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>Saturday around the colleges….

>Saturday action now, and a couple of headliners for you.

First, San Diego State volleyball got another big night from freshman, and former Mount Si’er, Summer Nash, but it was not enough as the Aztecs fell to Colorado State. Nash, who helped Mount Si make state in 2007 but played the last two seasons for Bishop Blanchet HS in Seattle, had a team-high 10 kills, the second straight match in which she led her team in kills.

Also, Southern Oregon’s women’s soccer team scored a win over Warner Pacific in conference action and a freshman with ties to Cedarcrest was the big factor. Red Wolve alum Ashton Griffen, from Duvall, scored what turned out to be the game-winner for SOU in the first half of the game.

And, a big night for Fall City’s Gibson Bardsley, as the Western Washington senior men’s soccer player scored a goal and aided three others as WWU rolled over NW Nazarene.

Here’s the full board:
Men’s Soccer
Evergreen State over NW Christian 1-0
Dyson Fowler and Sam Joselyn (both ESC/Fr/North Bend/MSHS), Both played, no stats (Joselyn started)

Linfield falls to Whitman 3-1
Cody Tipton (LIB/So/North Bend/MSHS) Started in goal, gave up all three goals, made three saves

Western Washington routs NW Nazarene 7-0
Gibson Bardsley (WWU/Sr/Fall City/MSHS) 1 G, 3 A
Scored goal in 47th min, assisted by teammate Kellan Brown
Assisted on goals in 59th min (Darragh Simm scored), 72nd min (Brown scored) and 90th min (Brown scored)
Brown had three goals, two of which were assisted by Bardsley
Bardsley now two short of WWU career goal scoring record, and is now second in career assists at school

Chico State falls to CSU Stanislaus 1-0
Sam Evans (CSU/Fr/Snoqualmie/MSHS) Started in goal for Chico, gave up lone goal, made 2 saves

Women’s Soccer
Southern Oregon over Warner Pacific 2-0
Ashton Griffen (SOU/Fr/Duvall/CHS) 1 G
Scored what turned out to be game-winner in 24th min on breakaway

Northwest falls to Corban 1-0
Jordyn Wilson (NWU/So/Snoqualmie/MSHS) Started, took one shot, not on goal

Central Washington falls to Western Oregon 4-0
Kori Butterfield (CWU/Fr/Duvall/CHS) Started in goal for CWU and gave up all four goals, made seven saves
Amanda Biggs (CWU/Sr/Carnation/CHS) Started, no stats

Whitman falls to Linfield 3-2
Stephanie Burk (WHIT/So/Fall City/MSHS) DNP

San Diego State falls to Colorado State 26-24, 25-18, 25-15
Summer Nash (SDSU/Fr/Seattle/former MSHS player) Team high 10 kills

Hope Int’l over the Master’s 25-19, 25-22, 25-20
Sine Schirmer (HIU/Jr/North Bend/MSHS) DNP

Eastern Wash over Portland St 50-17
Dexter Moetului (EWU/Jr/North Bend/MSHS) Suited up, no stats

Humboldt State over Simon Fraser 35-14
Alex Hiebert (HSU/So/Fall City/MSHS) 1 solo tackle
Sean Snead (SFU/So/North Bend/MSHS) Redshirting, DNP

Whitworth falls to Willamette 28-12
Jacob Kriegbaum (WHT/Fr/Duvall/CHS) DNP

Puget Sound over Pacific (OR) 42-31
Evan Schreurs (PAC/Fr/Duvall/CHS) DNP

Luther (IA) falls to Wartburg (IA) 24-18
Rick Westermann (LTH/Sr/Duvall/CHS) 7 tackles, 5 solo, 2 asst, 1 for loss (-1 yd)

Simpson (IA) over Cornell (IA) 21-13
Cameron Oviatt (SMP/Jr/Carnation/CHS) Punter for Simpson, 6 punts, 168 yds ttl (28 yds avg), Long of 46, none inside 20

Eastern Washington men @ Big Sky championships, Cheney
Drake da Ponte (EWU/Jr/North Bend/MSHS) 50th, 24:46.47


Written by Rhett Workman

October 31, 2010 at 4:16 pm

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>College scores from Friday……

>Now to our Friday scores. One headliner, and that is Northwest U’s win over NW Christian in women’s soccer, with former Mount Si’er Jordyn “J-Dub” Wilson getting a goal for the Eagles.


Washington State falls to USC 25-14, 25-16, 25-15
Faith Hutcherson (WSU/Sr/Ames Lake/MSHS) Played two sets, no stats

Men’s Soccer
Chapman over UC Santa Cruz 1-0 (2OT)
Brett Richardson (CHP/Jr/Duvall/CHS) Started, played 95 mins, took three shots, none on goal

CSU Bakersfield falls to Denver 2-1
Keeyan Ghazanfarpour (CSUB/So/Carnation/CHS) Played 29 mins off bench, took one shot, not on goal
Evan Fassler (CSUB/So/Duvall/CHS) Played 17 mins off bench, no stats
Despite loss, CSUB clinches conference title; they play in MPSF league

Evergreen State ties Oregon Tech 1-1
Dyson Fowler (ESC/Fr/North Bend/MSHS) Off bench, took two shots, none on goal, no goals
Sam Joselyn (ESC/Fr/North Bend/MSHS) Started, no stats

Women’s Soccer
Northwest over NW Christian 5-0
Jordyn Wilson (NWU/So/Snoqualmie/MSHS) 1 G, three shots total
Scored in 22nd min; assist by teammate Kelsey Frasier

Southern Oregon falls to Concordia-Portland 1-0
Ashton Griffen (SOU/Fr/Duvall/CHS) Started, no stats

Fairfield falls to Siena 2-1 (2OT)
Nikki Stanton (FFD/RFr/North Bend/MSHS) Started, no stats

Written by Rhett Workman

October 31, 2010 at 3:43 pm

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>College action from Thursday….

>We have college scores aplenty, and we start with the Thursday action.

A couple of headliners: First, WWU men’s soccer gets a goal and assist from senior Gibson Bardsley, from Fall City, in a 2-1 win over MSU-Billings, and second, San Diego State got a team-high 15 kills from former Mount Si volleyballer Summer Nash in a four-set volleyball win over Wyoming. Nash, a freshman this season, was a part of the 2007 state tournament team for the Wildcats, but spent the last two seasons playing for Seattle’s Bishop Blanchet HS.


Women’s Soccer
St. Martins over Central Wash 1-0
Kori Butterfield (CWU/Fr/Duvall/CHS) Played second half in goal for Wildcats and took loss,
gave up lone goal and made 2 saves
Amanda Biggs (CWU/Sr/Carnation/CHS) Started on D, no stats

Men’s Soccer
Western Wash over MSU-Billings 2-1
Gibson Bardsley (WWU/Sr/Fall City/MSHS) 1 G, 1 A
Bardsley scored in 46th min for Vikings to tie game 1-1
Bardsley assisted on game-winner by teammate Andrew Weishaar in 76th min

San Diego State over Wyoming, 25-23, 23-25, 25-16, 25-19
Summer Nash (SDSU/Fr/Seattle/former MSHS player) Team high 15 kills

Written by Rhett Workman

October 31, 2010 at 3:27 pm

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>BREAKING: Wildcats are Kingco volleyball champions

>Special thanks to Tom McDonald for providing us updates from Sammamish tonight, where the Mount Si Wildcats overcame a spirited Juanita Rebels effort in the third set to take the sweep, 25-16, 25-12, 25-23. Stats probably Monday, but the main development is Mount Si wins the league’s #1 seed to district, and earns a first-round bye and will need to win two games, one of which will likely be against a tough Metro Mountain opponent (EC, Seattle Prep, Blanchet, Holy Names) to go to state.

More tomorrow.

Written by Rhett Workman

October 31, 2010 at 1:57 am

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>SnoValleySports commentary: Mount Si girls soccer can thank their role players for their new playoff life

>Mount Si’s girls’ soccer team this season was expected to contend for a league title. But, largely due to struggles on offense, that didn’t materialize. But, as of late, things have been a bit better, and that is thanks to some role players.

One would expect a player such as Alexis Pearlstein or Laura Barnes, players who have developed strong credentials with both Mount Si and local club teams, to be the “go-to” players when it counts the most. But who do you suppose scored this team’s three most important goals? Yep, players who don’t get that same notoriety, but let their play on the field do the talking.

First, let’s talk about freshman Sophia Rouches. We’ve told you a lot about her already, but it needs to be said here that this young lady has done things this year that great freshmen before her in this program under Brown weren’t able to do. Starting off with scoring two dramatic game-winning goals for her first two varsity goals in her career. And these goals meant the difference between hope and heartbreak for this team in 2010.

But what’s more, she demonstrated great ability and great versatility in scoring these goals. We’ve seen Lincoln Rawlings’ video clips of both of these goals, thanks, Lincoln, BTW, so here’s a brief description of the goals:

-Rouches against LW: After taking her pass from Barnes, Rouches proceeds down the field, going right at the Kangs’ defense. She uses great ball control and footwork to get around the defenders, find a short hole to fire at, and she blasted it with her foot into the corner of the net. This goal was simply fabulous. We’ve seen goals in the NHL just as good. See Crosby, Malkin, Ovechkin. Or for you soccer fans, how about a certain Mr. Montero??

-Rouches against Bellevue: After taking the pass from Claire Larsen, she uses her head to direct the pass into the lower corner of the net past a goaltender who simply got caught asleep at the switch. And what’s more is, where were the defenders? Rouches seems to be right where she needs to be when her team needs it the most.

So the question for Wildcat fans is, is Rouches a star in the making a la former Issy star, now U-Dub great, Deines or Nangle at Liberty? Time will tell, but we like her potential. She’s good.

Now, how about Howland. You know, this senior has only one goal all season. But it was sure golden, wasn’t it? Add to that she has had good play in the field this season, and you can see why she gets praise from her coaches.

There are other role players, too, doing a good job in their spots. Haley Chase in the back helping Pearlstein. Miranda Rawlings in front with her speed and quickness. Bre Beckes in the middle. Carly Weidenbach in goal. There are others, too numerous to mention.

Mount Si coach Darren Brown has developed a track record of producing solid players at this level who are ready for college-level play. Case in point: Hailey’s sister Brittany, an ’09 Mount Si grad, and Jess Oliver, an ’06 MSHS’er, both of whom are having great seasons at Bellevue College. Or on the boys’ side, GK Sam Evans at Chico State or GK Cody Tipton at Linfield. With those four, others playing collegiately now (such as Jordyn Wilson, Nikki Stanton and Gibbie Bardsley) and ones who will sign (Pearlstein), Brown is becoming one of this state’s top coaches because not only has he transformed this Wildcat program, he has transformed local youth soccer in the process.

And while this season has been a frustrating one for him, and for his players, Brown once again is doing what it takes to help these girls succeed. But if it weren’t for the players themselves giving it their all when it’s needed the most, Brown and this team wouldn’t be in this position right now. And that’s all that matters at the end of the day is that they have a chance. And as we have seen in the past, that is sometimes all that’s needed.

Written by Rhett Workman

October 30, 2010 at 8:57 pm

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>Mount Si soccer survives, and now it’s on to the playoffs, 10-28-10

>EDITOR’S NOTE: No room, we run here. A short comment about Rouches and Howland on tap.

Mount Si soccer highlights from their game against Mercer Island, including the three goals and a review of top plays by senior Shanna Howland. (Video courtesy Lincoln Rawlings)

Mount Si’s girls’ soccer team came into last Thursday night’s game looking to get another chance. This season has been a struggle, largely because the offense has been inconsistent at best, lacking at worst. But Sophia Rouches’ goal that won the game against Bellevue last Tuesday gave Mount Si and their fans hope that the Wildcats would have more soccer on tap following their Senior Night game with Mercer Island. Mount Si didn’t make it easy on themselves, but they found a way to win and now have a chance to start anew.

Goals by Leslie Stevens, Hailey Conway and Shanna Howland lifted the Wildcats to a hard-fought 3-2 win which sealed up the #4 slot in the league tournament; game one is Monday night at 5:30 against the Bellevue Wolverines at Juanita High School.

Leslie (Stevens), (Hailey) Conway, and Shanna’s (Howland) goals tonight were just great finishes and all from seniors on senior night. Just puts the cap on a great regular season finish,” said an elated Mount Si coach Darren Brown to the Wildcat soccer website. “We’re really excited for Monday’s game against Bellevue and to start the playoffs,” said senior Haley Chase.

The Wildcats and the Islanders battled hard in the first half, but neither team found the back of the net and the two teams went to halftime scoreless.

Mount Si was the first to wake up in the second half. It started in the 45th minute, when Rouches fired the ball in on goal for what should have been a routine pickup by MI’s goalkeeper, but instead turned into an easy opportunity for Stevens into an empty net after the ball rolled off the Islander netminder’s hands. Then, in the 55th minute, Conway got clear of two Islander defenders after taking a Laura Barnes pass and ripped it home to make it 2-0. With that large a lead, it appeared things were going good. The Islanders, though, got desperate, and cut that deficit in half with a goal by Taylor Abrass in the 67th minute. In the 74th minute, and everyone on pins and needles at this point, Howland headed a corner kick into the net to give the Wildcats insurance, and they sure needed it too.

In the 77th minute, the Islanders scored again, and it was hang on time from that point forward, but when the final whistle sounded, Mount Si and their fans breathed a sigh of relief. A second chance was on its way in the form of the playoffs.

Kingco tournament preview
The Wildcats come in as a team that based on their offensive play this year is not expected to do much in this tournament. But, their offense has had a resurgence, with five goals this week, so if they are able to build off that, watch out. The nice thing about this, too, is how role players have played a big role in that. Rouches with a goal and assist this week. Stevens with two key goals. Howland with maybe the most important goal of the year, and she played solid throughout the MI game. If these players can continue to play well, and get added contributions from other key hands such as senior Haley Chase, junior Laura Barnes and sophomore Miranda Rawlings, Mount Si could quickly become a sleeper candidate to come out of this tournament.

But to do that they will have to fight off what can be expected to be a strong Bellevue challenge Monday, as the Wolverines will be looking for revenge following last Tuesday’s heartbreaking loss courtesy of the head of Mount Si’s budding freshman phenom Rouches.

Look for some interesting soccer Monday night.

Written by Rhett Workman

October 30, 2010 at 8:11 pm

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>Mount Si football sends message, 10-29-10

>EDITOR’S NOTE: No room, we run here…..

Mount Si’s football team knew going into last night’s game with Sammamish they would have a playoff game next week, against the Glacier Peak Grizzlies. So the goal for this Mount Si team against lowly Sammamish was to get plenty of kids work, not make too many big mistakes or get anyone hurt, and all in all to just send a huge message to the Grizzlies about what lies ahead for them.

With teammate Kaleb Huerta (#4 at left)
looking on, Wildcat tight end Joe Farmer
(#80, center) catches a touchdown pass
in Friday’s 51-7 Mount Si win over Sammamish.
(Photo courtesy Calder Productions)

Aside from some costly penalties, Mount Si achieved all those things in a very convincing 51-7 blowout of the Totems. Shelby Williams scored three touchdowns to lead the Wildcats, who were without top senior running back Matt Bankston, who did not suit up.

Fans who came early to watch the Senior Night festivities were treated to some early fireworks from both teams about two minutes into the contest. It started with Mount Si’s Williams, who ran 17 yards into the end zone for a touchdown, finishing a drive which was set up by a big kickoff return by the Wildcats. 15 seconds after Williams started the scoring, and on Sammamish’s first offensive play, the Totems’ QB Andrew Engles threw a short pass to receiver Austin Lee, and Lee booked towards paydirt. 65 yards later, Lee arrived in the end zone, and that helped the Totems tie the game 7-7. Then, 20 seconds after Lee tied things for Sammamish, on Mount Si’s first offensive play following the Totem kickoff, Williams was off to the races again, running 73 yards to the end zone for his second TD which put Mount Si back in front to stay.

Later in the opening quarter, Wildcat QB Ian Ilgenfritz threw a six-yard strike to a wide-open TE Joe Farmer for a touchdown, then junior RB Connor Deutsch scored on a 12-yard run into the end zone. After one, it was 28-7 and it was clearly apparent who was going to get it done on this night.

Williams ran for his third touchdown in the second quarter; the 33-yard scamper with five minutes left in the frame put Mount Si up 35-7. Then the defense got into the act, courtesy of linebacker Taylor Mitchell, who picked up a Sammamish fumble and ran it back about 15 yards into the end zone. The game went to halftime with the Wildcats up 41-7. “They kept running option and the defensive end and the linebacker both made a good play so the ball just kind of kicked around and I saw it just roll toward me, picked it up and scored.,” Mitchell said.

Ilgenfritz’s backup QB, junior Ryan Atkinson, scored a touchdown in the third quarter on a 13-yard run, and Cameron Van Winkle finished the scoring off near the end of the frame with a 33 yard field goal.

While all was good on the scoring front, the penalties were a problem; among those penalties against the Wildcats included personal fouls for both pass interference and roughing the kicker, penalties which kept Sammamish drives alive. “We’ve gotten six penalties the last two games so we really tightened that up and, quite frankly, I think that we get sloppy when we play teams that probably aren’t as good as us,” a frustrated Wildcat coach Charlie Kinnune said.

Mount Si heads to Glacier Peak next week, game time is 7:30 next Friday at Snohomish HS Stadium in downtown Snohomish. A preview and additional information will be available next week right here on SVS. Kinnune expects fans will see a good game. “They’re going to see two distinctly different types of teams,” the coach said, referring to Mount Si’s physical ground-based attack going up against a pass-happy GP side led by one of the top QB’s in the state in Kevin Campbell.

Written by Rhett Workman

October 30, 2010 at 6:59 pm

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