Easter Sunday marks the start of the Spring Break season in the WHSBLA and thus a bit of a slower schedule league wide. Next week we will provide you with our annual WHSBLA Alumni list as well as the list of where current WHSBLA players have committed to play college ball. For now, Happy Easter to everyone… here are some eggs of knowledge from the week!
KIRKLAND – Mikey Giannopulos scored a hat trick as Issaquah rolled to its fourth win of the spring with a 12-3 boys high school lacrosse win over Lake Washington, Friday at Lake Washington High School in Kirkland. Issaquah jumped out to a 3-1 lead in the first than added five unanswered goals in the second for an 8-1 lead at the half, then added two more in the third and fourth to seal the game.
Some random ramblings, call them “McNuttins”, from this weekend’s 8th Annual NW Invitational. First and foremost, our thoughts and prayers to Garren Tiffee, a sophomore long pole for Sunset, who left Sunday’s game in an ambulance with a very painful dislocated arm. He’s likely lost for awhile, and had a long painful ride home to Oregon. He was injured in an innocent collision with a teammate which caused him to land all kinds of wrong on the turf. Story courtesy of Sound Lacrosse and McNutty's Word.
BELLEVUE – In a battle of state champions, Bellevue High School, the 2012 Washington state boys Division I lacrosse champion defeated Portland’s Lincoln High School, the defending Oregon state champion 5-0, Saturday at the NW Invitational High School Lacrosse Tournament at Bellevue High School. The win was the fifth straight for the Wolverines.
VANCOUVER, Wash. – Clayton Frank scored with just 20 seconds remaining in overtime to lift King’s Way to a 14-13 boys high school lacrosse win over Eastside Catholic, Friday before about 400 fans at the King’s Way Christian School in Vancouver. The win came after King’s Way mounted a seven-goal run to erase a 13-6 Eastside Catholic lead early in the fourth lifting the Knights to 3-0 on the season. Frank’s goal came on a man-up situation after Eastside Catholic’s Jeff Foreman was whistled for a slash with 24 seconds to go.
MERCER ISLAND – Led by Mikey Giannopulos with two goals and 10 ground balls Issaquah dropped its NW Invitational opener to Henderson of Nevada 13-9, Friday at Mercer Island High School. The loss was the second of the season for the Eagles. After finishing the first knotted at 3-3, Issaquah gave up six to Henderson in the second while only adding a single goal to trail 9-4 at the half. Issaquah was held to just a single goal in the third while Henderson added two as the Eagles slipped to 11-5 after three. In the fourth, Issaquah added another four, but could not catch Henderson.