Mount Si volleyball heads to districts plus news from the ice and the diamond this morning

To volleyball now. Mount Si High School’s volleyball team made history yesterday. For the first time since being elevated to 4A four years ago, the Wildcats advanced beyond the league playoffs in volleyball, punching a berth to the Wes-King bi-district tournament.

They did so with a win over Redmond in four sets at Bothell High School. Stats are unavailable, but will be probably tomorrow. The Wildcats then played Skyline yesterday afternoon and were swept by the Spartans. This moves Mount Si into the fifth-place game Tuesday night against Bothell on Bothell’s home floor there at BHS at 5:30 p.m.

The Wildcats played Bothell there during the regular season and beat the Cougars, so if they can repeat that, they’ll get the fifth place seed and a trip to play the Wesco #4 in the first round next weekend at the Kingco #1’s home floor, either Issaquah or North Creek. We’ll keep you posted.

Also this morning, some news from the colleges, as we, too, wrap up the past few days we’ve been unable to get to due to all the previews we’ve had for you.

College volleyball
Loyola Marymount def. Santa Clara 22-25, 20-25, 25-11, 25-17, 15-9: The Lions roared back from a two-set to none deficit to stun the Broncos in five on home soil down in Los Angeles yesterday. Junior Anna McCreadie, from North Bend and a 2015 Mount Si HS grad, had three kills, two digs, an assist and block in the contest for Clara.

Puget Sound def. Whitman 25-22, 29-27, 26-28, 25-21: The Loggers won a hard-fought battle with the Blues yesterday in Tacoma. Valleyite Emma Anderson led the Blues, with 19 assists and eight digs.

Southern Oregon def. Northwest U. 27-25, 21-25, 25-21, 19-25, 15-11: A huge night last night for Snoqualmie’s Courteney Carr was not enough as the Eagles fell to the Raiders in Ashland, OR. Carr, a sophomore and 2017 MSHS’er, had 45 assists along with six digs, two aces and five kills to lead NWU.

Pacific Lutheran def. Whitman 25-19, 25-14, 25-18 (Fri.): The Lutes handled the Blues this past Friday night in Tacoma. Anderson, from North Bend and a June MSHS grad, played in front of family and friends for the first time as a collegian in this one and recorded seven assists and six digs for Whitman.

Oregon Tech def. Northwest U. 26-24, 25-17, 25-11 (Fri.): The Owls handled their business on Friday night as well, taking care of the Eagles in Klamath Falls, OR. Carr had 11 assists and six digs in this one for NWU.

Pepperdine def. Santa Clara 26-24, 25-16, 17-25, 25-23 (Thu.): The Waves handled their business this past Thursday downing the Broncos in Malibu, CA. McCreadie had three kills, three blocks and a dig for Clara in this one.

Other news now:

Softball: CHS’ Carter competing in Florida club tourney
Play is wrapping up as of this writing down in Orlando at the D9 Sun Classic girls’ softball tournament. Cedarcrest High School senior star pitcher Michaela Carter is repping the Valley along with her team, the Puyallup based Washington Ladyhawks Gold 18U team coached by Wayne Miller. Here’s a wrapup on all the games they’ve played in this event, which started back on Friday. The tournament is taking place at the Disney Wide World of Sports complex, and the Hawks are one of it looks like only a couple of teams from Washington in the tournament this weekend down there. Rackin’ up them frequent flier miles that’s for sure.

Washington Ladyhawks Gold Miller 6, Birmingham Thunderbolts 4: Carter went 0-1 with a run for the Hawks as they opened the tournament last Friday with a win over the Alabama team. Carter did not play in their nightcap on Friday as the Hawks fell in that one 7-0 to the Orange County Batbusters from southern California.

SoCal Athletics 9, Washington Ladyhawks Gold Miller 3: Yesterday was an early wakeup call – 7:30am in Orlando and 4:30 here in the Valley, before sunrise – for the Hawks and the early start took its toll as they fell to another southern California team. Carter was 1-2 with a run.

Gainesville Gold 4, Washington Ladyhawks Gold Miller 1: The Hawks took one on the chin to close out yesterday against a Florida team. Carter was 0-2.

Pennsylvania Chaos 4, Washington Ladyhawks Gold Miller 2: The Pennsylvania team rallied with three runs in the fifth to sink the Hawks early this morning. Carter was 1-2.

Hockey: Gross making waves on the ice
Valleyite Cam Gross was a busy bee these past three nights, factoring in all three games of a sweep for his Seattle Junior Totems ice hockey squad in a Western States Hockey League set with the divisional rival Southern Oregon Spartans at Olympic View Arena in Mountlake Terrace.

Gross had two assists for Seattle in their 7-3 win that opened the weekend set this past Thursday night, then had two goals and an assist for the Totems on Friday in a 5-2 victory. Last night, he closed things out with another goal as Seattle won it in overtime 5-4 over the Spartans to complete the sweep.

Gross, a Snoqualmie resident and a 2017 Mount Si HS grad, is in his third season with the Totems, who moved to 7-2-0 on the season with the three wins. They have 21 points and are tied with Bellingham for first place in the league’s Northwest Division. As for Gross, his three goals and three helpers this weekend moved him into fifth overall in scoring with nine points (six goals and three assists, each a point on the overall point sheet). The six goals are second on the team in that department.

Seattle begins a road trip this afternoon in Bremerton with the West Sound Admirals being the opposition for the 4:45 p.m. face off. This trip also includes a week on the road in the middle of November to the Canadian prairies and the provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan. There, they’ll be meeting four different Canadian teams from those two provinces.

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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