On the women’s soccer pitch, with season openers aplenty……

Good Saturday morning. We have a ton of stuff on tap for you today. We’ll start with college women’s soccer, then have a news and notes wrap for you as well later.

On the pitch, there were four games with Valleyites competing yesterday. Here’s a rundown on what happened.

Rawlings makes college debut
It was a special day for Mount Si grad Miranda Rawlings yesterday. The UNLV freshman forward, in her first college game, earned her first college start and logged significant minutes to help the Rebels open the season with a road win.

UNLV defeated UC Riverside 3-2 in Riverside, CA, and Rawlings played a total of 73 minutes. She did not record any significant stats of note, but that she got to start and play a lot in her first college game was in itself a special accomplishment for the North Bend product who walked down the graduation aisle at Mount Si High School back in June.

Other scores:

Army 1, Fairfield 0 (West Point, NY) – Army converted a penalty kick to round out the scoring in the season opener for both squads. Fairfield fifth-year senior Nikki Stanton, from North Bend and a MSHS grad, started and recorded no stats in the midfield for the Stags.

Florida State 1, Oregon State 0 (Tallahassee, FL) – The host Seminoles survived a long weather delay to beat the visiting Beavers in the season opener for both teams. OSU sophomore Gwen Bieck, from Duvall and a 2012 Cedarcrest HS grad, started in the Beaver midfield and played the full 90 minutes with no stats of note. The game was delayed nearly an hour during the first half due to lightning in the Tallahassee area.

UC Davis 1, Sacramento State 0 (Davis, CA) – UC Davis scored the win over their area rivals in the season opener for both clubs. Sacto defender McKenna Swanson started in the backfield for the Hornets; the sophomore, a 2012 CHS grad from Duvall, logged the full 90 minutes with no stats. Her SSU teammate and fellow CHS 2012’er Maggie Pleis did not play.

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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