Sunday, May 16, 2010

Eastside Catholic School wins State Girls Lacrosse Championship

This is a mixed-bag of photos from both teams. Eastside Catholic (blue/orange) vs. Kennedy (white) and Lakeside (plaid) vs. Bainbridge (blue). Both games were played in Sammamish, WA.

May 15, Girls Division I – State Finals
Foreman’s 9 goals leads Eastside Catholic over Kennedy for first girls lacrosse state championship.

SAMMAMISH, Wash. – Junior Alex Foreman scored 9 goals to lead Eastside Catholic to its first Washington State Girls Lacrosse Championship with a 17 – 5 defeat of Kennedy Catholic High School, Saturday at Charlie Acosta Field on the campus of the Eastside Catholic School in Sammamish.

The Crusaders used a relentless defense led by Male Bachesta and Shannon Graves to put its offense in position to command the state title game. “Our defense made the game for us,” said the Crusaders’ Foreman, who was selected US Lacrosse player of the game after scoring 7 of her 9 in the first half. “We were struggling on defense all year. We really stepped it up today. The win was a team effort.”

SCORING HIGHLIGHTS: Eastside Catholic 17, Kennedy 5 (Eastside Catholic wins first girls lacrosse state championship) (Alex Foreman, EC, 9 goals, 1 assist, 4 ground balls; Lauren Breynaert, EC, 4 goals, 3 ground balls, 5 draw controls; Amanda Tsitsis, EC, 2 goals, 1 assist, 1 ground ball; Danielle Leider, EC, 1 goal, 1 ground balls; Allison Talbot, EC, 1 goal, 2 ground balls; Brittany Cardoza, EC, 1 goal, 2 ground balls; Allie Hawes, EC, 7 saves; Natalie Merrill, K, 3 goals, 2 ground balls, 6 draw controls; Lizzy Delaney, K, 1 goal; Shey Thommasen, K, 1 goal; Sofie Morales, K, 8 saves)

May 15, Girls Division II – State Finals

Lakeside drops Bainbridge for 5th consecutive girls state lacrosse title

SAMMAMISH, Wash. – Sarah Pollnow scored 7 goals to lead Lakeside to its fifth consecutive Girls Division I high school lacrosse state championship with a 15 – 10 defeat of Bainbridge High School, Saturday before a record 1,152 spectators at Charlie Acosta Field on the campus of the Eastside Catholic School in Sammamish.

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