Football and volleyball scores…..

Rounding it out on this Sunday, college action from the gridiron and volleyball.

Cal Poly 35, Portland State 28: Another huge game from North Bend’s Trent Riley, his best yet this season, still was not enough for the visiting Vikings, as they fell on the road last night in San Luis Obispo, CA, and remained winless on the season. Riley caught 12 passes for 135 yards and two touchdowns for PSU, opening the scoring for the Vikings in the first quarter with a 24-yard catch for six from QB Josh Kraght, then he finished off the PSU scoring in the third, reeling in an 11-yard toss from QB Davis Alexander.

Central Washington 51, Simon Fraser 0: North Bend’s Jonathan “JoJo” Hillel did his part for Central as they waxed the winless Clan north of the border in Burnaby, BC, in preparation for a huge clash next weekend at Humboldt State. Hillel, a sophomore and 2015 Mount Si HS grad, led Central’s receivers, catching three passes for 56 yards and a touchdown, and also saw action on the ground, rushing four times for 13 yards. The touchdown came in the second quarter, as he caught a 13-yard pass from QB Reilly Hennessey to put the Wildcats up at that point 28-0. Central remains unbeaten at 10-0 and could lock up a strong berth to the NCAA Division II national playoffs with a win next week over the ‘Jacks in Arcata, CA.

Weber State 28, Eastern Washington 20: The Eagles saw any hope of postseason likely come to an end yesterday as they fell at home to the visiting Wildcats on the red turf in Cheney. Sophomore Chris Schlicting, from North Bend and a 2015 MSHS grad, started and saw action on the offensive line for Eastern in the contest.

Linfield 23, Puget Sound 0: The Wildcats blanked the visiting Loggers in McMinnville, OR, to win the Northwest Conference crown (NCAA Division III) and once again make a trip to the NCAA D-III national playoffs, which they will be part of this year for the ninth year in a row. Redshirt freshman Jeff Hepner, from Carnation and a 2016 CHS grad, made his first start of the season at receiver for UPS, with no stats of note. Two MSHS grads on the two teams’ rosters – Puget Sound senior Jake Smith, from Ames Lake, and Linfield freshman Max Bonda, from Snoqualmie – did not play for their respective teams in the contest.

Pacific Lutheran 13, George Fox 3: PLU surprised the host Bruins down in Newberg, OR, to help Linfield win the NWC title outright as previously noted. Freshman Alex Rendon, a 2017 MSHS grad from Snoqualmie, saw action on special teams for the Lutes, with one third quarter punt return that ended badly for the Valleyite – no yards gained and a fumble, which fortunately was recovered by a Lute teammate.

Concordia-MN 54, St. Olaf 12: The Cobbers ripped the visitors from the Twin Cities at home in Moorhead, MN, to move to 8-1 on the season. Helping in the efforts for Concordia was junior linebacker Andrew Thompson, from North Bend, who recorded six assisted tackles on the day; the 2015 MSHS grad also had ½ of a tackle for loss, for a total of one yard.

Azusa Pacific 41, Western Oregon 16: Azusa rolled to the road win over the host Wolves in Monmouth, OR, dropping WOU to 2-8 on the season. At right tackle all game for the Wolves was senior Brad Christensen, from Snoqualmie and a 2014 Mount Si HS grad.

Boise State 41, Nevada 14: In a nationally-televised ESPN game on the blue turf in Boise, the Broncos rolled to the win. On special teams for the Wolfpack in the contest was senior Jimbo Davis, from Snoqualmie and a 2013 Mount Si HS grad.

Kennesaw State (GA) 16, Montana State 14: A late field goal propelled the visitors from Georgia to the win over the Bobcats in Bozeman, MT. Junior Alex Neale, from Duvall and an Eastside Catholic School grad, worked at center for MSU in the contest.

Central Washington def. St. Martin’s 25-9, 25-18, 25-12: Central rolled past the visiting Saints in a three-set sweep. Junior Liz Larson, from Snoqualmie and a 2015 MSHS grad, had three kills, a block and a dig for St. Martin’s in the contest.

Loyola Marymount def. Portland 25-21, 26-24, 22-25, 18-25, 15-13: Snoqualmie’s Lindsay Carr, even though she’s a redshirt junior with one more year of eligibility, was recognized as a senior yesterday for her four years in the Loyola program, and the 2014 Mount Si HS grad pitched in six kills, five blocks and a dig for the Lions as they held off a spirited comeback from down two sets by the visiting Pilots in Los Angeles to move to 14-11 on the season, 7-7 in West Coast Conference play.

Northwest U. def. Multnomah 25-17, 25-15, 25-12: Down in Portland last night, the Eagles closed out the regular season with a sweep of the host Lions. Lindsay Carr’s sister Courteney, a 2017 MSHS grad and NWU frosh, saw limited action for the Eagles with no stats of note in her return to action for the first time in a little over two weeks (October 19 was her last action, for Northwest against Walla Walla U.). The Eagles finished the season 21-7, 15-5 in the Cascade Collegiate Conference (NAIA) and earned the fourth seed to the conference tournament, which gets them a home first-round game Tuesday against Southern Oregon in Kirkland at 7:00. If they win, they advance to the tournament semis next Friday in Salem, OR.

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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