Washington state boys lacrosse tournament underway today

Washington state boys lacrosse tournament underway today

SEATTLE – Washington state tournament play for boys high school lacrosse gets underway today and Saturday with opening round action in Division II play.

Boys Division II quarterfinals take place Friday, May 20 and Sunday, May 21 and semifinals are set for Wednesday, May 25.

The Boys Division I regular season concludes Saturday, with state tournament action getting underway Tuesday, May 17 and Wednesday, May 18 with opening rounds. Quarterfinal action takes place Friday, May 20 and Saturday, May 21 and semifinals take place Wednesday, May 25.

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

Boys Division II State Tournament – Opening Round (Friday, May 13)

Redmond (Evergreen #3) vs. Blanchet (Metro #2)
Redmond (Evergreen #3) takes on Blanchet (Metro #2) in a 4:30 p.m. start at Blanchet High School in Seattle. Redmond (8-5-0) lost two of its final three games of the season, dropping a 9 – 3 decision to Highline on May 4, winning an 8 – 6 decision against Port Angeles on May 6 and sliding to Liberty 5 – 2 on May 10. Blanchet (10-5-0) won two of its last three all in the Metro Conference. The Braves dropped a 16 – 4 decision to Metro winner Garfield on May 3, downed Ballard 9 – 3 on May 5, and blanked Nathan Hale 10 – 0 on May 10. Redmond and Blanchet did not meet during the regular season.

Providence (Cascade #2) vs. Klahowya (Olympic #1)
Providence Classical Christian School in Lynnwood (Cascade #2) takes on Olympic Conference champion Klahowya Secondary School in Silverdale (Olympic #1) in a 6 p.m. start at Klahowya Secondary School in Silverdale. Providence (12-2-0), in just its second year of varsity play, finished its season riding a four-game win streak dropping Everett, Whatcom, Stanwood and Snohomish by a combined score of 46 – 13. Klahowya (11-3-0) finished its season winning eight of its last nine games, dropping only a 13 – 10 decision against Sammamish on May 6. Providence and Klahowya did not meet during the regular season.

Nathan Hale (#3 Metro) at Woodinville (#1 Cascade)
Nathan Hale (#3 Metro) takes on Cascade Conference champion Woodinville (#1 Cascade) in a 7 p.m. start at Woodinville High School. Hale (7-8-0) during the regular season earned a playoff berth with Woodinville by defeating Roosevelt 8 – 7 in a play-in game, Thursday night. Prior to the playoff game, the Raiders went 2 – 2 in the last four games of the season, downing Franklin and Ballard and finishing with losses against Garfield and Blanchet. Woodinville (14-0-0) is the only undefeated team remaining in Division II play. During the season, no team has scored more than 8 points on Woodinville. Nathan Hale and Woodinville did not meet during the regular season.

North County (Skagit #2) at Highline (Evergreen #2)
North County (Skagit #2) takes on Highline (Evergreen #2) in an 8 p.m. start at Moshier Park in Burien. North County in Lynden (7-6-0) finished as runner-up in the Skagit Conference after finishing second in a rarely imposed “mini-playoff” Friday to unlock its three-way tie with Skagit Valley and Whatcom. North County wrapped up its regular season winning three straight in games against Everett, San Juan and Whatcom. Highline (12-6-0) finished its regular season with two straight losses to Ballard and Sammamish after reeling off seven straight wins in the middle part of the season. In their only meeting this season, North County dropped Highline 8 – 6 on April 8.

Boys Division II State Tournament – Opening Round (Saturday, May 14)

Gig Harbor (Olympic #2) at Wenatchee (Eastern #1)
Gig Harbor (Olympic #2) takes on Eastern Conference champion Wenatchee (Eastern #1) in a 2 p.m. start at Wenatchee Valley College. Gig Harbor (7-6-0) has lost two of its last three games of the season. Gig Harbor beat Port Angeles 12 – 4 on May 4 then dropped its May 6 game to Highline 16 – 9 and May 10 season finale to Klahowya 12 – 8. Wenatchee (13-2-0), this year’s torch-bearer for Eastern Washington high schools, has won seven straight games to finish the season by a combined score of 93 – 23 including a 19 – 2 defeat of Ballard on April 30 and 13 – 4 defeat of Three Rivers on May 4. Gig Harbor and Wenatchee did not meet during the regular season.

Snohomish (Cascade #3) at Garfield (Metro #1)
Snohomish (Cascade #3) faces Metro Conference champion Garfield (Metro #1) in an 8:30 p.m. start at Georgetown Fields in Seattle. Snohomish (10-3-0) dropped its final two games of the season 6 – 5 to Woodinville on May 5 and 10 – 7 to Providence on May 10 after winning five straight through the middle stretch of the season. Garfield (12-2-0) won 10 straight to finish out the season after starting the season 2 – 2. In their final three games of the season, the Bulldogs downed Nathan Hale 11 – 4 on May 5, dropped Roosevelt in overtime 9 – 8 on May 9 and eclipsed Franklin 16 – 3 on May 10. Snohomish and Garfield did not meet during the regular season.

Three Rivers (Eastern #2) at Sammamish (Evergreen #1)
Three Rivers (Eastern #2) takes on Sammamish (Evergreen #1) in a 4 p.m. start at Robinswood Park in Bellevue. Three Rivers from the Tri Cities (10-6-0) finished the season winning two of its last three including a 17 – 7 win over Oregon’s Hermiston High School on April 25. It then lost to Wenatchee 13 – 4 on May 4 and finished with an 11 – 8 win over Selah on May 6. Sammamish (16-1-0) has only lost once this season in an 11 – 6 decision against Northshore on March 31. In its last three games of the season, Sammamish downed Mt. Si, Klahowya and Highline by a combined score of 43 – 15. Three Rivers and Sammamish did not play during the regular season.

North Kitsap (Olympic #3) at Skagit Valley (Skagit #1)
North Kitsap (Olympic #3) takes on Skagit Conference champion Skagit Valley (Skagit #1) in a 3:30 p.m. start at Mt. Vernon High School. North Kitsap (4-9-0) finished third in the Olympic Conference, earning a berth in the opening round by defeating Port Angeles in a play-in game, Thursday to determine the third and final playoff spot in the Olympic Conference. North Kitsap won its May 3 contest against Port Angeles 4 – 2 before dropping games to Liberty 7 – 0 on May 7 and Port Angeles 7 – 6 on May 10. Skagit Valley (6-8-0) earned the Skagit Conference crown through a rarely imposed “mini-playoff” Friday to unlock its three-way tie with North County and Whatcom. Prior to prevailing in the tie-break, Skagit Valley won two of its final three games, taking a 5 – 4 overtime win from Stanwood on May 3 and a 13 – 5 decision over San Juan on May 6. In its final regular season game, Skagit Valley dropped a hotly contested overtime match to Everett 10 – 9. During the regular season North Kitsap and Skagit Valley did not play each other.

Boys Division II State Tournament Schedule

Bracket: http://www.sportability.com/spx/Leagues/Playoffs.asp?LgID=26604

Friday, May 13 – Opening Round
Redmond at Blanchet (Blanchet HS / 4:30 p.m.)
Providence at Klahowya (Klahowya Secondary School / 6:00 p.m.)
Nathan Hale at Woodinville (Woodinville HS / 7:00 p.m.)
North County at Highline (Moshier Park / 8:00 p.m.)

Saturday, May 14 – Opening Round
Gig Harbor at Wenatchee (Wenatchee Valley College / 2:00 p.m.)
Snohomish at Garfield (Georgetown Fields / 8:30 p.m.)
Three Rivers at Sammamish (Robinswood Park / 4:00 p.m.)
North Kitsap at Skagit Valley (Mt. Vernon HS / 3:30 p.m.)

Friday, May 20 – Quarterfinals
Nathan Hale, Woodinville winner vs. North County, Highline winner (location / time TBD)
Gig Harbor, Wenatchee winner vs. Snohomish, Garfield winner (location / time TBD)

Saturday, May 21 – Quarterfinals
Three Rivers, Sammamish winner vs. Providence, Klahowya winner (location / time TBD)
North Kitsap, Skagit Valley winner vs. Redmond, Blanchet winner (location / time TBD)

Wednesday, May 25 – Semifinals
Teams, locations, times TBD

Saturday, May 28 – Boys Division II State Championship
Memorial Stadium, Seattle, Wash. – 5:00 p.m.

Boys Division I State Tournament Schedule

Bracket: http://www.sportability.com/spx/Leagues/Playoffs.asp?LgID=26603

Tuesday, May 17 / Wednesday, May 18 – Opening Round
(teams, locations, times TBD)

Northeast (#1) vs. Bye
Southwest (#4) vs. Northeast (#5)
Northeast (#3) vs. Southwest (#6)
Southwest (#2) vs. Bye
Southwest (#1) vs. Bye
Northeast (#4) vs. Southwest (#5)
Southwest (#3) vs. Northeast (#6)
Northeast (#2) vs. Bye

Friday, May 20 / Saturday, May 21 – Quarterfinals
(teams, locations, times TBD)

Wednesday, May 25 – Semifinals
(teams, locations, times TBD)

Saturday, May 28 – Boys Division I State Championship
Memorial Stadium, Seattle, Wash. – 7:30 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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