News from the pitch……

Good Thursday morning. Let’s look at news from the pitch.

Cedarcrest High School’s girls’ soccer program is off to a roaring start in Wesco play this season.

The Red Wolve varsity moved to 3-0-0 Tuesday with another balanced victory, this a 5-0 result over Oak Harbor up on Whidbey Island. Five different players – Sarah Hommas, Ava Erhardt, Makenna Guenther, Madelyn Davidson and Emme Rezoski – all scored goals for the Red Wolves with goalie Natalie McCabe earning another “clean sheet” shutout along with an assist on the Hommas tally. Cedarcrest’s JV’s also made short work of the Oak Harbor ‘Cats, blasting their JV squad 8-1. Gracie Olsen had a “hat trick” of three goals all within the first 40 minutes of play, with Payten Crowshaw, Abbie Collinwood and Lilly Marshall also scoring first half goals. Collinwood then added a second goal in the second half, and was followed by teammate Katie Fulton. Oak Harbor, however, did score a goal late, preventing a shutout, but still, it was a one-sided win for sure.

CHS’ varsity and JV play Marysville-Getchell tonight. JV’s at 5:00 and varsity at 7:00, with both games at Cedarcrest High School in Duvall.

Red Wolves “C” open week with tie and loss: Cedarcrest’s “C” team has seen the going be a little tougher to start their season, with a tie and a loss in their first two games.

Last night, they fell at home to Edmonds-Woodway 5-1. Clarissa Cazares had the lone goal for the Red Wolves in the contest, but despite the best efforts of CHS, they weren’t able to pull it out against a very strong Ed-Wood team. As noted on the team’s Facebook page, ,”the Red Wolves put in the effort, never quit and scored in the second half with several other close opportunities.” Coaches also offered praise for the efforts of several players, including goalie Megan Gray, and front-line players Olivia Hillestad, Emily Bodenbender and Abby Varady.

The “C” squad opened their season Monday with a 2-2 draw against Everett’s Cascade Bruins. Cazares had both goals, and she was quite busy. “Clarissa had to complete over 15 corner kicks, each one perfectly placed – I have never seen anything like it, what fun to watch!,” reported coaches on Facebook. Bodenbender and Cece Stumbles had assists on the two CHS goals.

The Red Wolves play again next Monday.

Unlikely heroine for Mount Si girls in key early season Kingco win
Throughout the course of the season, Mount Si and other high school soccer programs will promote players from their junior varsity teams to fill in for players who are injured or simply because the player being promoted has earned it through solid play on the JV team. Well, that promotion happened for Kendall Forrest on Tuesday night for the Wildcats’ game against Eastlake, and Forrest, let’s just say, she sent a big message to her coaches about why should stay on varsity.

Forrest, making her varsity debut, broke a 1-1 tie in the waning minutes of regulation, lifting Mount Si to a potentially important 2-1 home opening Kingco win at Mount Si High School in Snoqualmir over Eastlake, a win that with the schedule being the way it is with everyone facing each league opponent only once, it being a divisional foe and also coming off their league-opening loss to Bothell last week, should be a nice spark for Mount Si as it continues league play as it seeks to advance to the Wes-King bidistrict playoffs in late October. Issy Smith scored the other goal for Mount Si.

Mount Si is at Redmond tonight. 5:30 for JV and 7:30 for varsity.

College news
Mount Si grad makes college debut: Freshman goalie Renee Anderson, a June Mount Si High School grad from Snoqualmie, made her college debut Tuesday night for Lawrence Technological University in Michigan, in a women’s soccer game with in-state foe Spring Arbor, won by Spring Arbor 5-0 on their home pitch in Spring Arbor, MI, near Detroit. Anderson worked the final 38 minutes of play, allowing a goal on 11 shots but making two saves. She recorded no decision. NAIA LTU dropped to 3-3-0 with the loss.

Linfield ladies open conference play with tie: NCAA Division III Linfield traveled the short distance from their home campus in McMinnville, OR, over to nearby Salem, OR, last night and left with a 2-2 draw in their Northwest Conference opener with host Willamette. Junior Sydney Kuehn, she of Duvall and a 2016 Cedarcrest HS grad, worked 100 of the 110 minutes played – regulation and two 10-minute overtimes – with two shots, one on goal, and no goals scored for Linfield, who now is 3-1-1 on 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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