Duvall’s Reierson delivers for Seattle Pacific men’s soccer, plus the rest of the college soccer and volleyball…..

Time now to talk some soccer and volleyball. We first hit the pitch on this Saturday morning and we have some news about a big performance by one Valleyite on Thursday that aided his college team’s win.

Duvall’s Nik Reierson scored a goal for Seattle Pacific University’s men and helped the Falcons beat the Northwest Nazarene Nighthawks 5-2 at home in Seattle.

Reierson’s goal came in the 11th minute and was the second of the 2017 Cedarcrest High School grad’s college career. It came off feeds from teammates Ed Weise and Eduardo Calvo-Salinas and put SPU up 2-0 at that point. It also earned the praise of head coach Mark Collings.

“Nik Reierson’s goal was great, showing the style of play that we want to have with our fullbacks getting forward,” Collings explained in a game report provided by the school. “He basically had the same shot in our last game, against Simon Fraser, that I’m not sure has landed yet. So it was great to see him finish this one. He’s a big part of what we do.”

SPU posted a video of the goal on YouTube; see that below.

Reierson played 82 minutes total, with the goal coming on his lone shot on goal. Fellow Valleyite Alden Massey, from Duvall, like Reierson started the game and he played 57 minutes total, recording four shots, none on goal. Massey is a 2018 CHS’er.

Reierson was also interviewed postgame by the school, and that video also was posted to YouTube, see below.

SPU with the win moves to 2-5-1 on the season and won its first game in league action in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference (NCAA Division II). The Falcons host the Yellowjackets of Montana State-Billings tonight.

Also from the pitch:

Eastern Washington 3, Idaho State women 0: The Eagles blanked the host Bengals last night in Pocatello, ID, in a Big Sky Conference (NCAA Division I) clash. Junior Rachel Brownell, she of Fall City and a 2017 MSHS’er, started on defense for Idaho State and logged 67 minutes with no stats of note reported.

Northwest U. women 3, Warner Pacific 0: In Portland, the Eagles blanked the host Knights last night for their 10th straight win, a new school record. Valleyites Maggie Gunning and Sarah Hommas both played for NWU, with Gunning starting on defense and working 79 minutes with no stats of note reported, and Hommas coming off the bench logging 30 minutes recording a shot on goal with no goals scored. Gunning is a sophomore from Snoqualmie and a 2018 Mount Si HS alum while Hommas is a freshman from Duvall and a 2019 Cedarcrest HS grad. Northwest is undefeated in Cascade Conference (NAIA) play and finishes their trip to the Rose City tonight taking on Multnomah University.

Whitman def. Lewis & Clark 23-25, 25-20, 25-15, 25-21: Another big night from a Valleyite lifted Whitman to their first win of the season last night at home in Walla Walla. North Bend sophomore Emma Anderson, a 2018 MSHS’er, had 33 assists, four kills and 10 digs to lead the Blues, who broke a 12-match losing streak to start this season with the win.

Northwest U. def. Multnomah 25-11, 25-10, 25-14: The Eagles made it back to .500 on the season at 9-9 overall cruising to a relatively easy sweep of the visiting Lions at home in Kirkland last night. Junior Courteney Carr, she of Snoqualmie and a 2017 MSHS’er, had 19 assists, a kill, three digs and an ace pacing Northwest, now at 7-5 in Cascade Conference play.

Hawaii-Hilo def. Concordia-Irvine 25-17, 25-21, 25-14: The Vulcans handled the visiting Eagles on the big island of Hawaii Thursday night. Former Mount Si player Patience O’Neal had three kills and a dig in limited action for Irvine in this one; she is a graduate of Tahoma High School in Maple Valley who played for the Wildcats as a high school sophomore.

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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