|Result||Issaquah 7 at Mercer Island 8|
|Location||Qwest Field at Seahawk Stadium||Mercer Island
|Game Summary||Please see Team Summaries, below|
|Team Summaries||Mercer Island Notes:
Mercer Island 5-0-2-1- 8
Issaquah 1-3-1-2- 7
After the longest season in Mercer Island lacrosse history (27 games), traveling back East to play 5 top ranked New York teams and defeating two of Oregon's premier programs (including defending state champs Oregon Episcopal School), the Islanders completed another perfect in-state record finishing with their 3rd Division-1 state championship. This was the 5th consecutive state championship appearance for Mercer Island, and their 2nd consecutive state championship win.
Mercer Island came out strong in the first quarter, playing to the top form that they had achieved many times through out the season, taking a 5-1 lead at the end of the period. Coming into the 2nd quarter slightly over-confident, the Islanders hit the brakes offensively, allowing a very disciplined and determined Issaquah team back into the game. The Eagles capitalized on some nicely placed outside shots and a key man-up opportunity to bring the game within 1 going into halftime.
After regrouping at the half, Mercer was determined to not allow the championship, that they had worked so hard for all year long, slip away. Although the mental and physical fatigue of three hard months of conditioning, practicing, traveling and playing were starting to show, the Islanders were able to lock down on defense, and hold Issaquah to only 3 goals in the 2nd half.
Both teams should be commended for the amazing test of endurance they faced playing under the sun in the 85 degree heat. It was a hard fought game for both teams, and they gave out everything they had left to give.
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|Mercer Island Totals:||14||11||8||3||0||44|
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