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Mercer Island wins first playoff game over Holy Names | Prep girls lacrosse

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Mercer Island's Taylor Dahlgren tries to stay clear of a Holy Names players during the Islanders first playoff game of the season, which they won, on Tuesday, May 8.
— image credit: Megan Managan/Mercer Island Reporter

The Mercer Island girls lacrosse team opened the playoffs with a win over Holy Names on Tuesday night. The Islanders won 18-6, ending the Cougars season.

The team moves forward to the state quarterfinals, with a 7 p.m. game Friday, May 11 against Issaquah. The game will be played at Skyline High School field 2.

Against Holy Names, the Islanders were up early, and never looked back. Elena Skouras scored five goals in the game, while Tyler Sherper posted four goals, two assists and had two ground balls. Dulce Moll also scored four times, Katie Harris added three and Saffron Snethen added two, with three ground balls and two draw controls. Rachel Gallagher made eight saves during the win.

The Islanders are now 10-2-1 this season. Issaquah entered the tournament as the No. 4 seed, beating No. 13 Klahowya in their first playoff game.

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