, Tapps netted 6 goals to secure the win.

Josh Devenport and longpole defenseman, Nick Fawcett each had 2 goals and Joey Lucchesi and Hayden Leckman combined for 12 ground balls to fuel the second win of the season for Lake Tapps. Cassidy Miller and Peter Christiansen each had 3 goals for the Panthers.

Lake Tapps (2-4-0) next faces Lakeside (0-8-0), Tuesday, April 12 in a 5 p.m. start at the Lakeside Upper School. Seattle Prep (3-3-0) next faces Eastlake (2-3-1), Wednesday, April 6 in a 7 p.m. start at Seattle’s Lower Woodland Park playfield.

SCORING HIGHLIGHTS: Lake Tapps 13, Seattle Prep 8 (Andy Russell, LT, 5 goals, 1 assist; Josh Davenport, LT, 2 goals, 1 assist; Michael Lucchesi, LT, 1 goal, 4 assists; Nick Fawcett, LT, 2 goals, Joey Lucchesi, LT, 6 ground balls; Hayden Leckman, LT, 6 ground balls; Cassidy Miller, SP, 3 goals; Connor Dennehy, SP, 2 goals; Peter Christiansen, SP, 3 goals)

Robinson nets 5 to lead King’s Way past Lakeside
VANCOUVER, Wash. – Koda Robinson netted a season-high 5 goals to lead King’s Way to a 19 – 1 boys Division I high school lacrosse defeat of Lakeside, Saturday at Kiggins Bowl Stadium in Vancouver.

Jason Klein opened scoring at 9:13 of the first, converting on a sharp pass from Jack Beall. Lakeside’s Ben Goldstein responded on the transition, catching King’s Way goaltender Max Zandstra off guard to even the score at 1 – 1. But that was all for the Lions as King’s Way built on a 6 – 1 first quarter lead to take a 13 – 1 advantage into the intermission. King’s Way added 4 in the third and an insurance goal in the fourth for their 5th win of the season.

Jack Beall had 2 goals and 5 assists and Jason Klein had 1 goal and 4 assists to help fuel the Knights’ offense. Lakeside’ Conner Haney had 3 ground balls and Peter Scott had 16 saves in goal.

King’s Way (5-2-0) next faces Bainbridge (5-0-0), Saturday, April 9 in a 7 p.m. start at Columbia River High School. Lakeside (0-8-0) next faces Division II Ballard (2-4-0) Tuesday, April 5 in a 5 p.m. start at the Lakeside Upper School in north Seattle.

SCORING HIGHLIGHTS: King’s Way 19, Lakeside 1 (Koda Robinson, KW, 5 goals, 1 assist; Jack Beall, KW, 2 goals; 5 assists; Jason Klein, KW, 1 goal, 4 assists; Clayton Frank, KW, 3 goals, 1 assist, 9 ground balls; Kenton McGuire, KW, 3 goals, 1 assist, 4 ground balls; Max Zandstra, KW, 2 saves; Ben Goldstein, L, 1 goal, 1 ground ball; Conner Haney, L, 3 ground balls; Peter Scott, L, 16 saves)

Lindor’s strong defense sets table for Issaquah defeat of Puyallup
PUYALLUP – Backed by the strong defensive play of Kole Lindor, Issaquah’s Matt O’Neill netted 4 goals to lead the Eagles to their 7th win of the season with a 15 – 5 boys Division I high school lacrosse defeat of Puyallup, Saturday at Sparks Stadium in Puyallup.

Issaquah jumped out to a 6 – 0 lead in the first and took a 9 – 1 advantage into the intermission before cruising to the win. Kevin Powers and Cole Lindor combined for 11 ground balls to set the table for the Eagles’ well-executing offense. Lindor, played most of the first half within a stick-length of Puyallup’s leading scorer Robert Abbott, keeping the Puyallup offense in check. Abbott had just 2 goals and an assist on the night.

Issaquah (7-1-0) next travels to New Jersey for the first matchup of a 3-game spring break road trip, Wednesday, April 6 against Rutgers Prep. The Eagles take on Lawrenceville on Thursday and Peddie on Friday. Also on Wednesday, Puyallup (0-5-0) takes on Lake Washington in a 5:30 p.m. start at Sumner High School.

SCORING HIGHLIGHTS: Issaquah 15, Puyallup 5 (Matt O’Neill, IS, 4 goals; Jake Fritz, IS, 3 goals; Kevin Powers, IS, 2 goals, 3 assists; 5 ground balls; Kole Lindor, IS, 6 ground balls; O’Neil Hughes, IS, 4 saves; Brady Hahn, IS, 4 saves; Robert Abbott, P, 2 goals, 1 assist, 14 ground balls; Dean Morris, P, 2 goals; Nolan Ernst, P, 1 goal, 2 ground balls; Josh Kohler, P, 7 saves; Devon Ehli, P, 8 saves)

Decker’s OT winner lifts Tahoma past Eastside Catholic in boys lacrosse
MAPLE VALLEY – Desmond Decker scored the game winner with 2:08 remaining in sudden death to give Tahoma a 16 – 15 overtime win in boys Division I high school lacrosse action, Saturday at Tahoma High School in Maple Valley. The win lifted Tahoma to 5-1-0 overall and 2-1-0 in league play.

Compiling a career night, Decker netted 6 goals an assist and 2 ground balls to fuel the Tahoma offense. His game winner, a blistering shot at the tail end of a straight drive on Eastside Catholic goaltender Collin Shriever, came after Eastside Catholic’s Colin MacIlviennie sent the game into the extra period with 13 second remaining in regulation.

Tahoma opened strong, outscoring the Crusaders 5 – 1 in the first quarter before Eastside Catholic netted 6 in the second to narrow the margin to 9 – 7 at the half. In the third, the Crusaders crept to within a goal before outscoring Tahoma 6 – 5 in the final quarter knot the game at 15.

Riley Owens had 9 ground balls and Justin Hanson had 18 saves in goal for Tahoma. Kyle Decker and Michael Rambaldini each netted 4 goals and Shreiver had 12 saves for the Crusaders.

Tahoma (5-1-0) next takes on Division II Wenatchee (6-1-0) Tuesday, April 5 in a 7 p.m. start at Tahoma High School. Eastside Catholic (4-2-0) next travels to Oregon for the first of a 3 game spring road trip, Thursday, April 7 against Grant in a 7 p.m. start. They take on Beaverton, Friday, April 8 at 7 p.m.; and Central Catholic, April 9 at 3 p.m.

SCORING HIGHLIGHTS: Tahoma 16, Eastside Catholic 15 OT (Desmond Decker, T, 6 goals, 1 assist, 2 ground balls; Mike Roessler, T, 3 goals, 2 assists; Brody Lundquist, T, 3 goals, 1 assist; Riley Owens, T, 1 assist, 9 ground balls; Justin Hanson, T, 18 saves; Kyle Decker, EC, 4 goals, 3 assists; Jeff Foreman, EC, 2 goals; Colin MacIlvennie, EC, 2 goals; Michael Rambaldini, EC, 4 goals, 2 assists, 8 ground balls; Colin Schriever, EC, 12 saves)

Boys Division II

Holmberg’s 5 goals leads Wenatchee past Hale in boys lacrosse
WENATCHEE – Rawley Holmberg netted a season-high 5 goals to fuel Wenatchee to a 14 – 4 boys Division II high school lacrosse win over Nathan Hale High School, Saturday at Wenatchee Valley College. The win kept Wenatchee on top of the Eastern Division with 6 wins.

Holmberg’s gold haul gave the senior 15 goals and 5 assists on the season. Eric Carlson netted 3 goals and Mitchell parks helped dish-up the robust Wenatchee offense with 14 ground balls. Jack MacIntire and David Shiplett had 2 goals each for the Raiders.

Wenatchee (6-1-0) next faces Division I Tahoma (5-1-0) Tuesday, April 5 in a 7 p.m. start at Tahoma High School. Nathan Hale (2-3-0) next takes on Franklin (0-5-0), Thursday, April 7 in 5 p.m. start at Franklin High School.

SCORING HIGHLIGHTS: Wenatchee 14, Nathan Hale 4 (Rawley Holmberg, W, 5 goals, 1 assists, 5 ground balls; Eric Carlson, W, 3 goals; Mitchell Parks, W, 1 goal, 2 assists, 14 ground balls; Thomas Bass, W, 4 saves; Jack MacIntire, NH, 2 goals, 1 assist, 3 ground balls; David Shiplett, NH, 2 goals, 3 ground balls; Aiden Iodice, NH, 5 saves; William Snider, NH 10 saves)

Three Rivers downs Ballard in boys lacrosse
RICHLAND – Drew Wade and Austin Wellner each netted 2 goals to lead Three Rivers past Ballard in a boys Division II high school lacrosse matchup, Saturday at Badger Mountain Park in Richland. With the win, Three Rivers netted its 6th win of the season, keeping pace with Eastern Division leading Wenatchee, which also won on Saturday.

Eddy Ricks grabbed 8 ground balls and Daniel Hart had 10 saves in goal to set the stage for the Three Rivers offense.

Three Rivers (6-2-0) next faces Cascade Division leading Woodinville (6-0-0), Friday, April 8 in a 7 p.m. start at Woodinville High School. Ballard (2-4-0) next faces Division I Lakeside (0-8-0), Tuesday, April 5 in a 5 p.m. start at the Lakeside Upper School in north Seattle.

SCORING HIGHLIGHTS: Three Rivers 7, Ballard 5 (Drew Wade, TR, 2 goals, 2 assists, 2 ground balls; Austin Wellner, TR, 2 goals, 2 assists, 3 ground balls; Eddy Ricks, TR, 1 goal, 8 ground balls; Trent Wellner, TR, 1 assist, 6 ground balls; Daniel Hart, TR, 10 saves)

Vanderhoef nets OT winner to lift Blanchet past Selah
SELAH – Blanchet senior Daniel Vanderhoef scored with 5 seconds remaining in sudden death to give the Braves a 4 – 3 overtime win in boys Division II high school lacrosse action, Saturday at Selah High School. The win evened Blanchet’s record at 3-3-0 overall and 3-2-0 in the Metro Division.

The game winner came after Selah goaltender Jared Grubenhoff rejected a wicked bounce shot by Vanderhoef with just seconds remaining. As Grubenhoff struggled to control the ball, the rebound trickled off of his foot and into the net for the deciding score.

Selah opened scoring on a shot from Deni Anaya in the first and Nick Franck added another in the second to take a 2 – 0 lead into the half. Blanchet didn’t get on the boards until a solo shot by Zane Zielke in the third narrowed Selah’s lead to 2 – 1. With the Braves trailing the entire game, Tyler Schmutz took advantage of a slash called on Selah’s Nick Franck giving Blanchet a man advantage going into the final minutes of play, to net the equalizer.

Blanchet (3-3-0) next faces Franklin (0-5-0), Tuesday, April 5 in a 5:30 p.m. start at Blanchet High School. Selah (2-4-0) next faces Metro Division leading Garfield (3-2-0), Friday, April 8 in a 5 p.m. start at Seattle’s Genesee Park.

SCORING HIGHLIGHTS: Blanchet 4, Selah 3 OT (Tyler Schmutz, B, 1 goal, 1 assist, 3 ground balls; Zane Zielke, B, 1 goal, 5 ground balls; Daniel Vanderhoef, B, 1 goal, 2 ground balls; Austin Pruitt, B, 1 goal; Zach Traynor, B, 17 saves; Royce Moriarty, S, 1 goal, 2 ground balls; Nick Franck, S, 1 goal, 7 ground balls; Deni Anaya, S, 1 goal, 3 ground balls; Jared Grubenhoff, S, 8 saves)

Games for Monday, April 4

Boys Division I
Next Games: Tuesday, April 5

Boys Division II
Providence at Roosevelt (Lower Woodland #7 / 7:00 p.m.)

Girls Division I
Roosevelt at Bainbridge (Bainbridge Stadium / 6:15 p.m.)

Girls Division II
North Kitsap at Bainbridge (Bainbridge Stadium / 7:45 p.m.)

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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