CHS girls’ soccer survives long lightning delay and score season-opening win, while MSHS’s ladies again see game cut short by Mother Nature…and some college women’s action too….

Time now for the rest of the news. We start with soccer. Cedarcrest High School’s girls’ soccer team survived an hour-plus long lightning delay and for the second straight season, opened with a conference win. This was over the Arlington Eagles up in Arlington, 4-3.

“This was a tough battle – very physical but I felt we had the better run of play with our possession throughout the match. Our finishing was clinical and exciting. We couldn’t connect on the final pass on a few opportunities, otherwise, the score could have been higher for us,” CHS coach Alex Hickox told the SVSJ by email.

Madelyn “Mad Dog” Davidson led the way with a pair of goals and an assist for CHS, while junior teammates Sam Fairbanks and Ava Erhardt had a goal each. Leah Cammarano and Elisa Pira also had assists in the contest, Cammarano with a pair.

Cedarcrest broke out to an early lead and Fairbanks had just scored her goal off a feed from Cammarano in the 26th minute when the lightning was seen by officials resulting in the delay. After waiting it out, the Red Wolves and Eagles both returned to the field with CHS continuing on message with the help of solid play overall from Davidson. “‘Mad Dog’ was electric (no pun intended) all night – just wreaking havoc on the opposition defense with great running off the ball and getting into dangerous positions in the final third,” Hickox said.

` A couple of other players who earned praise from the coach were juniors Sidra Griffin, Grace McKenzie and Katelyn Berberich. However, the win came at a bit of a price for CHS – senior defender Natalie Amble suffered a minor head injury early in the contest and had to leave early; she was attended to by medical professionals who had to give her a few stitches to close the wound. According to Hickox, Amble did not suffer a concussion and is doing well, hoping to play their next game tomorrow, which is at Monroe at 7:30 p.m. An Arlington player also suffered a minor cut on her eyebrow and too was treated and should be in good shape for their next game, which, too, is tomorrow up at Lynden.

Mount Si, for second time in three games, sees game cut short by lightning: For the second time this season, the Wildcats saw a game get canceled early due to lightning. The Mount Si game with Emerald Ridge down in Puyallup was called after a second lightning delay late in the first half with the two teams scoreless. The game had an initial delay of 30 minutes just after its start, but was able to resume briefly before lightning once again made its way to the ERHS field on Puyallup’s South Hill. According to coach Sophie Rockow, the two coaches mutually agreed to call the game a no-contest and scrub it from their schedules, meaning it will not be made up. The Wildcats are at Stadium tomorrow at 7:00 down at Stadium Bowl in Tacoma.

College scores
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Dallas Baptist 2, Hawaii Pacific 1: The contribution of a Valleyite proved not to be enough for the Sharks as they fell in their season opener at home last night on the island of Oahu in Hawaii. Senior Camryn Buck, from Ames Lake and a 2015 MSHS grad, assisted on the lone HPU goal, which came in the 69th minute from Buck’s teammate Ebony Madrid, before the visitors from Texas rallied with two goals in the final 12 minutes to spoil the home-opening party for the Sharks. Buck ended up working the full 90 on defense for HPU with no other stats of note reported.

Western Washington 1, Sonoma State 0: The Vikings won in dramatic fashion in their regular-season home opener last night in Bellingham, scoring the game’s lone goal with 30 seconds left in regulation to stun the visitors from northern California. Senior Karli White, from North Bend and a 2015 MSHS’er, started up front for the top-10 ranked Vikings and worked 62 minutes, recording four shots, three on goal with no goals scored. The win moves Western to 3-0 on the regular season after struggling in their exhibition schedule last month.

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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