Issaquah lacrosse drops three in New Jersey

April 12, 2011

By Staff

The Issaquah High School boys lacrosse club had a fun but rough trip to New Jersey last week. Issaquah lost all three games against strong New Jersey opponents.

The final game of the tour was April 8 when Issaquah lost to Peddie, 6-4. Issaquah took a 2-0 lead in the first quarter and went ahead 3-0 in the second period on a goal by Matt O’Neill. The Eagles led 3-1 at halftime. However, the second half belonged to Peddie, which tied the game in the third period. Ashton Ritchie put Issaquah up 4-3 but Peddie again tied the score and put in two goals in the fourth period to win the game.

O’Neill led Issaquah with two goals.

On April 7, Issaquah lost to Lawrenceville, 10-3. Jake Fritz scored two of Issaquah’s goals. Michael Hatcher accounted for the other goal.

Issaquah began its longest road tip of the season on April 6 when the Eagles lost a thriller to Rutgers Prep 10-9 in two overtimes. The Eagles led 3-1 in the first period but Rutgers prep rallied in the second period to lead 6-4 at halftime. Issaquah fought back in the third period to lead 8-7. However, Rutgers Prep scored twice in the fourth period to regain the lead. Issaquah’s Ben Director scored on a rebound shot with 12 seconds left in regulation to send the game into overtime.

Director, Fritz, O’Neill and Kevin Powers each scored two goals for Issaquah.

Issaquah resumes league action this week. The Eagles play longtime rival Mercer Island April 15 at 8 p.m. at Mercer Island.

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