Girls Weekly Beat - 2006 Playoffs
Submitted by Walax on Sat, 2006-05-27 13:49
Monday May 15th, 2006
Holy Names at Mercer Island
With an almost even number of shots, even number of controlled draws, even number of ground balls and a close number of turnovers, Holy Names barely edged out Mercer Island 8-7 in order to advance to a Wednesday semi-final against Bainbridge Island.
The Holy Names attack was a widespread effort with Kendall Shibuya and Caitlin Durgan leading the way with 2 goals each. Amanda Riggers netted one along with an assist, while Jordyn Seni contributed 2 more assists. Sally Norris, Hannah Ozubko and Katrina Villanueva each scored a single goal. Ozubko and Villanueva also fought hard in the ground ball battle, each digging up 6. Defensively, Alicia Patten conquered the field with 6 forced turnovers in addition to controlling 3 draws and scooping up four ground balls. Goalie Sarah Jones dominated the cage with %68 saves, stopping 15 of 22 shots.
The Islanders Tanya Swarts gave an incredible offensive effort with 4 goals. Caroline Gallup and Mallory Larson each netted a goal and gave an assist, and Carolyn Peterson scored one. Gallup played an all around game, forcing 2 turnovers, controlling 2 draws and digging up 6 ground balls. Swarts also controlled 2 draws, forced a turnover and dug up 3. Sara Stern caused 2 turnovers. Goalie Jessica Swarts saved 13 of 21 shots.
Lake Sammamish at Lakeside
As rookie A-League team Lake Sammamish faced 2005 State Runner-up Lakeside in the quarter-finals, all were waiting to see what the outcome would be. Lakeside’s patient and relentless play paid off in a 13-7 victory, advancing Lakeside to a semi-final game against Forest Ridge on Wednesday May 17th.
After 7 minutes of play dominated by the Lakeside attack, Lake Sammamish’s patient defense and stellar goal-keeping recovered the ball and got it up the field where junior mid-fielder Melissa Lorentson put it into the stick of junior mid-fielder Jessica Wang who scored the first goal of the game on a fast break. Lakeside quickly answered back with a goal by senior attack Tylie Cramer and a few minutes later by senior attack Ellen Fitzharris. Lake Sammamish responded with a goal by junior center Catherine Rodriguez, which was answered with 2 more goals by Lakeside, put in by Brett Eisenhart and Lisa Baldini, respectively. Melissa Lorentson put in the third and last goal of the half for Lake Sammamish, and Lakeside’s Gracie Binder got one more off before the half, putting the half time score at Lakeside 5, Lake Sammamish 3.
Lakeside netted the first goal of the second half with a shot by Lisa Baldini, but Lake Sammamish had more in mind. With three unanswered goals by, first, freshman Maddie Simon and then two by junior Catherine Rodriguez, one which was assisted by junior attack Courtney Allen, Lake Sammamish tied the game at 6-6. Lakeside then scored two back-to-back goals by Lisa Baldini and Gracie Binder before Lake Sammamish’s Catherine Rodriguez, with an assist by Kaitlin Fithian, scored what would be Lake Samm’s final goal of the game. The one point lead was clearly not satisfactory for the determined Lakeside team who, with 13 minutes remaining, went on a scoring rampage. They knocked in 5 goals in 6 minutes, starting with Lisa Baldini, then Ellen Fitzharris, and three by Gracie Binder, sealing a well-earned 13-7 first round playoff victory.
Lakeside clearly dominated the draw, winning 12-1 over Lake Sammamish. Contributing to the draw control was Gracie Binder, Lauren McAndrws and Darcy Mullen, each with 3. Binder also lead the ground ball race with 6 in addition to forcing 2 turnovers. Goalie Lisa Schomaker saved 10 of 17 shots.
Lake Sammamish’s defense was led by Catherine Rodriguez with 4 turnovers and 3 ground balls.
Scoring for Lakeside: Gracie Binder 5, Lisa Baldini 4, Ellen Fitzharris 2, Tylie Cramer 1, Brett Eisenhart 1. Assists: Lauren McAndrews 2, Binder, Baldini 2, Fitzharris 2.
Scoring for Lake Sammamish: Catherine Rodriguez 4, Melissa Lorentson 1, Madeline Simon 1, Jessica Wang, 1; Assists: M. Lorentson, Courtney Allen, Kaitlin Fithian.
Wednesday May 17th, 2006
Forest Ridge at Lakeside
In a 9-5 victory over Forest Ridge, Lakeside sealed a spot in the 2006 State Championship game on Saturday.
Sophomore mid-fielder Brett Eisenhart netted 5 goals in her team’s quest for another chance at State. Remaining goals were split between Lisa Baldini, Gracie Binder, Tess Eisenhart and Lauren McAndrews, each with one. Ellen Fitzharris contributed an assist. Leading the defense was Ellie Crutcher with 4 caused turnovers, while McAndrews led the ground ball race with 4 for her team. Goalie Lisa Schomaker saved 9 of 14.
No stats available for Forest Ridge.
Holy Names at Bainbridge
Bainbridge defeated Holy Names 15-2, thus sealing their third trip in a row to the State Championship.
Colbi Brawner was out in full force for Bainbridge, scoring 6 goals in addition to contributing an assist, controlling 6 draws, causing 3 turnovers and scooping up 4 ground balls. Teammate Jane Baumgartner followed with 4 goals and an assist, while Natalie Evans scored 2 and an assist. Sally Baumgartner also netted 2, and Lucy Schlesser put in one. Mariah Walk contributed 2 assists. Goalie Dimi Lotakis saved 7 of 9 shots for %78 saves.
No stats available for Holy Names.
Tuesday May 16th, 2006
Tacoma at Seattle Prep
With a score reminiscent of their season match-up, Tacoma defeated Seattle Prep 16-9 in order to advance to a semi-final game against Mercer Island on Thursday.
Tacoma’s Anna Callaghan led her attack with 5 goals, followed closely by Caitlin White with 4 and Anna Holcomb with 3. Alison Jensen added two assists to her goal, while Blair Callaghan netted a goal and gave an assist. Annabel Dessert and Chloe Treleven each put in one. White also led her team in the ground ball race, digging up 8, while Annabel Dessert dug up 7 and forced 3 turnovers in addition to controlling 2 draws. Holcomb controlled 4 draws. Jensen also contributed to the ground ball game by scooping up 6.
No stats available for Seattle Prep.
Nathan Hale at Eastside Catholic
Though Eastside Catholic barely edged out Nathan Hale in their early season game, this time it was a different story. Eastside Catholic had their hearts set on the next level and acted on it with a 16-6 victory over Nathan Hale.
The Eastside Catholic attack outshot Nathan Hale 26-13. Leading with incredible boldness, Kelli Burgess scored a whopping 9 goals in addition to giving an assist, dominating 6 draws, forcing 3 turnovers and digging up 5 ground balls. Senior Liz Kubacki nailed 3 goals and an assist, while Lauren Pomeroy also netted 3 and Kaitlyn Nichols one. Defensively, Lobdell caused 3 turnovers and, along with Pomeroy, dug up 5 ground balls. Goalie Trina Hostak saved 7.
Nathan Hales Ihlae Kling netted 3 goals, while Lara Sidhu dropped in two and Hannah LaCroix one. Corey Milinovich contributed an assist. Theresa Hienekey and Rachel King each forced 3 turnovers to strenthen the defensive end. Sidhu also dug up 5 ground balls, followed by King with 4, while LaCroix helped out on the draw, controlling 4.
Eastside will face Roosevelt on Thursday May 18th in the Varsity B semi-finals.
Thursday May 18th, 2006
Tacoma at Mercer Island
Mercer Island had a first round bye, and Tacoma came off a strong first round win, setting the field for a competitive battle for a spot in the championship game. With their season record against each other at 1-1, this game was up for grabs. And Tacoma took it, barely. With a 10-8 victory, Tacoma will face Roosevelt in the 2006 Varsity B State Championship game.
Tacoma’s attack was widespread, with Anna Callaghan leading the way with 3 goals, followed by Blaire Callaghan with 2 goals and an assist. Annabel Dessert also netted 2, while single goals were made by Caitlin White, Elena Wimberger and Rachel Bellamy. Alison Jensen and Anna Holcomb produced 2 assists each. The defense was led by Alia Malo with 4 caused turnovers, followed by Holcomb and White, who each forced 3. Dessert also led the ground ball charge with 5. Goalie Meghan Woodard saved 11 of 19 shots.
The Islander attack was also spread out. Raquel Isherwood led her team with 3 goals, while Caroline Mahoney netted 2. Single goals were scored by Lillian Bailey, Lara Felker and Nana Ito. Victoria Bachman gave an assist. Krista Garrett controlled 4 draws and caused a turnover, while Tracy Christenson dug up 4. Ito also controlled 4 draws. Goalie Amy Judd battled 29 shots, saving 19 for %65 saves.
Roosevelt at Eastside Catholic
It was a little eerie and clearly wasn’t meant to be for Eastside Catholic who lost to rookie B League team Roosevelt with the exact same score as in their season meeting, 12-6. Roosevelt will move on to the Varsity B League State Championship game on Saturday.
Roosevelt’s Frannie Hemmelgarn continued to be unstoppable with 6 goals and an assist in addition to dominating 5 draws, causing a turnover and digging up 3. Madeline Grose netted 3 goals and gave an assist, while Caitlin Mills put in two. Kelsea Hazelhurst scored a single goal. Mills also controlled 3 draws, and Lori Sako dug up 4 ground balls. Goalie Jessica Freedman saved 7 of 12 to seal a championship opportunity for her team.
No stats available for Eastside Catholic.