Mount Si boys’ soccer finishes tough stretch of games a perfect 5-0, and now are in first in league

After their loss earlier this season to Redmond, the Mount Si High School boys’ soccer team probably thought their chances of winning the Kingco 4A boys’ soccer crown were probably gone. And having a very difficult make-or-break stretch of games in the past five, including a four-game in five day stretch which ended last night with a game against the Inglemoor Vikings, did not help matters any. Well, guess what. Mount Si survived the gauntlet, and now are back in front.

The Wildcats scored a 3-2 win last night over the Vikings at Pop Keeney Stadium in Bothell, anchored by a pair of goals from Jared Davies. Mount Si, with the win, finished the tough stretch perfect at 5-0 and are now 10-1 overall and 5-1 in league, two points up on Redmond for first place in the league. The Mustangs tied Skyline 1-1 last night.

“I could tell that the boys were wearing down a bit (which was expected) but, I am very proud of the mental focus each one of them had. This team is good at prepping and understanding the game plan,” said Mount Si coach Darren Brown by email, as the team now rests up in advance of their post-Spring Break stretch of games, which starts with a huge one at home next Tuesday with those Spartans.

Banner Hovinga also had a goal, and Drew Harris had two assists. Sullivan Smith assisted on the other Mount Si tally.

Brown had this message for the players. “Well done boys. Get a little rest and relaxation in now as you deserve it,” he said.

The Wildcats and Skyline meet at Mount Si next Tuesday night at 7:30 p.m.

Red Wolves play tonight: A reminder and that is Cedarcrest’s boys are in action as well, as they meet Shorecrest in a key Wesco 2A/3A clash tonight. The game is at 7:30 p.m. at Shoreline Stadium.

Both teams are 5-3 in league, 5-5 overall, but with Cedarcrest a 2A school and Shorecrest a 3A, a win for the Red Wolves will help their Northwest District RPI ranking. The first run of those has not been released yet, but with Cedarcrest already having logged four wins against 3A teams in league this season, the Red Wolves are likely to have a high seeding when that is released within the next week or two.

Among those wins against 3A teams was one Monday night over Everett. The Red Wolves will be off the remainder of the week and will be back at home next Tuesday night hosting Edmonds-Woodway.

Admission tonight if you want to go is $6 adults and $4 for CHS students with their ASB cards. These are the same prices you normally pay to attend home games at Cedarcrest. To get there, from Duvall, take the Woodinville-Duvall Road west into Woodinville, then hook up with SR 522 and go west through Bothell to Lake Forest Park. When you reach the intersection with SR 104 (Ballinger Way) in Lake Forest Park, hang a right and head west on SR 104 under I-5. Follow to 1st Ave. NE and turn left. Head south to NE 185th St. and turn left. Head east on 185th and the stadium parking will be on your left. If that lot is not open, the lot at the Shoreline SD offices on the corner of 1st and 185th will be available for you to park.

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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