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Mount Si offense erupts vs. Saints

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The Mount Si Wildcats girls' soccer offensive tandem of forwards senior Kristen Berndt and freshman Kirsten Mills were busy last Thursday, combining to score six of the team's season-high eight goals in an 8-1 home field blowout of the winless Interlake Saints in Kingco 3A conference action.

Berndt scored four goals in the first half, upping her total to 13 on the season. Mills scored twice in the second half to propel the Wildcats to victory.

"It was a good win for us, you know, after coming out of Mercer (Island) and this one, you know we're going to continue to be strong. I think this is a sign we're playing good ball right now," said Mount Si Coach Darren Brown, who also praised Berndt's effort.

"She's incredible. What an incredible talent. Those four goals were scored like in a 20-minute span, you know, and we put her back on defense in the second half and she did well there. She's a tremendous athlete," he said.

The Wildcats put the pressure on the Saints right off the opening faceoff, as they spent much of the first eight minutes of play in the Interlake end of the field. The Wildcats were rewarded with the opening goal of the match, Berndt's first of the game, in the fifth minute of play. Berndt scored the goal on a rebound of a shot by freshman midfielder Monica Nelson that had been stopped by Interlake keeper Sydney Dela Cruz. The Saints responded in the 14th minute, tying the game on a goal by Whitney Engle, which came off a corner kick.

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