Volleyball, soccer, baseball and our last Athletes of the Week for the 2018-19 school year

Time to talk volleyball, and it’s shaping up to be a huge day if you are a Mount Si High School fan. Their freshman group competing in the Emerald City Classic club tournament this weekend in Seattle all has a chance to win the tournament title today.

Both Kent-based KJ 15’s and Bellevue-based Sudden Impact Typhoon 15’s went unbeaten yesterday, a combined 6-0 for the teams featuring Wildcats Jade Petrzelka, Kira Holmberg and Paige Phelps (KJ) and Bailey Showalter (Typhoom). This put both teams into the top eight and the championship round of the “Open” division in the U15 age group, the highest level division in the age group.

KJ is seeded second and Typhoon third, so if both teams advance out of their first games, they will see each other again in the semifinals, just like they did on Saturday when the tournament opened. Action starts at 9:45 this morning at the University of Washington, with the teams on courts next to each other – KJ meeting a team from Mexico and Typhoon meeting a team from eastern Washington. The playoffs are single-elimination meaning if they lose, they’re out.

Meanwhile, Bellevue-based Sudden Impact 17’s Storm will be in playoff action later today as well; the team with MSHS’s Bre Fitzgerald and Megan Underbrink went 1-2 again yesterday like they did on Saturday and will compete in the “Bronze” division playoffs in their age group’s “Open” division.

We’ll keep you posted on what happens today.

Also this morning:

Soccer
Stanton, Red Stars blanked: North Bend’s Nikki Stanton and her Chicago Red Stars took a 2-0 loss at home in Bridgeview, IL, last night to the visiting Washington Spirit in National Women’s Soccer League action. The 2008 Mount Si HS grad started and worked the full 90 for Chicago, with a shot on goal but no goals, as noted, scored. Chicago drops to 3-2-2 on the season and sits in a tie for third with the Portland Thorns. The two teams square off in Portland next Sunday afternoon in Stanton’s first trip to the Northwest this season. Game time at Providence Park is 3:00 p.m. then the Red Stars are off on a three-week break following that game as the league takes the break for the Women’s World Cup.

Baseball
Lane back to work: North Bend’s Trevor Lane took the mound last night for another relief appearance with the Trenton Thunder minor-league team.

The 2012 Mount Si grad once again did a solid job, allowing just one hit and striking out one in his one inning of relief work in the eighth inning of the New Jersey-based Thunder’s game with the Binghamton Rumble Ponies, a game the New York Mets-affiliated Binghamton team won on their home field over the New York Yankees-affiliated Thunder 6-2. Lane received no decision.

The Thunder are a “AA” team in the Eastern League. Lane with the efforts last night improves his ERA back down to 2.05. He has had a solid season thus far, but has had a couple of rough outings in his first two months which have impacted the numbers a little bit.

Now to the athletes of the week. Girls to close this out for 2018-19 and we hit track for both of these. Our Athletes of the Year probably next week in this segment.

MOUNT SI – Senior Abby Triou closed out her high school career competing in two throwing events at the WIAA’s state 4A meet in Tacoma this past weekend. She finished 12th in the discus and 18th in the shot put. Triou is among a number of athletes this season that excelled in throwing events, which has been a Mount Si staple for years in their track and field program. Guess here is we’ll see her at the college level next spring, and we wish her luck.

CEDARCREST – Previous AotW Sydney Smith joined this week’s AotW trio of Kiley Frank, Lauren Krause and Grace McKenzie in the 4×200 Red Wolve relay unit that finished sixth at the 2A state meet in that race on Saturday. They clocked just under two minutes to take that sixth spot. Krause also competed individually, as did Smith, at this year’s state meet. Good stuff for sure and a good ending to the season for the group.

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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