Bainbridge advanced to its ninth consecutive Washington Lacrosse Girls State Championship game with a 24–18 semifinal playoff win over on Tuesday at Bainbridge High School.
The win over the Islanders sets up a new title opponent for the defending state champion Spartans in Lake Sammamish. Earlier in the day, Lake Sammamish upset Lakeside, which had seven consecutive state championship game appearances and until last year, five consecutive title wins.
Bainbridge took an early lead, outscoring the Islanders 13 – 11 in the first half. In the second, the Spartans pulled away scoring 11, while MI managed just seven.
For Spartans scored five or more goals including Kelsey Mackin with seven, Olivia Smith with six, and Bea Sheffer and Theo Fehsenfeld each with five goals. Madeline Stevenson had 10 saves in goal.
For , Elena Skouras led the scoring with five goals, while Madison Blackburn, Dulce Moll, Saffron Snethen and Taylor Dahlgren all had here goals. MI goaltender Erika Eagan had 10 saves.
Bainbridge is now 13-1-1 (10-1-1 in the regular season) heading into Saturday’s state championship at the Eastside Catholic School in Sammamish. Mercer Island 11-3-1 (9-2-1 in the regular season) concludes its season Saturday in a consolation match-up with Lakeside to determine third and fourth place.
Bainbridge 13 11 –- 24
Mercer Island 11 7 – 18
Bainbridge Stats: Kelsey Mackin, B, 7 goals, 2 draw control, 1 caused turnovers, 1 ground ball; Olivia Smith, B, 6 goals, 3 ground balls, 1 caused turnover; Bea Sheffer, B, 5 goals, 1 ground balls, 6 draw controls; Theo Fehsenfeld, B, 5 goals; Grace Deery-Schmitt, BI, 1 goal, 2 assists, 6 draw controls, 2 caused turnovers, 3 ground balls; Cappy Yarbrough, B, 2 draw controls, 1 ground ball; Sallie Marx, B, 4 draw controls, 1 ground ball; Madeline Stevenson, B, 10 saves, 1 caused turnover, 1 ground ball.
Mercer Island Stats: Elena Skouras, MI, 5 goals, 3 draw controls; Madison Blackburn, MI, 3 draw controls, 3 goals; Dulce Moll, MI, 3 goals; Saffron Snethen, MI, 3 goals, 1 assist, 3 draw controls; Taylor Dahlgren, MI, 3 goals, 3 draw controls; Tyler Sherper, MI, 2 goals, 2 assists; Hannah Paborski, MI, 2 goals; Erika Eagan, MI, 10 saves.