Prep lacrosse results for Monday, March 12: Spanaway, Issaquah, MI, Bellevue net wins

Girls Varsity

Haley Mincin nets girls lacrosse winner as Issaquah tops Eastside Catholic

Issaquah's Robin Ringman (#12 black) is checked by Eastside Catholic's Lauren Breynaert (#4 orange) in opening-night lacrosse action, Monday at Charlie Acosta Field on the Campus of the Eastside Catholic School. Issaquah downed the Crusaders 12-11. Photo Courtesy: Blair Howland

SAMMAMISH, Wash. – Haley Mincin netted the game-winner with just 34 seconds to go to lift Issaquah to a 12-11 come-from-behind season-opening win over rival Eastside Catholic, Monday at the Eastside Catholic School in Sammamish.

The game-winner came just over a minute after Tristana Leist scored the second of three unanswered Issaquah goals to knot the contest at 11-11.

In the first, Eastside Catholic scored four unanswered goals to take a 6-2 lead before Issaquah answered with two scores to take a 6-4 advantage into the intermission.

Issaquah’s Suzy Emerson had five goals, while Mincin tallied three. The Crusaders’ Leist netted six on the night to lead all scorers.

Issaquah (1-0-0) next faces Bainbridge (0-0-0) Wednesday, March 14 in a 7:45 p.m. start at Bainbridge Stadium. Eastside Catholic (0-1-0) next faces Graham-Kapowsin (0-0 -0), Wednesday, March 14 in a 5:30 p.m. start at Bethel High School in Spanaway.

Issaquah                 4   8 — 12
Eastside Catholic 6   5 — 11

Issaquah 12, Eastside Catholic 11 (Suzy Emerson, IS, 5 goals, 1 assist; Haley Mincin, IS, 3 goals, 1 assist; Emily Mincin, IS, 2 goals; Kelly Christianson, IS, 1 goal; Robin Ringman, IS, 1 goal; Jacqueline Marber, IS, 1 assist; Tristana Leist, EC, 6 goals, 1 assist; Valerie Vachris, EC, 2 goals; Robyn Beynaer, EC, 1 goal; Lauren Breynaer, EC, 1 goal; Ashley Blanton, EC, 1 assist; Justice Gilbert, EC, 13 saves)


Willingham’s seven goals lifts Spanaway lacrosse past North Kitsap

SPANAWAY, Wash. – Leanne Willingham capped a dominating first-game performance scoring the go-ahead goal with just 54 seconds remaining to give Spanaway Lake its first varsity high school lacrosse win of the season, Monday at Bethel High School in Spanaway.

The game-winning goal followed a dominating performance for the senior midfield as Willingham scored all seven of Spanaway’s goals on the night.

In the game’s final minutes, North Kitsap wrangled possession on a Spanaway turnover and got off a final shot, but Spanaway goaltender Kayla Blakeney kicked away the ball as time expired to preserve the win. Blakeney had three saves on the night.

North Kitsap built a 5 – 4 lead at the half, only to have Willingham connect for three second-half goals to put Spanaway in position for the win.

Emille Poffenroth and Rachell Rapp led North Kitsap scoring with two goals each.

Spanaway Lake (1-0-0) next faces Bellarmine Prep (0-0-0) Friday, March 23 in a 6 p.m. start at Bethel High School. North Kitsap (0-1-0) next faces Tahoma (0-0-0) Wednesday, March 14 in a 6 p.m. start at Strawberry Field in Poulsbo.

North Kitsap        5   1 — 6
Spanaway Lake   4   3 — 7

Spanaway Lake 7, North Kitsap 6 (Leanne Willingham, SL, 7 goals; Brittany Brooks, SL, 1 assists; Kayla Blakeney, SL, 3 saves; Emille Poffenroth, NK, 2 goals; Rachell Rapp, NK, 2 goals; Jingyi Mary Liu, NK, 1 goal)


Skouras scores nine to lead MI past Overlake in girls lacrosse
MERCER ISLAND, Wash. – Elena Skouras scored nine goals to lead Mercer Island to a 21 – 9 season-opening girls varsity high school lacrosse win over the Overlake School, Monday at Mercer Island High School. The triple hat-trick was a career high performance for the Islander senior.

The Islanders scored 10 goals in the first to take a 10-4 lead into halftime. In the fourth, MI poured on another 11 goals.

Other top scoring Islanders include Dulc Moll and Tyler Sherper each with three goals. Overlake’s Zoe Pinczower also netted three goals.

Mercer Island (1-0-0) next faces Bellevue East (0-0-0) last year’s Division II state champion, Wednesday, March 14 at Robinswood Park. Overlake(0 -1 -0) next faces Mukilteo (0-0 -0), Wednesday, March 14 at Kamiak High School.

Mercer Island 10  11 –21
Overlake              4    5 — 9

Mercer Island 21, Overlake 9 (Elena Skouras, MI, 9 goals, 1 assists, 3 ground balls; Dulce Moll, MI, 3 goals, 1 assists, 4 ground balls; Tyler Sherper, MI, 3 goals, 1 assist, 4 ground balls; Madison Blackburn, MI, 2 goals, 3 grounds balls; Katie Harris, MI, 2 goals; Natalie Marques, MI, 1 goal, 1 assist, 1 ground ball; Saffron Snethen, MI, 1 goal, 4 ground balls; EriKa Eagan, MI, 5 saves; Andrea Hatsukami, MI, 2 saves; Zoe Pinczower, OV, 3 goals, 2 ground balls; Sarah Silverman, OV, 2 goals; Kem Smith, OV, 2 goals; Emma Howard, OV, 3 saves)


Bellevue girls net 21, top Bethel in lacrosse
SPANAWAY, Wash. – Bellevue High School opened its 2012 high school girls varsity lacrosse campaign with a 21 – 4 win over Bethel, Monday at Bethel High School in Spanaway.

Bellevue (1-0 -0) next faces Evergreen (0-0 -0), Thursday, March 15 in a 6:30 p.m. start at Bellevue High School. Bethel (0-1 -0) next faces Tacoma (0-0-0), Wednesday, March 14 in a 7 p.m. start at Bethel High School.

Bellevue 21, Bethel 4 (no scoring detail available)

Complete boys and girls high school varsity and junior varsity schedules are available at

Games for Tuesday, March 13 (updated)
Boys Division I
Tahoma at Garfield (Upper Genessee Park / 5:15 p.m.)
Issaquah at Northshore (Bothell HS / 7 p.m.)
Eastside Catholic at King’s Way (Columbia River HS / 7 p.m.)
Skyline at Eastlake (Eastlake HS / 8 p.m.)
Sammamish at Woodinville (Woodinville HS / 8 p.m.)

Boys Division II
Vashon at Blanchet (Blanchet HS / 5 p.m.)
Highline at Kennedy (Kennedy Catholic HS / 5 p.m.)
Gig Harbor at North Kitsap (North Kitsap HS / 5 p.m.)
Monroe at Everett (Walter Hall Park / 5 p.m.)
Nathan Hale at Seattle Prep (Lower Woodland #7 / 5 p.m.)
Whatcom at Snohomish (Glacier Peak HS / 7 p.m.)

Girls Varsity
Nathan Hale at Forest Ridge (Robinswood Park / 4 p.m.)
Wenatchee at Ballard (Ballard High School / 5:30 p.m.)
Lake Sammamish at Klahowya (Central Kitsap Junior High / 5:40 p.m.)
Garfield at Lakeside (Lakeside Upper School / 5:30 p.m.)
Kennedy at Roosevelt (Lower Woodland / 5:30 p.m.)

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