Soccer and volleyball news…..

Some other news this morning first before we take a look at softball.

CHS boys win playoff opener: Nik Reierson’s goal late in regulation broke a 1-1 tie and lifted Cedarcrest’s boys’ soccer team to a 2-1 home win over Squalicum of Bellingham in the opening round of the Northwest 2A District Tournament, sending the Red Wolves into a winner-to-state game this coming week. More from the Bellingham Herald.

Stanton starts for first time this season: North Bend’s Nikki Stanton started for the first time this season with her pro team, the National Women’s Soccer League’s Sky Blue FC, in their 2-1 loss last night to the Western New York Flash at home in New Jersey. Stanton, a 2007 Mount Si High School grad, worked all 90 minutes, with no stats of note to report. Stanton also has played one other game – a 0-0 tie April 29 against the Houston Dash on the road in Texas; she played 14 minutes off the bench in that contest.

Bardsley sees action for pro team: Fall City’s Gibson Bardsley competed last night for his pro men’s soccer team, the Arizona United SC, in a 0-0 draw with Oklahoma City in a United Soccer Leagues game in Phoenix. Bardsley, a MSHS grad, played limited minutes with no stats of note to report. Arizona is 2-3-2 on the season. He has played in all seven games this season, with one goal – scored against the Seattle Sounders 2 team earlier this season.

More MSHS varsity players to play at club nationals: You can add juniors Courteney Carr and Katie McCreadie to the list of Mount Si High School varsity girls’ volleyball players that will get a chance to play top national competition this summer.

Their club team, the Bellevue-based Sudden Impact Storm, earned a trip to the USA Volleyball girls’ club national tournament later this summer in Indianapolis after finishing second in their division in last weekend’s Northern Lights regional qualifier tournament in Minneapolis. Storm picked up the berth, in the U17 “American” division, after the division winner, the host team from the Twin Cities, declined the berth.

The Storm join two other teams from the Puget Sound area with Wildcat athletes who will be competing at the national event. Storm’s Sudden Impact sister team, the U15 “Typhoon”, which features sophomore Harper Click, earned a berth with a third-place finish at a Reno, NV, tournament last month, and the Kent Juniors’ 16’s team based in Kent with fellow MSHS sophomore Patience O’Neal, won the Puget Sound Region’s bid to nationals at their regional tournament, also last month.

Team with locals finishes season strong: The Island Thunder U15 Black, based on Mercer Island and which includes locals Bellah Gogan and Berkeley Danysh, finished second at last weekend’s Puget Sound Regional Championships tournament, an event which wrapped up the local PSR club schedule for the 2015-16 regular season. Several other teams with local players, mostly representing Bellevue-based Northwest Juniors and the Lower Valley’s Valley View teams, finished further back in their respective age groups.

The regional championships for the U12-U14 age group were held two weekends ago, and the best local showing came from a team representing Snoqualmie-based Ridge Valley, who finished ninth in their U14 division.

There is one more major tournament to be held, and that is over Memorial Day weekend, before most teams close up shop for the season.

Rhett Workman

About Rhett Workman

Rhett Workman is the editor of the Snoqualmie Valley Sports Journal. Workman is a veteran sports journalist, having covered Snoqualmie Valley sports for nearly a decade with the Snoqualmie Valley Record newspaper before starting up the SVSJ. Workman's coverage has earned the support and respect of Valley coaches, players, parents and fans, and the SVSJ continues the standard of coverage that Workman brought to the Valley Record.
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2 Responses to Soccer and volleyball news…..

  1. Avatar Terril Perrine says:

    Rhett just wanted you to know I look forward to reading your blog every day. I find it informative and entertaining. Also find you have the ability to reach into other areas of interest that I want to know about. For example was impressed that you already had the scores and results from the Greater St. Helens Baseball League which is where we may have to play next weekend. Your information was updated before the teams even updated MAXPREPS or their websites. Good work!

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