Prep lacrosse results for Friday, May 18: Bellevue, Eastside Catholic, MI, Garfield, Hale boys advance

SEATTLE — Bellevue, Eastside Catholic and Mercer Island advance to boys Division I semifinals while Garfield and Nathan Hale move on in boys Division II, Friday in Washington state high school post season lacrosse action.

Boys Division I (Quarterfinals)

Bellevue boys end Bainbridge season, advance to state lacrosse semifinals

Bellevue and Bainbridge players scramble for a ground ball in Friday's boys Division I playoff at Bellevue High School. Bellevue prevailed 11-4 to advance to the Division I semifinals. Photo Courtesy: Michael Jardine / Sound Lacrosse

BELLEVUE — Bellevue advanced to the semifinals of the Washington Lacrosse Boys State Championship tournament with an 11 – 4 quarterfinal win over Bainbridge, Friday at Bellevue High School. The win propels the Wolverines into Wednesday’s semifinal matchup with rival Mercer Island with the winner earning a trip to the state championship game next weekend.

Hank Bethke led Bellevue with three goals and an assist, while Cole Johnson had two goals and four assists. Dakota Jones and Blake Samuel also had a pair for the Wolverines.

The win was the second of the season for the Wolverines over Bainbridge. On March 27, Bellevue downed the Spartans 9 – 3.

Bellevue, now 18-2-0 (17-2-0 in the regular season), takes on Mercer Island (15-6-0, 14-6-0 in the regular season) in Wednesday’s semifinal. Bainbridge concludes it season with a 11-11-0 record (10-10-0 in the regular season).

Scoring
Bellevue 11, Bainbridge 4 – Bainbridge advances to semifinals (Hank Bethke, BEL, 3 goals, 1 assist, 2 ground balls; Cole Johnson, BEL, 2 goals, 4 assists, 1 ground ball; Dakota Jones, BEL, 2 goals, 1 assist, 2 ground balls; Blake Samuel, BEL, 2 goals, 2 ground balls; Simon Jenkin, BEL, 1 goal, 8 ground balls; Drew Douglas, BEL, 1 goal, 3 ground balls; Andrew Gulrajani, BEL, 1 assist; Austin Boyd, BEL, 11 saves, 6 ground balls)

Eastside Catholic dispatches Lake Tapps, moves on to lacrosse semifinals

Lake Tapps midfielder Skyler Harris (#19 white) pursues Eastside Catholic's Peter Kimball (#23 blue) in Friday's Boys Division I quarterfinal at Pete's Pool Stadium in Enumclaw. Th Crusaders prevailed to advance to the semifinal round. Photo Courtesy: Michael Jardine / Sound Lacrosse

ENUMCLAW — Eastside Catholic advanced to the semifinals of the Washington Lacrosse Boys State Championship tournament with a Division I quarterfinal win over Lake Tapps, Friday at Pete’s Pool Stadium in Enumclaw. With the win, the Crusaders face Saturday’s Issaquah, King’s Way winner in Wednesday’s semifinal.

After holding the Crusaders to just a single goal in the first, Lake Tapps allowed five second-quarter goals as Eastside Catholic took a 6 – 1 lead into the intermission. In the third, the Crusaders added four more to make it 10 – 3 before matching Tapps’ two fourth quarter goals to close out the game.

Collin MacIlvennie netted four goals and two assists, while Peter Kimball had three goals in the win.

For lake Tapps, Josh Davenport had two goals and Drew Warner grabbed six ground balls. Jaron Scarbrough and Ben Kelley combined between the pipes for 12 saves.

Eastside Catholic, now 13-3-0 (11-3-0 in the regular season) advances to Wednesday’s semifinal with the winner of Saturday’s Issaquah, King’s Way quarterfinal.

Lake Tapps concludes its season with an 11-4-0 (11-3-0 in the regular season) record.

Scoring
Eastside Catholic 1 5 4 2 — 12
Lake Tapps 0 1 2 2 — 5

Eastside Catholic 12, Lake Tapps 5 – Eastside Catholic advances to semifinals (Collin MacIlvennie, EC, 4 goals, 2 assists; Peter Kimball, EC, 3 goals; Ross Komenda, EC, 2 goals, 2 assists; Blake Lee, EC, 2 goals; Jeff Foreman, EC, 1 goal; Henry Jarvis, EC, 8 ground balls; Collin Schriever, EC, 6 saves; Josh Davenport, LT, 2 goal; Dane Barber, LT, 1 goal, 2 assist; Joey Lucchesi, LT, 1 goal; Skyler Harris, LT, 1 goal; Drew Warner, LT, 6 ground balls; Jaron Scarbrough, LT, 8 saves; Ben Kelley, LT, 4 saves)

MI boys eliminate Bellarmine Prep, advances to state lacrosse semis
MERCER ISLAND — Mercer Island advanced to the semifinals of the Washington Lacrosse Boys State Championship tournament with an 11 – 5 Division I quarterfinal win over Bellarmine Prep, Friday at Islander Stadium on Mercer Island. The win propelled the defending state champions into a Wednesday semifinal matchup with Bellevue and to within a single win of their fourth consecutive championship game berth.

Mercer Island, playing in front of a partisan home crowd, was held to just a single goal in the first before the Islanders broke the game open with six second-quarter goals for a 7 – 2 halftime lead. In the third, Bellarmine outscored the Islanders 2 -1 to make it 8 – 4. But the fourth again belonged to MI as the Islanders put the Lions away with three goals in the final frame.

Conner Bernall led the Islanders with four goals, an assist and eight ground balls, while Carolos Barrios had 11 saves in the MI nets.

For Bellarmine Prep, Garrett Stockdale and Jacob Bolek each had a pair, while Houston Gray, just called up from the junior varsity turned away 67 percent of the Islander shots on goal for 18 saves.

The win ws the second this season for the Islanders over Bellarmine Prep. In the second game of the season, MI downed the Lions 19 – 2 at home.

Mercer Island, now 15-6-0 (14-6-0 in the regular season), advances to a semifinal matchup with Bellevue (18-2-0, 17-2-0 in the regular season), Wednesday, May 23. (location, date and time TBD).

Bellarmine Prep concludes its season with a 6-10-0 (5-9-0 in the regular season) record.

Scoring
Mercer Island 1 6 1 3 — 11
Bellarmine Prep 0 2 2 1 — 5

Mercer Island 11, Bellarmine Prep 5 – Mercer Island advances to semifinals (Conner Bernall, MI, 4 goals, 1 assist, 8 ground balls; Grant Preisler, MI, 3 goals, 4 ground balls; Steen Swedstedt, MI, 2 goals; Pete Mahony, MI, 1 goal, 1 assist, 3 ground balls; Mikey Schwartz, MI, 1 goal, 1 ground ball; Hayden Reisman, MI, 1 assist, 2 ground balls; Erik Hermanns, MI, 1 assist, 1 ground ball; Carlos Barrios, MI, 11 saves; Garett Stockdale, BP, 2 goals; Jacob Bolek, BP, 2 goals, 1 ground ball; Max Jones, BP, 1 goal, 1 ground ball; Zach Fuller, BP, 4 ground balls; Houston Gray, BP, 18 saves)

Boys Division II (Quarterfinals)

Barnes wins it for Garfield as Overlake falls in lacrosse quarterfinal
REDMOND — Carl Barnes scored the eventual game winner with 1:04 remaining to send the Bulldogs into the Division II semifinals of the Washington Lacrosse Boys State Championship tournament with a 12 – 11 quarterfinal defeat of Overlake, Friday at the Overlake School in Redmond. The win sets up a Wednesday meeting for the Bulldogs with Saturday’s Seattle Prep, Everett quarterfinal winner.

Barnes’ goal came with time winding down after Montana Reed fed the senior midfielder with a nicely placed pass in front of the Owls’ net.

Garfield’s Parker Woo, a Seattle Academy freshman, who struggled to beat Overlake faceoff man Eric Risa throughout the game, came up with the draw and got the ball to Cedric Rhodes who went straight for the goal but with two Owls clinging to his sides, his shot banged off Overlake goaltender Alan Kassis.

Following the change of possession and a time out with four second remaining, Garfield defender Elliot Allen smothered Overlake’s Barrett Jenness who was looking for an Eric Risa pass as he cut in front of the cage, but the ball ricocheted off his stick as time expired to preserve the win.

The Bulldogs took the early lead in the game scoring four int he first, while Overlake managed just two. In the second the Owls made a game of it outscoring the Bulldogs 6 – 4 to knot the game at 8 – 8 at the half. Garfield added another three in the third, while holding Overlake to a single goal to make it 11 – 9. But Frost Cunningham scored the second of two Overlake goals in the second to again tie the game with 5:03 remaining before Barnes was able to complete his hat trick.

Garfield, now 12-6-0 (11-6-0 in the regular season) faces the Seattle Prep, Everett quarterfinal winner in Wednesday’s semifinal. Overlake concludes its season with a 12-2-0 (11-1-0 in the regular season) record.

Scoring
Garfield 4 4 3 1 — 12
Overlake 2 6 1 2 — 11

Garfield 12, Overlake 11 – Garfield advances to semifinals (Jackson Lanning, G, 4 goals, 2 assists, 5 ground balls; Cedric Rhodes, G, 3 goals, 3 assists, 2 ground balls; Carl Barnes, G, 3 goals, 3 ground balls; Parker Woo, G, 2 goals, 3 ground balls; Montana Reed, G, 1 assist; Danny Strick, G, 16 saves; Eric Risa, G, 4 goals, 1 assist, 15 ground balls; Frost Cunningham, OV, 4 goals; Barrett Jenness, OV, 2 goals; Kinori Rosnow, G, 1 goal, 1 ground ball; Curtis Yokoyama, OV, 1 assist, 2 ground balls; Alan Kassis, OV, 8 saves)

Hale drops San Juan to advance to boys lacrosse semifinals

San Juan's Justin Justiniano fights through a pair of Nathan Hale attackmen in Friday's Division II quarterfinal matchup in Seattle. Hale downed San Juan to advance to the Division II semifinals. Photo Courtesy: Michael Jardine / Sound Lacrosse

SEATTLE — Nathan Hale advanced to the semifinals of the Washington Lacrosse Boys State Championship tournament with a 16 – 4 Division II quarterfinal win over San Juan, Friday at Summit Fields in Seattle. The win sets up a semifinal matchup with the winner of Saturday’s Snohomish, Three Rivers quarterfinal.

Hale took the early 2 -1 lead in the first before putting up seven goals in the second for a 9 – 3 halftime lead. In the third, Hale netted five unanswered goals to put the game away before getting two more in the final frame to close out the scoring.

William Snider led all scorers with four goals and two assists. Riley Johnson also had four goals and led the defense with five ground balls. Andrew McCall had 10 saves in goal for the Raiders.

Nathan Hale, now 15-3-0 (13-3-0 in the regular season), takes on the winner of the Snohomish, Three Rivers quarterfinal on Saturday in Wednesday’s semifinal. San Juan concludes its season with an 8-7-0 (7-6-0 regular season) record.

Scoring
Nathan Hale 2 7 5 2 — 16
San Juan 1 2 0 1 — 4

Nathan Hale 16, San Juan 4 – Nathan Hale advances to semifinals (William Snider, NH, 4 goals, 2 assists, 2 ground balls; Riley Johnson, NH, 4 goals, 5 ground balls; Alex Wright, NH, 2 goals, 1 assist, 5 ground balls; Jack MacIntire, NH, 2 goals, 1 assist, 2 ground balls; Cooper Woolston, NH, 2 goals, 2 ground balls; Andrew McCall, NH, 10 saves)

Games for Saturday, May 19

Girls Varsity (State Championship and 3rd/4th Place Game)
Mercer Island vs. Lakeside (3rd / 4th Place Game at Eastside Catholic School / 11 a.m.)
Lake Sammamish vs. Bainbridge (State Championship Game at Eastside Catholic School / 2 p.m.)

Boys Division I (Quarterfinals)
King’s Way at Issaquah (Issaquah HS / 7 p.m.)

Boys Division II (Quarterfinals)
Three Rivers at Snohomish (Glacier Peak HS / 2 p.m.)
Everett at Seattle Prep (Lower Woodland #7 / 5:15 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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