Second half surge propels Mercer Island boys lacrosse to victory over Bothell

A prolific performance in the second half was the difference for the Mercer Island Islanders boys lacrosse team against the Bothell Cougars.

The Islanders, who were tied at 3-3 with the Cougars at halftime, outscored Bothell 5-2 in the final 24 minutes of play en route to a 8-5 victory on May 2 at Bothell High School.

Mercer Island coach Ian O’Hearn said his team displayed more passion in the second half of play against Bothell.

“At halftime, one of the things we were lacking was intensity. We had a big upset win over Bellevue and really strong wins against Issaquah and Woodinville, so we were kind of cocky. (Coaching staff) warned them beforehand that Bothell is a good team and that it wasn’t going to be easy. We came out flat. The primary thing was to just come out intense in the second half and fight for ground balls. That is what we did and we pulled out the win,” O’Hearn said.

More in Sports

Boys, girls teams are rolling on the hardwood

Spotlight on Kenmore and Bothell basketball squads.

Tuesday night hoops action

Bothell’s Myles Phillips, left, drives up court while Newport’s Baha Cho follows… Continue reading

North Creek athletes sign on the dotted line

From left to right, North Creek High’s Gabrielle Dang (UCLA swimming), Caitlin… Continue reading

Cedar Park Christian football players earn all-league honors

A plethora of Cedar Park Christian football players were selected to the… Continue reading

Taking the set and hammering the volleyball home

North Creek’s Kepley earns league MVP honor.

Metz helps Bothell score football success this season

Junior Cougar plays big on defense.

Bothell travels to Pasco, knocks off Chiawana

Top-seeded Union is next for Cougars in state playoffs.

Jaguars clinch berth in 4A state volleyball tournament

North Creek displays grittiness at the Wes-King district tourney.

North Creek girls soccer ends season at district tourney

Skyline defeated North Creek, 2-0, to end the Jaguars’ season on Saturday… Continue reading

North Creek girls soccer ends season at district tourney

Skyline defeated North Creek, 2-0, to end the Jaguars’ season on Nov.… Continue reading

Bothell stops Camas, notches 36-35 victory

Cougars are set for 4A state football playoffs.