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Football advances to semifinals; girls soccer fall in quarters

The Snoqualmie Valley Record reports on the latest sports news from the local high school teams. Here are some of the highlights from the past week.

Mount Si football beats Eastlake in thriller

The Mount Si Wildcats football team advanced to the 4A state semifinals after a dramatic 28-27 win over the Eastlake Wolves on Friday night. The Wildcats trailed 27-21 with less than two minutes left in the game, but quarterback Clay Millen led a 75-yard drive that ended with a 10-yard touchdown pass to Colby Botten with 16 seconds remaining. The extra point by Ryan Currie gave the Wildcats the lead and the defense held on to seal the victory.

Millen threw for 303 yards and four touchdowns, while Botten caught nine passes for 128 yards and two scores. Cole Norah also had two touchdown receptions for the Wildcats, who improved to 11-1 on the season. The Wildcats will face the Graham-Kapowsin Eagles in the semifinals on Saturday at Sparks Stadium in Puyallup.

Mount Si girls soccer loses to Issaquah in quarterfinals

The Mount Si Wildcats girls soccer team saw their season end with a 2-0 loss to the Issaquah Eagles in the 4A state quarterfinals on Saturday at Mount Si High School. The Eagles scored twice in the first half and controlled the game with their possession and defense. The Wildcats had a few chances in the second half, but could not find the back of the net.

Football advances to semifinals; girls soccer fall in quarters

The Wildcats finished the season with a 14-4-1 record and a second-place finish in the KingCo 4A conference. They also won their first two playoff games, beating Skyline 3-2 and Camas 2-1. The Wildcats will graduate 10 seniors, but will return several key players next year.

Other sports news

  • The Mount Si girls cross country team placed 12th at the 4A state meet on Saturday at Sun Willows Golf Course in Pasco. The Wildcats were led by junior Tatum Dahl, who finished 31st overall with a time of 19:07.9. The Wildcats also had three freshmen in their top five: Ava Haberlach (67th), Kate Wenzel (82nd) and Sydney Kauffman (85th).
  • The Mount Si boys cross country team did not qualify for the state meet, but had two individual runners compete. Senior Stuart Lisle placed 57th with a time of 16:24.5, while sophomore Jackson Stokes placed 84th with a time of 16:46.8.
  • The Mount Si volleyball team lost to the Glacier Peak Grizzlies in the 4A Wes-King district tournament on Thursday, ending their season with a 12-8 record. The Wildcats had a strong showing in the KingCo 4A conference, finishing third and beating the Woodinville Falcons in the first round of the district tournament.

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