Morning news items, 3-30

Mount Si boys’ lacrosse off to strong start
The Wildcat boys’ lacrosse team is now at 3-1 on the season, by far their best start ever, after a hard-fought win Wednesday night over the Redmond Mustangs.

Seamus Ober had a hat trick – three goals – and also added an assist to lead Mount Si to the 9-8 victory at Redmond High School. Matt Mahrer scored twice and added three assists to aid the Wildcats, who stand in second place in the Evergreen Conference after the victory. Only Overlake School, who beat Mount Si March 21, is better, with a 6-0 mark.

The Wildcats head to Port Orchard to meet South Kitsap in a nonleague tilt tomorrow at 5:00 p.m. South Kitsap is winless on the season within the Olympic Conference, so look for Mount Si to have a good chance at victory. The game is at Veteran’s Memorial Park off Retsil Road, near South Kitsap High School.

Massengill’s bat shines in Thiel College softball twinbill, but Tomcats get swept
It was another nice day for Thiel College (PA) freshman Daniell Massengill, a 2011 Mount Si grad from North Bend. She hit a double to go 1-3 with a run in the first game of the pair with Hiram, being made up following a rainout last weekend. Massengill added a triple to go 1-4 with another run scored plus an RBI. Her efforts, however, were not enough in the end for the Tomcats, as they fell in both games, 9-6 in the opener, 10-5 in the nightcap. Thiel is 5-11 on the season and they continue play this weekend.

Cedarcrest softball rained out
Yesterday’s scheduled Cascade Conference contest between the Red Wolves and Granite Falls up north at Granite Falls High School was rained out, with the matchup being rescheduled for April 18.

Big volleyball weekend in the Inland Northwest, and Valley players are part of it
It is a big weekend for girls’ club volleyball, as many local teams – including most of the U-15 to U-18 teams with Mount Si and Cedarcrest players – are in Spokane for the Pacific Northwest Qualifier tournament. This tournament is one of a number of regional tournaments each club season which give teams a chance to qualify for the nationals later this year.

From a look at the tournament schedules, it appears all divisions with the exception of one, the U-17 Open, will have teams with Valley players competing. Among those teams we will be following are the KJ 18s and Island Thunder 18s Black. These two teams are competing in the U-18 Open, and feature Mount Si seniors, Sarah McDonald with KJ and Krista Galloway with ITVC. Teams with Cedarcrest players we will be monitoring include the Rain City 17’s from Bothell. This team, competing in the U-17 Club, features CHS juniors Cassie Chriest and Kendall Koch.

We will be sure to keep you posted on results from over there, as only the top teams will punch national berths this weekend. We wish all the teams luck on the east side of the Cascades.

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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