The weekend wrap!!!!

Good Monday morning. Time now for the weekend wrap, and we hit the diamond to start things off on a Monday.

It was a great weekend for a local 14U girls’ club softball team, and a player that some of you at Mount Si High School may be familiar with chipped into the efforts.

The Washington Acers Quinney squad, based in Auburn, finished second yesterday at the National Softball Association’s Meadowdale Classic up in Snohomish County, and contributing to the performance was one Isabelle Foote, she the daughter of Mount Si head volleyball coach Bonnie Foote and an eighth-grader in the Tahoma School District.

In the opener, the Acers blasted the Kirkland-based Northwest Lady Bandits 14-0. Foote was 0-1, but scored a run for her squad as they put 10 runs across in the second inning alone to turn this into a rout. She got the second game off for the Acers, who had a little more challenging time with the Snohomish Shock Crawford in the tournament semifinals, but the Acers’ ace pitcher Alanna Wirtala was up to the challenge, scattering a run on only five hits across six innngs in a 3-1 Acer win. She struck out five to get the win in the complete-game effort.

Foote also missed the final for the Acers, as they faced the Shock’s Westman unit, who promptly scored six runs in the second inning and handed the Acers a 7-1 loss in the final, earning the Quinney side second place in the tournament. A double and run scored from Makaila Quinney paced the Acer offense in this one.

The performance this weekend leaves the Acers at a solid 17-3 in 2021, with more tournaments ahead for the squad as the weather gets warmer.

Other items on a Monday:

Women’s Soccer
Idaho State drops one to I-15 rivals: The Bengals fell at home for the second straight game to their rivals from Weber State University in Utah, dropping a 3-1 result to the Wildcats, from Ogden, a two-hour drive south on I-15 from ISU’s campus in Pocatello. Senior Rachel Brownell, from Fall City and a Mount Si HS alum, started on defense and worked the full 90 minutes with no stats of note as the Bengals remained winless on the season at 0-6-2 overall, 0-5-1 in the Big Sky Conference. The game was Senior Day so Brownell and other seniors were recognized for their four years in the ISU program. They finish up the season with a pair of games this weekend against Southern Utah University, in Cedar City, UT.

Top-20 result for MSHS alum: Pacific Lutheran University men’s senior Jordan Lau, from Ames Lake and a MSHS alum, finished in a tie for 18th yesterday at the Northwest Conference Spring Classic in Walla Walla. Lau fired rounds of 77 and 78 Saturday and yesterday respectively to finish at +11 over par 155, on the par 72 Wine Valley Golf Course layout in Walla Walla which has been home to Whitman College’s golf team and also has been a venue for recent U.S. Open qualifier events among other major tournaments. PLUY as a team took second, finishing 12 shots back of team winner Willamette, whose top golfer, Andrew Kibbee, won the tournament by three shots over runner up – and Lau’s PLU teammate – Caden Arnold. Kibbee fired rounds of 67 and 72 over the two days to finish at a five-under 139 on the tournament.

Waltz homer helps UPS with Saturday split: The University of Puget Sound split a pair of one-run decisions with George Fox University on Saturday in a doubleheader between the two schools in Newberg, OR, and a MSHS grad was in the mix.

A homer from former Wildcat Clayton Waltz, from Snoqualmie, paced the Loggers in the opener, which was won by the Bruins 4-3. Waltz did not play the nightcap, but Puget Sound got the win there, needing extra innings to sink GFU 6-5. UPS with the split is now 9-11 on the season, 5-9 in league play and it’s Tacoma rivalry weekend as they play Pacific Lutheran University in doubleheaders both Saturday and Sunday this weekend.

Crumb wraps up season in pool: The truncated Pacific University-Oregon swim season wrapped up on Saturday with a loss to George Fox University in Newberg, OR. Boxer Julia Crumb, a MSHS alum from Snoqualmie, had four second place finishes in individual events in the meet.

Crumb finished second in the women’s 200 yard breaststroke, clocking two minutes, 44.57 seconds, and also was runner-up in the women’s 500 yard freestyle with a time of 5:55.61. Additionally, she recorded second place as an individual in the women’s 1.650 yard freestyle distance race with a time of 20:10.83, and teamed with teammates Joelle Otterstedt, Hannah Brandow and Avery Beckius on a second-place finish in the women’s 200 yard medley relay clocking 2:03.92.

Crumb is listed as a junior this spring for Pacific.

Valleyite aids women’s team split of weekend set: Duvall’s Maia Rezoski, a Cedarcrest HS alum, factored into both games over this past weekend for Linfield University’s women’s lacrosse squad as they split a weekend two-fer with rival Willamette University which closed out the home schedule for the Wildcats this spring.

Rezoski had two goals and two assists for Linfield in a 15-13 win on Saturday over the Bearcats, then the Valleyite added another goal and assist for the Wildcats yesterday, but Linfield fell 16-11. The split put the Wildcats at 5-3 in conference play and they now have two weeks off before finishing the season the weekend of April 17 and 18 against the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma.

Luke aids Elmhurst men: Two more goals and two more assists for North Bend’s Ben Luke this past Saturday for Elmhurst College’s men’s squad lifted the Illinois school to a 19-0 shutout on the road over Hanover College in Indianapolis. Luke, a sophomore this spring for the Blue Jays, is Elmhurst’s top scorer, with 32 goals on the season. They are 7-2 on the season and open conference play this weekend against Augustana of Illinois.

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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