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Boys lacrosse stays undefeated, girls win two straight | Prep lacrosse
Mercer Island High School managed one of just two Washington state wins on the opening day of Northwest Invitational action with a commanding 19 – 5 boys high school lacrosse defeat of Oregon’s Sunset High School Friday at Islander Stadium. The win improved the Islanders to a perfect 7 – 0 on the season.
Led by Devlin Conway’s 13 of 15 wins on the face-off “X”, the Islanders racked up 6 first-quarter goals, and then added another 4 in the second to take a 10 – 3 halftime lead over the 2013 Oregon state lacrosse runner-up.
It was more of the same for coach Ian O’Hearn’s team in the second half as the Islanders continued to pour it on with 7 third-quarter goals before cruising to victory with just a pair in the final set.
Peter Mahony led the way for the Islanders with 3 goals and 4 assists while grabbing a single ground ball. Sunset had goals from Jeff Bieber, Tillman Gallagher, and Drew Gamroth, while goaltenders Nial Peters and Tristan Aimotti combined for 12 saves.
Mercer Island hosted the NW Invitational, a leading West Coast high school lacrosse tournament featuring 14 of the top boys prep teams from Washington, Oregon, Colorado, Nevada and British Columbia. Over 250 high school student-athletes traveled to Mercer Island for competition in 25 separate games, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Mercer Island next will take on Ballard at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 1 at Ballard High School.
Girls down Oregon Episcopal, drop Bellevue
The night after suffering a 14-4 loss to Lake Sammamish, the Mercer Island girls lacrosse team bounced back with a 17 – 15 defeat of Oregon Episcopal, Saturday, March 29 at Mercer Island High School. Holly Waggoner led the way for Mercer Island, scoring four goals. Leah Paborsky led the Islander defense with six ground balls, while goaltender Allesandra Dunbar had eight saves.
Following Saturday's win, Mercer Island rolled to its second straight victory with a 15 – 2 defeat of Bellevue High School Monday, March 31 at Mercer Island High School.
The Islanders will travel to Seattle to take on Seattle Prep at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, April 3 at Montlake Playground.