Monday news notes….

Here’s a look at the news from local sports this morning.

Two Valley college soccer players making mark in NCAA tournaments
Two local college soccer teams with Valley high school grads playing for them are moving along in their respective NCAA tournaments after wins last night.

First, in Seattle, the UW men doubled up Seattle University 4-2 to advance to the next round of the tournament; their next game is scheduled for next weekend. Sophomore goalkeeper Ryan Herman, a 2011 Mount Si High School grad from Fall City, made four saves in goal for the Huskies despite giving up the two SU goals to move to 8-1-2 on the season. The win by the Huskies ended the season for Seattle University, whose coach, Pete Fewing, has Valley ties; he is a former North Bend resident who still operates soccer camps in the Valley during the summer months.

To the ladies and up to Bellingham, where Western Washington’s women’s soccer team advanced to their first Division II national tournament semifinal in school history after blanking St. Edward’s of Texas 2-0. Senior Ashton Griffen, from Duvall and a 2010 Cedarcrest High School grad, started in the midfield for the Vikings and played 60 minutes, recording one shot that did not make it on goal. WWU next plays in the national championship semis December 5 in Georgia.

College wrestling note
A Valley grad hit the mat for his college in a wrestling tournament in Spokane yesterday.

Doane College (NE) freshman Carlos Toledano, from Duvall and a 2013 Cedarcrest HS alum, went 2-2 wrestling in the 165 lb. division at the Spokane Open. Toledano beat opponents from Highline Community College and Montana Western University, but fell to two foes from North Idaho College.

Pacific (OR) was also scheduled to compete in the event, likely with senior Evan Schreurs, also a CHS grad, but no results were available on their matches in the tournament.

Softball tourney wraps up
Three local softball teams with Valley players wrapped up the fall schedule yesterday with the final day of play at the Surf City Early Thanksgiving Showcase in Anaheim, CA.

The Northwest Bullets U16 Zacher team split a pair of games in yesterday’s play; Mount Si freshman Maddy Trout had a hit to aid Zacher in their game against a California team, which they fell to; Zacher closed the tournament with a win over an Arizona team. Trout and fellow MSHS freshman C.J. Howatson play for the Issaquah-based club, coached by Kris Zacher.

The Washington Ladyhawks Miller, with MSHS senior Celine Fowler, and Northwest Ladysharks Gold, with CHS player Allie McCain, also participated in the tournament.

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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