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Woodinville lacrosse has perfect season

  • Written by Mike McQuaid
Led by senior JD Chapman’s four goals and a smothering defense, Woodinville outlasted Sammamish 10–7 to secure a perfect season and capture their first Washington state Division II lacrosse championship, Saturday at Memorial Stadium in Seattle.

The win gave the Woodinville program and second-year coach Gavin Molitor their first state title in just their second year of play.

Chapman opened scoring at 9:20 of the first, connecting on the lead score of two Falcon goals in the quarter, giving the Falcons a 2-1 lead going into the second quarter. In the second, Sammamish’s Schmidt tied the game at 10:19 before Colter Clinch and Chapman again put Woodinville up by 2 goals 4-2. Chapman scored his third goal of the night to give the Falcons a 5–3 lead. In the third, Chapman broke nearly a six-minute scoring drought with a shot at 5:58. Just over a minute later, William Prostka added the Falcon’s seventh goal. In the final quarter Woodinville added two more to take a 10–6 lead before Sammamish’s Neil Hones, who had 9 shots on the night, connected for his third goal with just 23 seconds remaining on a man-up opportunity to close out the game. For Woodinville, Chapman had two assists and a ground ball while Colter Clinch and Daniel McKee each netted 2 goals. Dalton Combs led the Falcons on defense with 14 ground balls.

"We really came together as a team," said Chapman, who led the Falcons in regular season scoring with 41 goals and 32 assists. "Our defensive play was solid all year. They all produced for us. Today, they made the difference."

Woodinville finished the season at 18-0-0.

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