Friday news notes

Good Friday morning.

The NCAA Division II women’s soccer postseason has started off with a bang for one Valleyite.

Western Washington University’s Karli White, from North Bend, on Wednesday was named the Great Northwest Athletic Conference’s Player of the Year, and last night, she showed why she earned that tremendous honor.

The senior, a 2015 Mount Si HS grad, scored a goal – her fifth of the season – pacing the Vikings, who doubled up Central Washington 2-1 in the semifinals of the conference tournament in Seattle. White, who also landed on the All-GNAC First Team, finished a feed from teammate Darby Doyle in the 31st minute by ripping it into the top corner of the CWU goal. She started the game and worked 62 minutes recording six shots, two on goal including the aforementioned goal which helped put Western into the league title game tomorrow against host Seattle Pacific. The game is at 1:00pm at Interbay Stadium in Seattle.

For White, the conference PoY award was her first – and the program’s fourth, their first since 2016. Good stuff and we offer our congrats!

More on tomorrow’s Mount Si football game
We now wind down our discussion of tomorrow’s Mount Si High School football game with some notes:

-Chiawana looks similar to Mount Si in a lot of ways: We had a chance finally to review some of the film from Chiawana on MaxPreps and when you get right down to it, it seems as if this team in a lot of ways plays a lot like Mount Si. We liked QB Preston Vine in the film – he looks to have a skill set similar to that of Wildcat QB Clay Millen, and that third-string RB, Roy Colvin, we told you about earlier this week will also be a factor perhaps if he can solve the physical Mount Si defense. As MSHS’s defense is also very strong, what this is probably shaking out to is it’s going to be a low-scoring defensive battle that could favor Mount Si if it can get out of the blocks strong early. Our final thoughts on this tomorrow but suffice it to say Chiawana we expect will have a lot of similarities to what the Wildcats perhaps just faced with Monroe last week.

-Game on TV/web: We mentioned earlier this week as well about the broadcast that was reportedly scheduled – well it’s on. SWX is broadcasting the game tomorrow. SWX, as we told you, is a digital sports/news channel based in Spokane that only broadcasts in eastern Washington, northern Idaho and Montana, which of course means the TV broadcast is not available locally in the Valley. However, it appears the channel streams as well, and that webstream appears to be available in the Valley. We’ll have a link to that for you in our newslinks. We should also mention that there appears to be no radio broadcast scheduled, so this SWX stream, or attending it in person, will be the only ways to see the game live if you are a Mount Si fan.

With that, we now get ready, and the boys do, too. They’re expected to leave later today for the Tri-Cities and will spend the night over there this evening to get them well-prepped for the big game tomorrow.

Mount Si volleyball playoff opponent set for tomorrow
The Wildcat ladies also will be playing tomorrow – for their own trip to state, also in the Tri-Cities. To do this, though, they’ll have to face a foe they probably hoped they wouldn’t have to face – Issaquah.

The Eagles swept Bothell last night in three sets in the WesKing 4A district loser out game at Glacier Peak High School meaning two of the top teams all season in Kingco square off tomorrow for one state berth. The 11am game is at GPHS in Snohomish. The winner moves on and the loser is done.

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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