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Vultures run to state ends in Semifinals

The Vashon Vultures (Boys HS lacrosse) endured a season ending loss to the Bellingham Warriors at Vashon High School on Wed 5/24 in the State Semifinal playoff.

 
It was an intense game, with a huge home field crowd in attendance including players from the last Vashon Lacrosse team to win a state championship.
 
Vashon came out strong, and after some good saves at both ends, Paris Brown ripped one in to take an early lead.  Bellingham answered with two of their own, and then Jake Carmon tied it up with a nice feed from Adrian St Germain, whose was active in midfield throughout the game.  The first quarter ended with Vashon down one goal.  The second quarter was more of the same.  Paris Brown scored another with a nice individual effort, bulling through three defenders to make some space and get the shot.  Calvin McMillan added one as well with a nice feed from Dawit Tuller-Ross who had beat two men at the top of the box, and a slide to him left Calvin open for the quick spin shot in front of goal.  5-4 was the closest the game would be.  Bellingham added one more just before halftime to lead 6-4.  
 
Interviews and discussion at halftime suggested that the offense was creating plenty of chances (there were at least three great feeds to an open man in front of goal that did not come to fruition), but that the defense needed to step up to the challenge from Bellingham who was spreading out the scoring.
 
After halftime, Bellingham came out, and made some defensive adjustments that simply shut down the Vashon scoring machine.  They also began running a play right up the middle, challenging and beating our midfield repeatedly.  Malcolm Henry was in an uneven matchup, and our defensive legs were getting tired, and the slides were slow to come.  A 5 goal unanswered onslaught was the result, and Bellingham led 11-4 heading into the fourth quarter.  At least two goals were due to fouls resulting in defensive players in the penalty box.  One penalty was called for a player not having his mouthguard in correctly.  Nothing seemed to go right.
 
In the fourth quarter Vashon managed just one goal on an individual effort by Adrian St Germain, who took it right through a midfield sandwich, to come out with the ball open through the box, and an unopposed shot on goal.
 
Schira and Mozeleski tried a number of give and go, and give and go again plays, but they just could not penetrate the Warrior defense.
 
The clinic continued up the center, and the final score was 14-5.
 
Well, you gotta hand it to Bellingham.  They keyed on and shut down our top scorers, relegating them to attempted assists, and they found out how to beat our offense, and just hammered the weak point.
 
That said, the Vashon Vultures provided some real thrills for us this season.  They snuffed the hopes of Klahowya, and got revenge over last years losses.  Their undefeated conference regular season earned them a bye in the first round (in which they were defeated last year), and they won handily in the quarterfinals against a solid Sehome team, essentially going two games further into the playoffs this year.
 
A number of Vashon players were honored with all conference first team selections including Senior Captain Carson Nye.  Carson it should be noted drove the team’s preseason training regimen, and gave coach Dan Macca an in-shape and ready squad to start with.  Also receiving first team honors were Junior Goalkeeper Duncan McMillan, Sr Kellen Riley for his face-off prowess, Sr Dawit Tuller-Ross for his indefatigable work in midfield, and Sophomore Kiryk Mozeleski at attack.
 
The Vashon team will graduate a splendid class of seniors (and I mean good men, not just good players), but has the opportunity next year to take the next step and get to the state final.  It will be up to the new leaders on the team to fill some big shoes, and bring themselves into next season bigger, and sharper, and ready to bring in a huge class of freshman coming from the 7-8 program.  
 
Although the team did not make the state final, they put together a season to be proud of, and have every opportunity to continue the progress next year.
 

by posted 05/28/2017
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