College golf and volleyball news…..

Good Tuesday morning. Light morning for you this morning. We hit the links and do some volleyball as well, college style.

We’ll start with golf.

A trio of Valley athletes had a long day yesterday on the links, completing two 18-hole rounds each in their season-opening college golf tournament.

After rain postponed the opening round of the Pacific Lutheran Invitational down in Pierce County Sunday, the tournament was compressed into one day yesterday with a morning round of 18 followed by another round of 18 after lunch. And two of the Mount Si High School grads did well, finishing in the top 25.

Alex Nelson led the way; the PLU junior, from North Bend, fired solid rounds of 74 and 75 to finish the day with a five-over 149 on the par-72 Home Course down in DuPont by the Intel campus. Nelson finished 20th, and behind him in a four-way tie for 21st was fellow Valleyite Jordan Lau. The Lute sophomore, from Ames Lake, carded 76 and 74 on the two rounds for a six-over 150. Rounding it out, fellow PLU’er Mitch Dover, from North Bend, with the sophomore carding 78 and 82 for a 16-over 160 and a tie for 49th on the day.

PLU’s “A” squad, of which all three Valleyites were part of, finished second as a team, behind team champion Whitworth, whose top golfer, Derrick Phelps, won the tournament, with a strong 69 and 71 to finish at four-under 140 and one shot ahead of runner-up Travis Bossio, from Grays Harbor Community College in Aberdeen.

The Lutes play again September 28 and 29 at a tournament hosted by the University of Puget Sound over in Bremerton.

Now to volleyball.

Volleyball: Northwest U. salvages weekend I-84 road trip behind Snoqualmie athlete’s 29 assists
A big night for Snoqualmie’s Courteney Carr helped Northwest University’s ladies sweep Walla Walla University Sunday night and salvage their weekend trip east of the Cascades.

29 assists from the sophomore, a 2017 Mount Si HS grad, lifted the Eagles to a 25-14, 26-24, 25-18 sweep of Walla Walla, moving them to 6-9 on the season and 2-4 in Cascade Collegiate Conference play.

Carr also had a kill, three digs and a block for Northwest, who fell last Friday at the College of Idaho then again last Saturday at Eastern Oregon in the first two legs of their three-games in three-days road trip through the conference’s I-84 corridor schools.

Northwest hosts Southern Oregon at home Friday night at 7:00 on the NWU campus in Kirkland. That is located at 5520 108th Ave. NE, south of downtown and off I-405 exit #17.

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CHS football fans, relive all the moments of last Friday’s win on YouTube…….

As many of you Cedarcrest sports fans know from the old days in the Cascade Conference, Sultan High School has for the past several years, through their student-run video club, produced and broadcast on the web home athletic events involving the Turks – including games against the Red Wolves. Well, even though the two schools are no longer together in the same league, the Red Wolves and Turks’ football game this past Friday was broadcast by the so-called “TurkPride.TV.”

We have that broadcast for you below, via YouTube. Cedarcrest as you know won the game 42-7.

We know of no other broadcasts yet of CHS football games, although their volleyball game Thursday night at Stanwood is set to be broadcast on the web. We’ll have more on that for you later.

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Weekend wrap from the pitch and the links….and our Athletes of the Week for 9-19

Good Monday morning. A weekend wrap and we start on the links, then head to the pitch, then we bring you the Athletes of the Week.

From golf, we neglected to bring this to you over the weekend, but we should tell you Mount Si’s boys’ golf team ended in a 193-193 draw with Skyline last Thursday up at the Club at Snoqualmie Ridge. The match as a result went to extra holes, with the Warford’s delivering the goods to give Mount Si the win. Drew eagled the hole while younger brother Hogan birdied it to take the victory for the Wildcats. Drew Warford fired a 36 to lead Mount Si, with Skyline’s Matt Leahy carding a 35 to take medalist honors for low round. Jack Miller had a 37 and Cole Bostwick had a 39.

Mount Si’s JV’s last Wednesday beat Bellevue in a rematch of a contest from earlier last week 223-243. Noah Lange carded a 40 to take medalist honors for Mount Si.

The Wildcat varsity has three matches this week – tomorrow, Wednesday and Thursday. We anticipate being at Wednesday’s match for you as that takes place prior to Mount Si’s cross country meet, both at Mount Si Golf Course in Snoqualmie.

College golf note:

Maralack holds own at fall debut: University of Hartford women’s golfer Caitlin Maralack, from Snoqualmie, closed out the weekend yesterday firing a 72 in the final round of the Dartmouth Invitational tournament, the fall opener for the UoH women’s team. Maralack, who carded an 80 on Saturday to open proceedings at the Hanover Country Club, a par-72 layout in Hanover, NH, finished with an eight-over 152 for the two days and a tie for 25th overall. Hartford as a team took fourth in the event. Maralack is a junior and a 2016 Mount Si HS grad.

Yesterday’s college soccer highlights featuring local athletes:

Linfield women 0, George Fox 0 (2OT): The George Fox fans in Newberg, OR, yesterday were treated to a two-fer of Valley talent on display in the back-to-back women’s and men’s games. The opener featured the lower Valley’s Sydney Kuehn and Linfield, who took the Bruins the distance in a defensive battle. Kuehn, a junior and 2016 Cedarcrest HS grad from Duvall, started for the Wildcats and worked all 110 minutes with five shots recorded, two on goal with, as noted, no goals scored.

Whitman men 2, George Fox 0: The Valley doubleheader down in Newberg ended with a bang, as North Bend’s Jimmy Jacobson, the featured local in the nightcap, assisted on what turned out to be the game-winning goal for the Blues – in the first minute of play – by teammate Erik Nielsen. The junior, a 2016 MSHS grad, started and played 30 minutes for Whitman with no other stats of note reported.

Oregon 2, Idaho women 0: Down the road from Newberg in Eugene, a pair of first-half goals were enough for the Ducks as they blanked the visiting Vandals. Senior Claire Johnson, from Snoqualmie and a 2015 Mount Si HS grad, started on defense for Idaho and worked 80 minutes with no stats of note reported.

Boise State 3, Idaho State women 0: The in-state rivalry clash went to the Broncos in Boise; sophomore Rachel Brownell, from Fall City and a 2017 MSHS’er, played limited minutes late in the contest off the bench for the visiting Bengals with no stats of note reported.

Whitworth women 1, Puget Sound women 1 (2OT): The Pirates and Loggers went the full 110 minutes in Tacoma with no victor; senior Mackenzie Popp, from Ames Lake and a 2015 MSHS’er, started and worked 43 minutes for Whitworth with two shots recorded, one on goal, with no goals scored for the Bucs as they finished their trip to western Washington, giving the ex-Wildcat a chance to play for the last time as a collegian in front of family and friends.

After the break, our Athletes of the Week.
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Mount Si girls’ soccer – with local youth players watching – dominates in win, plus college action on this Sunday…..

We finish with soccer and it was a great night for Mount Si High School’s girls’ soccer program last night, as they put on a great show for the future of this program.

A good-sized number of local youth girls’ soccer players and their families came out to the game as part of the Snoqualmie Valley Youth Soccer Association’s Youth Soccer Night and the Wildcats dominated throughout the contest. Even though the final score over Juanita was a 1-0 Mount Si win with the lone goal coming midway through the second half by Sarah Creighton, it was a match that could have easily been a 3-0 or 4-0 result with all the quality chances Wildcat players had in the contest. Players such as Shelby Johnson and Mia Campo also had good looks at the goal, but could not close the door. Still, though, it was an all-around excellent performance, and it made life fairly easy for Wildcat goalie Lily Foster, who only had to withstand one late Rebel offensive flourish in the final couple of minutes of the contest to pick up her first “clean sheet” shutout as a varsity goalie.

“Our formation finally really clicked fully,” head coach Sophie Rockow said. “Everyone was moving where they needed to be, everyone was making the runs they needed to be making and we finally connected those passes inside and outside to get runs going.” She added, “I think it was the most well put together game we’ve had so far.”

Mount Si hosts Woodinville on Tuesday for a 7:30 pm kickoff at Mount Si High School in Snoqualmie, then plays the Valley Cup on Saturday up at Cedarcrest High School in Duvall against the Red Wolves. Game time for that one is 2:00 pm.

College: CHS grad’s hat trick paces SPU men to blowout win
Duvall’s Alden Massey exploded bigtime last night onto the college radar, popping a hat trick (three goals) all in the first half as Seattle Pacific’s men scored all five of their goals in the first 45 minutes to blast the Vulcans from Hawaii-Hilo 5-0 at home in Seattle. Massey got this one started in a hurry, finishing a feed from teammate Titus Grant in the second minute, then just about 90 seconds after his first tally, he finished a mid-range laser into the back of the Hilo goal putting SPU up 2-0. He finished off the night in the 43rd minute, with another mid-range blast into the back of the Vulcan net. The three goals are his first as a collegian.

The Falcons’ lower Valley trio all played in this one, with Massey and sophomore Nik Reierson starting and playing the first half, and senior Chris Cole working the second half. Massey, a June CHS grad, finished with five shots recorded, and the three goals all on his three shots on goal; neither Reierson, a 2017 Red Wolve alum, and Cole, a 2014 CHS’er, had any stats of note reported.

The scores:

Central Washington women 4, Montana State Billings 0: North Bend’s Michaela “K.K.” Wallace pitched in, assisting on Central’s second goal of the day – in the 40th minute – as they blanked the Yellowjackets in Billings, MT. Wallace, a senior and 2015 MSHS grad, came off the bench for CWU and worked 45 minutes, with that assist and one shot recorded; the shot did not get on goal and she scored no goals in the contest.

Sterling (KS) men 10, Manhattan Christian 0: Sterling rolled to a blowout at home in Sterling, KS, over visiting MCC. Senior Colton Oord, from North Bend, started and worked the full 90 on defense for the home side, with three shots, two on goal, recorded, and no goals scored. He’s a 2014 MSHS alum.

Hawaii Pacific women 3, Chaminade 2 (OT): HPU’s ladies needed a couple of extra minutes in the first overtime to take care of their in-state rivals at home in Waipahu, HI. Junior Camryn Buck, she of Ames Lake and a 2016 Mount Si HS grad, started and played defense for the full 93 minutes of this one for the Sharks, with no stats of note reported.

Concordia-PDX women 1, Western Washington women 0: With Western’s star senior Karli White, from North Bend, out for the season it appears with an injury, that left her fellow Valleyite Karlie Hurley with the local stage all to herself, and the North Bender took full advantage, starting and playing for the Cavs up front for 73 minutes, with no stats of note, as Concordia handed the visiting Vikings a big early-season conference loss at home down in Portland. Both players are 2015 Mount Si HS grads.

Whitworth women 1, Pacific Lutheran women 0: The Bucs blanked the Lutes in Tacoma; senior Mackenzie Popp, from Ames Lake and a 2015 MSHS’er, started for Whitworth and played 57 minutes of the game with no stats of note reported. Freshman goalie Calie Rose, from Snoqualmie and a June MSHS alum, did not play for PLU in the game.

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Valleyite’s double-double not enough for Northwest U. volleyball in loss

Before we get to our soccer, we have news from volleyball.

25 assists and 11 digs for Snoqualmie’s Courteney Carr gave her a double-double for Northwest U.’s ladies, but the Eagles fell last night in four to Eastern Oregon, 24-26, 25-8, 25-12, 25-22, in a Cascade Collegiate Conference (NAIA) matchup last night down in LaGrande, OR. The sophomore, a 2017 MSHS alum, also had two aces and a block for NWU, who fell in the middle leg of their three-game I-84 road swing. They finish it tonight over in Walla Walla against Walla Walla University.

We should mention that we’ll hopefully have Mount Si results from the Kitsap Classic for you later today or tomorrow.

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