Valley college athletic news

In the only college athletic event last night involving Valley athletes, it was a tough night last night for the Seattle U. women’s volleyball team as they took a two sets to none lead on their opponents, Portland State, but were not able to close the deal, seeing the host Vikings rally to take the match in a hard-fought five-set thriller.

Scores were 24-26, 23-25, 25-19, 25-16, 15-12 as the Vikings, members of the Big Sky conference, stunned a Redhawk squad who was missing its best player, senior Cristin Richards, one of three Seattle U. players who coaches in the offseason for Ridge Valley, a Snoqualmie-based youth club volleyball organization.

The other two saw action last night, however. Jordan Keller had five kills, five aces and 10 blocks, while Megan Augustavo, who was named as Seattle U.’s athlete of the week this week, aided the efforts with 20 assists and 13 digs.

Today’s action
The college action heats up in a big way today for Valley athletes. The football season starts with three games involving locals. Idaho, with freshman Jared Klingenberg, from Duvall and a 2011 grad of Cedarcrest, opens their season tonight with a home game against Bowling Green of Ohio. Illinois State, with freshman Joe Farmer, from North Bend and a 2011 Mount Si grad, is at Eastern Illinois, and Humboldt State, with three ex-Wildcats including Alex Hiebert, Jarrett Adams and Taylor Mitchell, is at Mesa State of Colorado. Both the Illinois State and Idaho games will be available on TV tonight if you have Dish Network or DirecTV. The ISU at EIU contest (4:30 p.m. kickoff) will be available via Comcast Sportsnet Chicago with Chicago sportscasters Dan Roan and John Jurkovic calling the action, while the Idaho vs. BG game (6:00 kickoff tonight) will be on Altitude out of Denver.

Soccer is busy today with a half-dozen games involving athletes from the Valley, and volleyball has a pair of games as well, including Central Washington freshman Catie Fry’s college debut, as CWU plays Humboldt State down in Arcata, CA. Fry is a 2011 grad of Mount Si.

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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