CHS girls’ soccer scores big home win, plus news from college soccer and volleyball

To soccer now. Cedarcrest High School’s girls’ soccer team hosted youth soccer players from around the lower Valley on Thursday night for their game with Mountlake Terrace at home in Duvall, and the Red Wolves gave the youngsters a good look at what they can expect as high school players, as the visiting Hawks made CHS have to earn this one.

“Mad Dog” Madelyn Davidson scored what turned out to be the game’s lone goal in second-half stoppage time as the Red Wolves won in dramatic fashion, 1-0, over Mountlake. “We needed the three points and got ‘em,” Red Wolve coach Alex Hickox told us by email. “I told the girls prior to the start – that the Hawks were going to park the bus and that we had to discover ways to unlock them. It came down to them not getting frustrated and keep on plugging away – which they continued to do. Proud of them for not giving up and remaining positive.”

The win kept CHS firmly in sixth in the Northwest RPI computer rankings, but nipping at their heels about five-tenths of a ranking point behind is seventh-seed Lakewood. So league wins continue to be a priority for this Red Wolve team as they look to lock down this sixth seed.

CHS plays a pair of teams this coming week who are both trailing the Red Wolves in the standings – Cedarcrest is at Shorewood Tuesday and is home Thursday for Senior Night meeting Lynnwood. Game times for both games are at 7:00. “Looking forward to getting on the pitch again and seeing if we can use this as momentum as we finish out the season,” Hickox told us.

College news:

Humboldt State 4, Cal State East Bay men 2: The host Lumberjacks doubled up the visiting Pioneers last night on home turf in Arcata, CA. Freshman Mateo DiDomenico, he of North Bend and a 2019 MSHS’er, started and worked the full 90 on defense for East Bay, recording no stats of note.

Concordia-PDX 2, Seattle Pacific men 0: The Falcons were blanked on the road Thursday night in Portland by the host Cavs. The Valley duo of Nik Reierson and Alden Massey both saw action for SPU. Falcon junior Reierson started on defense and worked all 90 minutes with no stats of note, while sophomore Massey came off the bench late in the first half and worked 43 total minutes of the contest, seeing his time on the field come to an abrupt halt in the 76th minute after he was subbed out as the result of being assessed an unsportsmanlike conduct yellow card by referees. Massey had one shot, not on goal, with no goals scored. Both players are from Duvall and Cedarcrest HS grads.

Northwest U. women’s game moved due to weather: Thanks to the rain and thunderstorm problems yesterday and expected again today – more on this in our football writeup shortly, by the way – Northwest University’s road men’s and women’s soccer games with Evergreen State down in Olympia today have been moved off the Evergreen campus and over onto the turf at nearby Capital High School. Game times remain at 1:00 and 3:00 for the two games. The women’s game will feature Valleyites Sarah Hommas and Maggie Gunning both playing for the Eagles. Hommas is a freshman from Duvall and a 2019 CHS’er, while Gunning is a sophomore from Snoqualmie and a 2018 MSHS’er.

College Volleyball
Whitman def. Puget Sound 25-16, 25-22, 25-14: The Blues surprised the .500 Loggers at home in Walla Walla last night, posting the sweep behind a solid 18-assist, nine-dig effort from sophomore Emma Anderson, from North Bend and a 2018 MSHS’er.

Northwest Christian def. Northwest U. 26-24, 22-25, 25-23, 25-23: Down in Eugene, OR, last night, the visiting Eagles fell to the host NCU squad in a barnburner despite 19 assists, 11 digs and a kill from junior Courteney Carr, she of Snoqualmie and a 2017 MSHS’er. NWU drops to 10-10 overall, 8-6 in Cascade Conference (NAIA) play with the loss. They are at Corban tonight up I-5 in Salem.

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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