Henry Owens and Beau Bachand have been named to the All-Conference team for the Evergreen Conference in Division II High School Boys Lacrosse for 2010.
Both Owens and Bachand play midfield and were among the leaders in ground balls for the conference. Owens was also an offensive threat from his midfield position. Bachand was tenacious at face offs winning those battles at a high percentage.
Both are new to lacrosse and are both underclassmen. Owens is a sophomore and Bachand is a freshman. Look for more big things from them in the next few years.
Mount Si head coach Woodroe Kiser had two goals for his team in their match against division II powerhouse Lake Washington: Score 2-3 goals and keep them from scoring more than 12 goals. They made good on one scoring three times but Lake Washington prevailed 13-3. ”The boys just keep getting better and that’s all you can ask from a first year program” said Kiser. Matt Mahrer paced Mount Si with 2 goals and Cameron Pike added the other as well as getting an assist and 4 ground balls. Face off specialist Beau Bachand grabbed another 5 ground balls. Bachand is second in the conference in ground balls and 18th overall in division II play. Henry Owens added an assist and 5 ground balls. Owens is fourth overall in the conference for ground balls. Goalie Matt Yan again played well snatching 6 saves. Cody Bernstein led Lake Washington with 2 goals and 3 assists.
In the second meeting between Redmond Lacrosse and Mount Si Lacrosse, Redmond again dominated in route to a 15-0 victory on their home field. Mount Si battled hard as they always do but Redmond’s older and more experienced team controlled the ball on offense and played stifling defense. Top performers for Mount Si were Beau Bachand with 6 ground balls and Cameron Pike with 5. Nathan Whited was a beast on defense with several big hits while defending the crease for Mount Si.
Mount Si also played without their goalie Matt Yan who was suffering from the flu. Team Captain Matt Mahrer and defensive captain Tom Evans stepped in goal in Yan’s absence. Both had played goalie before but not in any games this season. ”That’s what leaders do. They stand in the gap when no one else can” said Coach Kiser. ” I was really proud of them tonight. It was a really difficult situation and they did as well as can be expected.”
Mount Si traveled to Peninsula High School on Saturday to take on Gig Harbor Lacrosse in a torrential downpour of rain in which Gig Harbor prevailed 11-4. The game was a little sloppy due to the rain and except for a letdown defensively by Mount Si in the second quarter it was a close contest. ”We have to learn to play a full 48 minutes” said Coach Kiser. ”That second quarter really killed our chance at getting a win.” Mt. Si’s offense was also down as Blake Moorhead, who had 4 goals the previous game was sidelined with an injury. Mount Si did a good job on Gig Harbor’s star freshman Cody Olson holding him to 3 goals but other Gig Harbor players picked up the slack to get them the win. Kiser also praised the defense of Tom Evans. ”Tom was very aggressive today and must have met at least 6 shots in mid air.”
Mount Si was led in offense by the two goals of Henry Owens who also picked up 7 ground balls. Brendan Pike had a goal and 5 ground balls, Tucker Dana 1 goal, Matt Mahrer 1 assist, 4 ground balls, and Beau Bachand had 6 ground balls. Matt Yan had 11 saves.
Mount Si came so very close to winning its first game ever but came up short by one goal. Blake Moorhead had an outstanding day scoring four goals. He had two more that just missed. One glanced off the tip of a defenders stick and one came about a half second short as time expired in the third quarter. Matt Mahrer also had a great day offensively for Mt. Si scoring two goals, getting an assist and picking up four ground balls. Beau Bachand continued to be a force with 13 ground balls. New goalie Matt Yan had 9 saves.
Mount Si’s last game before their spring break was a tough one. With only 11 players in uniform due to injury and absences Mount Si was just no match for Sammamish as they prevailed 17-1. It was an improvement over the first meeting with Sammamish when Mount Si was shut out. Mount Si’s Matt Mahrer made sure that didn’t happen with a second quarter shot to the back of the net. Mount Si’s next game is at home vs. Liberty on April 14th.
Other top performers for Mount Si were Henry Owens with 6 ground balls and Brendan Pike with 4. Sammamish was paced by the 4 goals from Andrew Wenzel and 3 goals each from Tyvan Schmidt, Brian Headland and Sean Sternberg. Sam Chapman had 5 ground balls for Sammamish.
Mount Si traveled to Port Orchard on Saturday and turned in their best performance of the season despite losing 11-4. It was close at the half with Mount Si trailing only 5-4. Two key second half injuries took the wind out of Mount Si as attacker Blake Moorhead left the game with a hand injury and midfielder Dane Dahline left due to an injured back. Those injuries limited Mount Si offensively and they just couldn’t keep pace.
David Gibson led South Kitsap with 5 goals. Mount Si was led by two goals each from captain Matt Mahrer and Henry Owens. Mahrer also assisted on one of Owens’ goals. Owens also had 7 ground balls as did Beau Bachand. Dahline had 4 ground balls before the injury. Goalie Will Dodeward had 8 saves.
Mount Si’s third straight home game ended in similar fashion as the first two with a 18-0 loss to visiting Redmond. The young Mount Si squad has faced their 3 toughest in conference opponents in their first three games. Welcome to the league boys!! Mount Si again put together a strong first quarter but the experience and depth of Redmond wore them down. Mount Si was down to 12 players with 4 injuries and 1 player without enough practices.
Redmond was led by the 3 goals each from Joseph Mernaugh, Casey Downey, Quinn Aebi and Tanner Champagne who also collected 5 ground balls. Redmond defender Clement Signoretty had 8 ground balls. Mount Si was led by Beau Bachand with 9 ground balls and goalie Will Dodeward’s 8 saves.
Redmond’s controlled offense wore down the aggressive Mount Si defense en route to a 18-0 victory. Mount Si kept it close in the first quarter trailing 3-0. After that, Redmond’s experienced crew took advantage of the brand new Mt. Si squad and never looked back. Key performers for Redmond were Mernaugh, Downey, Aebi and Champagne with 3 goals each and Signoretty with 12 ground balls. Henry Owens picked up 7 ground balls for Mt. Si and goalie Will Dodeward netted 7 saves.
Mount Si Lacrosse played it’s first ever home game against Sammamish on March 16th at Snoqualmie Middle School. The veteran Sammamish squad controlled the game from start to finish and won 13-0. Mount Si’s young crew played tough the entire game never giving up and playing every ground ball like it was their last. Beau Bachand had 6 ground balls for Mount Si.
Mount Si has 1 junior, 3 sophomores and 13 freshman on their young squad. Only 4 of them had ever played lacrosse before this season. Look for more spirited play and continued improvement from Mount Si Lacrosse as the season rolls on.