High school lacrosse results for Saturday, May 21 (AP-style game summaries)

High school lacrosse results for Saturday, May 21

Boys Division I – State Quarterfinals

O’Neill nets 5 to lift Issaquah past Tacoma for semifinal lax playoff berth
ISSAQUAH – Matt O’Neill scored 5 goals to lead Issaquah into the state lacrosse semifinals with an 18 – 4 boys Division I quarterfinal playoff win over Tacoma, Saturday at Issaquah High School. The win elevated Issaquah to Wednesday’s semifinal matchup with Bainbridge.

Issaquah jumped out to a 7 -1 first quarter lead and added 6 goals in the second to take a dominating 13 – 2 lead at the half. In the third, Issaquah added another 3 goals and finished with 2 scores in the fourth to round out the scoring.

For Issaquah Jake Fritz, Kevin Powers and Ashton Ritchie all added 3 goals, while Tyler Anderton and Brady Hahn combined for 3 saves in goal.

Tacoma wrapped-up its season 14-3-0. After dropping Lakeside and Seattle Prep to finish out the regular season, Tacoma dispatched Eastlake 11 – 10 in the opening round before falling to Issaquah.

After dropping a 10-9 overtime decision to rival Skyline, Issaquah finished the regular season with a 17 – 1 win over Liberty.

SCORING HIGHLIGHTS: Issaquah 18, Tacoma 4 – Issaquah advances to state semifinal (Matt O’Neill, IS, 5 goals; Jake Fritz, IS, 3 goals, 4 assists, 3 ground balls; Kevin Powers, IS, 3 goals, 2 assists, 6 ground balls; Ashton Ritchie, IS, 3 goals, 1 assist; Ben Director, IS, 1 goal, 1 assists, 1 ground ball; AJ Hoffman, IS, 1 goal, 1 ground ball; Kole Lindor, IS, 1 goal, 6 ground balls; Julian Ritchie, IS, 1 goal; Tyler Anderton, IS, 2 saves; Brady Hahn, IS, 1 save)

Boys Division II – State Quarterfinals

Blanchet drops Skagit Valley to advance to state lacrosse semifinals
ANACORTES – Tyler Schmutz score 2 goals and 2 assists as Blanchet advanced to the state lacrosse semifinals with a 10 – 6 quarterfinal playoff win over Skagit Valley, Saturday at Anacortes High School. The win sent the Braves to a Wednesday semifinal matchup with Sammamish.

Schumtz joined Zane Zielke, Daniel Van der Hoef, and Austin Pruitt with 2 goals each, while Braves goaltender Zach Traynor had 10 saves. For Skagit Valley, Jeff Sourbeer netted 3 goals and Griffin Van Baush had a goal and 11 ground balls. Jordan Johnson had 20 saves in goal for Skagit Valley.

Skagit Valley finished the season 8-9-0 including its “mini-playoff” win over Whatcom and North County and a win over North Kitsap before falling to Blanchet.

The Braves finished the season with wins over Ballard and Nathan Hale before dropping Redmond and Skagit Valley in the post season.

SCORING HIGHLIGHTS: Blanchet 10, Skagit Valley 6 – Blanchet advances to state semifinals (Tyler Schmutz, B, 2 goals, 2 assists, 3 ground balls; Zane Zielke, B, 2 goals, 1 assist; Daniel Van der Hoef, B, 2 goals, 1 assist, 5 ground balls; Austin Pruitt, B, 2 goals; Zach Traynor, B, 10 saves; Griffin Van Baush, SV, 1 goal, 3 assists, 11 ground balls; Jeff Sourbeer, SV, 3 goals, 1 ground ball; Corbin Mellow, SV, 1 goal, 2 ground balls; Mac Burnett, SV, 1 goal, 2 ground balls; Peter Isaacson, SV, 5 ground balls; Rich Postera, SV, 4 ground balls; Lucas Beh, SV, 4 ground balls, Jordan Johnson, SV, 20 saves)

Lanning’s hat trick leads Garfield past Wenatchee and into state semis
WENATCHEE – Jackson Lanning scored 3 goals to lead Garfield into the state Division I lacrosse semifinals with an 8 -6 quarterfinal road playoff win over Wenatchee, Saturday at Wenatchee Valley College. The win elevated the Bulldogs to a matchup with Woodinville in Wednesday’s state semifinals.

Garfield opened scoring with 2 goals in the first and added 3 in the second to take a 5 – 1 lead into the intermission. Both squads netted 2 goals in the third, before the Bulldogs sealed the win with 3 goals in the fourth.

For Garfield, Lanning led the defense with 8 ground balls, while Andy Boetler and Carl Barnes each scored 2 goals and Danny Strick had 11 saves in goals. Wenatchee’s Rawley Holmberg had 2 goals and Thomas Bass had 8 saves in goal.

Wenatchee finished its season 13-4-0. The eastern Washington program reeled off eight straight wins in the home stretch of the regular season to finish on top of the Eastern Conference.

Garfield systematically dispatched Nathan Hale, Roosevelt and Franklin high schools to wrap up its regular season. In the playoffs, the Bulldogs downed Snohomish in the opening round before Saturday’s win.

SCORING HIGHLIGHTS: Garfield 8, Wenatchee 6 – Garfield advances to state semifinals (Jackson Lanning, G, 3 goals, 8 ground balls; Andy Boetler, G, 2 goals, 1 assists, 3 ground balls; Carl Barnes, G, 2 goals; Danny Strick, G, 11 saves; Rawley Holmberg, W, 2 goals; Connor Christensen, W, 1 goal, 1 assist, 1 ground ball; Mitchell Park, W, 1 goal, 4 ground balls; Caden Stockwell, W, 1 goals, 4 ground balls; Quinlan Carlson, W, 1 goal, 1 ground ball; Thomas Bass, W, 8 saves)

State Tournament Schedule

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

Wednesday, May 25 — Semifinals (winners advance to state championship)
Bainbridge vs. Issaquah (location / time TBD)
Mercer Island vs. Bellevue (location / time TBD)

Saturday, May 28 – State Championship
Bainbridge, Issaquah winner vs. Mercer Island, Bellevue winner (Memorial Stadium, Seattle / 7:30 p.m.)

Boys Division II

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

Wednesday, May 25 – Semifinals (winners advance to state championship)
Garfield vs. Blanchet (location / time TBD)
Woodinville vs. Sammamish (location / time TBD)

Saturday, May 28 – State Championship
Garfield, Blanchet winner vs. Woodinville, Sammamish winner (Memorial Stadium, Seattle / 5:00 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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