Sunday on the plate with a lot of news……

Good Sunday morning. We’ll get to football in a bit, plus cross country, too, but we start with some soccer.

The playoff hopes of Cedarcrest High School’s girls’ soccer team were dashed yesterday as they fell in a winner-to-state, loser out game at the Northwest 2A District Tournament in Sedro-Woolley.

CHS fell to Burlington-Edison 2-0 and saw their season come to an end, but what a great season it was. They went a stellar 11-3-0 in their first season in Wesco and finished 13-6-0 overall.

No other information was available. Time now for colleges.

GNAC Women’s Championship: Concordia-PDX 2, Western Washington 1 (OT): The Cavs punched their berth to the NCAA Division II national women’s soccer tournament with the dramatic overtime win at home in Portland that clinched the Great Northwest Athletic Conference tournament title. North Bend’s Karlie Hurley was a factor, too; the 2015 Mount Si HS grad assisted on the first Concordia tally, in the 21st minute by teammate Sydney VanSteenberge, and the Valleyite proceeded to play 100 minutes of the contest, recording a shot, on goal, but she herself did not score any goals. WWU’s Valley rep, fellow senior Karli White, also of North Bend and a 2015 MSHS grad, has been out all season with an ankle injury and is likely redshirting as a result. Both teams will find out their NCAA tournament path tomorrow in the selection announcement.

Whitman men 3, Whitworth 1: The Blues finished the season strong with a rivalry win at home in Walla Walla over the Pirates. Junior Jimmy Jacobson, from North Bend and a 2016 MSHS grad, worked 38 minutes of the contest, recording a shot on goal for Whitman but did not score any goals. The Blues finished the season 10-6-2, 9-3-2 in Northwest Conference (NCAA Division III) play and finished in a tie for first in the conference, which means they’ll be paying attention to the men’s D-III selection announcement tomorrow for any postseason aspirations.

Hawaii Pacific women 1, Chaminade 0: HPU finished the season strong with a home win over their in-state rivals on the island of Oahu. Junior Camryn Buck, from Ames Lake and a 2016 Mount Si HS grad, worked the full 90 on defense for the Sharks and recorded no stats. HPU finishes the season at .500 with six wins, six losses and six ties. Their PacWest (NCAA Division II) record was 4-3-4.

Western Illinois men 5, Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne 1: The Leathernecks closed the season out strong with a home win in Macomb, IL, over their conference rivals. It also marked an opportunity for Valleyite Bruce Corrie to get some work in between the pipes for WIU. He played the final few minutes of the game backing up season-long starter Tim Trilk and had no stats of note. Because of how well Trilk has played this season, backups in general have not seen much of any work for the Leathernecks, and for Corrie, this proved to be the lone work he saw all season. The junior is a 2016 Mount Si HS grad from Ames Lake. WIU finishes the season 4-10-3, 1-3-1 in Summit League (NCAA Division I) play.

Linfield women 1, Pacific-OR 0 (Fri.): The Wildcats handled the Boxers in Forest Grove, OR. Junior Sydney Kuehn, from Duvall and a 2016 Cedarcrest HS grad, started up front for Linfield and worked 85 minutes, with a shot recorded; it was not on goal and she scored no goals in the contest.

Other sports on this Sunday:

Volleyball
Carr takes care of business, helps NWU seniors get special win: Northwest U.’s women closed out the regular season on Senior Night last night, and a Valley sophomore proved key to helping deliver the Eagles’ Class of 2019 a special career-closing victory.

Courteney Carr had 28 assists to lead Northwest to a four-set 25-19, 25-21, 24-26, 25-13 win over Multnomah, from Portland, at home in Kirkland. The 2017 MSHS’er from Snoqualmie also had two kills and four digs for Northwest, who finished the regular season 15-13 overall and 11-8 in Cascade Conference (NAIA) play. They earned the fifth seed to the conference tourney and play a loser-out game Tuesday down in Salem, OR, against Corban. A win will move them ahead to the semifinals Friday in Ashland, OR, against either top-seed and tournament host Southern Oregon, or second-seeded Eastern Oregon.

Softball: Mount Si’s Harrison tries her hand at pitching for her select team
The Kenmore-based KB Fastpitch 16U select girls’ softball team played a set of games last night in south King County with foes from that part of the Puget Sound region, and the opportunity allowed Mount Si High School player Vera Harrison, who plays for KB, a chance to gain experience pitching, which could prove useful this coming spring for the Wildcats as they look to find a new ace hurler to replace the graduated Lauren Wilbourne.

Highlights courtesy of Gamechanger and the Gamechanger app, available on Apple IPhones and IPads in their app store:

KB Fastpitch 14, Freedom Gomez 8: Harrison, a sophomore this coming season, pitched and hit in this contest as KB outslugged the Puyallup team. The Wildcat went 0-3 at the plate, and allowed six runs, five earned, on one hit, walking six, in 2/3 of an inning of relief. She received no decision despite the struggles in the circle.

KB Fastpitch 17, Freedom Fansholtz 0: Harrison walked twice and scored two runs for KB in a blowout win over this Pierce County-based team. She also pitched an inning in this one, and had much better luck compared to the earlier game – she was perfect with two strikeouts. Again, the Mount Si’er recorded no decision.

KB Fastpitch 12, Washington Synergy Gomez 5: Harrison closed out the day going 2-2 with a run scored as KB rolled to a sweep of their Saturday action with the win over the Des Moines-based team. She again pitched in this one, and allowed five runs on one hit in two innings. Just one of the runs was earned, however, and she walked three and struck out two. Again, there was no decision recorded.

Basketball
Multnomah women 75, St. Katherine 57: The Lions finished their trip to central California last night with another win to move to 2-1 on the season. Freshman Sydney Turner, she of Carnation and a June Cedarcrest HS grad, played limited minutes and had three rebounds and two assists for Multnomah in this one.

Hockey
Totems fall in tuneup for Canadian trip: In Western States Hockey League action last night, the Seattle Totems fell on the road to their I-5 rival Bellingham Blazers 6-4 up in Whatcom County in the final game for the Totems before their six-game swing to the Canadian prairies which begins next weekend. Mount Si HS grad Cam Gross played for Seattle with no stats of note reported. He is a Snoqualmie resident.

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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