Mount Si volleyball sweeps Inglemoor, as it preps for weekend tournaments

Mount Si High School’s volleyball teams – all three of them – recorded wins last night over the Inglemoor Vikings at home in Snoqualmie.

The varsity pulled off a dramatic come-from-behind five-set win, 25-18, 16-25, 18-25, 25-22, 15-11, in a barnburner. Bellah Gogan and Sara Kaitlyn Mitchell both led the way for the Wildcats, with Gogan delivering 10 kills, 12 digs, ½ block and an ace, while Mitchell added 10 kills, eight digs, 2 ½ blocks and two aces. Several others also stepped up for Mount Si. Lillian Bachand had 31 digs, three aces and two assists, while Breana Fitzgerald added 14 kills and five digs.

Jessica Hanners pitched in 20 assists, 10 digs and a kill for the Wildcats, while Emma Anderson aided the winning efforts with 21 assists, 14 digs, five kills, three aces and ½ block.

Mount Si on Saturday is at the Kent Classic tournament. Preview is coming up.

JV: The Wildcat junior varsity ladies took care of the Vikings in a three-set sweep, 25-21, 25-22, 15-12. Dana Dolan had a kill, six assists, four aces, five digs and ½ block to lead Mount Si, while Chloe Stewart added 20 digs, an assist and seven aces to the Wildcat efforts. Megan Simpson aided things with six assists and five digs, while Mady Reed pitched in seven digs, two kills, an ace and a block.

Mount Si’s JV’s will be at a tournament in Kent also on Saturday, but at Kent-Meridian High School.

“C”: Like their JV counterparts, Mount Si’s “C” team posted a three-set sweep over the Vikings, 25-23, 25-12, 15-13. The win was their first of the season and three players led the way. Natalie Morse aided the Wildcats with eight digs, seven aces, two kills and two assists, while Christa McCullough added four assists, three kills, two digs and two aces. Kaili Tachell pitched in six aces, six assists and three digs, while Laura Anderson added two kills and five digs to the Mount Si cause. Other players who contributed included Taylor Maw (two kills, five aces), Sophia Blackmon (three kills, two digs), Kiara Kessler (four digs), Hannah Davis (dig, kill each), Katherine Martin (one kill, two aces) and Ana Jacobson (one kill).

Mount Si varsity gets ready for Kent tourney
30 of the top high school teams from around Washington will compete in the Kent Classic tournament on Saturday, being jointly hosted by Kentlake and Kentwood High Schools down in southeast King County. This tournament has been a favorite Saturday event for Wildcat head coach Bonnie Foote; the team took part in the event last year. Foote lives in the Kent area and has a coaching background with the Kent Juniors club program.

Play starts at 8:00am on Saturday morning with the morning pool featuring Mount Si playing both Mount Vernon and Prairie, from southwest Washington. The Wildcats’ morning pool games, both at Kentwood, are at 9:00 and 10:00. The format will be different than regular season play, as the matches will be two sets to 25 points each, rally scoring, so there is the possibility matches could end up in ties. The results of morning pool play will determine where Mount Si plays in afternoon pools, which will start at noon, then in the playoffs that follow starting at 3:30 p.m., with those games being either at Kentwood or at Kentlake depending on the prior results.

Inglemoor is also competing in this year’s event, and is also in a morning pool at Kentwood.

Admission to the tournament is $7 for adults and students without ASB cards, with students holding a Mount Si ASB card, younger children and senior citizens getting in for $5.

To get to Kentwood, take SR 18 from the Valley down to the SE 256th St. exit (this is the exit past the Maple Valley exit and one before the interchange at SE 272nd). Turn right on 256th and head west. The school will be on your left. You will need to turn left at the roundabout for 164th Ave. SE and head south briefly, with the entrance and parking for the gym on your left.

To get to Kentlake, from the Valley, take SR 18 to the Maple Valley exit, then make your way over to SR 169 and turn right. Go south on 169 to 272nd and turn right there. Head west on 272nd until you reach 216th Ave. SE, and once there turn left and head south on 216th. Just before the turnoff to Kentlake the road will change into SE 296th St as it veers left. At 219th Ave. SE, turn right and the school will be at the end of this street. From Kentwood to Kentlake, in the event Mount Si is shifted there for afternoon play, take 164th down to 272nd, turn left and head east to 216th, and turn right following the above directions.

For those looking to spend the full day, there are plenty of restaurants along 272nd to choose from if you want a bite to eat between sessions. It should also be noted that the format is also similar in actuality to how club tournaments run during the spring, so it is likely that no food or drink will be allowed inside the gyms there, but check at the door when you arrive. Concessions may or may not also be available, so also check on that when you arrive as well.

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Mount Si freshman girls’ soccer player scores first high school goal in Wildcat loss, plus news from the pitch, volleyball and links on this Wednesday

Tuesday was a busy night, and we start with action on the pitch.

A special moment for one Mount Si High School girls’ soccer player proved to not be enough last night for the Wildcats, as another slow start doomed them in another loss.

Freshman Mia Campo scored her first-ever high school goal, but it was the lone Wildcat goal in a 4-1 home loss to Woodinville at Mount Si High School in Snoqualmie.

“We took too much time to settle in and start to play, and we need to be able to come out strong as soon as the game starts,” said coach Sophie Rockow by email to the SVSJ. “I feel that if we can start doing that, we will be able to play. Once we get going, we play competitively with every team we face.”

The Wildcats are at Newport Saturday night, for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff in south Bellevue.

Cedarcrest varsity beats King’s: Freshman Sidra Griffin scored the game’s lone goal for the Red Wolves off a feed from teammate Brooke Benson, and that second half tally lifted the CHS ladies to a big 1-0 Cascade Conference road win last night over King’s at Woolsey Stadium in Seattle. More from the Everett Herald. The Red Wolves host Cedar Park Christian tomorrow.

JV: Cedarcrest’s JV’s blanked King’s 3-0, while Mount Si’s junior varsity ladies ended in a scoreless draw with Woodinville. CHS hosts CPC tomorrow, while the Wildcat JV’s meet Newport Saturday.

Red Wolves “C”’s fall in heartbreaker: Cedarcrest’s “C” team fell at Jackson Monday as the Timberwolves, from Mill Creek, scored the game-winner in the late minutes to take the contest 3-2. Both CHS goals were scored by Abbie Collinwood. “(It was a) tough loss against a very aggressive and physical Jackson (side)”, according to coach Christi Irwin in comments posted on the team Facebook page. The Red Wolves host Cascade of Everett tonight in Duvall.

College-Sterling (KS) men end in scoreless draw, with Valleyite participating: Kansas’ Sterling College and visiting Oklahoma-based St. Gregory’s ended in a scoreless two-overtime men’s soccer tie yesterday on Sterling’s home soil. Junior Colton Oord, from North Bend and a 2015 Mount Si HS grad, started on defense and logged 113 of the 120 contested minutes, with two shots recorded, neither on goal, with no goals scored for the Valleyite in the match.

Also this morning:

King’s routs Red Wolves in sweep: King’s easily handled the Red Wolves in a three-set Cascade Conference sweep, 25-8, 25-10, 25-15, at King’s Schools in Seattle. Kami Leslie led CHS with 12 assists, while Dominque Kirton (11 kills) and Tessa Foley (21 assists) led the Knights. More from the Everett Herald. CHS hosts Cedar Park Christian tomorrow.

We’ll have Mount Si’s updates for you later by the way, so stay tuned. They hosted Inglemoor last night.

Mount Si boys busy: The Wildcat varsity fell in a match yesterday that likely will end up deciding the Kingco 4A crown this season. Eastlake beat Mount Si 194-206 (lower score wins) at Sahalee Country Club in Sammamish, despite Wildcat Drew Warford firing a 36 to take medalist honors for the competition. This was the second match in two days for Mount Si’s varsity; on Monday, they played Issaquah at Snoqualmie Falls Golf Course in Fall City. The Wildcats won narrowly, 185-187, in a well-played battle with both teams shooting their best team scores of the season. Cooper Neil fired a 34 to take medalist honors, followed by Warford with a solid 35.

Meanwhile, the Mount Si JV’s were at home at Mount Si Golf Course in Snoqualmie yesterday, and they fell in a non-conference clash with Mercer Island, 176-181. Trevor Groshell led Mount Si with a 41.

The Wildcat varsity meets North Creek tomorrow at the Club at Snoqualmie Ridge, Warford’s home course.

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Valley golfers pace PLU men’s golf’s “B” team to solid finish in season-opening tournament

We also have a note from the links this morning. Pacific Lutheran University’s “B” team had a solid finish in their men’s golf fall season opener yesterday, finishing seventh at the PLU-hosted tournament in Pierce County.

A trio of Mount Si graduates paced the Lutes to the finish. Alex Nelson finished in a tie for 43rd with a two-round score of 158; he fired an 80 yesterday after a 78 Sunday in the first round. Mitch Dover, after a solid 75 Sunday, struggled a bit yesterday, carding an 84 and finishing one shot behind his fellow Valleyite with a two-round 159 that earned him a tie for 46th. Besting both sophomores though was freshman Jordan Lau.

We forgot to mention Lau yesterday in our first-round report from the event, but the Ames Lake-area product, who graduated from MSHS back in June, did well yesterday to close out his college debut event. After firing an 82 Sunday, Lau improved, firing a 75 and finishing with a two-round 157, one shot better than Nelson and in a tie for 40th overall. Dover and Nelson are both 2016 Mount Si grads from North Bend.

PLU’s “A” squad, featuring their top golfers, finished second overall in the 14-team event at the par-72 Home Course in DuPont, with Willamette University winning the team title. The University of Puget Sound’s Mac Turner fired a pair of 68’s and won the individual title by one shot over PLU’s top golfer, Mitch Baldridge. PLU, Willamette and UPS in the tournament played against rivals from NCAA Division III’s Northwest Conference, along with a selection of schools from the Northwest Athletic Conference consisting of community colleges from around the region.

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Ex-Valley high school soccer star named college conference player of the week

Karli White, seen here playing in a 2014 game for Mount Si High School, was named as the Great Northwest Athletic Conference (NCAA Division II) women’s soccer offensive player of the week for this past week yesterday. White, a junior at Western Washington University, scored two goals and assisted on two others for the Vikings in a 7-0 win this past Saturday over Western Oregon University in Bellingham. (File photo, courtesy Calder Productions)

Good Tuesday morning.

One item this morning and it comes to us from the colleges, where a former Valley high school girls’ soccer star was recognized by her college conference yesterday for success on the field this past week.

The Great Northwest Athletic Conference of NCAA Division II named Western Washington University junior Karli White as its women’s soccer Offensive Player of the Week for this past week. She scored two goals and added two assists for Western in their 7-0 win this past Saturday at home in Bellingham over Western Oregon University.

White has four goals and four assists on the season for the Vikings in her first campaign with the team after transferring this past offseason from NCAA Division I Seattle University. White is from North Bend and a 2015 Mount Si High School graduate, but also played some of her high school soccer with Cedarcrest High School in Duvall.

This is the second time she has won a conference player of the week award; she won a Western Athletic Conference player of the week nod last season while with the Redhawks.

WWU is the top-ranked team in NCAA D-II women’s soccer and are 5-0 on the season and will host arch-rival Simon Fraser on Thursday night.

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Mount Si volleyball middle-school camp coming up

Mount Si High School’s volleyball program is hosting a camp for middle schoolers soon.

The camp, for sixth through eighth graders attending either Chief Kanim or Twin Falls Middle Schools, is designed to teach basic concepts of the sport of volleyball, helping expose kids to a sport that they might be interested in playing further. Players and coaches from Mount Si’s program, led by head coach Bonnie Foote, will be instructing this camp. Foote has coached Wildcat volleyball for nearly 20 seasons, and in that time, has advanced her team several times to the Washington Interscholastic Activities’ Association’s state high school tournament. She also has seen several players graduate and go on to compete in college volleyball, including Anna McCreadie, currently at Santa Clara University, Lindsay Carr, currently at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, Lindsay’s sister Courteney Carr, currently at Northwest University in Kirkland, and current assistant coach Zoe Gogan, who played both at Washington State and Montana State Universities.

There will be an opportunity for campers to win prizes in skill contests.

The camp will be on September 30, and will be a two-session exercise, first from noon-2:00 pm, then from 3:30-6:30pm. The cost is $60, and the camp will be held inside Mount Si High School’s gymnasium, 8651 Meadowbrook Way SE in Snoqualmie (enter the gym through the back doors on the Schusman Ave. SE side of the school).

A registration form and accompanying concussion form, both of which will need to be filled out and given to camp staff in order to participate along with the fee, which is payable to Mount Si Volleyball, are both available at the Mount Si volleyball website, which is at right in our news links. For more information or questions, call Foote at (425) 831-8219 or (253) 569-8075.

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