High School Drop Week Three- UPDATES
Check right here for Walax's Drop of the high school games this past week.
Recent updates- Issaquah v. Puyallup 3/3/2011, O.E.S. Downs Mercer Island 10-3, Tapps Over Prep 13-8, King's Way Slams Lakeside 19-1, Tahoma Over Eastside Catholic 16-15 OT, Wenatchee Over Hale 14-4, Blancet Over Selah 4-3 OT
Issaquah Cruises Past Puyallup 15-5
Sparks Stadium was the venue for Saturday's clash between Northeast Conference teams Issaquah and Puyallup. As the sun broke free from the clouds Issaquah opened the scoring on an alley dodge by Kevin Powers. Duncan Hamilton tallied the second with a quick shot from the center. The Eagles keep the pressure on as Matt O’Neill stole a clearing pass and goes in unassisted. A series of EMO opportunities for Issaquah resulted in the Eagles increasing their lead to 7-0 at the end of the 1st quarter with pair of goals each from Michael Hatcher and Jake Fritz.
Midway through the second quarter, another EMO for Issaquah resulted in a rip from Jake Fritz to up Issaquah’s lead to eight. Puyallup was able to tally their first goal at 4:30 mark on a nice transition with Robert Abbott finding the back of the net. Issaquah answered back when Zach Fritz fed Ben Director. Eagles up 9-1 at half time.
The teams were greeted by the rain to start the second half. An offside penalty against the Eagles gave Puyallup an EMO and they capitalized with Dean Morris finding the back of the net. Issaquah answered back with 3 goals by Matt O’Neill and some fancy footwork by Ben Director weaving his way thru the Puyallup defense. Eagles firmly in control, 13-1 at the end of three.
The fourth quarter was won by Puyallup as they found the back of the net twice in transition by Robert Abbot and Dean Morris. Issaquah sandwiched in a pair of goals by Kevin Powers and Zach Fritz before Puyallup concluded the scoring for the game when Nolan Ernst ripped a goal from the top.
Final Score: Issaquah 15 – Puyallup 5. Issaquah (7-1-0) travels to New Jersey next week and sees action against Rutgers Prep, Wednesday, April 6 in New Jersey. Puyallup (0-5-0) is in action next against Lake Washington Wednesday, April 6 at 7:30 p.m. at Sumner High School.
SCORING HIGHLIGHTS: Issaquah 15, Puyallup 5 (Issaquah - Matt O’Neill, 4 goals; Jake Fritz, 3 goals, 3 assists; Kevin Powers, 2 goals, 3 assists, 6 ground balls; Michael Hatcher 2 goals; Ben Director 2 goals; Duncan Hamilton, 1 goal, 1 assist, 5 ground balls; Kole Lindor, 8 ground balls; O’Neil Hughes, 5 saves; Puyallup - Robert Abbot, 2 goals, 1 assist, 14 ground balls; Dean Morris, 2 goals; Nolan Ernst, 1 goal, 1 assist; Devin Ehli, 8 saves; Josh Kohler, 7 saves)
Mercer Island Falls 10-3 to Oregon Episcopal School
VANCOUVER, WA- Oregon Episcopal School dropped Mercer Island 10-3 to cap off a three-day game streak before spring break. The previous night Mercer Island escaped a low scoring bout with DI dark horse King's Way 7-5. The Aardvarks seven goal win comes a week after playing the Northwest Invitational. While the two teams did not meet in game-play, while O.E.S lost all three of their games against Issaquah, New Westminster and Bainbridge Island. The Islanders will need to rest up for next week, as they fly cross-country to Massachusetts to face some tough competition in Duxbury, Concord-Carlisle and Lincoln-Sudbury. Their next in-state game comes against Issaquah April 15 at Mercer Island High School.
Lake Tapps Over Seattle Prep 13-8
Andy Russell, Attack, Lake Tapps- 5G, 1A
Peter Christiansen, Midfield, Seattle Prep 3G
King's Way Slams Lakeside 19-1
Koda Robinson, Attack, King's Way- 5G, 1A
Jack Beall, Attack, King's Way- 2G, 5A
Tahoma Edges Eastside Catholic 16-15
Desmond Decker, Attack, Tahoma- 6G, 1A
Mike Roessler, Attack, Tahoma-3G, 2A
Kyle Decker, A/M, EC- 4G, 3A
Mike Rambalidini, Midfield, EC- 4G, 2A
Boys Division II
Falcons Down Panthers 8-2, Take Conference Lead
WOODINVILLE- In a Cascade conference match-up the Snohomish Pathners dropped their first game season to an athletic and versatile Woodinville Falcons squad 8-2. Woodinville impressed moving to 6-0 on the season. Both teams came out the first quarter very sluggish. Perhaps the jungle like rain made the gameplay slow, but the first half ended with a 1-0 score in favor of the Falcons. Woodinville freshman midfielder Daniel McKee stepped up big time. His finishing skills as well as Colter Clinch's brute strength propelled the Falcons in the second half. The score at the end of the third quarter was 3-1. To throw another wrench in the game, both teams were flagged for illegal sticks to start the fourth quarter. Gameplay would be five-on-five for three minute unreleasables. The Panthers were able to get production from Austin Tippett and Devin Remlinger as they boht foun each other for goals and assists. However, penalty flags started flying in the fourth. Woodinville pulled momentum and finished out the game 8-2 over Snohomish.
Player of the Game:
Daniel McKee- 3G
McKee's post-game comments
Snohomish head coach Chris Cote's comments
Wenatchee Over Hale 14-4
Rawley Holmberg, Attack, W- 5G, 1A
Eric Carlson, Midfield, W- 3G
Blancet Grinds 4-3 OT Win Over Selah
Daniel Vanderhoef- 1G (Game Winner)