SPOKANE: Late comeback not enough as Bullpups fall to Sandpoint in lacrosse

SPOKANE — Sandpoint avoided a late Gonzaga Prep comeback to secure an 11 – 9 boys high school lacrosse win over the Bullpups, Tuesday in Spokane.

Gonzaga Prep’s James Telkie scored five goals, but it wasn’t enough to prevent Sandpoint from handing the Bullpups their fourth loss of the season.

After matching one another’s two goals in the first, Sandpoint jumped ahead with three second-quarter goals for a 5 -3 halftime lead. In the third, Sandpoint again outscored G-Prep to make it 9 – 6 going into the final frame.

In the fourth, Sandpoint scored at 9:15 to make it 10 – 7, before Gonzaga Prep mounted its comeback.

With just over five minutes remaining, Telkie found the net to narrow the margin to just two goals and just 1:25 later he scored his fifth to bring the game within a goal.

With 2:30 remaining and momentum on G-Prep’s side, Bullpup coach Chris Shogan called a time out to gather his team for a final shot at the win.

“Our goal was to isolate their weaker pole (long-pole defender) with Telkie to get him into a position for a shot,” said Shogan, whose rouse would ultimately cause the stronger Sandpoint defender to slide through the crease away from the play.

On the restart, the Pups were never able to put the plan into action as Sandpoint grabbed possession and added an insurance goal with 10 seconds remaining to seal the win.

Gonzaga Prep (1-4-0) next faces University (6-2-0), Wednesday, April 25 at University High School in Spokane.

Sandpoint (Idaho) 2 3 4 2 — 11
Gonzaga Prep 2 1 3 3 — 9

Games for Wednesday, April 25

Boys Division I
Northshore at Overlake (Overlake School / 5:30 p.m.)
Lakeside at Bainbridge (Bainbridge HS / 7:15 p.m.)
Sammamish at Bellevue (Bellevue HS / 7:15 p.m.)

Boys Division II
Redmond at North Kitsap (North Kitsap HS / 5 p.m.)
Highline at Blanchet (Blanchet HS / 5:30 p.m.)
Port Angeles at Klahowya (Klahowya Secondary School / 5:30 p.m.)
Skagit Valley at Whatcom (Civic Stadium / 7:15 p.m.)

Boys Spokane
Gonzaga Prep at University (University High School / 6 p.m.)

Girls Varsity
Lake Sammamish at Bellevue East (Robinswood / 5:30 p.m.)
Lakeside at Klahowya (Central Kitsap Junior High / 6 p.m.)
Evergreen at Puyallup (Glacier View Junior High / 6:30 p.m.)
Roosevelt at Mukilteo (Kamiak High School / 7:30 p.m.)
Bainbridge at Stadium (Stadium High School / 8 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 34-year local history, 157 individual boys and girls high school teams are available to students attending nearly 200 WIAA schools 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 the spring season and 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 www.WashingtonHSLAX.com or follow us on Facebook or Twitter @WashingtonHSLAX. 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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