Bellevue boys fall to Wantagh, finish 1-2 in New York

Bellevue High School's boys lacrosse squad gathers at midfield following practice at the Hofstra University Lacrosse Complex during their recent trip to New York.  Visiting top lacrosse colleges and universities is a tradition for Washington state schools playing spring-break road games on the East Coast.  (Photo:  Bellevue High School)

Bellevue High School’s boys lacrosse squad gathers at midfield following practice at the Hofstra University Lacrosse Complex during their recent trip to New York. Visiting top lacrosse colleges and universities is a tradition for Washington state schools playing spring-break road games on the East Coast. (Photo: Bellevue High School)

WANTAGH, N.Y. – Bellevue High School closed-out its spring-break road trip in New York with an 8-6 loss to Wantagh High School, Wednesday on Long Island giving the Wolverines a 1-2 record in the Empire State.

The defending Washington State Division I boys champions matched the Warriors goal-for-goal forging a 4-4 tie at the half, before the Warriors eased ahead, outscoring the Wolverines 2-1 in each of the final two quarters for the win.

Five different players scored for Bellevue with Cole Johnson leading the way with two goals.  Johnson finished the trip with eight goals and two assists for 10 points.  He leads the Wolverines with 34 goals, 15 assists for 49 points on the season.

“These tough games put us in good position moving forward with our season,” said Bellevue head coach John Baumann.  “This was a hotly contest game all the way through.  We came here to learn about ourselves and get some good experience and we just did that.”

After opening  with a 7-6 win against Port Washington at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Bellevue dropped its final two contests against Long Island opponents widely considered to be contenders for the Nassau County prep title next month.

On Tuesday, Bellevue fell 10-5 to Long Beach High School before falling to Wantagh on Wednesday as stacked Warriors squad pulled away in the second half to edge the Wolverines.

Bellevue (9-2-0) next faces Lake Washington (5-4-0), Tuesday, April 16 in an 8 p.m. start at Bellevue High School.

 Scoring 1 2 3 4    F
Bellevue 2 2 1 1  6
Wantagh (N.Y.) 2 2 2 2  8

Game Summary

Wantagh (N.Y.0) 8, Bellevue 6  (Cain, W, 2 goals, 1 assist; Watson, W, 1 goal, 1 assist; Ferraro, W, 2 goal; Ragusa, W, 1 goal; Tomlinson, W, 1 goal, 1 assist; Sliwak, W, 1 goal; Patrick, W, 11 saves; Cole Johnson, B, 2 goals; Dakota Jones, B, 1 goal, 1 assist; Eric Haehl, B, 1 goal; Riley Pratt, B, 1 goals; Campbell Alexieff, B, 1 goal; Cole Cansler, B, 5 saves)

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. In its fourth decade of play, 4,000 student athletes attending over 200 schools across the state play high school lacrosse. 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 at www.Facebook.com/uslacrossewashington  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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