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Boys lacrosse wins first-place battle with Issaquah | Prep sports briefs
Fastpitch snaps losing streak
Mercer Island fastpitch snapped a three-game losing streak with a 2-0 win over Bellevue Friday, May 2 at South Mercer Playfields. Natalie Ricklefs went 2-3 at the plate with an RBI for Mercer Island, while Morgan Peyou pitched seven innings allowing five hits, no runs and striking out five. The Islanders play Bellevue again Monday, May 5 at Bellevue High School in a rain-rescheduled game.
Baseball gets back at Wildcats
After falling to Mount Si 13-1 earlier this season, Mercer Island baseball got its revenge using a 6-run fifth inning to cruise to an 8-3 victory over the Wildcats Friday at Mount Si High School. Chris Lawler earned the win for the Islanders, pitching his third-straight complete game, allowing three runs on five hits while striking out five. Lawler also went 2-3 at the plate, while Keegan Ogard was 3-3 with an RBI and Brandon Lawler was 1-3 with a double and four RBIs. Mercer Island will finish the regular season at Bellevue Monday, May 5 in a game featuring KingCo's top two teams.
Boys soccer tops Mount Si
Mercer Island boys soccer bounced back from a loss earlier in the week to Liberty, beating KingCo's second-place Mount Si 2-1 Friday at Mercer Island High School. Scott Montague struck for the Islanders off an assist from Sean Bender, and then a goal from Daniel Espeleta provided enough offense for the Islanders to hold on for the win. Mercer Island will finish its regular season against Bellevue at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 6 at Mercer Island High School.
Boys lacrosse wins first-place battle with Issaquah
It was playoff atmosphere between Issaquah and Mercer Island at Issaquah High School Friday, as the two undefeated KingCo lacrosse teams squared off for first place of the division. After trailing Issaquah in the first period and tying the score at halftime, Mercer Island scored three goals in the third period to take the lead and never look back, withstanding a run by the Eagles in the game's waning seconds to beat Issaquah 10-9. With the win, Mercer Island took sole possession of first place in its KingCo division, improving to 9-0-0 in the conference and 16-1-0 overall. The Islanders finish its season with a matchup against rival Bellevue at 8 p.m. Friday, May 9 at Mercer Island High School.