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Wildcats drop one to Islanders
The Mount Si chess team lost a hard fought match to Mercer
Island on Wednesday, 3-2, to drop its overall record in league play to 2-1.
Adam Griffin, David Ard and Dan Haakenson tried their best but
came up short in their matches on the third, fourth and fifth boards
respectively. Nathan Phillips dominated his opponent, defeating him on the
The match of the day belonged to freshman David Haakenson,
playing his first match on the first board. He battled tenaciously and came
back from the point of defeat to earn a dramatic win over Mercer Island's
This week the Chesscats will try to get back on the winning track,
playing Sammamish at home on Wednesday. Wish the men luck.