Wallace, with former Mount Si teammate Rockow watching, scores big goal in Central women’s soccer night debut, plus other action on this Sunday morning……

Time now to talk soccer on this Sunday morning.

A Valleyite was in the right place at the right time last night to help her college women’s soccer team score a huge tie at home in their debut game in their new facility.

With Central Washington trailing visiting rival Western Washington 1-0 in the 70th minute at home in Ellensburg’s Tomlinson Stadium, senior Michaela “K.K.” Wallace took a feed from teammate Kennedy Anson and popped it home for the Wildcats’ first-ever goal in their new home and it also tied the game 1-1. The match remained this way the rest of the way and it ended in a 1-1 draw.

“I was waiting far post,” Wallace, from North Bend and a 2015 Mount Si HS grad, said afterward in comments released by the school. “I knew Kennedy [Anson] would get the ball across to me, so I just followed it across and put it away. Ken always knows how to deliver an awesome service like that.”

The game was the first for Central in Tomlinson under the lights; the stadium, as we’ve told you here in the past, was renovated in the summer and recently opened for the school’s football team. It includes turf and lights and had its seating capacity also expanded.

As for Wallace, she came off the bench and played 48 minutes, with no other stats of note. The goal was her sixth as a collegian and first of the season and she had a friendly face in the crowd watching it all: her former Mount Si teammate Sophie Rockow made the trek over; Rockow, Mount Si’s girls’ soccer coach, offered praise as well. “She looked awesome tonight, it was fun to watch a former teammate in action,” Rockow told us by email.

Mount Si grad Karli White did not play again for Western as she continues to recover from an ankle injury suffered prior to the season. White is from North Bend and is also a senior this fall, but is likely to redshirt as a result of the injury.

Also this morning from the pitch:

Whitman men 2, Whitworth 1 (OT): The Blues took the win in extra time last night over their eastern Washington rivals in Spokane. North Bend’s Jimmy Jacobson, a sophomore and 2016 MSHS’er, played 52 minutes off the bench with a shot recorded for the Blues; the shot was not on goal and he did not score any goals in the contest.

Linfield women 5, Pacific-OR 0: Duvall’s Sydney Kuehn scored a goal for Linfield as they smacked the visiting Boxers last night at home in McMinnville, OR. Kuehn, a junior and 2016 Cedarcrest HS grad, scored that tally in the 15th minute unassisted and finished having played 58 minutes of the contest. The goal was her team-leading sixth on the season. She has a total of nine goals in a Linfield uniform.

Simon Fraser 6, Seattle Pacific men 1: SFU is ranked at the top of the NCAA Division II rankings, and showed why last night in easily handling the Falcons at home in Seattle. The Duvall trio all played for SPU. Freshman Alden Massey and sophomore Nik Reierson both started and worked the full 90, while senior Chris Cole came off the bench and played the final 11 minutes. Only Cole recorded stats – one shot that did not reach goal and he did not score any goals – in the contest. All three are CHS alums, with Cole graduating in 2014, followed by Reierson last year and Massey back in June.

Elsewhere this morning:

Cross Country: Mount Si competes in final Saturday action of regular season
Mount Si High School had a delegation of cross-country runners compete yesterday at the Hole in the Wall Invitational. A total of 15 entrants competed in the races. The Wildcat boys were led by Paul Talens, who took 14th with a time of 15 minutes, 36.9 seconds on the course at Lakewood High School, which hosted the event. Leading the girls was Addie Kaess, and she clocked 20:24.6 and took 152nd.

Mount Si finishes Kingco action on Wednesday at Skyline. The meet will be at Klahanie Park in Sammamish and start at 3:30.

Volleyball
Linfield def. Whitman 22-25, 25-23, 25-19, 25-19: The Wildcats overcame a slow start to beat the Blues at home in McMinnville, OR. Freshman Emma Anderson, she of North Bend and a June Mount Si HS grad, had a solid game for Whitman, with 16 assists, seven digs, two aces and a kill pacing the Blues, who dropped to 6-10 on the season and 2-6 in Northwest Conference (NCAA Division III) play.

Portland def. Santa Clara 25-15, 25-20, 25-21: The Pilots made quick work at home of the Broncos in the Rose City. Junior Anna McCreadie, from North Bend and a 2015 MSHS’er, had one kill in the contest for Clara.

Softball: Mount Si player delivers for club team in weekend tourney
The local club fall softball season is winding down, but a Mount Si High School player, sophomore Ginger Harris, delivered a solid contribution yesterday for her team, the 16U Bellevue Blast team based in Bellevue, in the first day of a weekend tournament in Des Moines. Here’s highlights of her performance in all of the games:

Bash 18U 12, Bellevue Blast 5: Harris was 0-1 for the Blast in their opening-round loss in the tournament.

Fury 16U 8, Bellevue Blast 7: Harris doubled, scored a run and drove another in for the Blast as they fell. She also recorded a walk in the contest.

Bellevue Blast 3, Redhawks 18U 1: Harris doubled again, scored a run and drove another in as the Blast held on for their first win of the day.

Bellevue Blast 17, PNW Force 3: Wash, rinse, repeat – Harris doubled, scored a run and drove in another, as the Blast poured it on to get to 2-2 on the day with the blowout win.

Bellevue Blast 4, Washington Rush 18U 1: Harris is a doubles machine. She hit another one in this one, and drove in two runs as the Blast overcame their tough early start to finish with three straight wins on the day.

Play continues today. The season will continue for local teams through the remainder of the year, but most of that action will be out of town. If you are a local softball parent whose daughter is playing club ball this fall and want that team featured in our coverage, let us know by emailing us at snovalleysports@gmail.com. We’ll need name of the player, what school they go to, which team they play for and what grade level they are in and we’ll do the rest.

Baseball
Enumclaw Avengers 4, Eastside Baseball Academy Gold 3 (game one, doubleheader): The Redmond-based EBA fell in the first of two in Seattle to their Enumclaw rivals as they scored four runs in the final inning to walk off with the win after EBA had a 3-0 lead throughout much of the game. Cedarcrest HS’s Curt Nelson was 0-1 for EBA in the contest.

Eastside Baseball Academy Gold 7, Enumclaw Avengers 4 (game two, doubleheader): EBA returned the favor on the Avengers in the nightcap of the twinbill scoring four runs in the final inning to take the win and split of the pair. Nelson was 1-2.

Hockey
Totems win opener: The Seattle Junior Totems won their Western States Hockey League season opener last night beating Bellingham 5-2 up at Olympic View Ice Arena in Mountlake Terrace. Mount Si grad Cam Gross played for Seattle in the contest with no stats of note reported. Gross, from Snoqualmie, is in his third season with the Totems. They hit the road this weekend for games at Southern Oregon Friday and Saturday down in Medford, 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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