To get the pulse of last Wednesday’s Woodinville-Redmond game, you only needed to listen to Redmond’s PA announcer. During player introductions, his voice boomed out over the speakers with the rattling gusto of a WWF event. But by the end of the first quarter, Woodinville led 20-3. And his voice was more akin to someone covering a golf tourney.
By the final buzzer, the Falcons led 62-33. The win improved Woodinville’s record to 6-0 on the season.
“It was a really fun game,” Woodinville’s Veronica Sheffey said. “Because we got a lead we were able to practice some new stuff we’ve been working on.” Woodinville’s Mia Hughes may have scored 21 points, but the defining impact was perpetrated by Katie Minnehan. The senior guard played suffocating defense almost as if she could read her opponent’s minds. She caused such havoc in the passing lanes that it created a paralyzing effect on the Redmond offense.
It was a rough Tuesday night for Woodinville, as the Falcons fell to the visiting Redmond Mustangs 54-25.
Simply put, Redmond has a roster that is strong and deep -- and Woodinville does not. The visiting Mustangs benefited from four forfeits due to Woodinville’s inability to fill select weight classes. Thus, it was no surprise that Redmond took the lopsided victory.
But things will be looking up for the Falcons after the winter break.
In life, you can always count on certain absolutes. The old standbys, of course, are death and taxes. Then there are the Mariners, who never make the playoffs. Lady Gaga always reinvents herself every calendar year. And finally, the Woodinville Swim and Dive team can be counted on to have a small roster.
As a result, the Falcons struggle to compete each winter. Through the years, they’ve even adopted monikers. These include “The Little Engine That Could”, and “The 300”.