Ryan Deal scored with 1:50 remaining in overtime to give Bellevue its first state boys lacrosse title in 19 years with an 8-7 win over Mercer Island Saturday night before 2,650 at Seattle’s Memorial Stadium.
It was the Islanders’ first loss in 22 starts this season, and their first to Bellevue since 2002.
The overtime period was set up as Wolverines midfielder Eric Omri beat Islanders goaltender Hap Giraud with 26 seconds remaining in regulation to knot the score at 7.
Omri’s goal four minutes earlier began Bellevue’s improbable run from a two-goal deficit to take the state title.
|3/16||at Eastlake||W, 13-4|
|3/19||at Eastside Catholic||W, 20-6|
|3/27||vs. Lakeridge||W, 5-4|
|3/29||vs. Lakeland/Panas||L, 9-8|
|3/31||at Vashon Island||W, 18-1|
|4/08||vs. Alpharetta||L, 7-6 (2OT)|
|4/09||at Dallas Jesuit||W, 7-3|
|4/10||at Plano||W, 11-0|
|4/15||BAINBRIDGE ISLAND||W, 8-7|
|4/21||at Seattle Prep||W, 11-5|
|4/30||at Lakeside||W, 15-8|
|5/07||ISSAQUAH||W, 9-8 (OT)|
|5/12||at Northshore-Bothell||W, 13-9|
|5/14||at Mercer Island||L, 7-5|
|5/26||at Bainbridge Island||W, 13-3|
|5/29||vs. Mercer Island||W, 8-7 (OT)|
|Coach: John Baumann|