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Overlake Girls' Lacrosse Heads to State Semifinals

Both Lake Sammamish girls' and Redmond boys' lacrosse ended their seasons on Friday.

girls' lacrosse secured a playoff win over Kennedy Friday, leading the team into the state semifinal round. Lake Sammamish girls' lacrosse and Redmond boys' lacrosse, meanwhile, ended their seasons Friday, with losses to Garfield and Blanchet, respectively.

Here are some highlights from Friday, courtesy of the Washington chapter of US Lacrosse:

Silverman’s 5 goals leads Overlake past Kennedy for state semifinal berth

Sarah Silverman scored five goals to lead Overlake into the girls' state lacrosse semifinals with a 19–3 quarterfinal home playoff win over Kennedy on Friday at the Overlake School in Redmond.

The Northeast Conference champion Owls, winners of their last seven games of the season including a 14–12 decision over Wenatchee on May 3 and a 15–2 defeat of Mercer Island on May 6, now face Garfield on Wednesday for the right to play in the state championships.

The Owls powered to a 10–2 halftime lead before cruising to the win. For Overlake, the playoff win avenged a 14–11 defeat to the Lancers in the 2010 state semifinals. 

Top Overlake performances came from Kerri Smith and Zoe Pinczower, each with four goals, Grace Grubb and Katie Hill with three goals and Emma Howard with two saves in goal. Monica Moffat, Danielle Sposari and Angela Penselle all scored and Jessika Lackie had 11 saves for  the Lancers.

SCORING HIGHLIGHTS:  Overlake 19, Kennedy 3 – Overlake advances to semifinals (Sarah Silverman, OV, 5 goals, 2 assists, 1 ground ball; Kerri Smith, OV, 4 goals, 1 assist, 5 ground balls; Zoe Pinczower, OV, 4 goals, 9 ground balls, 6 caused turnovers, 5 ground balls; Grace Grubb, OV, 3 goals, 1 ground ball; Katie Hill, OV, 3 goals, 3 ground ball; Emma Howard, OV, 2 saves; Monica Moffat, K, 1 goal, 4 ground balls; Danielle Sposari, K, 1 goal; Angela Penselle, K, 1 goals, 1 ground ball, 1 caused turnover; Jessika Lackie, K, 11 saves)

Whisman’s 8 goals leads Garfield past Lake Sammamish and into state lax semifinals

Linnea Whisman scored eight goals to lead Garfield into the girls Division II state lacrosse semifinals with an 18–9 quarterfinal playoff win over Lake Sammamish on Friday at Magnuson Park in Seattle.

The win, which landed Garfield in a Wednesday matchup with Overlake in the state semifinals,  was a refreshing change for the #2 Southwest Conference seeded Bulldogs, who finished last season 11th overall and out of the playoffs before switching to Division II play in 2011. 

Garfield built a 9–6 lead over the #3 SW Conference seed Lake Sammamish by halftime and poured on another nine goals in the second for the post-season win.

Amelia Chirichigno netted three goals, and Lilliana Lamanna had 12 saves in goal for Lake Sammamish.

Lake Sammamish, the #3 Northeast Conference seed, won four straight to finish the regular season including wins over Lakeside (9-7), Snohomish (12-11) and Bellevue East (13-12). The team finished with a 9-4-0 overall record.

SCORING HIGHLIGHTS:  Garfield 18, Lake Sammamish 9 – Garfield advances to semifinals (Linnea Whisman, G, 8 goals, 2 assists; Eloise Evans, G, 2 goals; Krishni Seasholes, G, 2 goals, 2 assists Maya Code-Williams, G, 2 goals, 1 assist;  Barite Dawud, G, 12 saves; Amelia Chirichigno, LS, 3 goals, 3 draw controls, 1 caused turnover, 1 ground ball; Marlena Masterleo, LS, 2 goals, 3 ground balls, 3 draw controls, 3 cause turnovers; Hannah Linsky, LS, 1 goal, 3 ground balls; Alex Johnson, LS, 1 goal, 1 assist, 4 ground balls; 1 draw control, 1 caused turnover; Michelle Bodman, LS, 2 saves; Lillian Lamanna, LS, 7 saves)

Redmond falls to Blanchet in boys' state lacrosse tourney

Tyler Schmutz and and Zane Zilke each scored two goals to lead Blanchet into a quarterfinal berth of the boys state high school lacrosse tournament with an 11–5 opening-round win over Redmond on Friday at Blanchet High School in Seattle. 

With the win, the Braves advance to the quarterfinal round to face Saturday’s winner of the North Kitsap, Skagit Valley opening round matchup.

In their first meeting with Redmond this season, the Braves, ranked #2 in the Metro Conference, opened the game building a 5–0 first quarter into a 7–2 lead at the half.  In the third, the two matched each other’s two goals before Blanchet pulled away with two fourth-quarter goals for the win.

For Redmond, Harrison Stankey and Quinn Aebi led the way with two goals each, and Nico Shewey was kept busy in the nets with 25 saves.

Redmond finished the season 8-6-0.

SCORING HIGHLIGHTS:  Blanchet 11, Redmond 5 – Blanchet advances to quarterfinals (Tyler Schmutz, B, 2 goals, 1 assists, 1 ground ball; Zane Zilke, B, 2 goals, 1 assist; Zach Traynor, B, 8 saves; Harrison Stankey, R, 2 goals, 1 assists, 2 ground balls; Quinn Aebi, R, 2 goals, 1 assist, 7 ground balls; Alex Armintrout, R, 1 goal, 1 ground balls; Nico Shewey, R, 25 saves)

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