Washington state high school lacrosse results: Thursday, May 22, 2014 – Bellevue, Eastside Catholic, Issaquah, Tahoma advance

Washington state high school lacrosse results: Thursday, May 22, 2014

Boys Games – Division I Quarterfinals

Bellevue boys dispatch Auburn Riverside, one win from third straight lacrosse title game

BELLEVUE – Bellevue moved one game closer to its third consecutive trip to the Washington state high school title game in lacrosse as the two-time defending state champion Wolverines easily handled Auburn Riverside 7 – 3 in the state quarterfinals, Thursday at Bellevue High School.

Thursday night’s win sets up a semifinal matchup between Bellevue and undefeated Eastside Catholic, which sent 2013 state runner-up Mercer Island home, defeating the Islanders 19- 11.

With the Wolverines hanging on to a 3 – 2 lead at the half, Joe and Hank Bethke took over with Joe putting Bellevue up 4 – 2 on a goal assisted by his brother Hank at 9:39. Then just under two minutes later Hank took a pass from Joe and beat Auburn Riverside goaltender Jaron Scarbrough to make it 5 – 2.

Auburn Riverside’s Gordon Nelson scored the quarter’s final goal with 57 seconds remaining to bring his squad back within two, but in the fourth Bellevue walked away with two unanswered goals to stay alive in the post-season tournament.

In the state semifinals, two-time defending state champion Bellevue High School (18-2-0) takes on undefeated Eastside Catholic (17-0-0), Wednesday, May 28 in a 7 p.m. start at the Eastside Catholic School in Sammamish. The winner advances to the Washington Lacrosse Boys State Championship Game, Saturday, May 31 at Memorial Stadium in Seattle.

Hank Bethke finished the night with three goals and two assists, while Joe Bethke tallied two goals.

For Auburn Riverside, Quinault Mackey, Michael Lucchesi and Gordon Nelson all tallied single goals. Auburn Riverside concludes its season with a 13-4-0 record.

 

Scoring 1 2 3 4 FINAL
Auburn Riverside 1 1 1 0    3
Bellevue 2 1 2 2    7

 

Game Summary
Bellevue 7, Auburn Riverside 3 – Bellevue advances to state semifinals (Hank Bethke, B, 3 goals, 2 assists, 3 ground balls; Joe Bethke, B, 2 goals; Justin Angelel, B, 1 goal, 3 ground balls; Ryan Eastes, B, 1 goal; Cole Cansler, B, 10 saves; Quinault Mackey, AR, 1 goal, 1 ground ball; Michael Lucchesi, AR, 1 goal, 5 ground balls; Gordon Nelson, AR, 1 goal; Jaron Scarbrough, AR, 11 saves)

 

MacIlvennie dismantles MI as Eastside Catholic advances to lacrosse semis

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Eastside Catholic defenseman and student body president Bradley Strode (left) rings the Crusaders’ victory bell as Blake Lee celebrates in the background following Thursday’s quarterfinal win over Mercer Island at Charlie Acosta Field. (Photo: Eastside Catholic School)

SAMMAMISH – Eastside Catholic continued to dismantle its Washington state lacrosse opponents and in Thursday’s state quarterfinals, it was 2013 state championship runner-up Mercer Island that fell victim to the undefeated Crusaders.

With 2013 high school lacrosse All-American and cross-over football star Colin MacIlvennie leading the way, the Crusaders took down the Islanders at Eastside Catholic’s Charlie Acosta Field 19 – 11 to advance to Wednesday’s semifinal matchup with two-time defending state champion Bellevue.

But for the Crusaders, who scored the first two goals of the contest, an untarnished record and the right to take on the Wolverines, a team that has flirted with the top prep lacrosse programs in the country this spring, appeared in question as the Islanders scored the next four of five goals including the final thee of the quarter by Reid Fuhr, Peter Mahony and Evan Condon to take control of the game with 4 – 3 lead after the first.

That was when MacIlvennie took over, scoring the tying goal at 9:24 of the second then the go-ahead go just over a minute-and-a-half later.

MacIlvennie’s scores gave the midfielder his 13th hat trick of the season and sparked a six-goal run that eventually gave the Crusaders a 9 – 5 lead at the half and put the Islanders on their heels.

Eastside Catholic then outscored MI 4 – 2 in the third and 6 – 4 down the stretch to keep their perfect record in place and move to within a single win of returning to the state title game for the first time since the Crusaders finished as runner up to Bellevue in 2012.

MacIlvennie finished with six goals and an assist for seven points while Blake Lee had five to lead the Crusaders.

For Mercer Island, Mahony and Condon each had three, while defender Chase York found the net twice.

Mercer Island concludes its season with a 19-3-0 record.

In the state semifinals, undefeated Eastside Catholic (17-0-0) takes on two-time defending state champion Bellevue High School (17-2-0), Wednesday, May 28 in a 7 p.m. start at the Eastside Catholic School in Sammamish. The winner advances to the Washington Lacrosse Boys State Championship Game, Saturday, May 31 at Memorial Stadium in Seattle.

 

Scoring 1 2 3 4 FINAL
Mercer Island 4 1 2 4 11
Eastside Catholic 3 6 4 6 19

 

Game Summary
Eastside Catholic 19, Mercer Island 11 – Eastside Catholic advances to state semifinals (Colin MacIlvennie, EC, 6 goals, 1 assist, 4 ground balls; Blake Lee, EC, 5 goals; Ross Komenda, EC, 2 goals, 1 assist; Casey Krueger, EC, 2 goals, 1 ground ball; James Wehe, EC, 2 goals, 1 ground ball; Bryce Atwater, EC, 1 goal, 5 assists, 2 ground balls; Chase Bultez, EC, 1 goal, 1 assist; Chandler Toliver, EC, 1 assist; Colin Schriever, EC, 14 saves; Josh Matte, EC, 5 saves; Peter Mahony, MI, 3 goals, 2 assists, 2 ground balls; Evan Condon, MI, 3 goals, 1 assist, 4 ground balls; Chase York, MI, 2 goals, 4 ground balls; Reid Fuhr, MI, 1 goal, 1 assist, 1 ground ball; Brett Bottomley, MI, 1 goal, 1 assist, 1 ground ball; Cooper Johnson, MI, 1 goal, 1 assist, 5 ground balls; Benji Rothenberg, MI, 10 saves)

 

Issaquah steps up with quarterfinal lacrosse defeat of Emerald Ridge-Puyallup

ISSAQUAH – Quietly stepping up to with the elite Division I prep lacrosse teams this spring, Issaquah boldly announced itself as a contender Thursday taking down Emerald Ridge-Puyallup 17 – 1 in its state quarterfinal matchup at Issaquah High School.

Beginning with Ryan Egland’s conversion of a Josh Bean pass for the game’s first score at 9:07 of the first, the Eagles went on to score the first five of the contest before allowing an Emerald Ridge-Puyallup goal by Brandon Seachriest with just 57 seconds to go in the quarter.

With a 5 – 1 Issaquah lead heading into the second, Emerald Ridge-Puyallup rolled over allowing six unanswered goals in the second then failed to score in the third and fourth as the dominating Eagles punched their ticket to a seventh state semifinal appearance in the last decade.

For Issaquah, which has tallied double-digit wins in 13 games this spring, Zach Fritz, led the way with four goals. The senior attackman was among 11 different Eagles to score in the contest, while Mikey Giannopulos grabbed 14 ground balls and goaltender Jordan Dondoyano was rarely tested, finishing the night with just three saves.

Brandon Seachriest scored ERP’s lone goal in the first, while goaltender Devin Ehli had 15 saves at the ERP cage.

Emerald Ridge-Puyallup concludes its season with a 10-8-0 record.

In the state semifinals, Issaquah (18-3-0) takes on Tahoma (14-5-0), Wednesday, May 28 in a 7 p.m. start at Tahoma High School in Covington. The winner advances to the Washington Lacrosse Boys State Championship Game, Saturday, May 31 at Memorial Stadium in Seattle.

 

Scoring 1 2 3 4 FINAL
Emerald Ridge-Puyallup 1 0 0 0    1
Issaquah 5 6 3 3 17

 

Game Summary
Issaquah 17, Emerald Ridge-Puyallup 1 – Issaquah advances to state semifinals (Zach Fritz, IS, 4 goals, 2 ground balls; Ryan Egland, IS, 3 goals; Liam Colter, IS, 2 goals, 1 assist; Cody Klansnic, IS, 1 goal, 3 assists, 1 ground balls; Josh Bean, IS, 1 goal, 2 assists, 4 ground balls; Riley Richards, IS, 1 goal, 1 assist; Anthony O’Riley, IS, 1 goal, 1 assist; Mikey Giannopulos, IS, 1 goal, 14 ground balls; Jake Lindahl, IS, 1 goal; Matt Thomas, IS, 1 goal, 2 ground balls; James Rauch, IS, 1 goal, 3 ground balls; Jordan Dondoyano, IS, 3 saves; Brandon Seachriest, ERP, 1 goal, 2 ground balls; Devin Ehli, ERP, 15 saves)

 

Bainbridge drops lacrosse quarterfinal to Tahoma 8 – 7

COVINGTON – Expending all but its ninth life this spring, Bainbridge High School finally met its match, falling to Tahoma on a Hudson Taylor goal with just 32 seconds to go as the Bears advanced to within one win of an appearance in the state title game, Thursday night at Tahoma High School in Covington.

Riding on momentum from its dramatic opening-round overtime defeat of Skyline on Tuesday, Bainbridge built a narrow 5 – 4 lead at the half on a Nate Marx goal with just nine seconds to go before the break.

After battling Tahoma to a scoreless third, Bainbridge’s magic was still there in the fourth as the Spartans struck first on a Max Wickline goal at 11:03 for the 6 – 4 lead.

But it would be all Bears from then on as Tahoma battled back with three straight, capped by a Nate Gowdey score at 5:18 to go for its first lead since 3:35 of the first, that made it 7 – 6.

Bainbridge answered just 10 seconds later on a Ben LaRoche score to knot the game at 7 – 7 before Taylor was fed by Trevor Larsen to set up the winner and the right to move on in the state tournament.

Gowdey led Tahoma with three goals while netminder Dustin Hendrix kept the Bears in position for the win with 12 saves.

Bainbridge by LaRoche with a pair of goals and goalkeeper Reynolds Yarbrough had another strong night with eight saves.

Bainbridge concludes its season with a 13-9-0 record.

In the state semifinals, Tahoma (14-5-0) takes on Issaquah (18-3-0), Wednesday, May 28 in a 7 p.m. start at Tahoma High School in Covington. The winner advances to the Washington Lacrosse Boys State Championship Game, Saturday, May 31 at Memorial Stadium in Seattle.

 

Scoring 1 2 3 4 FINAL
Bainbridge 2 3 0 2 7
Tahoma 2 2 0 4 8

 

Game Summary
Tahoma 8, Bainbridge 7 – Tahoma advances to state semifinals (Nate Gowdey, T, 3 goals, 2 ground balls; Hudson Taylor, T, 2 goals, 3 assists, 1 ground ball; Trevor Larsen, T, 2 goals, 1 assist, 2 ground balls; Dominick Barger, T, 1 goal, 3 ground balls; Brody Sullivan, T, 1 assist, 2 ground balls; Dakoda Barger, T, 1 assist, 1 ground ball; Dustin Hendrix, T, 12 saves; Ben LaRoche, B, 2 goals, 4 ground balls; Jackson Larkin, B, 2 goals; Max Wickline, B, 1 goal, 1 assist; Nate Marx, B, 1 goal, 1 assist, 4 ground balls; Jack Frickleton, B, 1 goal, 1 ground ball; Reynolds Yarbrough, B, 8 saves)

 

Washington State Boys Lacrosse – State Tournament Schedule

Saturday, May 24

Division II – Quarterfinals
Camas at Vashon (1 p.m. / Vashon High School – Vashon Island)
Overlake at Shorecrest (2 p.m. / Shorecrest High School – Shoreline)
Liberty at Seattle Academy (5 p.m. / Upper Genesee Park – Seattle)
Klahowya at King’s Way (7 p.m. / King’s Way Christian School – Vancouver, Wash.)

Wednesday, May 28

Div. I – Semifinals
Bellevue at Eastside Catholic (7 p.m. / Eastside Catholic School – Sammamish0
Issaquah at Tahoma (7 p.m. / Tahoma High School – Covington)

Div. II – Semifinals (opponents / locations / times TBD)

Saturday, May 31

State Finals Div. I & Div. II
Div. II Washington State Boys Final (3 p.m. / Memorial Stadium – Seattle)
Div. I Washington State Boys Final (6 p.m. / Memorial Stadium – Seattle)

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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