North Bend’s White delivers in clutch to seal WWU women’s soccer season-opening win, plus news from the pitch and diamond as we get set for another beautiful weekend in the Valley…..

Good Friday morning. We’ll have our week one football previews coming up but it’s a busy morning for us. We hit the pitch to start and a Valleyite delivered bigtime last night, dropping a dagger to seal a season-opening win for her college team.

Senior Karli White delivered that dagger, scoring what turned out to be the game’s lone goal in the 87th minute, lifting Western Washington’s women’s soccer squad to a 1-0 road win over Metro State University in downtown Denver last night. White’s goal was the first in two seasons – she missed all of last season, redshirting due to injury – and was her 26th overall with the program since she transferred to it following her sophomore year with Seattle University.

The 2015 Mount Si HS grad, from North Bend, was busy – she had six shots in the game, five on goal in her 80 minutes of work.

Western continues their trip to Denver with a game this weekend against St. Edward’s University from Texas, on neutral ground at Metro State’s field in the Mile High City.

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Seattle Pacific men 1, Sonoma State 1 (2OT): The Falcons and the visitors from northern California went long into last night at Interbay Stadium in Seattle and couldn’t decide a victor after 110 minutes in the season opener for both teams. The lower Valley duo of Alden Massey and Nik Reierson both started for SPU, with Massey logging 79 minutes at forward and Reierson going the full distance of 110 minutes on defense. Massey assisted on the lone SPU goal, by teammate Mario Vukic about a minute into the second half in the 46th minute, and also had two shots of his own on goal with no goals scored. Reierson had no stats of note reported. Reierson is a junior while Massey is a sophomore and both players are Cedarcrest HS grads from Duvall.

Baseball: Lane gets it done in playoff game
North Bend’s Trevor Lane got a taste of playoff baseball last night, and it proved to be successful.

The pitcher worked two strong innings of relief, helping the Trenton Thunder take a commanding 2-0 lead in their first-round playoff series with Reading beating the Philadelphia Phillies-affiliated Fightin’ Phils 3-0 in 10 innings last night in Pennsylvania in game two of the series.

Lane, a 2012 Mount Si HS grad, allowed one hit and struck out four in his outing for the New York Yankees-affiliated Thunder, and got the win with Trenton scoring all three of their runs in the 10th breaking what had been a scoreless deadlock.

The series continues this weekend in New Jersey with the Thunder looking good to advance to the league championship series.

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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