Mercer Island boys soccer defeats Bellevue; score updates | Prep Notebook

Islander defender Kenny Nelson, left, takes a tumble while working for a ball against Wolverine Niccolo Piacentini at Mercer Island on Tuesday, March 23, 2010. - Chad Coleman/Mercer Island Reporter
Islander defender Kenny Nelson, left, takes a tumble while working for a ball against Wolverine Niccolo Piacentini at Mercer Island on Tuesday, March 23, 2010.
— image credit: Chad Coleman/Mercer Island Reporter

Boys soccer

The Islanders earned their first league win Tuesday night, defeating Bellevue 3-0 at home. After battling back and forth Mercer Island's Alex Wood found a way around the Wolverine's defense in the 19th minute of play off a throw in from Taylor Ward. Mercer Island's Matt Johnson followed suit just two minutes later for another Islander goal, this time a header off a pass from Wood.

Bellevue kept trying, throughout the rest of the first and most of the second half to get through the lines of Islander defense, but could never find a convincing opening, despite chances. In the 87th minute Nick Ward connected off a pass from Perrin Guyer for the game's final score. Islander goalie James Suh was credited with the shutout.

Bellevue is 1-1-2 so far this season and was missing key player Race Sciabica during the match against the Islanders. Mercer Island has a 1-1-2 record this season.

Water polo

The Mercer Island girls water polo nabbed a victory over Roosevelt last week, winning 8-2.

The score was tied 2-2 going into the second quarter, before the Islanders pulled away, adding six more points before the end of the game.

Senior Stephanie Hammond scored four goals for the team, while Rachel Frank had two goals. Caroline Condiotty and Briauna Azer each added one.

Boys lacrosse

The boys lacrosse team celebrated a 19-7 win over Northshore on Monday night, pushing the team to a 4-0 record this season. The team will host the Northwest Invitational this weekend, with the Islanders playing Friday, March 26 at 8 p.m. against Sunset, a team from Oregon, and Saturday at noon against Lincoln, another team from Oregon. Both games will take place at Mercer Island Stadium.

Mercer Island 19, Northshore 7 (Jon Wettack, 4 goals, 2 assists; Doug Mahony, 3 goals; Steven Taylor, 3 goals; Spencer Tierney, 9 ground; Hap Giraud, 6 saves)

Girls lacrosse

The Mercer Island division I girls lacrosse team fell to Lakeside last Thursday night, losing 18-7. Islander goalie Sarah Drucker had three saves in the game, while the team's second goalie Erica Eagan had seven saves.

On Monday the team traveled to play Roosevelt, winning the game 17-11. They are now 2-1 this season. Captain Talia Homchick, along with Sarah Drucker and Lauren Ito each had four goals for the team.

The Islanders DI team will travel to Tacoma on Thursday for a 5:30 p.m. game, and following spring break, will host Garfield on April 8 at 8 p.m.

Lakeside 18, Mercer Island 7 (Sylvia Warren, LS, 7 goals; Emmy Armintrout, LS, 5 goals, 1 assist; Sarah Pollnow, LS, 4 goals; Madeline Hurlbut, LS, 8 saves; Sarah Drucker, MI, 3 goals; Erica Eagan, MI, 7 saves)

Mercer Island 17, Roosevelt 11 (Talia Homchick, MI, 4 goals, 2 assists, 1 ground ball; Sarah Drucker, MI, 4 goals; Lauren Ito, MI, 4 goals; Erika Egan, MI, 12 saves; Angie Anderson, R, 3 goals, 6 ground balls; Hilary Painter, R, 3 goals, 3 ground balls; Kallie Rutherford, R, 11 saves)

In division II girls lacrosse, the returning state champion team lost to Issaquah last Thursday, 17-7 in a home game. Islander Dulce Moll had three goals, while Islander goalie Audrey Airut-Murphy had five saves.

On Monday the team beat Mukilteo 20-14 to advance to a 1-1 record this season. Ellen Horton, Sarah Cartwright and Moll had three goals each during the win.

Issaquah 17, Mercer Island 7 (Dulce Moll, 3 goals, 2 ground balls; Audrey Airut-Murphy, 5 saves)

Mercer Island 20, Mukilteo 14 (Ellen Horton, 3 goals, 1 assists; Sarah Cartwright, 3 goals; Dulce Moll, 3 goals, 1 ground; Audrey Airutt-Murphy, 10 saves )


The Mercer Island girls tennis team started off their season with three solid wins, beating Sammamish, Interlake and Mount Si in the last week. The team will host Liberty on Thursday.

Mercer Island 7, Sammamish 0

Singles – Chelsea Bailey beat Anisa Bryant-Swift, 6-7, 6-2, 6-0; Julia Zook beat Malia Lum, 6-1, 6-1; Ellie Rudee beat Nicole Reagen, 6-0, 6-4; Carissa Ham beat Megan Baker, 6-0, 6-0.

Doubles – Nora Tan-Julia Schubach beat Unreported 6-1, 6-0; Karissa Walker-Kelly Crandle beat Unreported 6-0, 6-0; Ashley Larson-Kajul Tawary beat Unreported 6-1, 6-0.

Mercer Island 6, Interlake 1

Singles – Nora Tan beat Audrey Motto, 6-1, 6-3; Ellie Rudee beat Grace Hsieh, 6-4, 6-2; Karissa Walker beat Chelsea Bucklin, 6-0, 6-3; Amy Yasutake, Interlake, beat Saloni Parikh, 7-5, 7-6 (7-5).

Doubles – Chelsea Bailey-Julia Zook beat Nichelle Song-Maggie Locke, 6-0, 6-1; Kelly Crandall-Valerie Gage beat Mackenzie Kuipers-Shadine Rassaian, 6-0, 6-2; Sophia Gage-Erica Baska beat Yaroslava Camacho-Sreetha Sidharthan, 6-0, 6-1.

Mercer Island 7, Mt. Si 0

Singles – Nora Tan beat Shelby Thomas 6-0,6-1; Julia Zook beat Kaitlyn Usselman 6-1-,6-0; Sophia Gage beat Jodie Magnuson 6-0, 6-0; Erica Baska beat Baily Barnard 6-2, 4-6, 7-6.

Doubles – Chelsea Bailey-Kelly Crandall beat Michelle Whims-Natalie Knoetgen 6-0. 6-0; Karissa Walker-Valerie Gage beat Gianna Lombardo-Lindsay Masters 6-0, 6-2; Saloni Parikh-Carris Ham beat Trina Eck-Jessica Buyers 6-1, 6-0.


The Mercer Island girls golf team kept their winning streak alive, beating Juanita during a home match on Monday afternoon at Jefferson Park golf course. The Islanders finished with a 225 stroke score, while Juanita had 314.

Chelsea Saelee was first overall with a course par of 36, while Haley Chinn finished second with a 42. Sarah Peterson was third at 47 strokes and Kristen Numata and Kayce Ogishima tied for fourth place with 50 strokes.


The Islanders baseball team lost to Mount Si Monday evening 7-2. The game was tied going into the second inning with two runs for both the Islanders and the Wildcats, but Mount Si pulled, adding another five runs to end the game in the sixth inning.

Mercer Island was able to get on the board first, using a two run single from Mike Potoshnik to get Kirby Ingram and Willy Reel across home plate.

The Islanders will host Mount Si this evening with a 6 p.m. start at Island Crest Park.

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