Tigers win state high school lacrosse championship

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Lynnwood's Trey Knowles is check by San Juan's Michael Ausilo during the second half of Saturday's Boys Division II state lacrosse championships. (Photo courtesy of Sue Larkin)
Alex Tindall scored 5 goals and Trey Knowles and Nick Peters each scored 4 to lead Lynnwood to its first Boys Division II Washington state lacrosse championship in a 16-7 win over San Juan, Saturday before 2,650 at Seattle’s Memorial Stadium. The championship was the first in two tries for Lynnwood, which feature players from Edmonds-Woodway, Lynnwood, Meadowdale and Mountlake Terrace high schools.

“Our plan going into the game was shoot, shoot, shoot. It didn’t matter whether the shots hit or not,” said Tindall, whose team fired 44 shots at the San Juan cage to unsettle the Skagit Conference champions. “We’ve worked hard all season for this,” he said. “It was a great team effort.”

A key contributor for Lynnwood was junior attackman Cameron Girgus, who seemed to make the right passes all night. “Assists are how I do it. They’re more important than goals,” said Girgus, who delivered 7 assists along with a goal and 7 ground balls. “I like to turn heads and make the defense ball-watch. Make connections.”

On defense, the Tigers held San Juan’s Ryan Guard, who averaged just over 4 goals a game as the league’s third leading goal scorer, to 1 goal and 3 assists. “A lot of this is team defense,” Girgus said. “We stepped up all week and worked on our defensive play.”

BOYS DIVISION II SCORING

Lynnwood 5 3 8 0 — 16

San Juan 4 0 2 1 — 7

SCORING HIGHLIGHTS: Lynnwood 16, San Juan 7 (Lynnwood wins Division II state championship) (Alex Tindall, L, 5 goals, 1 assist, 7 ground balls; Trey Knowles, L, 4 goals, 1 assist, 5 ground balls; Nick Peters, L, 4 goals; Sam Girgus, L, 2 goals; Cameron Girgus, L, 1 goal, 7 assists, 7 ground balls; Devan Hardwick, L, 1 assist, 3 ground balls; John Williams, L, 1 assist, 8 ground balls; Justin Girgus, L, 2 ground balls; David Dekoekkoek, L, 4 saves; Michael Ausilo, SJ, 3 goals, 7 ground balls; Ryan Guard, SJ, 1 goal, 3 assists, 1 ground ball; Alex Michael, SJ, 1 goal, 3 ground balls; Kyle Skoog, SJ, 2 goals, 1 ground balls; Forest Dayton, SJ, 1 assist, 5 ground balls; Bradly Sundberg, SJ, 1 ground ball; Weston Hedin, SJ, 2 ground balls; Calen Mehrer, SJ, 3 saves)

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