NEW — Sports update
May 20, 2009
By Bob Taylor
NEW — 11 a.m. May 20, 2009
Issaquah soccer wins
Issaquah High School goalkeeper Stephen Jacobson swatted away a shot with just over two minutes left Tuesday to preserve a 2-1 victory against visiting Rogers, of Puyallup, in the Eagles’ first state boys soccer tournament appearance.
Issaquah, 13-5-2, will play at Marysville-Pilchuck Saturday in the 4A state quarterfinals.
After a scoreless first half, Lucas Morais put Issaquah ahead 1-0 when he connected on a penalty kick at the 50th minutes. The Eagles went ahead almost 10 minutes later, when Connor Holmes headed in a throw-in from teammate Andrew Schubert.
Rogers scored at 63:32, but Issaquah held on to win its first state soccer game.
Eagles’ softball team cruises
Issaquah High School’s softball team cruised to a 11-1 victory against visiting Roosevelt Tuesday in the opening round of the 4A KingCo Conference tournament.
The Eagles play Lake Washington at 5 p.m. today at Redmond’s Hartman Park in the second round of the tournament.
Kelly Richards had three hits and drove in three runs for Issaquah against Roosevelt. Brielle Bray, Molly Nelson, Kenna Olsen and Kim Sekijima each had two hits for the Eagles. Winning pitcher Mikenzie Voves worked the first three innings and struck out five batters.
In other action, Bothell defeated Skyline 10-3. Lindsey Nicholson accounted for one of Skyline’s runs with a home run.
Liberty baseball rained out
The baseball playoff game between Liberty High School and West Seattle for a 3A state playoff berth Tuesday at Bellevue’s Bannerwood Park was called in the fifth inning because of rain.
The teams will resume the game today at 4 p.m. at Sammamish High School.
Skyline netter goes to state
Skyline High School’s Alisa Van Grunsven defeated Haillie Martin, of Roosevelt, 6-1, 6-4 Tuesday to place third in the 4A KingCo Conference singles tennis tournament and qualify for next week’s state tournament.