On the pitch….

We wrap it up with soccer for you this morning.

Fairfield women 2, Marist 1 – A Valleyite found herself in the middle of one of the wildest finishes that one may ever see in a soccer game as the Stags beat their conference rivals at home in Fairfield, CT.

With the score 1-0 Fairfield, Marist scored a goal in the 87th minute to tie the proceedings at 1-1. Most would have thought, “overtime for sure,” but not the Stags, and especially not one Ms. Nikki Stanton. 13 seconds after the tying Marist goal, the fifth-year Fairfield senior, from North Bend and a 2009 Mount Si HS grad, and a teammate helped assist what turned out to be the game-winning goal for the Stags, by star Ashley Small. All in all, Stanton started in midfield for Fairfield, played the full 90, and recorded one shot of her own, which did not reach goal.

Seattle Pacific men 1, Northwest Nazarene 1 – SPU and NNU played to a double-overtime draw in the rain at Seattle’s Interbay Stadium in a GNAC contest. Freshman Davis Karaica, a 2012 Mount Si HS grad, started for the Falcons and played the full 110 minutes, with two shots recorded, one of which reached goal. The ex-Wildcat did not score, however.

Evergreen State men 0, Corban 0 – The two Cascade Collegiate conference rivals also played to a double-overtime draw in the rain, this time in Salem, OR, and this time with no one scoring a goal. Not even Geoduck senior Dyson Fowler, who started for Evergreen and played 95 minutes of the contest. Fowler is from North Bend and a 2010 MSHS grad.

Puget Sound women 0, George Fox 0 – It was the same theme as the previous two games we reported here – double overtime draw in the rain. This one happened in Newberg, OR, and involved two Northwest Conference foes. Puget Sound junior Lauren Hamilton, who has family ties to the Valley, came off the bench and played 20 minutes for the Loggers, with no stats of note.

Point Loma Nazarene men 1, Hawaii-Hilo 0 – The Volcanoes men made it to the mainland, San Diego to be specific, and left with a shutout loss. Junior Morgan Popp, from Ames Lake and a 2011 MSHS grad, started for UHH and went the full 90 with no stats of note.

Linfield women 2, Whitworth 0 – The visiting Wildcats blanked the host Pirates in an NWC match in Spokane. 2011 MSHS grad Jessica Hargett, from North Bend, came off the bench for Linfield and played 37 minutes, with one shot on goal; she did not score, however.

Western Washington men 2, South Dakota Mines 1 – In Bellingham, the host Vikings doubled up the visiting South Dakota team in GNAC play. Nate Popp, a redshirt freshman – and Morgan Popp’s brother – from Ames Lake and a 2012 Mount Si HS grad, came off the bench for Western and played 21 minutes, making the most of those with three shots recorded. None of those shots made it to goal however.

Western Washington women 3, St. Martin’s 0 – The Viking women got it done against the visitors from down south in Lacey in a GNAC meeting in Bellingham. Senior Ashton Griffen, from Cedarcrest HS and Duvall, started for WWU up front and played the full 90 with one shot on goal which did not go in for a score.

Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men 3, La Verne 0 – C-M-S continued its winning ways last night with a road win in La Verne, CA. Freshman Alex Censullo started for C-M-S, and the 2013 Mount Si HS grad from North Bend recorded at least one shot in the contest; it did not reach goal, however.

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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