Issaquah girls headed to state semifinals; Eagles boys looking for league title | Prep sports news

The Reporter takes a look at the playoff situations in boys and girls prep lacrosse

Issaquah won its first two games in the girls lacrosse state tournament, beating Mercer Island 13-5 and earning a comeback victory 10-9 over Bellevue East, to reach the semifinal round May 14 against Lakeside.

ISD got the game winner from Suzy Emerson as time ticked away in the second overtime, sending her team to the semifinals after they trailed by two goals in the second period.

The win means a date with the defending champs from Lakeside, which is seeded 11th in this year’s tournament.

“This win gives us a lot of confidence,” Issaquah coach Penny Moss told U.S. Lacrosse Washington. “But Lakeside is a great team.  It won’t be easy.  My girls will have to ready.  Lakeside will want it as much as we do.”

A win in the semifinals would send Issaquah to the May 16 title game against either Lake Sammamish or Snohomish, which met at Marymoor in the other semifinal.

EC girls fall in state semifinals

Lake Sammamish earned its semifinal spot by beating Eastside Catholic 8-7, ending the Crusaders season just two games from a title matchup.

Olivia Jacobson scored three goals to lead EC in the loss.

Issaquah boys looking to wrap league title

The Eagles beat Skyline 6-2 May 13 behind a pair of goals from Mikey Giannopulos, and six saves in net from goalie Jordan Dondoyano, to keep pace atop the conference standings.

Issaquah closes the regular season May 17 at home against Roosevelt.

Bellevue and Mercer Island, which handed the Eagles their only conference loss of the year, also stand at 10-1-0 entering the final game, and wins from all three would force a three-way tie.

Since all three own a win and a loss against the other two, and also have the same goal differential of zero in those games, the tiebreaker would be goals allowed in conference play.

Eastside Catholic’s boys squad closed the regular season with an emphatic 18-1 win over Nathan Hale, and will take the top seed from Metro to the state tournament May 22.

The Crusaders will host their first game at state, after finishing in front of Bainbridge as league champions.