WSLA Girls Varsity - Semifinal Round
Lake Sammamish takes down Lakeside, advances to girls state lacrosse title game: SEATTLE -- Lake Sammamish, out to prove its legitimacy among the elite of girls varsity lacrosse, left no doubt that it belongs, as the eastside high school club systematically took-down one of the most storied girls programs in the state with a 14 - 8 semifinal road win over Lakeside, Tuesday at the Lakeside School in Seattle.
The win landed Lake Sammamish in Saturday's state championship game – just its second - against Bainbridge, and ousted the Lions from state title contention for the first time since 2004.
With a complete team performance that found scoring from eight different players, Lake Sammamish powered to an eight-goal first half, while holding the Lions to just four. In the second, Lake Sammamish added another six, while Lakeside again managed just four to close out the game.
Katelyn Chirichigno led Lake Sammamish with three goals and five ground balls, while Alexandra Johnson, Erin Saunderson, Ali Savage and Emily Sokol each had two.
Lakeside was led by Rebecca Long and Natalie Fox with three goals each.
Lake Sammamish, which won the Snoqualmie Conference with a 10-2-0 regular season record is now 13-2-0 after dispatching Evergreen, Snohomish and Lakeside in playoff competition. Lakeside now at 12-3-0 (10-2-0 in the regular season) concludes its season on Saturday in a consolation match-up with Mercer Island to determine third and fourth place.
Lake Sammamish 8 6 -- 14
Lakeside 4 4 -- 8
Lake Sammamish 14, Lakeside 8 - Lake Sammamish advances to state championship (Katelyn Chirichigno, LSM, 3 goals, 5 ground balls; Alexandra Johnson, LSM, 2 goals, 1 assist, 1 ground ball, 1 draw control; Erin Saunderson, LSM, 2 goals; Ali Savage, LSM, 2 goals, 3 ground balls, 1 caused turnover, 6 draw controls; Emily Sokol, LSM, 2 goals; Anna Bernard, LSM, 1 goal, 1 ground ball; Allison Clements, LSM, 1 goal, 1 assist, 2 ground balls, 1 caused turnover, 3 draw controls; Claire Monsaas, LSM, 1 goal, 3 ground balls, 1 caused turnover, 5 draw controls; Sarah Wyrick, LSM, 3 assists; Grace Hamilton, LSM, 9 saves; Rebecca Long, LSD, 3 goals, 2 ground balls, 2 caused turnovers; Natalie Fox, LSD, 3 goals, 2 ground balls, 2 caused turnovers, 2 draw controls; Kaylee Best, LSD, 2 goals, 2 caused turnovers, 1 draw control; Emily Kim, LSD, 4 ground balls, 2 cause turnovers; Amerra Sheckles, LSD, 5 saves)
Bainbridge girls drop MI, advance to ninth consecutive state lacrosse title game
BAINBRIDGE ISLAND – Bainbridge advanced to its ninth consecutive Washington Lacrosse Girls State Championship game with a 24 – 18 semifinal playoff win over Mercer Island, Tuesday at Bainbridge High School.
The win over the Islanders sets up a new title opponent for the defending state champion Spartans in Lake Sammamish. Earlier in the day, Lake Sammamish upset Lakeside, which had seven consecutive state championship game appearances and until last year, five consecutive title wins.
Bainbridge took an early lead, outscoring the Islanders 13 – 11 in the first half. In the second, the Spartans pulled away scoring 11, while MI managed just seven.
For Spartans scored five or more goals including Kelsey Mackin with seven, Olivia Smith with six, and Bea Sheffer and Theo Fehsenfeld each with five goals. Madeline Stevenson had 10 saves in goal.
For MI, Elena Skouras led the scoring with five goals, while Madison Blackburn, Dulce Moll, Saffron Snethen and Taylor Dahlgren all had here goals. MI goaltender Erika Eagan had 10 saves.
Bainbridge is now 13-1-1 (10-1-1 in the regular season) heading into Saturday’s state championship at the Eastside Catholic School in Sammamish. Mercer Island 11-3-1 (9-2-1 in the regular season) concludes its season Saturday in a consolation match-up with Lakeside to determine third and fourth place.
Bainbridge 13 11 –- 24
Mercer Island 11 7 – 18