Issaquah soccer blitzes Bothell and Ballard

May 3, 2011

By Staff

The Issaquah High School boys soccer team stayed in the running for the regular-season 4A KingCo Conference title last week by posting two victories.

Michael Roberts and Alex Shane each scored two goals April 26 as Issaquah blitzed host Bothell, 5-1, in Pop Keeney Stadium.

Shane put the Eagles ahead with an unassisted goal at the third minute. Roberts, assisted by Shane, scored 10 minutes later as the Eagles went ahead for good.

On April 30, Issaquah downed host Ballard, 4-1. Shane had a goal and two assists to lead the Eagles, who trailed 1-0 at halftime. Roberts had a goal and an assist.

Shane tied the game in the 66th minute. Akash Ramachandran, assisted by Cooper Fry, put Issaquah ahead to stay at the 69th minute.

Issaquah improved its league record to 6-2-1. The Eagles trail Skyline, Garfield and Eastlake, all tied for the top spot, by just three points entering this week’s final round.

Liberty tennis tops Mount Si

The Liberty High School girls tennis team swept all the singles matches April 28 en route to a 6-1 victory against Mount Si in a 3A/2A KingCo Conference match.

Liberty’s Amber Eastham won the No. 1 singles with a 6-4, 6-2 victory against Shelby Thomas. Veronica Granger and Julie Do, of Liberty, teamed to win the No. 1 doubles with a 6-1, 6-3 victory against Rachel Swamy and Evanne Webster.

Liberty softball batters Sammamish, 17-3

Ana Faora had three hits and Denise Blohowiak had two hits as they led the Liberty High School softball team to a 17-3 rout of host Sammamish April 28 in a 3A/2A KingCo Conference game.

Kristin Krueger was the winning pitcher.

Eagles out-shoot Woodinville in golf

Elin Skaardal earned medalist honors April 25 as she led the Issaquah High School girls golf team to a 256-315 victory against visiting Woodinville at the Snoqualmie Falls Golf Course.

Skaardal shot a 46 to lead all players. Lauren Merdinyan had a 47 and Morgan Young a 49 for the Eagles.

Liberty golf bests Bellevue

Molly Culwell and Alex Duvall each shot 48s April 26 as they led the Liberty High School girls golf team to a 249-264 victory against host Bellevue at the Bellevue Municipal Golf Course.

Issaquah lacrosse wallops Northshore, 18-4

Matt O’Neill scored five goals and had two assists April 26 as he sparked the Issaquah High School boys lacrosse team to an 18-4 victory against visiting Northshore in a Washington High School Boys Lacrosse Division I contest.

Issaquah scored eight goals in the first quarter to take a commanding lead.

Freshman Julian Ritchie scored his first career goal and followed with two more to notch his first hat trick.

Jake Fritz scored four goals for the Eagles.

Skyline lacrosse downs Stadium, 13-6

Cannon Gardner and Andrew Hankey each scored four goals April 28 as they led the Skyline High School boys lacrosse club to a 13-6 victory against visiting Stadium.

Max Saffle added two goals and three assists for the Spartans.

On April 26, Skyline overwhelmed Lakeside, 19-1. Gardner scored seven goals and had an assist for Skyline. Hankey added four goals and two assists.

Issaquah girls lacrosse

Haley Mincin scored four goals, Brittany Hogan and Sophie Schiefelbein each tallied three goals April 26 as the Issaquah School District girls lacrosse team whipped Holy Names, 17-5.

Haley Mincin and Katie Mincin each scored five goals April 28 as they led Issaquah to a 22-5 victory against visiting Eastside Catholic at Eastlake High School.

Hogan contributed four goals and Schielfelbein had three goals for Issaquah.

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