Prep lacrosse results for Tuesday, May 15: Lake Sammamish, Bainbridge advance to girls state title game, Eastside Catholic, Bellarmine Prep boys advance to quarterfinals

Bainbride High's Kelsey Mackin (#11 white) dishes a pass as Mercer Island's Erica Hecker (#11 maroon) gives chase. Bainbridge won the semifinal contest, Tuesday to advance to their ninth consecutive state title game. Photo Courtesy: Michael Jardine / Sound Lacrosse

SEATTLE — Lake Sammamish ousts Lakeside to advance to girls state title game against Bainbridge, while Eastside Catholic and Bellarmine Prep advance to Boys Division I quarterfinals with opening round playoff wins.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Girls Varsity (Semifinal Round)

Lake Sammamish takes down Lakeside, advances to state lacrosse title game
CORRECTED: This version corrects an earlier version that incorrectly identified the 2012 state championship game as Lake Sammamish’s first. It is the second. Lakeside will also play in a final consolation playoff against Mercer Island on Saturday to determine third and fourth place in the league.  

Lake Sammamish's Claire Monsaas (#16 black) reaches to intercept a Lakeside pass in girls state seminal action at Parsons Field in Seattle. Lake Sammamish ousted the Lions to advance to the state title game. Photo Courtesy: Michael Jardine / Sound Lacrosse

SEATTLE — Lake Sammamish, out to prove its legitimacy among the elite of girls varsity lacrosse, left no doubt that it belongs, as the eastside high school club systematically took-down one of the most storied girls programs in the state with a 14 – 8 semifinal road win over Lakeside, Tuesday at the Lakeside School in Seattle.

The win landed Lake Sammamish in Saturday’s state championship game – just its second – against Bainbridge, and ousted the Lions from state title contention for the first time since 2004.

With a complete team performance that found scoring from eight different players, Lake Sammamish powered to an eight-goal first half, while holding the Lions to just four. In the second, Lake Sammamish added another six, while Lakeside again managed just four to close out the game.

Katelyn Chirichigno led Lake Sammamish with three goals and five ground balls, while Alexandra Johnson, Erin Saunderson, Ali Savage and Emily Sokol each had two.

Lakeside was led by Rebecca Long and Natalie Fox with three goals each.

Lake Sammamish, which won the Snoqualmie Conference with a 10-2-0 regular season record is now 13-2-0 after dispatching Evergreen, Snohomish and Lakeside in playoff competition. Lakeside now at 12-3-0 (10-2-0 in the regular season) concludes its season on Saturday in a match-up with Mercer Island to determine third and fourth place.

Scoring
Lake Sammamish 8 6 — 14
Lakeside 4 4 — 8

Lake Sammamish 14, Lakeside 8 – Lake Sammamish advances to state championship (Katelyn Chirichigno, LSM, 3 goals, 5 ground balls; Alexandra Johnson, LSM, 2 goals, 1 assist, 1 ground ball, 1 draw control; Erin Saunderson, LSM, 2 goals; Ali Savage, LSM, 2 goals, 3 ground balls, 1 caused turnover, 6 draw controls; Emily Sokol, LSM, 2 goals; Anna Bernard, LSM, 1 goal, 1 ground ball; Allison Clements, LSM, 1 goal, 1 assist, 2 ground balls, 1 caused turnover, 3 draw controls; Claire Monsaas, LSM, 1 goal, 3 ground balls, 1 caused turnover, 5 draw controls; Sarah Wyrick, LSM, 3 assists; Grace Hamilton, LSM, 9 saves; Rebecca Long, LSD, 3 goals, 2 ground balls, 2 caused turnovers; Natalie Fox, LSD, 3 goals, 2 ground balls, 2 caused turnovers, 2 draw controls; Kaylee Best, LSD, 2 goals, 2 caused turnovers, 1 draw control; Emily Kim, LSD, 4 ground balls, 2 cause turnovers; Amerra Sheckles, LSD, 5 saves)

Bainbridge girls drop MI, advance to ninth consecutive state lacrosse title game

Bainbridge High School's Olivia Smith fires on Mercer Island goalkeeper Erika Eagan in girls semifinal lacrosse action, Tuesday on Bainbridge Island. The Spartans downed the Islanders to advance to their ninth consecutive state title game. Photo Courtesy: Michael Jardine / Sound Lacrosse

CORRECTED: This version corrects an earlier version. Mercer Island will play in a final consolation playoff against Lakeside on Saturday to determine third and fourth place in the league.

BAINBRIDGE ISLAND – Bainbridge advanced to its ninth consecutive Washington Lacrosse Girls State Championship game with a 24 – 18 semifinal playoff win over Mercer Island, Tuesday at Bainbridge High School.

The win over the Islanders sets up a new title opponent for the defending state champion Spartans in Lake Sammamish. Earlier in the day, Lake Sammamish upset Lakeside, which had seven consecutive state championship game appearances and until last year, five consecutive title wins.

Bainbridge took an early lead, outscoring the Islanders 13 – 11 in the first half. In the second, the Spartans pulled away scoring 11, while MI managed just seven.

For Spartans scored five or more goals including Kelsey Mackin with seven, Olivia Smith with six, and Bea Sheffer and Theo Fehsenfeld each with five goals. Madeline Stevenson had 10 saves in goal.

For MI, Elena Skouras led the scoring with five goals, while Madison Blackburn, Dulce Moll, Saffron Snethen and Taylor Dahlgren all had here goals. MI goaltender Erika Eagan had 10 saves.

Bainbridge is now 13-1-1 (10-1-1 in the regular season) heading into Saturday’s state championship at the Eastside Catholic School in Sammamish. Mercer Island 11-3-1 (9-2-1 in the regular season) concludes its season Saturday in a match-up with Lakeside to determine third and fourth place.

Scoring
Bainbridge 13 11 –- 24
Mercer Island 11 7 – 18

Bainbridge Island 24, Mercer Island 18 – Bainbridge advances to state championship (Kelsey Mackin, B, 7 goals, 2 draw control, 1 caused turnovers, 1 ground ball; Olivia Smith, B, 6 goals, 3 ground balls, 1 caused turnover; Bea Sheffer, B, 5 goals, 1 ground balls, 6 draw controls; Theo Fehsenfeld, B, 5 goals; Grace Deery-Schmitt, BI, 1 goal, 2 assists, 6 draw controls, 2 caused turnovers, 3 ground balls; Cappy Yarbrough, B, 2 draw controls, 1 ground ball; Sallie Marx, B, 4 draw controls, 1 ground ball; Madeline Stevenson, B, 10 saves, 1 caused turnover, 1 ground ball; Elena Skouras, MI, 5 goals, 3 draw controls; Madison Blackburn, MI, 3 draw controls, 3 goals; Dulce Moll, MI, 3 goals; Saffron Snethen, MI, 3 goals, 1 assist, 3 draw controls; Taylor Dahlgren, MI, 3 goals, 3 draw controls; Tyler Sherper, MI, 2 goals, 2 assists; Hannah Paborski, MI, 2 goals; Erika Eagan, MI, 10 saves)

Boys Division I (Opening Round)

Eastside Catholic boys dispatch Curtis, advance to state Division I quarterfinals
SAMMAMISH — Colin MacIlvennie scored five goals and had three assists as Eastside Catholic advanced to the quarterfinals of the Washington Lacrosse Boys State Championship tournament with a 17 – 9 opening round playoff win over Curtis. The win sets up a quarterfinal matchup with Lake Tapps, which earned a bye in the opening round, on Friday.

Curtis held Eastside Catholic to just two goals in the first, while putting up two of their own before MacIlvennie and Ross Komenda combined for six of the Crusaders’ seven-goal second to take a commanding 9 – 4 lead into the half. In the third, Eastside Catholic held Curtis to just a solo goal while putting up for more in the third to take a 13 – 5 lead into the final stanza. In the evened, both squads netted four to close out the game.

Komenda finished the night with five goals and three assists, while Peter Kimball and Blake Lee each had three goals.

Curtis was lead by Brandon Dean with four goals, while Viking goaltender Zachary Budnick had eight saves.

Eastside Catholic, now 12-4-0 (11-4-0 in the regular season), next faces Lake Tapps, which had an opening round bye in the quarterfinal round, Friday, May 18 in an 8 p.m. start at Pete’s Pool Stadium in Enumclaw. Curtis concludes its season with a 7-10-0 (7-9-0 in the regular season.

Scoring
Eastside Catholic 2 7 4 4 — 17
Curtis 2 2 1 4 — 9

Eastside Catholic 17, Curtis 9 – Eastside Catholic advances to quarterfinals (Colin MacIlvennie, EC, 5 goals, 3 assists, 4 ground ball; Ross Komenda, EC, 5 goals, 3 assists, 1 ground ball; Peter Kimball, EC, 3 goals, 1 assist, 2 ground balls; Blake Lee, EC, 3 goals, 2 ground balls; Jeff Foreman, EC, 1 goal; Colin Schriever, EC, 3 saves; Brandon Dean, C, 4 goals, 1 ground ball; Carson Stewart, C, 1 goal, 3 assists; Alex Larson, C, 1 goal, 1 ground ball; Jayden Todd, C, 1 goal, 1 assist; Beau Olson, C, 1 goal, 1 ground ball; Tanner Amell, C, 1 goal; Zachary Budnick, C, 8 saves)

Bellarmine Prep boys down Mukilteo, advance to state lacrosse quarterfinals
MUKILTEO — Bellarmine Prep scored seven unanswered goals in the second quarter to take the lead for good and advance to the quarterfinals of the Washington Lacrosse Boys State Championship tournament with a 16 – 13 opening round win over Mukilteo, Tuesday at Kamiak High School.

The opening round win over Mukilteo sets up a Friday quarterfinal date with Mercer Island, which had a bye in the opening round.

Mukilteo had the early advantage taking a 6 – 5 lead in the first, but Bellarmine shut down Mukilteo in the second, scoring seven unanswered goals to take a 12 – 6 lead into the half. Although Mukilteo persistently worked its way back into the game, outscoring Prep 3 – 1 in the third and 4 – 3 in the fourth, it was never able to overcome dominating second-quarter performance.

Garrett Stockdale led the way for Bellarmine Prep with six goals and six ground balls, while Max Jones had five goals and three assists.

Mukilteo’s Alex Okemah had three goals, an assist and 14 ground balls.

Bellarmine Prep, now 6-9-0 (5-9-0 in the regular season), next faces Mercer Island, which had an opening round bye, in the state quarterfinals, Friday, May 18 in a 6 p.m. start at Islander Stadium on Mercer Island. Mukilteo concludes the season with a 10-6-0 (10-5-0 in the regular season) record.

Scoring
Bellarmine Prep 5 7 1 3 — 16
Mukilteo 6 0 3 4 — 13

Bellarmine Prep 16, Mukilteo 13 – Bellarmine Prep advances to quarterfinals (Garrett Stockdale, BP, 6 goals, 6 ground balls; Max Jones, BP, 5 goals, 3 assists, 1 ground ball; Jacob Bolek, BP, 3 goals, 1 assist; Connor McLeod, BP, 2 goals, 2 assists; Alex Okemah, M, 3 goals, 1 assist, 14 ground balls; Jake Gagnon, M, 2 goals, 6 ground balls; Kevin McGowan, M, 2 goals, 1 assist; Jordan Gagnon, M, 3 assists)

Games for Wednesday, May 16

Boys Division I (Opening Round)
Skyline at King’s Way (Columbia River HS / 7 p.m.)
Lake Washington at Bainbridge (Bainbridge HS / 7 p.m.)

About High School Lacrosse in Washington State
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