Defenses dominate

April 16, 2014

 

By Christina Corrales-Toy Oliver Eriksen (right), Mount Si High School sophomore midfielder, and Liberty junior defender Ryan Graham fight to control the ball during the first overtime of their April 9 soccer match, which ended in a scoreless tie.

By Christina Corrales-Toy
Oliver Eriksen (right), Mount Si High School sophomore midfielder, and Liberty junior defender Ryan Graham fight to control the ball during the first overtime of their April 9 soccer match, which ended in a scoreless tie.

The last time the Liberty boys soccer team set foot on Mount Si High School’s home turf, they left as KingCo champions with a direct berth into the state tournament.

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Wildcats soccer struggle its way to victory over Bellevue Wolverines

April 9, 2014

By Calder Productions A Mount Si player soars over his opponent from Bellevue.

By Calder Productions
A Mount Si player soars over his opponent from Bellevue.

The Mount Si soccer team survived an ugly match with the Bellevue Wolverines where the Wildcats didn’t play up to their standard but came away with the 2-1 win.

Bellevue kept the pressure on Mount Si, making the defense uncomfortable and on their heels all night.

Soccer team undefeated after 2-1 win over Bothell

March 26, 2014

By Calder Productions  Aaron Baumgardner slides in to take the ball away during the game against Bothell.

By Calder Productions
Aaron Baumgardner slides in to take the ball away during the game against Bothell.

The Mount Si soccer team won against the Bothell Cougars on March 20. The Wildcats took the Cougars 2-1 off of junior Connor Williams’ two goals. Junior goalkeeper Bruce Corrie had a game saving stop in the final seconds of the match to secure the win.

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Wildcat soccer coach takes job at Bellevue College

March 7, 2012

Bellevue College has hired Darren Brown, head coach of the girls’ and boys’ soccer teams at Mount Si High School, as assistant coach for its men’s team.

Brown wrote in an email he will stay on as Wildcat head coach and as teacher of a sports marketing class at the high school.

“My high school programs are my babies,” he wrote. “This is just a good experience and fit for me to do a little more.”

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Wildcat soccer team fights adversity, but loses in first round of playoffs

May 11, 2011

At the beginning, adversity.

An own goal left Mount Si behind 1-0 against Mercer Island, 13 minutes into their May 6 match.

At the end, adversity.

A penalty kick called in favor of the Islanders with three minutes to go in the first overtime threatened to break what was up to that point a tense 2-2 tie.

Both times, Mount Si responded.

It retorted to the own goal with two goals by Dane Aldrich.

And it retorted to the penalty kick call by salvaging the tie, using a maneuver worthy of the pros.

It started with head coach Darren Brown calling Dillon Oord, the senior goalie to the sideline.

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Mount Si sweats to earn win over Wolverines

March 22, 2011

The team that stepped onto the field March 18 looked like the fifth best team in the state. For about 10 minutes.

The Mount Si Wildcats, opening their 2011 season started their home match against Bellevue in a way reminiscent of the 2010 squad, which broke all sorts of records and finished fifth at the state tournament.

Five minutes into the match, the Wildcats already had a 1-0 lead, thanks to a goal on a breakaway by forward Kody Clearman on the third minute.

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BOYS SOCCER | Mount Si earns draw against Issaquah in preseason play

March 15, 2011

The Wildcats matched 4A Issaquah High School to a 1-1 draw March 12 in preseason play.

 

Wildcats' co-captain Eric Baumgardner digs out the ball before an Issaquah defender can reach it during Mount Si's 1-1 preseason match with the Eagles.

Wildcats' co-captain Eric Baumgardner digs out the ball before an Issaquah defender can reach it during Mount Si's 1-1 preseason match with the Eagles. (By Calder Productions)

The team showed it is building on last year’s historic success. In 2010, Mount Si finished 12-2-4 and won its first KingCo Conference championship. The team also won its first ever state playoff game.

The Wildcats drew first blood. Team co-captain Eric Baumgardner scored on a pass from Kody Clearman at 9 minutes into the game. Baumgardner, a senior, is a midfielder, and Clearman, a freshman, is a forward.

But Issaquah struck back in the second half. James Garcia scored after 69 minutes. Michael Roberts picked up the assist.

The match highlighted the young team’s strengths.

The Wildcats demonstrated their ability to control the ball and maintain possession, Coach Darren Brown wrote on the team’s website.

Some new varsity members showed their skill.

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After rebuilding year, Wildcats have a leg up on conference

September 10, 2010

NEW — 9:00 a.m. Sept. 10, 2010

Photo by Dan Catchpole

After limping through a rebuilding season last year, the Mount Si High School girls soccer team could have a leg up on the rest of the league this year.

Most of last year’s top schools lost key players to graduation, which leaves the league in flux for this season. Issaquah’s Liberty High School has a strong squad returning. The rest are rebuilding.

But Mount Si has been down that road already, and is ready to compete, head coach Darren Brown said.

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SOCCER | Mount Si picks up historic win in state tournament

May 19, 2010

NEW — 2:53 p.m. May 19, 2010

Mount Si forward Sam Joselyn (right) gets a head up over Auburn Mountainview during the Wildcats 4-0 win in the first round of the state tournament, May 18. (Photo by Dan Catchpole)

Mount Si forward Sam Joselyn (right) gets a head up over Auburn Mountainview during the Wildcats 4-0 win in the first round of the state tournament, May 18. (Photo by Dan Catchpole)

The Mount Si boys soccer team continued making history Tuesday May 18 with its first ever win in a state tournament, beating visiting Auburn Mountainview 4-0.

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Mount Si soccer takes first KingCo division title

May 13, 2010

NEW — 1:33 p.m. May 13, 2010

Mount Si soccer takes KingCo division title

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Juanita's Dylan Marshall (left) and Mount Si's Ben Larson fight for control of the ball during the Wildcats' 2-0 win. Larson, a defender, helped Mount Si earn its 10th shutout this season. (Photo by Calder Productions)

The Mount Si High School boys soccer team won its first KingCo division title after a hard-fought 2-0 win over Juanita High School in the season’s final game May 6. The team was 9-1-2 in conference play this year and 11-1-4 overall.

The team now advances to the 16-team state tournament that starts May 18, and Mount Si has home-field advantage for the first two games of the tournament.

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