Sunday sports wrap

Good Sunday morning. Hope you get a chance to look at our Mount Si High School football preview which we have posted for you below. However, we also have scores and highlights from college action, and we also have a little bit of youth softball as well, as that sport gets going on their 2014-15 campaign.

Football
Washington 17, Hawaii 16: Sophomore kicker Cameron Van Winkle, from Fall City and a 2013 Mount Si High School grad, delivered on his one field goal attempt for the UW, converting it from 36 yards out in the second quarter to give the Huskies what turned out to be enough cushion to escape with their first win under new head coach Chris Petersen, defeating the Warriors in front of a decent crowd – and national TV cameras – at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu.

Oregon State 29, Portland State 14: It was a special day for the Mitchell family of North Bend yesterday, as brothers Josh and Nick suited up for the first time together in the orange and black. Josh, a junior and 2012 MSHS grad, started at center, and helped his quarterback, Sean Mannion, complete 26 passes out of 45 attempts for 328 yards total, with one touchdown toss. The numbers moved the Beaver senior into sixth all-time on the Pac-12 career passing yards list. Nick is one of Mannion’s backups at QB, and the freshman – and 2014 MSHS grad – did not see action as Mannion played the whole contest in Corvallis, OR. Nick is well down the depth chart at the moment and is not expected to see playing time this fall. There’s a possibility, too, that with him so far down, he might get redshirted, we’ll see.

The Mitchell brothers’ parents, Jeff and Rhonda, were both in attendance yesterday at the game. As many of you know, Jeff Mitchell is the longtime head of the Mount Si football booster club and his wife, Rhonda, is a local educator.

Idaho at Florida: Idaho’s season-opening game last night at Florida was washed out, yes washed out, due to rain and heavy lightning in Gainesville, FL, which resulted in two delays and poor field conditions which resulted in the game’s suspension. There was only one play ran between the two delays, and both schools will now work to determine whether the game will be resumed at a later date, or canceled in some fashion. The Vandals have one local on their roster, Cedarcrest High School grad Jared Klingenberg, a junior from Duvall.

Women’s Soccer
St. Benedict 1, Whitworth 0: In Spokane, the host Pirates were blanked by visiting St. Benedict; freshman Leah Corra, from Snoqualmie and a 2014 Mount Si High School grad, came off the bench and played nine minutes, with no stats to report, for Whitworth.

Men’s Soccer
Cal Baptist 3, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 2: Sophomore Alex Censullo, a 2013 Mount Si High School grad from North Bend, started for C-M-S and played 78 minutes of what turned out to be a good contest last night in Claremont, CA, as visiting Cal Baptist held on for the win. Censullo recorded no stats of note.

Volleyball
Loyola Marymount def. Binghamton (NY) 25-14, 25-16, 25-19: Freshman – and 2014 Mount Si High School grad – Lindsay Carr, from Snoqualmie, made her college debut for LMU in their sweep of the visitors from upstate New York yesterday in the Lions’ season-opening tournament in Los Angeles. Carr had two kills in one set of action for Loyola, who beat UCLA in their nightcap. Carr did not play that contest.

Sacramento State def. UNC Charlotte 25-27, 25-21, 25-23, 25-19: UNCC fell in their season-opening home tournament to the visiting Hornets despite 11 kills, an ace, a dig and a block from junior Sarah McDonald, a 2012 Mount Si High School graduate from Snoqualmie.

Ottawa (KS) def. Missouri Valley College 25-22, 25-18, 21-25, 25-23: Sophomore newcomer Gen Knoppi, from Snoqualmie and a 2013 Mount Si HS grad, had an ace and three digs for MVC as they fell in their home tournament.

Missouri State def. Montana State 25-21, 25-21, 25-17: Montana State fell to Missouri State in a neutral-site game in Salt Lake City held as part of the University of Utah’s season-opening tournament. Senior Zoe Gogan, from Fall City and a 2011 Mount Si HS grad, had four kills and four digs to pace the Bobcats.

UNC Charlotte def. East Tennessee State 25-20, 15-25, 25-19, 25-15: UNCC’s McDonald delivered another 11 kills, along with three digs, to pace the 49’ers to a home win at their tournament in Charlotte, NC, which earned them the team title.

Missouri Valley College def. Calumet-St. Joseph (IN) 25-22, 25-15, 25-18: Knoppi aided the MVC efforts with another ace and three digs to pace the victors.

Montana State def. New Mexico State 25-19, 25-20, 18-25, 25-18: Gogan came up huge for the Bobcats as they scored the win over the defending Western Athletic Conference champion Aggies in Salt Lake City at the Utah tourney. The senior racked up 12 kills, two digs and a block as MSU finished the weekend 1-2.

Cross Country
Clash of the Inland Northwest, Spokane: Whitworth freshman women’s runner Bailey Scott, from Snoqualmie and a 2014 Mount Si High School grad, made her college debut for the Pirates, and finished relatively well for her first go-round. She finished in 57th out of 102 runners in the field, clocking 15 minutes, 56.8 seconds on the 4000 meter course at Mead High School, just north of Spokane.

Softball
2014-15 season starts: The 2014-15 season for local club softball teams starts this weekend, and will continue throughout this fall and then take a break for the winter before resuming in the spring. A number of Valley players will be playing once again, and a couple of teams with some locals got the ball rolling yesterday in local tournament action.

Absolute Blast ’00 U14 15, Washington Illiusion 16’s 0: A pair of girls who will be walking through the doors of Duvall’s Cedarcrest High School this upcoming week for the first time as Red Wolve freshmen combined on the two-hitter as the Blast rolled. Elaine Townley and Cassidy Derieg worked together on the gem, combining for two walks and four strikeouts between them. Derieg, new to the Blast this fall, also went 1-2 with three runs scored to pace the Woodinville-based team, who also had three hits, a run and RBI from Townley. Mount Si freshman Lexi Wetherbee went 1-2 with a walk, two runs and two RBI’s to aid AbB.

Washington Acers 18’s West Coast 4, Ladysharks 16’s Hagen 3: Mount Si junior Rose Vogt went 0-1 with a walk and run scored as the Kirkland-based Sharks fell to their Auburn-based foes.

Absolute Blast ’00 8, Washington Acers 16’s “A” 4: Derieg got the win in the circle for the Blast in relief, pitching three innings of two-hit ball, walking two; she also went 1-2 with an RBI. Townley went 2-2 with two runs scored and Wetherbee added a hit and run scored to the Blast efforts.

Washington Acers 18’s Anderton 5, Ladysharks Hagen 5: Vogt went 2-2 with a double, run scored and RBI to help the Sharks tie an Acers club coached by longtime local softball coach Mark Anderton; if that name sounds familiar, he worked with Mount Si pitching legend Kandis Clesson when she played for the Wildcats from 2003-06.

Oregon Titans 10, Absolute Blast ’00 0: The Blast’s one loss yesterday came to an Oregon-based team; Derieg allowed a pair of unearned runs on just one hit in two innings, walking one. She went 0-1, while Wetherbee was hitless in two at-bats and Townley had one walk in the contest.

WA Ladyhawks 18’s Miller Blue 4, Ladysharks Hagen 2: Vogt went hitless in one at-bat as the Sharks fell to a Puyallup-based team coached by another longtime local club man who has worked with Mount Si players in the past – Wayne Miller. Miller most recently coached ex-‘Cat Celine Fowler, who graduated back in June and is a freshman this fall at Central Washington.

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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