High school lacrosse results for Wednesday, May 18 (AP-style game summaries)

High school lacrosse results for Wednesday, May 18

Girls Division I – state semifinals

Bainbridge girls survive late Issaquah rally, advances to state title rematch with Lakeside

Caption: Bainbridge goaltender Madeline Stevenson makes a save on an Issaquah shot in Wednesday’s girls Division I semifinal at Bainbridge High School. Bainbridge escaped a late Issaquah rally to win 13 – 12 and advance to a rematch with defending state champion Lakeside in Saturday’s Girls Division I state title game. Credit: Michael Jardine

BAINBRIDGE ISLAND – Emily Mincin scored a hat trick in the final 10 minutes of regulation as Issaquah rallied for 6 of the final 7 goals of the game, but fell just short as Bainbridge escaped with a 13 – 12 girls Division I lacrosse semifinal playoff win, Wednesday at Bainbridge High School.

The victory preserved an undefeated record for the Spartans and set up a state title rematch with defending state champion Lakeside in Saturday’s Division I high school championship at the Eastside Catholic School in Sammamish. The defeat of Issaquah was the second of the season for the Spartans who also notched an 18 – 8 win on May 6 at Skyline High School.

Taking a 7 – 4 halftime lead behind 3 Jacklyn Biggers goals, Bainbridge set the pace for the quarterfinal, pressuring Issaquah with offensive threats and a pestering defense.

In the second, opening goals by Issaquah’s Sophie Sheifelbein and Katie Mincin cut the Spartans’ lead to 7 – 6. Following an Emma Entress score at 19:44, Biggers notched her fourth of 5 on the night, as Bainbridge exploded for 5 unanswered goals, to seemingly put Issaquah on their heels with a 12 – 6 lead with12:24 remaining.

But as lacrosse is a game of streaks, Emily Mincin ignited a spark in Issaquah that nearly burned the Spartans undefeated record. With back-to-back goals at 10:37 and 7:20, she scored the first 2 of Issaquah’s 6 second-half goals to make it 12 – 8. Interrupted only by a Kelsey Mackin score at 5:31 that edged Bainbridge ahead 13 – 8, Issaquah then went on to tally the next four with Mincin burying the final goal deep into the Sptartans’ net with just 55 seconds remaining.

In the end, strong defensive play preserved the lead as the Spartans controlled possession, preventing Issaquah from threatening as time expired.

Biggers finished the game with 5 goals and 2 assists for Bainbridge, while Grace Deeery-Schmitt had 2 goals and Hannah Knostman, Emma Entress each had singles. For Issaquah, Sophie Schiefelbein netted 4 scores and Emily Mincin had 3, while her sister Katie Mincin scored 2. Laura Voss had 12 saves in goal for Issaquah.

On the road to the state championship, Bainbridge finished its season with wins over Mercer Island, Tacoma and Issaquah before dropping Seattle Prep in a 18 – 14 quarterfinal win last Thursday.

Issaquah finished the season 7-5-1. Before its 17 – 14 quarterfinal win over Lake Sammamish, Issaquah dropped its final two games of the season.

The Washington Lacrosse Girls Division I State Championship gets underway at 2 p.m., this Saturday, May 21 on the campus of the Eastside Catholic School in Sammamish.

SCORING HIGHLIGHTS: Bainbridge 13, Issaquah 12 – Bainbridge advances to state championship (Jacklyn Bigger, B, 5 goals, 2 assists, 2 ground balls, 5 draw controls; Grace Deery-Schmitt, B, 2 goals, 3 ground balls; Hannah Knostman, B, 1 goal, 1 assist; 4 ground balls; Emma Entress, B, 1 goal, 1 ground ball; Madeline Stevenson, B, 1 save; Sophie Schiefelbein, IS, 4 goals; Emily Mincin, IS, 3 goals; Katie Mincin, IS, 2 goals, 1 assist; Laura Voss, IS, 12 saves)

Girls Division II — sate semifinals

Grubb’s 7 goals leads Overlake past Garfield for Division II state title berth
REDMOND – Grace Grubb scored 7 goals as Overlake powered into the Girls Division II state championship game with a 19 – 15 state semifinal playoff win over Garfield, Wednesday at the Overlake School in Redmond. The win propels the Owls into the state title game with Bellevue East, which stunned previously undefeated Klahowya with a 17 – 16 triple overtime win in its semifinal.

Other Owls to score included Kerri Smith with 4 goals and 3 assists, Sarah Silverman and Zoe Pinczower each with 3 goals and Katie Hill and Mariel Frank each with a goal and 2 assits. Emma Howeard and Quinn Phillips combined for 9 saves in goal.

For Garfield, Linnea Shisman led all scorers with 8 gaols and Annie Zwaxchka had 6. Eloise Evans had a goal and an assist and Krishni Seasholes, Megan Williams and Zoe Brown each had an assist. Barite Dawud had 11 saves in goal for the Bulldogs.

On the way to the state championship, Overlake finished the season winning 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. In a 19 – 3 quarter final win over Kennedy, Silverman notched 5 goals to lead the way.

The Bulldogs finished its season 11-3-0. On the way to the state tournament, Garfield wrapped up the regular season with wins over Evergreen 25 – 4 on May 3 and Lake Tapps 17 – 3 on May 5. In their quarterfinal matchup with Lake Sammamish, Whisman scored 8 goals to lead the Bulldogs to a 18 – 9 victory.

Saturday’s Division II state championship game with Bellevue East gets underway at 11:00 a.m. at Charlie Acosta Field on the campus of the Eastside Catholic School in Sammamish.

SCORING HIGHLIGHTS: Overlake 19, Garfield 15 – Overlake advances to state championship (Grace Grubb, OV, 7 goals; Kerri Smith, OV, 4 goals, 3 assists; Sarah Silverman, OV, 3 goals, 2 assists; Zoe Pinczower, OV, 3 goals; Katie Hill, OV, 1 goal, 2 assists; Mariel Frank, OV, 1 goal, 2 assists; Emma Howard, OV, 5 saves; Quinn Phillips, OV, 4 saves; Linnea Whisman, G, 8 goals, 1 assist, 3 ground balls, 7 draw controls; Annie Zwaschka, G, 6 goals, 3 ground balls, 3 draw controls; Eloise Evans, G, 1 goal, 1 assist, 3 ground balls; Krishni Seasholes, G, 1 assist; Megan Williams, G, 1 assist; Zoe Brown, G, 1 assist; Barite Dawud, G, 11 saves)

Miller nets triple overtime winner as Bellevue East stuns Klahowya for berth in state lacrosse championship

Caption: Klahowya defender Jessica Haga (#84 gray) checks Bellevue East’s Camille Sullivan (#2 blue) in Wednesday’s Girls Division II semifinal. Bellevue East stunned Klahowya in triple overtime to advance to Saturday’s state title game with Overlake. Credit: Eileen Schock

SILVERDALE – Kayla Miller came up with the ball on the opening draw of the third overtime and charged into the Klahowya zone, scoring the shorthanded game winner just 15 seconds into the mandatory sudden death period, as Bellevue East stunned the previously undefeated Eagles in the girls Division II state lacrosse semifinals, Wednesday at Central Kitsap Junior High in Silverdale.

The game winner advanced Bellevue East directly to the state championship game and erased the Eagles’ hopes of a perfect season. The berth in Saturday’s title matchup against Overlake is the first for the four-year-old Bellevue East program and first for first-year coach Craig Vanderhorn.

“This was an incredibly gutsy performance by both teams to push the game that far,” said Vanderhorn, a 10-year veteran lacrosse coach who previously led the Mercer Island girls program. “By the time we got to the third overtime it could have gone either way. Whoever got the first possession (in the third OT period) was going to win it.”

Miller’s goal came with Bellevue East playing at a three-player advantage, as she fired a rocket high on Klahowya goaltender Sheri McCarty’s stick side, burying the ball deep within the Eagles’ cage.

“Off the draw it looked like Kayla had an angle and I was thinking ‘it looks like she is going to score’,” said Vanderhorn. “That’s how she did it in the first overtime.”

After finishing the first half with a narrow 7 – 6 lead, Bellevue East gave up 7 goals in the second including Jacky Hennegan’s short-handed tying goal with 1:06 remaining to send the game into overtime.

For most of the second, Klahowya played down a player after the Eagles, who were down just 9 – 7 with 19:44 remaining, were issued their third yellow card of the game on a slashing infraction. By rule, a team plays down a player for the third and subsequent yellow cards received in a game.

Following a Rocki Winkler goal at 3:28 to bring Klahowya to within a goal, the Eagles were issued their fourth yellow card just 29 seconds later on a cross check, forcing the squad to play down two players. And with 48 seconds remaining in regulation, Klahowya was issued their third yellow card, which ultimately set the tone for the rest of the game.

In the first 3-minute overtime, with Klahowya down a mandatory three players, Bellevue East struck first on a Miller goal at 2:19 and six seconds later on a Sophie Wolz goal to make it 15 – 13. With 1:57 remaining, Klahowya’s Katie Smiley brought the game to within a goal and Hennegan forced the second extra period on a goal with 17 seconds remaining.

After changing sides in the second OT, Wolz struck first at 1:59 to put Bellevue East up, but again Hennegan came to the rescue, this time feeding a nifty pass to Kelsey Gleeson who beat Bellevue East goaltender Sam Gunnerson to send the game into decisive sudden death period.

“After a game like this it’s kind of hard to get over it and to be conscious of where we are going,” said Vanderhorn. “These girls have worked so hard all year long. It’s been a long time since I’ve had a team that has bonded like this.”

Wolze led Bellevue east with 4 goals and 5 assists, while Sullivan, Miller and Charlotte McArn all scored 3 goals and Gunnerson had 7 saves. For Klahowya, Hennegan finished with 5 goals, an assist and 5 draw controls, while Gleeson and Winkler each netted 3 goals and Sheri McCarty had 15 saves in the Eagles’ cage.

Bellevue East finished the season 10-2-0, 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.

In the quarterfinal round, Sullivan scored 7 goals to lead Bellevue East past Bainbridge’s Division II squad 20 – 7.

Klahowya finished the season 13-1-0. The Eagles advanced to the semifinals after finishing the regular season with 12 straight wins and dropping Ballard 9 – 7 in the quarterfinals.

Bellevue East takes on Overlake in the Washington Lacrosse Division II High School State Championship, this Saturday, May 21 at Charlie Acosta Field on the campus of the Eastside Catholic School in Sammamish. The Division II game gets underway at 11 a.m.

SCORING HIGHLIGHTS: Bellevue East 17, Klahowya 16 3OT – Bellevue East advances to state championship (Sophie Wolz, BE, 4 goals, 5 assists, 4 ground balls, 2 draw controls; Camille Sullivan, BE, 3 goals, 6 ground balls, 3 draw controls; Kayla Miller, BE, 3 goals, 1 assist, 5 ground balls, 8 draw controls; Charlotte McArn, BE, 3 goals; Elena Becker, BE, 2 ground balls; 3 caused turnovers; Sam Gunnerson, BE, 7 saves; Jacky Hennegan, K, 7 goals, 1 assist, 1 ground ball, 5 draw control, 1 caused turnover; Kelsey Gleeson, K, 3 goals, 1 ground ball, 1 draw control, 1 caused turnover; Rocki Winkler, K, 3 goals, 2 assists, 1 ground ball; Sammy Borson, K, 1 goal, 2 draw controls, 1 caused turnover; Katie Smiley, K, 1 goal, 1 assist, 2 ground balls; 3 draw controls; Sheri McCarty, K, 15 saves)

Boys Division II – Opening Round

Salminen’s 4 goals leads North County past Highline for berth in state quarterfinals
BURIEN – Treven Salminen scored 4 goals to lead North County to a 9 – 6 opening round playoff win over Highline and into the quarterfinals of the Boys Division II state lacrosse tournament, Wednesday at Moshier Memorial Park in Burien.

In the continuation of Friday’s game that was suspended at the half with North County leading 3 -2 after the lights failed at Burien’s Moshier Park, North County outscored Highline 3 – 2 in each of the third and fourth quarters to seal the victory.

Salminen finished with 4 goals, an assist and 11 ground balls, while Marcus Fakkema netted 3 goals and Devin Connor and Levi Lagerwey each had a goal. LeTrez Jones taollied an assist and 4 ground balls and Brandon Van Boven had 14 saves in the North County nets.

Lynden’s North County program 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 finished their season 12-7-0. On the road to the state tournament, Highline 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.

For North County, Friday’s cancellation put 520 round-trip miles on the odometer as the Lynden team made two journeys south to Burien to secure the playoff win.

SCORING HIGHLIGHTS: North County 9, Highline 6 (Treven Salminen, NC, 4 goals, 1 assist, 11 ground balls; Marcus Fakkema, NC, 3 goals, 1 ground balls; Devin Connor, NC, 1 goal, 3 assists, 3 ground balls; Levi Lagerwey, NC, 1 goal, 2 ground balls; LeTrez Jones, NC, 1 assist, 4 ground balls; Brandon Van Boven, NC, 14 saves)

State Tournament Schedule

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

Friday, May 20 — Quarterfinals (winners advance to semifinals)
King’s Way at Mercer Island (Mercer Island HS/ 7:00 p.m.)
Bellevue at Curtis (Curtis HS / 7:00 p.m.)
Eastside Catholic at Bainbridge (Bainbridge HS / 7:00 p.m.)

Saturday, May 21 — Quarterfinals (winners advance to semifinals)
Tacoma at Issaquah (Issaquah HS / 7:00 p.m.)

Wednesday, May 25 — Semifinals (winners advance to state championship)
Teams, Location, Time TBD

Saturday, May 28 – State Championship
Teams TBD (Memorial Stadium, Seattle / 7:30 p.m.)

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

Friday, May 20 – Quarterfinals (winners advance to semifinals)
North County at Woodinville (Woodinville HS / 7 p.m.)
Providence at Sammamish (Newport HS / 7 p.m.)

Saturday, May 21 – Quarterfinals (winners advance to semifinals)
Garfield at Wenatchee (Wenatchee Valley College / 2 p.m.)
Blanchet at Skagit Valley (Anacortes HS / 4 p.m.)

Wednesday, May 25 – Semifinals (winners advance to state championship)
Garfield, Wenatchee winner vs. Blanchet, Skagit Valley winner (location / time TBD)
Highline, North County vs. Woodinville winner vs. Providence, Sammamish winner (location / time TBD)

Saturday, May 28 – State Championship
Teams TBD (Memorial Stadium, Seattle / 5:00 p.m.)

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

Saturday, May 21 – State Championship
Lakeside vs. Bainbridge (Eastside Catholic School / 2 p.m.)

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

Saturday, May 21 – State Championship
Overlake vs. Bellevue East (Eastside Catholic School / 11 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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