High school lacrosse results for Friday, May 20 (AP-style game summaries)

High school lacrosse results for Friday, May 20

Caption: Bainbridge High’s Alex Crane (white) scores the Spartans’ eighth goal in Friday night’s quarterfinal lacrosse win over Eastside Catholic at Bainbridge High School. The win advanced Bainbridge to the state semifinals. Credit: Michael Jardine

Boys Division I – Quarterfinals

Mercer Island drops King’s Way to earn state semifinal date with Bellevue
MERCER ISLAND – Matt Shields scored 5 goals as Mercer Island advanced to the semifinals of the boys state lacrosse tournament with a 15 – 2 quarterfinal win over King’s Way, Friday at Mercer Island High School. With the win, the Islanders now face defending state champion Bellevue on Wednesday, which defeated Curtis in its quarterfinal.

Mercer Island went head-to-head with King’s Way early in the game, emerging with a 4 – 1 lead at the end of the first. In the second, it was all MI as the Islander defense held the Knights scoreless to take a 7 – 1 lead into the intermission. In the third, the Islanders again blanked King’s Way, scoring four more of their own before sealing the win with four in the final quarter.

Connor Bernal, Doug Mahony and Zach Stickney all scored 2 goals and Brian Bernstein had 6 saves in goal for the Islanders. For King’s Way, Jack Beall scored both goals and Max Zandstra had 6 saves in goal.

King’s Way finished their season 9-7-0. In the final regular season stretch, the Knights dropped Vashon 20 – 4 and Tahoma 6 – 5 before entering the playoffs. In the opening round of the state tournament, the Knights downed Lake Washington 12 – 8 to earn a berth in the quarterfinals.

The Islanders, who reeled-off 10 straight wins to finish the regular season, earned an opening round bye in the playoffs after finishing the regular season 18-2-0.

Wednesday’s semifinal is a rematch of last year’s state title game won by Bellevue. The Islanders are vying for a chance to return to the state title game, Saturday, May 28 at Memorial Stadium in Seattle.

SCORING HIGHLIGHTS: Mercer Island 15, King’s Way 2 – Mercer Island advances to state semifinals (Matt Shields, MI, 5 goals, 1 assist; Connor Bernal, MI, 2 goals, 3 assists, 3 ground balls; Doug Mahony, MI, 2 goals, 2 ground balls; Zach Stickney, MI, 2 goals, 1 assist, 3 ground balls; Alex Robbs, MI, 1 goal, 1 assist, 2 ground balls; Brian Bernstein, MI, 6 saves; Jack Beall, KW, 2 goals; Max Zandstra, KW, 6 saves)

Bellevue dispatches Curtis to earn date with MI in state lax semifinals
UNIVERSITY PLACE – Eric Hale broke a 4 – 4 tie in the third to ignite Bellevue to a three-goal run on the way to earning a berth in the state high school lacrosse semifinals with an 8 – 6 quarterfinal playoff win over Curtis, Friday at Curtis High School in University Place. The win earned the defending state champions a Wednesday date with rival Mercer Island, which also won its quarterfinal.

After matching each other goal-for-goal in the first half, Hale opened the second half by beating Bellevue goalkeeper Brian Bernstein with 10:16 remaining in the third to take a 5 – 4 lead. The Wolverines scored the next two on goals by Andrew Gulrujani and Drew Douglas to take a 7 – 4 lead before Carson Stewart edged Curtis to within two on a solo goal at 4:22. Douglas notched Bellevue’s eighth goal with just 8:10 remaining to round out third-quarter scoring. In the fourth, Curtis’s Stewart managed only a solo goal as the Wolverines went into a controlled offense to close out the game.

Bellevue’s Douglas scored 5 goals and grabbed 5 ground balls to lead all scorers and Andrew Matthews grabbed 7 ground balls. For Curtis, Stewart netted 3 goals and Tony Nigh had 20 saves in goal.

Curtis finished the season 11-6-0 after dispatching Tacoma, King’s Way and Overlake to close out the regular season before earning an opening round bye in the first round.

The Wolverines dropped Lake Washington 14 – 5 to close out the regular season before dispatching Lake Tapps 17 – 4 in the opening round.

As defending state champions, the Wolverines only have last year’s state runner-up Mercer Island standing in their way as they look for a repeat berth in the state title game, Saturday, May 28 at Memorial Stadium in Seattle.

SCORING HIGHLIGHTS: Bellevue 8, Curtis 6 – Bellevue advances to state semifinals (Drew Douglas, B, 5 goals, 5 ground balls; Andrew Gulrujani, B, 1 goal; Eric Hale, B, 1 goal; Dakota Jones, B, 1 goal; Cole Johnson, B, 6 assists, 5 ground balls; Hank Bethke, B, 1 assist, 4 ground balls; Andrew Matthews, B, 7 ground balls; Austin Boyd, B, 7 saves; Carson Stewart, C, 3 goals; Brandon Dean, C, 1 goal, 1 assist; Colby Carr, C, 1 goal; Alex Larson, C, 1 goal; Quinn Moody, C, 2 assists; Caleb Burgos, C, 4 ground balls; Tony Nigh, C, 20 saves)

Bainbridge boys lax advances to semifinals with 14 – 4 defeat of Eastside Catholic
BAINBRIDGE ISLAND – Alex Crane scored 5 goals to lead Bainbridge into the state lacrosse semifinals with a 14 – 4 quarterfinal win over Eastside Catholic, Friday at Bainbridge High School. With the win, Bainbridge earns a berth in Wednesday’s semifinal with the winner of Saturday’s Tacoma, Issaquah winner.

Bainbridge exploded for 5 unanswered goals in the first quarter and added 2 more in the second to take a 7 – 2 lead into the intermission. In the third, the Spartans again reeled-off 5 goals to take a commanding 12 – 3 lead over Eastside Catholic heading into the fourth. The Wolverines added 2 more in the fourth to round out the scoring.

For Bainbridge, Crane led all defenders with 7 ground balls, while Cameron Parker scored 3 goals and Alexander Rabin, Jacob Goodman and Sean Kennedy all netted 2 goals. For the Crusaders, Micahel Rambaldini scored 2 goals and Colin Shriever had 6 saves in goal.

The Crusaders finished the season 14-6-0, finishing the regular season with wins over Eastlake and Mukilteo and a 13 – 10 opening round playoff defeat of Tahoma.

The Spartans earned an opening round bye after finishing the regular season 14-2-0. The Bainbridge squad is vying for a shot at the state title game, Saturday, May 28 at Memorial Stadium in Seattle.

SCORING HIGHLIGHTS: Bainbridge 14, Eastside Catholic 4 – Bainbridge advances to state semifinals (Alex Crane, B, 5 goals, 7 ground balls; Cameron Parker, B, 3 goals, 1 assist; Alexander Rabin, B, 2 goals, 2 ground balls; Jacob Goodman, B, 2 goals, 4 assists, 2 ground balls; Sean Kennedy, B, 2 goals, 4 ground balls; Reynolds Yarborough, B, 10 saves; Michael Rambaldini, EC, 2 goals, 1 ground ball; Colin MacIlvennie, EC, 1 goal, 1 assist, 1 ground ball; Jeff Foreman, EC, 1 goal, 1 ground ball; Colin Shriever, EC, 6 saves)

Boys Division II – Quarterfinals

Woodinville powers through North County to lacrosse semifinals
WOODINVILLE – JD Chapman scored 5 goals as undefeated Woodinville continued its roll through Division II lacrosse opponents and advanced to the state semifinals with a 19 – 3 quarterfinal playoff win over North County, Friday at Woodinville High School. The win sets up a Wednesday semifinal date with the winner of Saturday’s Wenatchee, Garfield quarterfinal.

Woodinville delivered 4 goals in the first and exploded for 7 in the second to take an 11 – 2 lead into the half. In the third, Woodinville again came out of the gates quickly, outscoring North County 3 – 1 and then adding 5 more goals in fourth to seal the playoff victory.

For Woodinville, Chapman also had 3 assists, while Colter Clinch delivered 4 goals and Keaton House and Daniel McKee each score 3 goals. Trevor Brown led the defense with 9 ground balls and Dalton Combs had 8 saves.

North County goals came from Levi Lagerwey, Treven Salminen and Marcus Fakkema. Cody Braam delivered 2 assists and Brandon Van Boven had 12 saves in goal for the Lynden squad.

Woodinville, now 16-0-0 is the only undefeated team remaining in Division II play. During the season, no team has scored more than 8 points on Woodinville.

North County wrapped up its regular season 8-7-0, winning three straight to end the regular season in games against Everett, San Juan and Whatcom, while dispatching Highline 9 – 6 in the opening round of post season play.

SCORING HIGHLIGHTS: Woodinville 19, North County 3 – Woodinville advances to state semifinals (JD Chapman, W, 5 goals, 3 assists; Colter Clinch, W, 4 goals, 4 ground balls; Keaton House, W, 3 goals, 1 assist, 2 ground balls; Daniel McKee, W, 3 goals, 1 assist, 1 ground ball; Trevor Brown, W, 9 ground balls; Dalton Combs, W, 8 saves; Levi Lagerwey, NC, 1 goal; Treven Salminen, NC, 1 goal, Marcus Fakkema, NC, 1 goal; Cody Braam, NC, 2 assists; Brandon Van Boven, NC, 12 saves)

Sammamish advances to lacrosse semifinals with 9 – 7 win over Providence
BELLEVUE – Brian Headland scored 4 goals to lead Sammamish into the state lacrosse semifinals with a 9 – 7 quarterfinal win over Providence Classical Christian School, Friday at Newport High School in Bellevue. The win propelled Sammamish to a Wednesday semifinal matchup with the winner of Saturday’s Skagit Valley, Blanchet quarterfinal.

In a goal-for-goal battle, Sammamish and Providence finished the first quarter knotted at 2 – 2 and took a 5 – 5 tie into the half-time break. After each scoring solo goals in the third to make it 6 – 6, Neil Hones struck first for Sammamish at 10:48 of the fourth and just one minute, 48 seconds later, Sean Sternberg delivered a follow-up goal to make it 8 – 6 as a much deeper Sammamish squad began to wear-down tiny Providence. Interrupted only by a Harrison Wartes goal with 7 minutes remaining to bring the Highlanders within a goal, Sammamish struck again with 6 minutes remaining as Headland tallied his fourth goal of the night to make it 9 – 7.

Sammamish, now 18-1-0 only lost once this season in an 11 – 6 regular season decision to Northshore on March 31. In its last three games of the regular season, Sammamish downed Mt. Si, Klahowya and Highline by a combined score of 43 – 15. In the opening round, Sammamish, dispatched Three rivers 14 – 11 to advance to the quarterfinals.
In just its second year of play, Providence finished its season with a respectable13-3-0 record. The Highlanders concluded their regular season riding a four-game win streak, dropping Everett, Whatcom, Stanwood and Snohomish by a combined score of 46 – 13. In the opening round, Providence dispatched Klahowya 14 – 3 to land a berth in the quarterfinals.

SCORING HIGHLIGHTS: Sammamish 9, Providence 7 — Sammamish advances to state semifinals (Brian Headland, S, 4 goals, 3 ground balls; Matt Young, S, 1 goal, 1 assist, 8 ground balls; Neil Hones, S, 1 goal, 1 assist, 1 ground ball; Tyler Wright, S, 2 assists, 2 ground balls; Morgan White, S, 7 saves; Ryan Morris, P, 3 goals, 6 ground balls; Harrison Wartes, P, 1 goal, 1 assist, 4 ground balls; Caleb Moisant, P, 1 goal; Hayden Thomas, P, 1 goal; Chris Gamble, P, 1 goal; Oliver Thomas, P, 1 assist, 7 ground balls; David Wartes, P, 8 saves)

State Tournament Schedule

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

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)
Bainbridge vs. Tacoma, Issaquah winner (location / time TBD)
Mercer Island vs. Bellevue (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

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. Woodinville(location / time TBD)
Woodinville vs. Skagit Valley, Blanchet 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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