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Girls lacrossers score blowout win versus Mercer Island; Porter heads to state in tennis

Lucy Schlesser, Mariah Walk, Natalie Evans lead the way as Spartans dominate.

The Bainbridge girls lacrosse team put the pedal to the floor and didn't let up once as they defeated Mercer Island 21-6 in a WSGLA Varsity A state semifinal playoff game Thursday night to move onto the state finals Saturday.

Natalie Evans had six goals while Lucy Schlesser added five and Mariah Walk scored four.

Bainbridge led 9-2 at halftime, then went on a 7-0 run to effectively end the game.

It's the 12th time the Spartans have scored in double-digits and the sixth time they've scored 20 goals or more.

The Spartans (13-1) now move on to face Lakeside at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Stadium for the Varsity A championship.

Bainbridge last won the title in 2005.

The boys' lacrosse team puts its two-year in-state undefeated streak on the line when they play Issaquah at 1 p.m. for the Division I title.

In other news, Bainbridge tennis player Grace Porter qualified for state at the 3A Sea-King District 2 tournament.

She lost to eventual district champ Natalie Allen of Holy Names 2-6, 7-5, 4-6 but defeated Bellevue's Sarah Ebrahami 6-3, 6-2 in a winner to state game and defeated Holy Names' Rachel Storz 6-1, 3-2 when Storz retired due to heat exhaustion.

The Bainbridge fastpitch team defeated Skyline 3-0 Thursday at Marymoor Park in Redmond to advance to a winner to state game against undefeated Issaquah Friday at noon.

Lindsay Willmann gave up just one hit and struck out 10 while Clara Dunn had a two RBI double.

The Bainbridge track and field team also heads into the final day of the 3A Sea-King District 2 tournament at the Southwest Complex in West Seattle Friday.

The running events start at 4 p.m. while the field events start at 4:30 p.m.

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