We have just about hit the midway point for high school games this season already- hard to believe it. This year's spring break just wrapped up and all the Washington teams will be returning to action against in-state competition this week. Some surprises, some usual results. New rankings, so rant and rave.
Everett, Wash. – For the third straight game and the fifth time this season, the Washington Stealth found themselves in overtime. Tonight, the Stealth escaped with a 16-15 overtime win over the Minnesota Swarm (6-8) at the Comcast Arena at Everett. Rhys Duch scored his fifth goal of the night on the game-winner 30 seconds into the overtime period. The win gives the Stealth a one-and-half-game lead over the Swarm for second place in the West Division and the opportunity to host a first round playoff game. A win in the regular season finale on April 16 against the Rochester Knighthawks will guarantee the Stealth finish as the second seed in the West.
UPDATES- Check here for updates on the Washington teams playing around the country on spring break trips- Bellevue in Texas, Issaquah in New Jersey, Mercer Island in Massachusetts and Curtis in Oregon among others. Scores, game write-ups, stats and pictures here.
April 9, 2011-
EVERETT- The Washington Stealth (7-7) return to the Comcast Arena to face their old conference nemesis the Minnesota Swarm (6-7). On the line is home field advantage in the first round of the playoffs. By the looks of it now, Washington and Minnesota will likely face each other in the first round of the play-offs. This game will decide who hosts who. Minnesota already won the season series up 2-0, but if Washington does win this weekend, their overall record will give them the advantage. The Stealth have clinched the no. 2 playoff spot in the west already. Last weekend, Washington went on an eastern campaign facing the two top teams in the East- Toronto and Buffalo. Both games came down to overtime, losing to the Rock and defeating the Bandits on a Cam Sedgwick goal.
The St. Andrews Knights with their six shooter from Washington, marched out into the sunny North Carolina spring weather to take on no. 7 Queens University of North Carolina.
More updates this week, stay tuned for "On the Road" scores from Washington teams around the country.
Recent- Lakeside v. Tapps, Eastlake v. Three Rivers, Hale v. Selah, Highline v. Selah
In the midst of all the disaster headlines in Japan, one lacrosse team in Washington took it upon themselves to act. "I am so proud to be the coach of the Roughriders. They are a team that not only loves lacrosse but also a team that understands the importance of community," said Roughriders head coach David Lin.