CHS volleyball finally breaks into win column, plus news from the pitch….

Good Thursday morning. We’ll wrap the Mount Si volleyball action from last night soon for you here, but we have some CHS volleyball this morning, and the monkey finally is off the back of the Red Wolves, as they finally have a win in Wesco Conference play this season.

A theme thus far this season has been Cedarcrest losing in three-set sweeps to conference foes. Well, that was turned upside the head last night as the Red Wolves did the trick on a Wesco opponent – this being fellow 2A’er Mountlake Terrace. Cedarcrest handled the visiting Hawks 25-22, 25-23, 25-20 at CHS’s gym in Duvall and in the process appear now, as we discussed earlier in the week, to be on a path that should get them to the district playoffs at the end of the season. Taeler Gerde led the way last night for the Red Wolves with 12 kills, 19 digs and two blocks, and Caroline Tiffany added 24 digs and two aces.

Coming into this week, there were four teams, of which CHS was one, that had not recorded points in the Northwest District RPI standings. The top 12 teams go to the playoffs and there are a total of 13 teams ranked in the RPI, so even one win at this point probably puts the Red Wolves on the good side of a playoff spot. Any further wins from this point will pretty much lock up a first-round seed.

CHS currently sits in 10th in the district RPI rankings and this is not likely to change on the next computer run (the RPI rankings are computer-based) which will most likely happen this weekend. The 10th seed would go on the road October 30 for a first-round game at the seventh-seeded team which right now is Bellingham.

The Red Wolves are at Shorewood next Tuesday. The Thunderbirds are sitting at 3-6 in league, so this appears potentially to be a winnable match, and any wins against 3A teams will count well in the RPI standings. CHS will now look to use last night’s win as a spark to help them fortify a trip to the Northwest District postseason.

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College soccer scoreboard
We have a pair of college soccer matches involving Valleyites of note this morning:

York 2, Sterling (KS) men 1: Sterling fell on the road last night to the Nebraska team on their home field in York, NE. Senior Colton Oord, he of North Bend and a 2015 Mount Si HS grad, started and worked the full 90 for SC with two shots recorded, one on goal (missed off the crossbar), with no goals scored.

Linfield women 1, Willamette 1 (2OT): The Wildcats and undefeated Bearcats engaged in a thriller last night down in McMinnville, OR, with the two teams ending in a draw after 110 minutes. Junior Sydney Kuehn, from Duvall and a 2016 Cedarcrest HS grad, played 106 of those 110 minutes for Linfield recording a shot; it did not reach goal and she did not score the Wildcats’ goal. Both goals came within a minute apart in the second half, first Willamette in the 68th minute then just about 45 seconds after in the 69th minute, Linfield tied it on a penalty kick.

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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