Friday’s Washington Lacrosse Girls State Championship game to be nationally webcast by StudentSports.com

MERCER ISLAND, Wash. – Friday’s Washington Lacrosse Girls State Championship Game between Issaquah and the Lake Sammamish Lacrosse Club will be streamed live to a national audience by StudentSports.com.

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Lake Sammamish players defend a shot by Lakeside during the 2013 Washington Lacrosse Girls State Championship Game at Mercer Island High School. (Photo: Michael Jardine)

The 22nd annual girls state title game gets underway at 7:30 p.m. PT from Islander Stadium in Mercer Island, Washington.

Scott Ohsman has the play-by-play and Lakeside School girls lacrosse coach Jamie Asaka, coach of last year’s Washington state championship team, is the color analyst.

The Lake Sammamish Lacrosse Club, the top girls prep team in Washington state this spring with a 14-2-0 record, is a combined high school team from the Northshore and Lake Washington School Districts. Lake Sammamish is making its third state title game appearance in three years and fourth overall. Lake Sammamish finished as runner up to Bainbridge in 2012 and Lakeside in 2013. Lake Sammamish made its first title game appearance in 2005, finishing as the Division II runner-up to Snohomish.

Lake Sammamish is led by attacker Emily Sokol an Inglemoor senior with 44 goals, 9 assists and 15 ground balls. Averaging 3.53 goals-per-game, Sokol tallied a season’s-best five goals in Lake Sammamish’s 8 – 7 win over Eastside Catholic on May 12.

Issaquah, the second best girls prep team in Washington state this spring with a 13-2-1 record, is made up of student-athletes from Issaquah, Liberty and Skyline High Schools in the Issaquah School District. Issaquah is making just its second state title game appearance. In its only championship game appearance, Issaquah was the Division II state runner up to Mercer Island in 2009.

Issaquah is led by midfielder Suzy Emmerson an Issaquah High School junior with 72 goals, 12 assists and 36 ground balls in 15 games. Averaging 5.65 goals-per-game, Emmerson had a season-high nine goals in Issaquah’s 16 – 8 win over Seattle Prep on April 14.

In their only meeting this spring, a May 2 game at Redmond’s Marymoor Park, Issaquah edged Lake Sammamish 8 – 7, handing the club one of just two losses this spring. Lake Sammamish also dropped an out-of-state contest to Lake Oswego (Ore.) on April 27 in Eugene, Ore.

Issaquah’s only blemishes came in a 15 – 10 out-of-state home loss to the Oregon Episcopal School on March 30, a 13 – 7 loss to Bainbridge High School on March 26 on Bainbridge Island, and a 10 – 10 tie with Lakeside, March 10 in the opening game of the season.

The full bracket for the 2014 Washington Lacrosse Girls State Tournament is available at:   2014 Washington Lacrosse Girls State Tournament Bracket

StudentSports.com is an online multi-media scholastic sports magazine with scores, statistics, features, insight and a weekly Fab 50 ranking covering prep football, basketball, baseball, softball, soccer, volleyball and lacrosse.

About Lacrosse in Washington State

Lacrosse has over 100 years of history in Washington state with clubs playing in the early 1900s and high schools now in their fourth decade of state competition.  With Native American origins, lacrosse is one of the oldest organized sports on the continent and today is considered the fastest growing sport in America.  In Washington state, some 4,000 student-athletes attending over 200 high schools play prep lacrosse, while another 6,000 play lacrosse at the youth, adult and collegiate club levels throughout the state.  For more information on high school lacrosse in Washington state visit http://www.WashingtonHSLAX.com.

 

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