Big game for the Saint Martin’swomen’s soccer team today when they play host to Seattle Pacific. It’s a rematch of a game in Seattle that saw the Falcons pull out the victory in the final 10 seconds of double overtime, 2-1, part of an eight match unbeaten streak that SPU is currently riding.
The Saints are still in the hunt for a GNAC playoff spot currently sitting in fifth place at 4-6. The top four teams make the GNAC playoffs at the Starfire complex in Tukwila beginning on November 1st and the Saints are chasing Western Oregon (5-4-1) for that final playoff spot.
First touch is scheduled for 2:00 PM at the SMU Soccer Field.
In American football action, a huge 2A Evergreen Conference game between Tumwater and River Ridge kicks off at 7:00 PM at South Sound Stadium.
The T-Birds are riding a six game winning streak after dropping their opener to Shelton and have knocked off Timberline, Capital, WF West and North Thurston in the process and are currently ranked #1 in the Oly Sports power rankings. Andrew Brown has been unstoppable for the T-Birds on all sides of the game and River Ridge will have their hands full stopping his rushing and special teams prowess.
But River Ridge sits there just behind the T-Birds in the EvCo standings and that at times explosive offense could always go off. But the Hawks had their five game winning streak snapped on Friday by WF West and barely got past 0-7 Centralia a week before and have given up 78 points over the last two games, worrisome results when facing this confusing T-Birds wing-T offense.
My pick: Tumwater 45, River Ridge 28, in a game that is closer than the final score reflects.
And don’t forget all the girl’s soccer and volleyball action going on all around town….
Olympia vs. Yelm – Ingersoll Stadium – 7:00 PM
River Ridge @ Black Hills – Tumwater Stadium – 7:00 PM
High school volleyball
Black Hills @ River Ridge – River Ridge HS – 7:00 PM
Capital vs. WF West – Capital HS – 7:00 PM
North Thurston vs. Lincoln – North Thurston HS – 7:00 PM
Olympia vs. Yelm – Olympia HS – 7:00 PM