Mount Si boys’ soccer finishes big non-conference weekend 3-0, plus wrap from volleyball in Sin City…..

Mount Si High School’s boys’ soccer team welcomed in the Wenatchee Panthers last night for one last non-conference matchup to close out a very busy weekend for the Wildcats, and with Wenatchee making the long trip over from east of the Cascades, they were set to start the game at an early start time of 5:00. But, much to the chagrin perhaps of the Panthers, the game was delayed 45 minutes thanks to lightning which came over Mount Si’s stadium in Snoqualmie just prior to the game. That lightning delay ended up not mattering in the end for the Wildcats, as they got the job done once again in advance of a return to Kingco play tonight.

After the two teams finished the first half scoreless, the Wildcats went to work in the second half, with goals scored by Sullivan Smith, Banner Hovinga, Jared Davies and Henry Clark as Mount Si blanked Wenatchee 4-0. Drew Harris had two assists as the Wildcats finished this very important non-conference weekend 3-0 and established themselves as a state playoff contender.

“It took us awhile to settle in but, there were several missed opps in the first 40 that we should have had. The second half chances were capitalized,” said Mount Si head coach Darren Brown by email.

The scoring started in the 56th minute. Mateo DiDomenico passed the ball to Harris, who then served it up to Sullivan Smith who leaped high past Wenatchee’s goalie Tayson Shepherd, who could only watch as Smith rammed it home with his head and put Mount Si in the lead as it turned out to stay. “One of the best goals of the year, I still am amazed of his elevation on that cross from Drew,” Brown said. It was a thing of beauty for sure that was captured in living color on the team’s Twitter feed and on their YouTube page as well.

Jake Jimenez took a throw-in in the 65th minute after the ball had gone out of bounds. That throw-in went toward goal, creating a scrum in front of Shepherd. Hovinga came out of there with the ball and fired it on goal. Shepherd misplayed the ball and it went in giving Mount Si a 2-0 lead. Right after, just two minutes in fact after the Hovinga goal, Harris attempted a free kick, which he too fired toward the goal once again creating a scrum. Davies came out of there with it after the initial shot went off the crossbar and again fired it in past Shepherd and this one was in the books. But Clark decided to put the icing on the cake.

In the 78th, Clark broke free from Wenatchee defenders and beat Shepherd one-on-one into an empty net to seal it up.

Brown also had praise for the team’s defense and goalkeeping. “I thought both Colby (Ramsey) and Jaedan (Johnson) did a fine job in goal tonight and our backline was solid. Three shut outs a piece now for our keeper duo!!,” he said.

Mount Si is at Inglemoor tonight at Pop Keeney Stadium in Bothell. Game time is 7:30 p.m.

Cedarcrest sinks Everett: The Red Wolves headed up to Everett and posted a 3-2 win last night over the Seagulls. Stats were not reported. The win pushes CHS to 5-3 in conference, 5-5 overall, and in a tie for fifth in the league. They’ll battle fellow fifth-place team Shorecrest tomorrow night in what looks to be a key game for CHS as they look to perhaps challenge for a strong finish in league. Game time is 7:30 p.m. at Shoreline Stadium.

Volleyball: Vegas tourney done with top-20 finishes for two teams with MSHS freshmen
Action is done down in Las Vegas for two local girls’ club volleyball teams, both featuring Mount Si High School freshmen, at a national qualifying regional tournament.

Both the Kent-based KJ U-15 squad, with Wildcats Jade Petrzelka, Kira Holmberg and Paige Phelps, and the Bellevue-based Sudden Impact U-15 Typhoon, with Bailey Showalter, finished in the top 20 of the U-15 “USA” division at the Red Rock Rave event in Las Vegas, an event which served as a qualifying tournament for the upcoming USA Junior Olympic national tournament.

Typhoon made the semifinals of the Silver playoff bracket yesterday before falling to a southern California team and finishing 4-4 and in 17th place out of 56 teams in the division. KJ fell to Tacoma’s Puget Sound Volleyball Academy in the quarterfinals also yesterday and ended up 19th with a 4-3 record.

Both teams will have further action this weekend, and we’ll have a preview of this weekend’s action tomorrow in our weekly volleyball segment.

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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