Washington state girls lacrosse tournament underway today

Washington state girls lacrosse tournament underway today


SEATTLE – Washington state tournament play for girls high school lacrosse gets underway today and Friday with quarterfinal action in Division I and Division II.

Semifinals take place on May 17 and 18 and the Washington High School State Lacrosse Championships take place Saturday, May 21 on the campus of the Eastside Catholic School in Sammamish.

Girls Division I State Tournament – Quarterfinals (Thursday, May 12)

Issaquah (#5) vs. Lake Sammamish (#4)
Issaquah (#5) takes on Lake Sammamish (#4) in a 6:15 p.m. start at Redmond’s Marymoor Park. Issaquah (6-4-1) lost its last two games of the season falling to Seattle Prep 18 – 10 on May 4 and Bainbridge 18 – 8 on May 6. Lake Sammamish (7-3-1) finished the season with a 17 – 4 defeat of Holy Names on May 4 and tied Lakeside 13 – 13 on May 6.

Seattle Prep (#8) vs. Bainbridge (#1)
Seattle Prep (#8) takes on 2010 state runner-up Bainbridge (#1) in a 6:30 p.m. start at Bainbridge High School. Prep (5-6-0) finished the regular season losing three of its last five games. Its two finishing wins came on an 18 – 10 defeat of Issaquah on May 4 and a win awarded on a forfeit against Tacoma on May 5. Bainbridge (11-0-0) enters the playoffs undefeated with season-finishing wins against Mercer Island 17-7 on April 27, a forfeit win against Tacoma on May 4 and an 18 – 8 defeat of Issaquah on May 6.

Eastside Catholic (#7) vs. Snohomish (#2)
Eastside Catholic (#7) faces Snohomish (#2) in a 7:15 p.m. start at Glacier Peak High School in Snohomish. Eastside Catholic (5-6-0) finished its season winning two of its last thee. On April 20 the Crusaders dropped Bellevue 29 – 14. On April 28, Eastside Catholic fell to Issaquah 22 – 5 and on May 6 the Crusaders dropped Roosevelt 15 – 8. Snohomish (15-1-1) has won its last three games of the season 21 – 4 against Tacoma on May 25, 26 – 9 over Bellevue on May 26 and 15 – 11 over Lake Sammamish on May 2.

Mercer Island (#6) vs. Lakeside (#3)
Mercer Island (#6) faces defending state champion Lakeside (#3) in a 6 p.m. start at the Lakeside Upper School in north Seattle. The Islanders (6-4-1) have won their last two games of the season, defeating Roosevelt 17 – 4 on May 4 and dropping Bellevue 20 – 10 on May 6. Lakeside (7-2-2) is undefeated in its last three starts, defeating Holy Names 18 – 3 on April 28, logging a forfeit win over Tacoma on May 2 and playing to a 13 – 13 tie with Lake Sammamish on May 6.

The winners advance to Girls Division I semifinal games on Tuesday, May 17.

Girls Division II State Tournament – Quarterfinals (Friday, May 13)

Lake Sammamish (#3 NE Conf.) vs. Garfield (#2 SW Conf.)
Lake Sammamish (#3 NE Conf.) takes on Garfield (#2 SW Conf.) in a 5 p.m. Magnuson Park in Seattle. Lake Sammamish (9-3-0) has won four straight to finish the season including wins over Lakeside (9-7), Snohomish (12-11) and Bellevue East 13-12). Garfield (10-2-0) finished its regular season with two straight wins. The Bulldogs dropped Evergreen 25 – 4 on May 3 and rolled past Lake Tapps 17 – 3 on May 5.

Kennedy (#3 SW Conf.) vs. Overlake (#1 NE Conf.)
Kennedy (#3 SW Conf.) faces Overlake (#1 NE Conf.) in a 6 p.m. start at the Overlake School in Redmond. The Lancers (7-4-1) have lost two of their last three games of the season, defeating North Kitsap 8 – 2 on May 2, dropping a 14 – 9 decision to Bainbridge on May 4, and earning a forfeit win against Lake Tapps on May 7. Overlake (14-3-0) has won its last seven games of the season including a 14 – 12 decision over Wenatchee on May 3 and a 15 – 2 defeat of Mercer Island on May 6.

Ballard (#4 NE Conf.) vs. Klahowya (#1 SW Conf.)
Ballard (#4 NE Conf.) faces Klahowya (#1 SW Conf.) in a 6 p.m. start at Central Kitsap Junior High in Silverdale. Ballard (8-4-0) finished the season reeling-off six straight wins including a 13 – 12 defeat of Mukilteo on May 3 and a 16 – 9 defeat of Forest Ridge on May 6 to finish the regular season. Klahowya (12-0-0) finished its undefeated season with wins over Holy Names 18 – 1 on May 3 and Tahoma 18 – 3 on May 5.

Bainbridge (#4 SW Conf.) vs. Bellevue East (#2 NE Conf.)
Bainbridge (#4 SW Conf.) takes on Bellevue East (#2 NE Conf.) in a 6:30 p.m. start at Bellevue’s Interlake High School. The Spartans (7-4-0) won four straight to finish the season including an 18 – 17 win over Curtis on May 2, a 14 – 9 defeat of Kennedy on May 4 and a 14 – 4 defeat of Evergreen on May 7. Bellevue East (10-2-0) finished the season losing two of its last three games. On April 29 Bellevue East dropped an 18 – 17 decision to Overlake, on May it defeat North Kitsap 22 – 4 and finished the season in a 13 – 12 loss to Lake Sammamish on May 6.

Semifinal action takes place for Girls Division I play on Tuesday, May 17 and for Girls Division II play on Wednesday, May 18.

The Washington Girls High School State Championships for Division I and II take place on Saturday, May 21 at the Eastside Catholic School in Sammamish. The Division II title game gets underway at 11 a.m., while the Division I title game starts at 2 p.m.

The Washington Boys High School State Championships for Division I and II takes place Saturday, May 28 at Seattle’s Memorial Stadium.

Girls Division I State Tournament Schedule

Bracket: http://www.sportability.com/spx/Leagues/Playoffs.asp?LgID=26938

Thursday, May 12 – Quarterfinals
Issaquah (#5) at Lake Sammamish (#4) (Marymoor Park #7 / 6:15 p.m.)
Seattle Prep (#8) at Bainbridge (#1) (Bainbridge High School / 6:30 p.m.)
Eastside Catholic (#7) at Snohomish (#2) (Glacier Peak HS / 7:15 p.m.)
Mercer Island (#6) at Lakeside (#3) (Lakeside Upper School / 6:00 p.m.)

Tuesday, May 17 – Semifinals
Seattle Prep, Bainbridge winner vs. Issaquah, Lake Sammamish winner (location / time TBD)
Eastside Catholic, Snohomish winner vs. Mercer Island, Lakeside winner (location / time TBD)

Saturday, May 21 – Girls Division I State Championship
Eastside Catholic School, Sammamish, Wash. / 2:00 p.m.

Girls Division II State Tournament Schedule

Bracket: http://www.sportability.com/spx/Leagues/Playoffs.asp?LgID=26939

Friday, May 13 – Quarterfinals
Lake Sammamish (#3 NE) at Garfield (#2 SW) (Magnuson Park / 5:00 p.m.)
Kennedy (#3 SW) at Overlake (#1 NE) (Overlake School / 6:00 p.m.)
Ballard (#4 NE) at Klahowya (#1 SW) (Central Kitsap Junior High / 6:00 p.m.)
Bainbridge (#4 SW) at Bellevue East (#2 NE) (Interlake High School / 6:30 p.m.)

Wednesday, May 18 – Semifinal
Kennedy, Overlake winner vs. Lake Sammamish Garfield winner (location / time TBD)
Ballard, Klahowya winner vs. Bainbridge, Bellevue East winner (location / time TBD)

Saturday, May 21 – Girls Division II State Championship
Eastside Catholic School, Sammamish, Wash. / 11:00 a.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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