Harrelson shines on links, plus previewing and picking the big CHS girls’ soccer game

One college note then we have a preview and pick for the Cedarcrest girls’ soccer playoff game for you.

Harrelson leads way for MSU-B men’s golf
Montana State-Billings sophomore Brad Harrelson, of Snoqualmie, goes into today’s final round of the Yellowjackets’ final tournament of the fall leading the way for his MSU-B contingent.

Harrelson, a 2011 Mount Si High School grad, fired rounds of 73 and 78 yesterday in day one of the Dennis Rose Invitational, hosted by the University of Hawaii-Hilo and being held at the par-72 Waikoloa Kings Golf Course in Hilo, HI. Harrelson has a total of 151 after two rounds, one shot better than teammate Gage Huft for top overall spot among all MSU-B competitors and also a tie for 14th overall among all competitors in the tournament, which come from a number of schools on the West Coast. UHH’s Corey Kozuma currently holds the lead after two rounds.

The third and final round is today.

Now to the preview and pick of tonight’s soccer game.

Bellingham vs. Cedarcrest, NW District 2A playoffs, loser out, 6:00 p.m., Cedarcrest HS, Duvall
Both teams come into tonight’s game off of losses – Cedarcrest to Sehome and Bellingham to Granite Falls, both last Saturday (links are to game stories from the Bellingham Herald). Bellingham finished fourth in the Northwest Conference, and boasts a record slightly better than Cedarcrest this fall – 9-7-1 – so this team from up north could present a bit of a challenge for the Red Wolves. But, it should be noted that the Red Wolves competed well this past weekend in their first round game with undefeated Sehome, before the Mariners exploded in the second half for five goals to hand CHS a 5-2 loss. So there is that in their corner.

Then there is the White factor. Karli White, to be more specific. White scored both goals in last Saturday’s game for the Red Wolves, and the sophomore will look to be a heroine yet again tonight.

CHS, as we have told you a couple times this fall already, has had a bit of an up-and-down season as they re-tool with a new coach following last fall’s state runner-up finish and graduation of three of the top players from that 2011 team – McKenna Swanson, Gwen Bieck and Maggie Pleis, all of whom have, or are close to in Bieck’s case, wrapping up their freshman seasons in college soccer. The Red Wolves with a win tonight will be one step closer to punching a state berth and closing out this season on an up note, but it’s just one step. Cedarcrest has to win three straight games, starting with tonight, in order to make it back, and the approach has to be one game at a time. Is it a tall order? Nothing is certainly out of the question, but the road is challenging for sure. Look for the Red Wolves, though, with the home field tonight to take that first step. Cedarcrest 2, Bellingham 1

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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