News from the colleges……

Good Thursday morning. We hope to have Cedarcrest High School girls’ soccer and Mount Si High School volleyball wraps later on, but we have some college action of note from last night to keep you occupied while we work to get the stats and scores from the above-noted contests for you.

Soccer
Washington U.-St. Louis women 5, Webster (MO) 1: Fall City’s Katie Chandler opened the scoring for the Bears with her first goal of the season last night, and it was all WU-StL from there as they rolled to a non-conference road win over a St. Louis-area foe. Chandler, a senior, scored the tally off an assist from teammate Taylor Cohen in the seventh minute, and was busy in her 55 minutes of work, racking up seven shots total, four on goal, aiding the Bears, who are now 7-1-1 on the season.

LaVerne 2, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men 0: CMS was blanked at home last night by their league rivals in southern California; senior Alex Censullo, from North Bend and a 2013 Mount Si HS grad, started for the Stags and played 57 minutes with no stats of note reported.

Equestrian
Valleyite to compete for nationally-ranked college equestrian team: Earlier this year, we featured Fall City’s Tova Barden here at the SVSJ, as she continues to chase her dreams of success in equestrian (horse) sports. Barden joined New Mexico State University’s equestrian team this summer following her graduation in June from Mount Si High School, and she is about to embark on her freshman season with the Aggies, who she signed with last fall. Looks like that was a good choice, if the national rankings are any indication.

NMSU was ranked tenth overall in the country in the preseason National Collegiate Equestrian Association rankings, released yesterday by that organization. According to the school, this is the second straight year the Aggies start the year as a top-10 ranked program in college equestrian.

NMSU opens their season this weekend at the Willis Invitational in Waco, TX, a meet hosted by Baylor, ranked fifth in these preseason rankings. Also there will be ninth-ranked Fresno State along with South Dakota State, so the Aggies will see some quality opposition, and Barden will perhaps make her college debut competing against some of the top equestrian athletes in the country. We’ll let you know what happens here, and we wish her luck this weekend.

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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