Mercer Island beats Issaquah, faces Bainbridge in state semifinals | Boys prep lacrosse

The Mercer Island boys lacrosse team earned a spot in the state semifinals on Thursday, May 23 after beating Issaquah 6-5.

Mercer Island got off to a quick start, earning a 2-0 lead at the end of the first quarter, followed by a 1-1 second quarter, giving the Islanders a 3-1 lead at halftime.

Issaquah outscored the Islanders in the third quarter, 3-1, but a 2-1 score in the fourth quarter ultimately gave Mercer Island the edge.

Steen Stwedstedt had the team high for Mercer Island, scoring three goals with one ground ball, while Hayden Reisman had one goal and one ground ball. Grant Preisler added a goal, as did Justin Rorem, Peter Mahony and Cooper Johnson. Goalie Benji Rothenberg made nine saves in the game.

The Islanders will face Bainbridge in the state semifinals, on Wednesday, May 29 at Mercer Island High School. The game begins at 7 p.m.

The Islanders are now 19-3 this season, and Bainbridge is 14-8. The two teams met during the annual Island War, with Mercer Island earning the win this season.


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