Volleyball and soccer news on a Tuesday…..

Good Tuesday morning. We’ll have Mount Si volleyball action soon for you – they hosted Skyline last night. We however have a Cedarcrest report for you, and it has been a rough season for the Red Wolves, who went into last night’s game with Edmonds-Woodway winless in Wesco, with most of those losses being in three-set sweeps. Well, they remain winless this morning after yet another loss by way of sweep. Ed-Wood made short work of CHS at Edmonds-Woodway High School 25-15, 25-14, 25-17. Caroline Tiffany had 15 digs to lead Cedarcrest while Kristen Reijonen had 15 kills and two aces to pace E-W. More from the Everett Herald.

It should be noted by the way that despite the struggles the Red Wolves are having, they are currently still in the hunt for the 2A postseason. The Northwest District RPI has them ranked 10th, and fellow Wesco 2A’s Mountlake Terrace and Archbishop Murphy, both of whom Cedarcrest has not met yet, are themselves struggling, with a combined one win between those two (by ATM) so the Red Wolves have perhaps a couple of chances down the stretch to notch a win, which if they do should perhaps seal up a postseason berth.

CHS in fact hosts Mountlake tomorrow, so they get that first chance to make their postseason push. Game time tomorrow is 7:00 p.m. at Cedarcrest High School.

Mount Si “C” team has solid tournament: Mount Si High School’s “C” team traveled to Bothell this past Saturday for a tournament. They finished 3-5 on the day but all of their players had significant contributions.

Alyssa Underbrink led the way for Mount Si in the eight matches with 66 digs, four aces, two kills and an assist, while Carly Fletcher pitched in 37 assists, 22 digs, four aces and four kills. Laura Anderson guided the Wildcats with 16 digs, 13 kills, five aces and an assist, and Jordan Raybon popped in 12 kills, 12 digs and seven aces. Mary McCutchan pitched in 10 digs, an ace and five kills for Mount Si, and Emma Bevens delivered 14 digs, three aces, three kills and an assist.

Molly Harris helped the efforts, too, for the Wildcats, with 10 aces, nine digs and three kills and Hannah Davis pitched in nine digs, three kills and seven aces. The team’s role players also contributed, too, with Ella Moore pitching in five aces and six digs, Ashley Wegner delivering six digs, Macey Sanchez dropping in three kills, Maya Asseft adding a dig and kill each, Taylor Maw pitching in an assist, a block, two digs and three kills and rounding it out, Haley Workman (no relation to your editor) had a kill, two assists and three digs. In all, everyone had an opportunity to contribute, and everyone did just that, important obviously to help each girl’s confidence and make them feel like part of the team.

Also, at a recent tournament in Bremerton, the squad went 4-4 and was aided by Sarah Corichi, who had 14 digs, eight kills, two assists and two aces in the September 22 event, at Kitsap Pavilion.

We’ll have last night’s “C” team action soon here for you.

Huge soccer game in Valley tonight
The Everett Herald has it as one of their “top tickets” in Wesco Conference high school sports this week, and no wonder. Cedarcrest High School’s girls’ soccer team hosts Edmonds-Woodway tonight at Cedarcrest High School in a battle of the two top teams in Wesco 2A/3A.

The 7:00 game has a lot riding on it – first place in the conference and for Cedarcrest, a potential boost in their RPI rankings.

The current Northwest District RPI run, which took place Sunday, has Cedarcrest currently third with a .8889 rating, right behind Archbishop Murphy, who is 7-0-2 in Wesco play and has a .9017 ranking. Were the Red Wolves to win tonight, there is a good chance they’ll leapfrog Murphy into that second slot in the rankings and with that comes a potential second home playoff game. The third seed carries with it a first round bye and one home playoff game, but getting that second seed would ensure them a chance at a second home game, and Cedarcrest has been very difficult at home, with that penalty-kick shootout loss in the Valley Cup against Mount Si being the only black mark on that home record this season.

Further adding into the intrigue for CHS is that top-seeded Sehome, at 8-0 and with a 1.125 ranking, has the majority of their games in conference left with their league’s 1A schools, so wins against those teams are not expected to count as significantly for them as any wins for Cedarcrest down the stretch against 3A teams within Wesco. With that noted, there is a good chance that a win tonight for the Valley’s ladies could also spark a late push that could give the Red Wolves the top overall seed when all is said and done. In all, a lot to digest here, but at the end of the day, for the Red Wolves, the main thing they can take from this is that they are themselves in control of their playoff fate and how they perform will speak volumes about where this all ends up at the end of the season.

Fans are encouraged to turn out and support the kids tonight, and with Mount Si High School’s team off tonight as well, Wildcat fans are also encouraged to head up and support the Red Wolves in this big, big game. The entire community has a chance to support their local kids this evening, and we hope you can take part. Game is at Cedarcrest High School and it’s $6 for adults with all the seating being covered at the stadium incase of rain. Fans are also encouraged to wear pink tonight in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

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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