Mount Si boys’ soccer team set for Kingco title clash on home turf after beating MI and getting some help from Bellevue

The Mount Si boys’ soccer team will be competing for the Kingco championship tomorrow night.

This is the result of two things – one, the Wildcats taking care of business last night against MI, and two, Bellevue providing a little help in the form of them beating Liberty.

Mount Si scored a thrilling 2-1 win over the Islanders last night, as the Wildcats broke out to the lead and never relinquished it, using strong defense to close the deal. “Just hard work and perseverance,” said Mount Si defender Connor Williams.

The Wildcats broke out to the early lead thanks to Kody Clearman. In the fifth minute, as Mercer Island was bringing the ball out of their end towards midfield, Clearman stole the ball from the Islanders and quickly fired a shot into the net to give Mount Si the first tally of the night. Evan Betz added a huge goal, as it turned out, just before halftime to put the Wildcats up 2-0, then MI scored early in the second half to cut their deficit in half and make things interesting.

Fortunately, Mount Si held tough the rest of the way, and at minimum will be playing more home games as a result, something which Wildcat defender Colton Oord thinks is an advantage for his team. “We play a lot better here,” Oord said.

As for the Bellevue-Liberty game, Bellevue won 3-2 with all three Wolverine goals scored by Bennett Bugbee.

Mount Si meets the Patriots at Mount Si High School for all the marbles tomorrow at 7:30. Win and the Wildcats advance to state as the SeaKing’s #2 seed (earned with the Kingco championship) and get a home date with the Northwest District’s #3 team, lose and they host the Kingco playoffs next Monday..

The game also is Senior Night, as the team’s seniors are honored.

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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