Skyline High School downs Garfield in soccer battle

March 30, 2011

By Bob Taylor

NEW — 1 p.m. March 30, 2011

The Skyline High School boys soccer team won an early showdown with host Garfield on Tuesday when the Spartans posted a 4-2 victory in Memorial Stadium.

Last year the two teams tied for first place in the 4A KingCo Conference and later met in league tournament championship game, which was won by Garfield.

Kyle Olmstead and Travis Strawn each had a goal and an assist for Skyline, which handed Garfield its first loss of the season.

Braxton Griffin and Jason Twaddle scored Skyline’s other goals.

With the victory, Skyline went to 2-0-1 in league play and moved into first place in the league standings. The Spartans are 5-0-2 overall. Garfield went to 1-1-0 in league and 5-1-0 for the season.

In other action, Issaquah suffered its first loss of the season when the Eagles lost to host Inglemoor 3-1.

Akash Ramachandran, who was assisted by Michael Roberts, scored Issaquah’s goal. Issaquah went to 1-1-1 in league and 4-1-3 overall. Inglemoor, which got a goal and an assist from Collin Duffy, is 1-0-1 in league and 2-3-1 overall.

In the 3A/2A KingCo Conference, Liberty lost to visiting Sammamish 1-0.

Issaquah boys lacrosse overwhelms Overlake

A.J. Hoffman scored his first varsity hat trick Tuesday as he led the Issaquah High School boys lacrosse club to a 13-3 rout of visiting Overlake in Gary Moore Stadium.

Issaquah scored five times in the first quarter and six more times in the second quarter to take a commanding lead. All 25 players, who suited up for the contest, played.

Kevin Powers and Jake Fritz each had two goals for Issaquah, which leads Division I of the Washington High School Boys Lacrosse Association with a 4-0 record. Issaquah is 6-1-0 overall.

In other action, Skyline crushed visiting Lynnwood 23-2. Ryan Benz and Connor Gardner each scored seven goals for Skyline, 3-0-0 in league play and 4-3-0 overall.

Issaquah girls earn first lacrosse victory

The Issaquah School District girls lacrosse team earned its first victory of the season Tuesday by whipping Roosevelt 16-3 at Seattle’s Lower Woodland Park.

Haley Mincin had five goals to lead Issaquah. Katie Mincin contributed three goals and four assists. Emily Mincin, Kelly Christianson and Brittany Hogan each had two goals.

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