Prep lacrosse results for Wednesday, May 16: King’s Way, Bainbridge advance to boys quarterfinals

Lake Washington's Hank Schmale (#23 black) maneuvers in front of a well-defended Bainbridge cage in Wednesday's opening round boys Division I playoff action at Bainbridge Stadium. The Spartans downed the Kangs to advance to Friday's quarterfinal. Photo Courtesy: Michael Jardine / Sound Lacrosse

SEATTLE — King’s Way and Bainbridge advanced to the boys Division I state lacrosse quarterfinals with opening round playoff wins on Wednesday. Boys playoff action resumes on Friday with boys Division I and II quarterfinal action. The girls state championships take place on Saturday.

Boys Division I (Opening Round)

King’s Way boys finish Skyline’s season, advances to lacrosse quarterfinals
VANCOUVER, Wash. – King’s Way advanced to the quarterfinals of the Washington Lacrosse Boys State Championship tournament with a 10 – 7 opening round win over Skyline, Wednesday at Columbia River High School in Vancouver. The win sets up a Saturday quarterfinal matchup with undefeated Issaquah on Saturday.

The Knights eased ahead in the first with a 2-1 lead, before outscoring Skyline 4-3 in the second for a 6-4 halftime advantage. In the third King’s Way again edged Skyline 3-2 to make it 9-6 before matching the Spartans single goal to close out scoring in the fourth.

Koda Wataka-Robinson and Connor Dyehouse led the Knights with three goals each, while Skyline’s Jack Pruitt topped all scorers with four goals.

King’s Way, now 10-9-0 (9-9-0 in the regular season) takes on undefeated Issaquah (19-0-0) in the quarterfinals, Saturday, May 19 at Issaquah High School. Skyline concludes its season with a 12-8-0 (12-7-0 in the regular season) record.

Scoring
King’s Way 10, Skyline 7 – King’s Way advances to quarterfinals (Koda Wataka-Robinson, KW, 3 goals, 2 ground balls; Connor Dyehouse, KW, 3 goals, 5 ground balls; Clayton Frank, KW, 1 goal, 2 assists; Jack Beall, KW, 2 goals, 2 assists, 5 ground balls; Matt Freisen, KW, 7 saves; Jack Pruitt, S, 4 goals, 3 ground balls; Ian Anderson, S, 2 goals; Cannon Gardner, S, 1 goal, 1 assist; Kyle Kuberski, S, 10 saves)

King’s Way 2 4 3 1 — 10
Skyline 1 3 2 1 — 7

Bainbridge boys get past Lake Washington, advances to lacrosse quarterfinals

Bainbridge attackman Jake Knostman (#3 white) fires a shot on Lake Washington goaltender Jonah Friedl (#10 black). The Spartans came from behind for a 10-9 win and advanced to the Division I quarterfinals. Photo Courtesy: Michael Jardine / Sound Lacrosse

BAINBRIDGE ISLAND – Bainbridge advanced to the quarterfinals of the Washington Lacrosse Boys State Championship tournament with a 10-9 opening round playoff win over Lake Washington, Wednesday at Bainbridge High School.

The come-from-behind win avenged a season-opening loss by Bainbridge to the Kangs and their former coach Dejon Hush and ensured that the young Spartans would play another day in the state playoffs. With the win, Bainbridge take’s on Bellevue, in a quarterfinal matchup on Friday.

Lake Washington kept Bainbridge off the board in the first while scoring a single goal. In the second, the Kang’s again controlled play outscoring the Sparts 4-3 to take a 5-3 lead into the intermission. The third, however, was all Bainbridge as the Sparts came alive with three more goals to knot the game at six. In the end Bainbridge prevailed 4-3 to put an end to the Kang’s season.

Dain Weisner led Bainbridge with three goals, while Sean Maier, Greg Shea and Jason Ashton all had two goals. Lake Washington’s Hank Schmale led all scorers with five goals and Jonah Fiedl had 11 saves in the Kangs’ nets.

Bainbridge, now 11-10-0 (10-10-0 in the regular season) takes on Bellevue (17-2-0) in the Boys Division I quarterfinal round, Friday, May 18 in a 7 p.m. start at Bellevue High School. Lake Washington completes his season with a 10-9-0 record (10-8-0 in the regular season).

Scoring
Bainbridge 10, Lake Washington 9 (Dain Weisner, B, 3 goals, 2 ground balls; Sean Maier, B, 2 goals, 2 assists, 1 ground ball; Greg Shea, B, 2 goals, 8 ground balls; Jason Ashton, B, 2 goals, 1 ground ball; Reynolds Yarbrough, B, 7 saves; Hank Schmale, LW, 5 goals, 1 ground ball; Cody Bernstein, LW, 3 goals, 1 assist, 7 ground balls; Drew Roberts, LW, 8 ground balls; Jonah Friedl, LW, 11 saves)

Bainbridge 0 3 3 4 — 10
Lake Washington 1 4 1 3 — 9

Games for Friday, May 18

Boys Division I (Quarterfinals)
Bainbridge at Bellevue (Bellevue HS / 7 p.m.)
Eastside Catholic at Lake Tapps (Pete’s Pool Stadium / 8 p.m.)
Bellarmine Prep at Mercer Island (Mercer Island HS / 8 p.m.)

Boys Division II (Quarterfinals)
Garfield at Overlake (Overlake School / 5 p.m.)
San Juan at Nathan Hale (Summit Fields #2 / 5:45 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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