Mount Si boys soccer wins Kingco title, thanks to one Sully Smith..and some news on Cedarcrest playoff hopes

Now to soccer. We mentioned earlier about the night being a good one for Mount Si High School boys’ sports at Bellevue High School, and how the Wildcat baseball team started off the night with their win to advance to the Wes-King playoffs. Well, once the baseball ended, the fans who stayed around for the Wildcat boys’ soccer game saw one star player take over and carry the team on his back …all the way as it turned out to a Kingco championship.

Sullivan Smith scored all four goals for Mount Si as they doubled up Newport 4-2. With the win, and a Redmond loss to Issaquah, the Wildcats locked up the Kingco title and the top seed to the Wes-King playoffs, where they will host Kamiak May 7. A win there and they will advance to state and also compete for a district title May 9.

“Well, we got it done but, the Newport side put up a strong fight and hats off to them for playing hard,” said Mount Si coach Darren Brown by email. “We had to switch things up twenty minutes in because of our transition game and some holes that were exposed.”

Smith scored his goals in the 22nd, 37th, 67th and 74th minutes, with the third tally in the 67th being on a penalty kick. Drew Harris assisted on the second and fourth goals while Jake Jimenez assisted on the opening Smith tally in the first half.

Colby Ramsey recorded the shutout in goal and earned praise as well from Brown. “Colby was excellent in goal tonight,” Brown said. “I heard him and Reed all night long directing out of the back which is what we want going forward.”

Mount Si hosts Issaquah for Senior Night next Tuesday at Mount Si High School. As we previously reported, the Wildcats were scheduled this weekend to host Bellevue for a non-league game, but that game was scrubbed earlier this week by both schools on concerns of potential player injuries in what was essentially a meaningless game for both teams. So Mount Si will now rest up for their regular season finale next week, then get a bunch more rest in advance of the big playoff game May 7.

Red Wolves fall, but playoff positioning looks solid
Cedarcrest’s boys fell 1-0 Monday night at Shorewood to drop to 6-6 in league, 6-8 overall, but have received some good news as their current Northwest Ratings Percentage Index rankings have them potentially hosting a playoff game.

The district did another run of the RPI this morning and it has CHS at a .4625 ranking, in seventh right behind Liberty, just ahead in sixth with a .4833 ranking. Both of these, if they hold, earn the teams a home playoff game in the first round. The Red Wolves appear to be far enough ahead of eighth-place Anacortes (with a .3742 ranking) so it would appear that they should be able to hold and get that seventh seed. CHS is at Lynnwood Friday and the Royals are just ahead of them in the standings so this is very much a winnable game, that since it’s a 3A team if Cedarcrest can get it done will potentially leapfrog them past the Patriots and into a better home berth.

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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