Courtesy of BHS Athletics
After two overtime periods of scoreless lacrosse, Blanchet bounced a high shot past Ballard goaltender Alex James’ right shoulder in the very last minute of the third overtime to secure the Blanchet victory.

Ballard lacrosse lose to Blanchet in third overtime period

After two overtime periods of scoreless lacrosse, Blanchet’s James Donaldson took a pass and dodged down the right alley, bouncing a high shot past Ballard goaltender Alex James’ right shoulder to secure the Blanchet first boys high school lacrosse win of season on Wednesday.

After playing to a 4 – 4 draw at the end of the third, Ballard’s John DeGarmo struck first, putting the Beavers up by one goal. But as the clock sped toward zero, Blanchet’s Zane Zielke put the ball past Ballard goalkeeper Alex James to knot the game at five with just over a minute left in the game.

In each of the first two five-minute overtime periods, Ballard controlled the tempo for duration. In the third, after Ballard lost possession deep in the Blanchet zone, the Braves cleared the ball upfield to set up the game winner.

Ballard’s DeGarmo had two goals and goaltender Alex James had 13 saves.

Blanchet (2-0-0) next faces Nathan Hale (1-1-0) , Saturday, March 17 in a 3 p.m. start at Blanchet High School. Ballard (0-1-0) next faces Selah (0-0-0) , Saturday, March 17 in a 5 p.m. start at Ballard High School

Blanchet 2 1 1 1 0 0 1 -- 6
Ballard 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 -- 5

Blanchet 6, Ballard 5 3OT (Zane Zielke, BLA, 3 goals, 1 assist, 2 ground balls; Matteo Schiro, BLA, 2 goals, 1 assist; 6 ground balls; James Donaldson, BLA, 1 goal, 1 assist, 8 ground balls; Zach Traynor, BLA, 7 saves; John DeGarmo, BAL, 2 goals, 1 assist, 4 ground balls; Jake Losi, BAL, 1 goal; Kyle Garrigy, BAL, 1 goal; Jackson Bowen, 1 goal; Alex James, BAL, 13 saves)

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