Issaquah defeats Holy Names, 20-6
March 26, 2013
BELLEVUE — Haley Mincin scored five goals as Issaquah earned its first high school girls lacrosse win of the season in a 20-6 defeat of Holy Names on March 18 at Robinswood Park in Bellevue.
Issaquah was firing on all cylinders offensively, as several players scored multiple times each during the matchup. Suzy Emerson, Miranda Hansen and Katy Bucy contributed three goals each in the win.
Holy Names had a hard time getting things going against a tough Issaquah squad as it found itself down 10-4 at the half. Wendy Donier led Holy Names in scoring with four goals.
On defense for Holy Names, Molly Sherwood recorded two saves. Issaquah goalkeeper recorded a game-high seven saves on the day.
Issaquah (1-0-0) next faces Bellevue (2-0-0) in an 8 p.m. matchup, Friday, March 29 at Bellevue High School.
Issaquah 20, Holy Names 6 (Haley Mincin, I, 5 goals; Suzy Emerson, I, 3 goals; Miranda Hansen, I, 3 goals, 1 assist; Katy Bucy, I, 3 goals, 1 assist; Emily Mincin, I, 2 goals, 1 assist; Meg Corscadden, I, 2 goals; Laura Voss, I, 7 saves; Wendy Donier, HN, 4 goals; Maddie Osse, HN, 1 goal; Madison Miller, HN, 1 goal; Molly Sherwood, HN, 2 saves)
Ballard tames Liberty for first boys lacrosse win
SEATTLE — Thomas Christensen scored four goals to lead Ballard to its first boys high school lacrosse win of the season with a 15-4 defeat of Liberty on March 21 at Seattle’s Lower Woodland Park.
The Beavers jumped out to a 3-1 lead in the first and then blanked Liberty 1-0 in the second for a 4-1 lead at the half. In the second half, Ballard added four in the third to extend their lead to 8-3, and then poured on another seven goals in the fourth to cap the win.
For the Beavers, Jacob Marks and Jake Losi both had three goals, while Josh Schawrtzenberger and Darnell Akers each had two.
Akers’ goals at 5:16 and 1:22 of the fourth were the junior attackman’s first scores in the Beavers’ red and black.
Liberty goaltender Roland Deex had 17 saves.
Ballard 15, Liberty 4 (Thomas Christensen, B, 4 goals, 2 ground balls; Jacob Marks, B, 3 goals, 4 assists, 4 ground balls; Jake Losi, B, 3 goals, 3 ground balls; Josh Schwartzenberger, B, 2 goals, 2 ground balls; Darnell Akers, B, 2 goals; Jackson Bowen, B, 1 goal; Alex James, B, 7 saves, 3 ground balls; Collin Ross, L, 3 goals, 1 assist, 5 ground balls; Scott Smith, L, 1 goal, 3 ground balls; Roland Deex, L, 17 saves)
Players of the week
junior, defense, IHS
Issaquah High School junior Adrian Pydych compiled five ground balls and four takeaway checks in Issaquah’s win over Bellarmine Prep (0-3-0).
Maintaining a 3.69 grade point average at Issaquah, Pydych’s coursework includes Advanced Placement classes in sports medicine, pre-calculus, English and Spanish.
In the community, he works toward fulfilling a 90-hour service requirement in sports medicine and coaches first- through fourth-graders in lacrosse twice a week.
Colin MacIlvennie, senior, midfield
Eastside Catholic High School
Eastside Catholic senior midfielder Colin MacIlvennie finished the week recording nine goals, four assists and 11 ground balls and was the high scorer in both Crusaders wins over Curtis (1-2-0) and Woodinville (1-2-0).
In the Crusaders’ 14-3 win over Curtis, MacIlvennie posted four goals, three assists and four ground balls. In the 14-2 Woodinville win, he tallied five goals, one assist and seven ground balls.
In the classroom, MacIlvennie is a 3.6 grade point average student focused on chemistry, anatomy, physiology, U.S. history and Mandarin Chinese.
His community involvement includes helping kindergarten students at the Wing Luke Elementary School in South Seattle as a part of the Eastside Catholic High School’s annual Peace and Justice Day. He is also actively involved with the school’s Mandarin Club, where students are exposed to Chinese language, culture and the arts. McIlvennie also volunteers his time at Seattle’s Recovery Café.
On the lacrosse field, he was named the Crusaders’ team captain for the 2013 season, and received the school’s Offensive and Team MVP awards in 2012 following the Crusaders’ runner-up performance in the Division I state championship game.
Issaquah boys drop NW Invite lacrosse opener
MERCER ISLAND — Led by Mikey Giannopulos with two goals and 10 ground balls, Issaquah dropped its NW Invitational opener to Henderson of Nevada 13-9 March 22 at Mercer Island High School.
The loss was the second of the season for the Eagles.
After finishing the first period knotted at 3-3, Issaquah gave up six to Henderson in the second while only adding a single goal to trail 9-4 at the half.
Issaquah was held to just a single goal in the third, while Henderson added two as the Eagles slipped to 11-5 after three.
In the fourth, Issaquah added another four, but could not catch Henderson.
Along with Giannopulos, Derek DeYoung and Jake Lindahl both delivered a pair of goals, and Brady Hahn had seven saves for Issaquah. Kieran Eissler led Henderson with six.
The annual NW Invitational Boys High School Lacrosse Tournament on Mercer Island included more than 380 student-athletes representing 16 of the premiere boys’ high school lacrosse programs from Washington, Oregon, Nevada and British Columbia.
Henderson (Nev.) 13, Issaquah 9 (Kieran Eissler, H, 6 goals; Quinn Eissler, H, 4 goals, 2 assists; Blake Day, H, 3 goals, 4 ground balls; Kieran Eissler, H, 1 assist, 11 ground balls; Dillon Proctor, H, 8 ground balls; Evan Gallagher, H, 3 saves; Derek DeYoung, IS, 2 goals, 6 ground balls; Jake Lindahl, IS, 2; Mikey Giannopulos, IS, 2 goals, 10 ground balls; Ryan Egland, IS, 2 assists; Zach Fritz, IS, 1 assist; Josh Bean, IS, 1 assist; Brady Hahn, IS, 7 saves, 4 ground balls)