Ed Shepherd
​The Warriors' Luke Edvalds, trying to get back on defense against Foster's Sui Thang, dribbling the ball, forward.

SLIDESHOW: Seattle Christian Schools Hopes For A Season Marked With Some Improvement

By Ed Shepherd
SPORTS CORRESPONDENT

Not too many seasons ago -- two, to be exact -- Seattle Christan Schools made it a long ways in boys soccer, having gone to the championship game of the 1A WIAA Dairy Farmers Of Washington state tournament for high school play.

"We played Lake Chelan, and they played soccer at a really high level," said Trent Siedenburg, a Warriors' senior captain. "We let in a couple early goals; they had a guy who could dribble and score really well, they had a good team. They played a really high level of soccer. They deserved it."

Final score was in favor of Lake Chelan, 3-1.

SCS, in that 1A title game two seasons ago, went into it, undefeated, according to Siedenburg. But, the team, last year, followed up that stellar campaign with a much lesser mark of 10-7-1, overall, with no return trip to state.

So, what's in store for this season, with a Warriors' team that is very young, with only two seniors that played, that helped them, in a 4-1 loss to host, Foster, in non-league preseason action on Wednesday?
"I think we can be a notch better than last year, but we're young," said David Peters, the Warriors' head coach.

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SLIDESHOW: Foster Feels The Heat Of Upcoming Soccer Season's Expectations, With Understanding

By Ed Shepherd
SPORTS CORRESPONDENT

Pressure seems to be on this year for Foster, which made it to state last year but lost out early, finishing its season with a tough loss to the South Kitsap Wolves in the first round of the 2A playoffs.

Good news from what's been said so far is a good number of players from that Bulldogs team that lost in state's round one, after having christened themselves as one of the top teams in 2A in the state by getting to that spot, now return a lot of those same players, just a year older.

"Now, we have a lot of experienced seniors," said Nasir Tura, who is in his fourth season as head coach.
Those seniors experienced losing a heartbreaking way to end last season, a shootout loss, against the Wolves, a Kitsap Peninsula area team.

"Even game, pretty much, but, we played better in that game, but we couldn't get the win," said Tura, who graduated from Foster a few years ago, as well as, growing up in the community.

The game began strongly for the Bulldogs before setting into a back and forth match after that against the Wolves at state.

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Brittany McPhee plays in first NCAA tournament on Saturday

By: Bob Sims

Normandy Park's Brittany McPhee will be playing in her first NCAA tournament game tomorrow, when her team, the fourth -seeded Stanford Cardinal, squares off against No. 13 Cal State Northridge Saturday at Maples Pavillion in Palo Alto, Calif.

The game will be televised on ESPN2 at 3:30 p.m.

McPhee, a freshman guard, has played in 27 games and has started five games for the Cardinal, ranked 14th nationally by Associated Press. She is averaging 3.7 points and 2.3 rebounds a game. She has 14 blocks and 13 steals.

McPhee, a Mount Rainier grad, scored a career-high 24 points against California on Feb. 22. She was named Pac-12 Freshman of the Week on Feb. 23.

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