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DIVISION I GIRLS LACROSSE: Spartans defeat Lakeside for state title
The Bainbridge offense combines with a strong performance from Maddy Stevenson to unseat the Lions as champions.
SAMMAMISH - The Bainbridge girls' lacrosse team has finally exorcised the demons of the past.
Senior center Jaclyn Biggers scored four goals while sophomore goalkeeper Maddy Stevenson had nine saves to lead Bainbridge to a 16-8 win over the Lakeside Lions in the WSGLA Division I state championship game Saturday at Eastside Catholic High School in Sammamish.
It's the first time since 2005 that Bainbridge has won a state title. They had lost the past five state championship finals to the Lions. They also end the season with a perfect 14-0 record.
The Spartans started off strong as Bea Sheffer, Biggers, Kelsey Mackin, Emma Entress and Theo Fehsenfeld all scored in succession in the first half.
Fehsenfeld, Hanna Knostman and Grace Deery-Schmitt scored before Kaylee Best stopped the run with a goal at the 8:11 mark. But Mackin and Biggers scored before the halftime whistle.
Sheffer, Biggers and Fehsenfeld scored to start the second half to put the lead at double digits. Despite goals from Sarah Drucker, Sammy McGanney, Emma Dorland, Nikki Kega and Best (and Deery-Schmitt and Biggers being sidelined with yellow cards) the Lions could not overcome the lead.
"It feels unbelievable," Biggers said. "It's what I've been waiting to feel for four years."
"It's a great feeling for the kids (to have)," head coach Tami Tommila said. "I'm so proud of the kids. It's a great feeling for our program and everybody that's involved with it to finally get this win."