Prep lacrosse results for Saturday, May 19: King’s Way, Snohomish, Prep boys win, Lakeside girls finish third, Bainbridge captures ninth state title

SEATTLE — King’s Way upsets Issaquah to advance to Division I semifinals, Snohomish, Seattle Prep advance to Division II semifinals, Lakeside downs MI to finish third in girls play, while Bainbridge wins state girls championship, Saturday in Washington state high school post season lacrosse action.

Boys Division I (Quarterfinals)

King’s Way unseats Issaquah, advances to state lacrosse semifinals
ISSAQUAH – Issaquah’s bid for a perfect season came to an unlikely end on Saturday – with a 9 – 8 home loss to King’s Way on a last minute goal in the quarterfinals of the Washington Lacrosse Boys State Championship tournament at Issaquah High School.

The win propelled King’s Way to within one victory of a berth in next Saturday’s boys state championship game and gave Issaquah its first blemish following an otherwise perfect 19-game season. The outcome also broke a 24-game home-field win streak for Issaquah dating back to an April 2010 home loss to Mercer Island.

The winning goal for the Knights came with just 29 seconds remaining in the game, after Issaquah had crawled back from an 8 – 5 halftime deficit and a scoreless third to score three unanswered fourth-quarter goals in just under four minutes by Matt O’Neill at 10:16 to make it 8-6, Duncan Hamilton at 7:11 to bring the Eagles to within one, and Julien Ritchie at 6:28 to knot the game at eight. The equalizer seemingly forced a sudden death resolution to the hard fought contest.

With the clock winding down, Tyler Preston a Prairie High School senior, who was scoreless on the night got a chance and fired a nearly point-blank shot past the left Shoulder of Issaquah goalkeeper O’Neil Hughes for his only goal of the night. It was just the second shot on goal that Hughes faced while spelling Brady Hahn during the second half – and the only goal that the senior goalkeeper bound for the US Air force Academy allowed all night.

With the loss, Issaquah completes one of its best season’s in history with a record of 19-1-0, while King’s Way advances to a Wednesday semifinal matchup with Eastside Catholic. The time and location has not yet been determined.

King’s Way 5 3 0 1 — 9
Issaquah 3 2 0 3 — 8

King’s Way 9, Issaquah 8 – King’s Way advances to Division I semifinals (Jason Klein, KW, 3 goals, 1 ground ball; Connor Dyehouse, KW, 2 goals, 1 assist, 1 ground ball; Koda Wataka-Robinson, KW, 2 goals; Tyler Preston, KW, 1 goal, 3 ground balls; Clayton Frank, KW, 1 goal, 3 ground balls; Matt Friesen, KW, 9 saves; Matt O’Neill, IS, 4 goals, 2 ground balls; Julian Ritchie, IS, 2 goals, 1 ground ball; Ben Director, IS, 1 goal, 1 assist, 1 ground balls; Duncan Hamilton, IS, 1 goal, 2 assists; Brady Hahn, IS, 5 saves; O’Neil Hughes, IS, 1 save)

Boys Division II (Quarterfinals)

Snohomish downs Three Rivers, advances to lacrosse semifinals
SNOHOMISH – Austin Tippett scored a season’s best seven goals as Snohomish took care of business and advanced to the Division II semifinals of the Washington Lacrosse Boys State Championship tournament, Saturday with a 12 – 6 quarterfinal win over Three Rivers at Glacier Peak High School.

He win sets up of a semifinal date with Nathan Hale, Wednesday also at Glacier Peak High School.

Tippett’s scoring gave the Glacier Peak junior 39 regular season goals and seven playoff goals.

The two squads felt each other out in the first playing to a 2 – 2 tie before Snohomish finally came alive scoring five in the second, while holding Three Rivers to another two. With a 7 – 4 lead heading into the third, Snohomish turned up the defense and blanked Three Rivers to take a 9 – 4 lead into the final quarter. In the end, Snohomish added another three to seal the win.

Other scoring for Snohomish came from Devin Remlinger, Harrison Wartes, Miles Russon, Gabe Girgus, and Joshua Pedersen all with single goals. Tippett, Wartes, Brandon Todd, Kaianoa Wong and Davyd Powell combined for 31 ground balls to dominate the defensive effort for Snohomish.

For Three Rivers, Kennewick senior Drew Wade led the scoring with three goals, while McKay Mitchell had two and Daniel Hart had 11 saves in goal.

Three Rivers concludes its season with a 12-6-0 record.

Snohomish 2 5 2 3 — 12
Three Rivers 2 2 0 2 — 6

Snohomish 12 , Three Rivers 6 – Snohomish advances to Division II semifinals (Austin Tippett, SN, 7 goals, 1 assist, 6 ground balls; Devin Remlinger, SN, 1 goal, 2 assist, 3 ground balls; Harrison Wartes, SN, 1 goals, 1 assist, 7 ground balls; Miles Russon, SN, 1 goal, 1 assist, 1 ground ball; Gabe Girgus, SN, 1 goal, 1 ground ball; Joshua Pedersen, SN, 1 goal, 1 ground ball; Brandon Todd, SN, 2 assist, 5 ground ball; Kaianoa Wong, SN, 8 ground balls; Davyd Powell, SN, 5 ground balls; Tucker Cooper 6 saves; Drew Wade, TR, 3 goals, 1 ground ball; McKay Mitchell, TR, 2 goals, 2 assists, 2 ground balls; Charles Williams, TR, 1 goal, 5 ground balls; Daniel Hart, TR, 11 saves)

Seattle Prep lacrosse advances to semis with win over Everett

Seattle Prep's Sam Kopf (#12 white) drives past Everett's Jameson Barretta (#99 black) in boys Division II quarterfinal action, Saturday in Seattle. Prep downed Everett to advance to the semifinals. Photo Courtesy: Michael Jardine / Sound Lacrosse

SEATTLE – George Anderson and Sam Kopf each scored five goals to lift Seattle Prep into the Washington Lacrosse Boys State Championship tournament with a 22 – 8 quarterfinal win over Everett, Saturday at Lower Woodland Park in Seattle.

The win sets up a Wednesday Division II semifinal date with Garfield in a 7:15 p.m. start at Lower Woodland Park in Seattle.

Prep owned this one from the start scoring seven in the first and the second to take a 14 – 3 lead at the half. Following the break, Everett finally got its legs in the third matching the Panthers’ four goals. But it the fourth Everett failed to score more than a solo goal, while Prep closed it out with four more.

Other Prep scoring came from Perry Stout and Connor Dennehy with three each and Cassidy Miller and Justin Riggins each netted two. Miller had four assists on the night.

Everett closes its most successful season in its history with a 14-5-0 record.

Seattle Prep 7 7 4 4 – 22
Everett 2 1 4 1 — 8

Seattle Prep 22, Everett 8 – Seattle Prep advances to Division II semifinals (George Anderson, SP, 5 goals, 2 assists, 3 ground balls; Sam Kopf, SP, 5 goals, 21 ground balls; Perry Stout, SP, 3 goals, 1 assist, 1 ground ball; Connor Dennehy, SP, 3 goals, 1 assist, 2 ground balls; Cassidy Miller, SP, 2 goals, 4 assists, 1 ground ball; Justin Riggins, SP, 2 goals, 2 ground balls; Conor Slack, SP, 1 goal, 1 assist; Clayton Comiskey, SP, 1 goal, 1 ground ball; Riley Stout, SP, 3 saves)

Girls Varsity

State Championship Game

Bainbridge girls come back against Lake Sammamish to win ninth state lacrosse title
SAMMAMISH — Bainbridge High School scored four unanswered goals in the second half to come from behind to win its ninth Washington Lacrosse Girls State Championship with a 13 – 11 defeat of Lake Sammamish, Saturday at the Eastside Catholic School in Sammamish.

The state title was the second straight for the defending champion Spartans, which won ten straight to close out the regular season and advance to the playoffs with a 10-1-1 record.

After falling behind a fast and hungry Lake Sammamish squad 7 – 6 in the first on a score by Lake Washington High School senior Allison Clements with just a second remaining in the first half and then slipping behind 8 – 6 on another Clements score to start the second, Bainbridge appeared to b in trouble.

“We couldn’t connect in the first,” said Spartan senior midfielder Olivia Smith. “We knew exactly what they were doing, but we just couldn’t get it.”

But just three minutes into the second, junior Kelsey Mackin’s goal at 21:58 set the Bainbridge comeback in motion as the Spartans went on the score six of the next seven goals including Smith’s short-handed goal with 8:11 remaining to put the Spartans up 12 – 9 remaining in the game and turn the momentum to Bainbridge.

“Once someone puts the ball in the goal we have momentum,” said Smith after joining her teammates in dousing winning Bainbridge coach Tami Tommila with Gatorade after the game. “We’re a slow starting team. But once we get in that groove we can make things happen.”

Lake Sammamish would go on to add two more scores on goals at 5:03 by Woodinville sophomore Alexandra Johnson and a 3:56 score by Redmond High School sophomore Amelia Chirichigno, but that would be all as Bainbridge went into a ball-control offense to close out the game and shut down Lake Washington.

Bainbridge senior Olivia Smith had four goals and an assist, while senior Theo Fehsenfeld netted three goals and two assists to close out their careers. Junior goalkeeper Madeline Stevenson had 10 saves in the Bainbridge net.

Lake Sammamish was led by Clements with four goals while Eastlake High senior Grace Hamilton had six saves.

The Spartans, which finished the season 14-1-1 have advanced to the state title game 16 times, winning it won it all in 2012, 2011,2005, 2004, 2002, 2000, 1996, 1995 and 1994.

This was just the second trip to a state championship for Lake Sammamish. The Eastside club previously made it to the Division II title game in 2005, falling to Snohomish. Lake Sammamish finished the season with a 13-3-0 record.

Bainbridge 6 7 — 13
Lake Sammamish 7 4 – 11

Bainbridge 13, Lake Sammamish 11 – Bainbridge wins state championship (Olivia Smith, B, 4 goals, 1 assist; Theo Fehsenfeld, B, 3 goals, 2 assists, 2 draw controls; Grace Deery-Schmitt, B, 2 goals, 3 ground balls, 4 draw controls; 2 caused turnovers; Kelsey Mackin, B, 2 goals, 3 draw controls; Paige Brigham, B, 1 goal, 1 ground ball; Madeline Stevenson, B, 10 saves; Allison Clements, LS, 4 goals; Sarah Wyrick, LS, 2 goals, 3 ground balls; 1 draw control, 1 caused turnover; Alexandra Johnson, LS, 2 goals, 1 ground ball; Ali Savage, LS, 1 goal, 2 ground balls; 1 draw control; Claire Monsaas, LS, 1 goal, 1 assist, 1 ground ball; 4 draw controls; Meg Chapman, 11, 6 saves)

Girls 3rd / 4th Place Game

Sheckles stops 16 as Lakeside rebounds drop MI for third overall in girls lacrosse
SAMMAMISH— After a disappointing semifinal loss that bounced Lakeside from state title contention, the Lions rebounded behind black-out goaltending by sophomore Amerra Sheckles to land a decisive win over Mercer Island and captured third place in the Washington Lacrosse Girls High School State Championship tournament, Friday on the campus of the Eastside Catholic School in Sammamish. The win gave the Lions a 14-3-0 record.

Sheckles stopped 16 Islander shots including 12 in the decisive second half to put the Lions in position for the win.

“This was the last game with our seniors, I didn’t want to let them down,” said Sheckles who played the full game with a broken thumb on her stickside hand. “My goal was to stay focused and stay in the moment. For me the score is always 0 – 0. I just black out the rest.”

At one point late in the second with MI trailing 11 – 4, Sheckles turned away four shots including two by Tyler Sherper within a two-minute span that, had they gone in, would have brought the Islanders back to within striking range of the Lions.

“I told our four seniors before the game that their legacy would not be the semifinal loss (to Lake Sammamish) but how we played today,” said Lakeside coach Jamie Asaka. “When you’re down, that’s when it counts the most.”

In the first, junior Madison Blackburn struck first for the Islanders, but Lakeside’s Natalie Fox tied in just 2:36 later on a nifty dodge in front of the Islander net. Following goal by MI’s Tyler Sherper, Lakeside went on a three-goal run over the next four minutes to make it 4 – 2 Lions. After a solo goal by MI’s Saffron Snethen, Lakeside closed out the half on goals by Rebecca Long and Alena Pilichowski to give the Lions a 6 – 3 advantage at the half.

In the second, Lakeside ‘s offense came alive, scoring five unanswered goals starting with a Rebecca Long shot with 20 second remaining in the first, to make it 9 – 3 with 15:30 left in the contest before the Islanders could find the net again. In the end, the Lions would score three more, while sophomore goaltender Amerra Scheckles continued to stop shot after shot by the Islanders.

For Lakeside, Rebecca Long led the scoring with four goals, while Sammy McGanny had three goals and Sheckles had 16 saves.

The Islanders were led by Blackburn with two goals, while Sherper, Skouras and Saffron Snethen rounded out the scoring. Hannah Paborsky had five ground balls and Erika Eagan had six saves in goal.

The Islander finished the season 12-4-1. Their only losses coming twice against Lakeside and to Lake Sammamish and Bainbridge.

Lakeside 5 7 – 12
Mercer Island 3 2 – 5

Lakeside 12, Mercer Island 5 – Lakeside finishes third overall (Rebecca Long, LS, 4 goals, 2 ground balls; Sammy McGanney, LS, 3 goals, 1 caused turnover; Kaylee Best, LS, 2 goals, 2 assists, 5 ground balls, 2 draw controls, 1 caused turnover; Alena Pilichowski, LS, 1 goal; Sarah Drucker, LS, 1 goal; Natalie Fox, LS, 1 goal, 2 ground balls, 2 draw controls, 2 caused turnovers; Amerra Sheckles, LS, 16 saves; Madison Blackburn, MI, 2 goals, 1 ground ball, 2 draw controls; Tyler Sherper, MI, 1 goal, 2 draw controls; Elena Skouras, MI, 1 goal, 2 ground balls, 1 caused turnover; Saffron Snethen, MI, 1 goal, 4 ground balls, 4 caused turnovers; Hannah Paborsky, MI, 5 ground balls, 1 draw control, 1 caused turnover; Erika Eagan, MI, 6 saves)

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