North Bend’s Stanton a factor in her Aussie team’s clash with defending league champ, plus news from the ice to start the new week

Good Monday morning. Time now for a turkey weekend wrap, and it takes us down under this morning, where a Valley athlete was a factor in her pro women’s soccer team’s game last night, but fortunately, for her squad, what that player did proved to not be that big a deal in the end as they posted a big win.

North Bend’s Nikki Stanton and her Perth Glory women’s team hosted the defending Australian W-League champ Melbourne City, and Stanton was involved in an incident in the second half in which she fouled a Melbourne player from behind in the penalty area, giving the visiting squad a penalty kick opportunity, which they converted. But at that point it ended up being a day late and a dollar short for Melbourne, as Perth held off the visitors 5-2 on the strength of a pair of goals and an assist from Stanton’s U.S.-based National Women’s Soccer League teammate with the Chicago Red Stars, Sam Kerr.

The 2008 Mount Si High School grad received a yellow card in the match, and after watching highlights online of the foul that resulted in the penalty kick, we’re guessing it was on that foul she was assessed the card, but no matter in the end as Perth assumed second place in the Australian women’s pro league standings with the big win.

Perth is now 2-0-2 on the season, just two points back of a second Melbourne team, the Victory, for top spot in the league. The team is now off for a couple of weeks and resumes action December 6 with a midweek clash against Adelaide United, who is right behind Perth in the standings, so another big game on tap early in the season as Perth looks to establish itself as a contender for the Australian league title at the end of the season.

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Snoqualmie’s Gross with assist in Seattle win: Missed this from last Wednesday, but the Seattle Totems hammered the Bellingham Blazers 8-2 at home up in Mountlake Terrace in Western States league action. Snoqualmie’s Cam Gross, a 2017 Mount Si HS grad, assisted on one of the goals for Seattle, who did not play this past weekend and will be back in action Thursday through Saturday this week, with a three-game set against the West Sound Admirals from Bremerton. Thursday and Saturday night games are at Olympic View, while the two teams convene Friday over on the Kitsap Peninsula.

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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