From the pitch, the gridiron, the water and more….the rest of our news on this Sunday…..

News notes to close out our package on this Sunday.

Chicago pro women’s squad wins on national TV, with Valleyite participating: The National Women’s Soccer League’s Utah Royals, based in Salt Lake City, played their first game in front of their home crowd, and also in front of national TV cameras yesterday, but the visiting Chicago Red Stars, with a Valleyite in tow, crashed the party scoring the victory.

The Red Stars beat the Royals 1-0 in the NWSL’s game of the week on the Lifetime TV channel at Rio Tinto Stadium in the Salt Lake suburb of Sandy, UT, the same stadium which is the home to the men’s Real Salt Lake MLS squad. North Bend’s Nikki Stanton started in the defensive midfield for Chicago and worked the full 90 with no stats of note as the Red Stars picked up their first win of the season. Stanton, in her first season with Chicago, was acquired by the Red Stars in an offseason trade with the New York/New Jersey-based Sky Blue FC team, the first trade of a Mount Si High School grad in professional sports as far as we know. Stanton is a 2008 alum of Mount Si.

Chicago is home on Wednesday playing Houston.

Northwest Nazarene 7, Central Washington 3 (game one, doubleheader): NNU took the first of two at home in Nampa, ID, over the Wildcats. Senior Celine Fowler, she of North Bend and a 2014 Mount Si HS grad, was 0-3 for Central.

Northwest Nazarene 7, Central Washington 3 (game two, doubleheader): Another game, another Nighthawk win by the same score as they swept the pair. Fowler was 1-3 with a walk for Central.

Valleyite participates in college spring game: North Bend’s Caleb Mitchell saw action for the University of Montana’s defense during the Grizzlies’ spring game yesterday, won by the Montana offense over the Grizzly defense 42-6 at Washington-Grizzly Stadium in Missoula, MT. The sophomore, a 2015 Mount Si HS alum, recorded two solo tackles for the Montana defense in the contest.

Mount Olive ladies fall for first time in conference play: In a battle of the top two teams in the Carolinas Conference, Limestone of South Carolina beat Mount Olive of North Carolina 14-9 on home soil in Gaffney, SC. Freshman Chaija Olsson, of Snoqualmie, saw action once again for the Trojans, recording a forced turnover to balance out a turnover she made herself in the contest. MOU is now 8-1 in conference, 12-4 overall on the season.

WSU ladies compete in South Carolina meet: The Washington State University women’s third varsity eight boat, with Fall City’s Sara Brevick aboard, finished well in their final yesterday at the Clemson Invitational in South Carolina. Brevick, a junior and 2015 Mount Si HS grad, sat in the sixth seat of the nine-seat boat and it finished second, clocking 6:36.57 on the course at Lake Hartwell near the Clemson University campus. They finished four seconds behind the winning boat from Ohio State University.

North Bender aboard top GU ladies’ boat in Sacto: Freshman Lauren McCallum, from North Bend, was aboard the Gonzaga lead varsity eight women’s boat for their meet yesterday in northern California.

McCallum, a 2017 Mount Si HS alum, and her Bulldog teammates finished second in their morning race to Cal clocking 6:33 on the Lake Natoma course outside of Sacramento, then won their afternoon race by 19 seconds over West Coast Conference rival San Diego, with a time of 6:41.4.

Top-ranked Husky women, with Valleyite aboard a boat, takes on top foes in Vegas: The top-ranked UW women took on top-10 teams in both Texas and Michigan yesterday down at Lake Las Vegas in Nevada. Snoqualmie’s Madison Mariani, a freshman and 2017 MSHS’er, handled coxswain duties for the varsity four boat, who won their race, beating Texas by about two seconds clocking 6:50.59 on the course at the lake, just outside of Las Vegas in the suburb of Henderson.

Maralack competes in home tourney: It was a bit of a challenge yesterday on home soil for Snoqualmie’s Caitlin Maralack, as the University of Hartford women’s golfer competed in her team’s home tournament of the spring in Connecticut.

Maralack, a sophomore and 2016 MSHS grad, carded an 85 on the par-72 Tumble Brook Country Club course in Bloomfield, CT, and finished in a tie for 49th overall in the rain-shortened event; today’s second round was canceled due to that expected inclement weather in the Hartford area. Hartford finished seventh out of 10 teams in the tournament.
This coming weekend, the Hawks finish the season at the Metro Atlantic Conference tournament in Florida.

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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