Friday, May 18, 2012

2012 State Lacrosse Girls Championship - Lake Sammamish plays Bainbridge High School

Brought to my attention by lacrosse aficcionado Tom Wehe, American Family Insurance....

Sorry to say  BB won 13 to 11 but it was a really good game.
2012 Washington Lacrosse Girls State
Saturday, May 19, 2012
Eastside Catholic School, Sammamish, Washington
9 a.m. High School All-Star Game
11 a.m. Girls 3rd / 4th Place Game
2 p.m. Girls State Championship Game
SEATTLE — The field is set for Saturday’s Washington Lacrosse Girls State Championship as Bainbridge High School takes on Lake Sammamish in Saturday’s state title game.

The state title matchup, televised On Demand by Comcast, gets underway at 2 p.m. , Saturday, May 19 at the Eastside Catholic School in Sammamish. The state title game is preceded by an 11 a.m. consolation game to determine 3rd / 4th place among the two losing teams in Tuesday’s state semifinals, Lakeside and Mercer Island.

Bainbridge, the defending state champion
advanced to its ninth consecutive title game on Tuesday with a 24 – 18 semifinal playoff win over Mercer Island at Bainbridge High School. Coach Tami Tommila’s Spartans are tied with Lakeside for all-time state championship wins with eight. Since 1993, the Spartans have appeared in 16 Washington state championship games.

Bainbridge is led by senior captain and three-time All-State selection Kelsey Mackin. Mackin is fourth in league scoring with 59 goals and 17 assists. In three playoff games she has 19 goals and four assists.

Lake Sammamish is the newcomer on the block. Out to prove its legitimacy among the elite of girls varsity lacrosse, coach Tony D’Alessio left no doubt that his squad belongs, as the eastside high school club landed in the state title game by systematically taking-down one of the most storied girls programs in the state with a 14 – 8 semifinal road win over Lakeside, Tuesday at the Lakeside School in Seattle.

Lake Sammamish, which is made up of students from eight Eastside high schools (Woodinville, Bothell, Juanita, Redmond, Lake Washington, Eastlake and Inglemoor High Schools along with Leota Junior High, is making just their second appearance in the state title game. In 2005, Lake Sammamish dropped their Division II state title game to Snohomish.

Lake Sammamish is led by Redmond High School junior captain and three-time All-State selection Claire Monsaas. Monsaas has 29 goals and 16 assists this season and in three post-season games she has netted seven goals and four assists.


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