Cole’s OT goal puts North Kitsap over Klahowya, 12-11| Lacrosse

POULSBO — Logan Cole scored the winning goal for North Kitsap lacrosse in the team’s 12-11 overtime win over Klahowya, March 27 at Strawberry Field.

It was Cole’s fifth goal of the game and eighth overall for the season. The win puts North Kitsap (3-1-0, 3-2-0) in position to take command of the 1A/2A Olympic League in the Washington High School Boys Lacrosse Association. Klahowya is 1-4-0, 1-4-0.

The game was hard fought and penalty filled.

“It was stressful,” a North Kitsap player said.

North Kitsap scored first, but Klahowya sophomore attackman Avery Schuette answered with a goal of his own to put Klahowya on the board.

“Both defenses did a great job of protecting the goal to end the half with a score of North Kitsap 4, Klahowya 2,” Klahowya coach Rob Hawley reported.

“Klahowya came out hot after the half, racking up 7 goals in the third quarter, four of them coming from Eagles senior Justin Anderson. North also scored 4 goals in the third quarter and answered back with 3 more goals in the fourth to sending the game to overtime.”

North Kitsap prevailed on Cole’s OT goal to give North Kitsap its first win over Klahowya in four seasons.

Cole said he was able to break past some Klahowya defenders to make the goal, aided by parents calling out from the sidelines.

Jordan Austin and Cole each had five goals for North Kitsap. Robert Miyoshi and Riley Solis each contributed a goal. Daxton Solis snagged 13 ground balls for North Kitsap and assisted on two goals. All told, four players had assists and 13 players recovered ground balls.

North Kitsap goalie Ian Poffenroth had 12 saves in 23 shots. Klahowya goalie Nathan Hampton had 13 saves in 25 shots.

Justin Anderson was the leading scorer for Klahowya with five goals, one assist and three ground balls. Roque Blas, Josh Brandes, Caden Haga, Nick Lewis, and Avery Schuette contributed goals. Four Klahowya players had assists and 12 players recovered ground balls.

Next: Klahowya met Sequim (0-2-1) on March 29 at Agnew Field. North Kitsap traveled to Vashon on March 29. Vashon is 2-0-0.

Scores were unavailable at press time. See for updated coverage.

Richard Walker is managing editor of Kitsap News Group. Contact him at