Last week the boys lacrosse team faced off against one of its biggest rivals, Bellevue, in the Friday night ‘Game of the Week.’ Though the Islanders lost 9-8 to Bellevue, the team finished the week with a 1-1 record, having beaten Snohomish on Tuesday.
The Islanders celebrated a big win on senior night on Tuesday, April 30, beating Snohomish, 12-3.
Mercer Island dominated the game, up 5-2 at the end of the first half, followed by a four-point third quarter and three points in the fourth to take the game. The Islanders held Snohomish to just one point in the second half.
Peter Mahony led the team with two goals, one assist and one ground ball, while Grant Preisler scored two goals and four ground balls. Steen Swedstedt had two goals, as did Justin Rorem, with one ground ball. Cooper Johnson posted one goal and three ground balls during the win, while teammate Kevin Condon added one goal and three ground balls. Hayden Reisman scored one goal with one assists and one ground ball, Lorenzo Powell had one goal, as did Charlie Vetter. Devlin Conway had 11 ground balls during the match. Goalie Benji Rothenberg made five saves during the game.
The Mercer Island boys lacrosse team faced off with league rival Bellevue on Friday, May 3, falling 9-8.
Both teams had 10-0 league records going into the game, tied for first place in the King West standings.
The game was a defensive match, with both teams tied at one goal a piece at the end of the first quarter. After another tough quarter, persistent offensive work, thanks to a last second goal, gave Mercer Island a 5-3 edge going into halftime. But Bellevue held off the Islanders in the third quarter, while scoring four goals to retake the lead with a 7-3 score going into the final minutes of play.
The Islanders managed to score three more goals, in an attempt to even out the match, but Bellevue's two goals in the last moments gave the Wolverines the win.
Mercer Island will host Issaquah on Friday, May 10 in an 8 p.m. match at Mercer Island High School.