Saturday around the colleges…..

There was a ton of action on college fields and floors yesterday involving Valley athletes, as the fall sports season winds down and the hoops season gets started. Here’s a wrapup.

Mount Si grad’s goal leads Northwest women’s soccer to historic accomplishment
The Northwest University women’s soccer team brought home their first conference title in school history yesterday, and they can partially thank a Valleyite for that.

North Bend’s Jessica Oliver scored the first Eagle goal, and Northwest went on to a 2-0 win over Warner Pacific in Portland which brought home the conference crown. Oliver, a junior, played a total of 70 minutes and her senior teammate – and fellow Valleyite – Jordyn Wilson of Snoqualmie played all 90; both of them started the contest. Oliver’s goal came in the 21st minute. Both players are Mount Si High School alums.

Nice night for Riley leads Portland men’s hoops to season opening win
North Bend’s Tanner Riley scored 12 points, and that aided the University of Portland men’s basketball team to an 87-69 season opening win over Concordia of Portland last night at the Chiles Center in the Rose City. Riley, a junior and 2010 Mount Si HS grad, went 5-9 from the floor in 21 minutes of action after getting to start. The contest was one of two exhibition games the Pilots will play before opening the regular season in a couple of weeks.

Dowd, Lipscomb women’s cross country take home league crown
Nashville’s Lipscomb University repeated as Atlantic-Sun Conference cross country champions, winning the league meet yesterday down in Buckingham, FL. Junior Missy Dowd, a 2010 Cedarcrest HS graduate from Duvall, has had a strong role this season for Lipscomb, and she continued that yesterday with a 21st place overall finish, clocking 18 minutes, 26.9 seconds.

Mount Si grads meet each other on gridiron for second time this season
The Great Northwest Athletic Conference plays a round-robin schedule in football, and that allows for the Mount Si High School graduates who compete in the conference in football a chance to meet each other many times during the season, and that was the case last night in Arcata, CA, where Humboldt State held off visiting Central Washington 14-10 in a rematch of a game which took place back in September in Bothell after it had been moved from Central’s campus in Ellensburg due to forest fires near there. Three of the four ex-Wildcats who are on the two squads’ rosters competed last night – CWU’s Michael Nelson (started at right tackle) and Humboldt’s Alex Hiebert (started at tight end) and Taylor Mitchell (participated at linebacker). The fourth, HSU’s Jarrett Adams, did not play. None of the three who played had any stats recorded of note.

Oregon Tech volleyball defeats Evergreen State behind performance of Snoqualmie frosh
Freshman Krista Galloway pitched in two kills, five digs and four blocks, and that helped her Oregon Tech women’s volleyball team score a win over Evergreen State last night at home in Klamath Falls, OR, 25-21, 25-12, 25-17. Galloway, from Snoqualmie, is a 2012 MSHS graduate.

Geoducks take care of Owls on men’s soccer pitch
OIT may have had the last laugh indoors, but Evergreen got it done outside on the soccer field, as their men’s soccer team scored a 2-0 win over host Oregon Tech also in Klamath Falls. Two Mount Si HS grads, North Bend’s Dyson Fowler and Ben Joselyn, both saw action for Evergreen, with Joselyn starting and playing all 90 minutes. Fowler came off the bench, logged 27 minutes, recorded one shot, which did not go on goal.

Other action
-Two Pac-12 football games yesterday had ex-Mount Si players take part. Washington State fell 24-17 to Stanford in Palo Alto, CA, and last night in Seattle, Oregon State was upset by the UW 20-17 for their first loss of the season. Junior Zach Brevick (WSU) of Fall City and freshman Josh Mitchell (OSU) of North Bend both got action for their respective teams in their games.

-Western Washington defeated Seattle Pacific 1-0 in women’s soccer action last night in Bellingham; junior Ashton Griffen got a start, and played 74 minutes, with one shot recorded; her day was cut short after receiving a red card from officials just before the final horn sounded for getting a second yellow card in the contest; she had earned her first earlier in the second half. WWU’s next game is a playoff game Thursday against Western Oregon in Tukwila.

-Cedarcrest grads Chad Linnerooth and Josh Denison both ran in men’s cross country conference meets yesterday. Linnerooth, competing for Linfield’s team, took 50th (28:09) in the Northwest Conference meet in Forest Grove, OR, and Denison, running for Ohio Wesleyan, took 69th (28:53.1) in the NCAC conference meet in Wooster, OH. Both are sophomores and 2011 CHS alums.

-San Diego State’s women’s volleyball team scored a 25-21, 30-28, 20-25, 25-18 win over Wyoming last night at home in San Diego. Junior Summer Nash, a former Mount Si player, had eight kills and seven blocks, which the school reports was a career best, to pace the Aztecs efforts.

-Men’s soccer also had Hawaii-Hilo’s team falling 2-1 to visiting BYU-Hawaii in Hilo, HI. Sophomore Morgan Popp, from Ames Lake and a 2011 Mount Si HS grad, started and played all 90 minutes, with no stats of note recorded.

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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