News and notes, 3-27

Here are some news and notes for you this morning.

Cedarcrest soccer games moved
Quick note for Cedarcrest boys’ soccer fans. Tonight’s road contests for both the JV and varsity teams at Archbishop Murphy have had a venue change. Instead of the games taking place at Archbishop Murphy on the Wildcats’ home field with starts of 4 and 6 p.m. (early game JV, late game varsity), the contests have been moved to Kings’ School in Seattle, with start times of 5:30 for JV, 7:30 for varsity.

Mount Si players back in uniform on soccer pitch
It is anticipated that all six starters from Mount Si’s boys soccer team who missed last Friday night’s 1-0 win over Sammamish for various reasons will be back tonight for the Wildcats as they meet Lake Washington on the road in Kirkland (7:30 p.m., LWHS stadium).

Three of those players will be back in uniform as national tournament champions. Eastside FC 94, coached by Dan Strom and featuring Mount Si juniors Kody Clearman and Alex Censullo, and senior Davis Karaica, as we told you over the weekend won their division of the US Youth Soccer U-17 boys National League. Their attempt to run the table and finish undefeated in league play at 7-0 fell short Sunday, as they fell to the Downtown Rapids 95 of Las Vegas 1-0. Still, though, EFC finished at 6-1 and had the best record of any team in either division of the U-17 boys’ league. Eastside moves on to nationals this summer and we wish them luck.

A tough weekend for local girls’ volleyball players
It was not the best weekend this past weekend for the three girls’ club volleyball teams with Valley representation at the Pacific Northwest Qualifier tournament in Spokane.

The best finish of the three teams belonged to the KJ 13’s, of Kent, in the U-13 Club division. The team, coached by longtime Mount Si assistant Dave Bachman, finished tied for 11th out of 27 teams entered, going 4-4 on the weekend. High Velocity’s U-14 Crush, featuring Chief Kanim Middle School player Danielle Seaman, finished well back in the U-14 Club division only winning one of their eight matches played, and the Sudden Impact Hurricane, with Seaman’s teammate Kara Link, also finished near the back of the field in their division, the U-14 Open, despite winning three of four matches to close the tournament after an 0-4 start. Among the four losses early for SIVBC was to the Club West team of southern California who won that division and took the national berth.

Many of the local teams with U-15 to U-18 players we have been following for you will be in action this weekend in Spokane, and that is led of course by the KJ 18’s and Mount Si senior Sarah McDonald, and Rain City 17’s, with Cedarcrest players Cassie Chriest and Kendall Koch.

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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