Saturday afternoon the Mercer Island boys lacrosse team hosted King’s Way. The two teams were neck and neck for the top spot in the Southwest division of the lacrosse standings. While the Islanders earned the victory Saturday with a 13-6 final score, the team did not clinch the top place alone.
Currently the Islanders, King’s Way and Lake Tapps are all holding the No. 1 position with 6-1 league records. Mercer Island has an 8-4 overall record, better than King’s Way’s 6-3 and Lake Tapps 6-1.
During the game against King’s Way, a team out of Vancouver, Wash. Connor Bernal had five goals, and five ground balls, while Zac Stickney added two more goals and had two assists. Grant Preisler posted two goals, an assist and four ground balls for the team. Hayden Reisman had two goals of his own, with a ground ball, while Erik Hermanns had five ground balls and Devlin Conway added four ground balls. Carlos Barrios made 10 saves for the Islanders.
The Islanders will play at Stadium on Wednesday, April 18 with an 8 p.m. start time.