EdCC dreaming of fields

  • KEVIN BREIWICK / Herald Writer
  • Wednesday, October 18, 2000 9:00pm
  • Sports

By KEVIN BREIWICK

Herald Writer

With the soccer field being torn up and paved over for a parking lot at Edmonds Community College, athletic director Mark Honey is attempting to find a new home for the soccer teams, possibly at Lynnwood High School.

EdCC, the Edmonds School District and the City of Lynnwood are working together to put Field Turf playing surface on the dirt soccer field at Lynnwood High School, Honey said. Field Turf is a synthetic grass type surface, and it is used at the University of Washington’s Husky Stadium.

Initially the bid for the field was too high, but Honey hasn’t given up. He hopes to get another bid in January or February.

“I’m hoping early spring (is when I get) what the figures are going to be,” Honey said.

Because of the lack of land at the college, Lynnwood High School is a possible solution, Honey said.

The cost, which Honey expects to be no less than $1 million, would be shared equally by the college, school district and city.

“We’re trying to make it a workable number for all three us,” Honey said. “If we can get it in, I’m sure it will be an awesome facility.”

Honey already helped add a batting cage on the Edmonds campus.

“My goal is to have the best facilities,” he said.

  • Go Tritons: Honey has been spoiled with three successful sports teams this fall.

    The men’s soccer team is in first place and the women’s soccer team is in second place in the Northeastern Division of the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges WAACC. The school’s volleyball team is second in the league’s North Division.

    “I’m very happy where we are right now,” Honey said. “The coaches have exceeded my expectations.”

    With each of the three fall sports teams on tract to make the playoffs, Honey has, in part, realized a goal. That goal is for every sports team to be competitive.

    “My goal is for everyone to be in the playoffs,” Honey said.

    The fall success has been helped by the addition of women’s soccer coach Teddy Mitalas, who has turned a team that had finished near the bottom of the league to an 9-1-1 squad this year.

    “I had an opening and he wanted to move up,” Honey said. “I knew he would turn it (the program) around. He’s a great coach.”

  • EdCC women blank Bellevue: Edmonds improved to 9-1-1 with a 3-0 victory over Bellevue Wednesday. Trina Hodo scored twice for the Tritons and Debra Buchan added another goal. Goalies Erin Guizzetti and Brianne Brown combined for the shutout.

  • Spiking the competition: After dropping two straight matches to fall to 5-2 in the NWAACC North Division last week, the Edmonds volleyball team came up big with a first-place finish in the Pierce Tournament last weekend.

    The Tritons were 5-1 in the tournament with victories coming against Yakima, Pierce, Lane and Whatcom before meeting Big Bend CC in the final. Edmonds lost the first game 15-4 and won the next two 15-4, 16-14.

    Roxanne Gilbert and Richele Stark were voted all-star selections at the tournament for Edmonds.

    Edmonds coach Bill Kellogg saw the tournament victory as a morale booster as the team had lost its only two matches this season in less than a week.

    The Tritons lost to Bellevue CC on Oct. 6 and Skagit Valley CC on Oct. 9. Both losses came when the team was at less than full strength.

    “We really have to be at full strength to play our best,” Kellogg said. “We should be healthy the rest of they year.”

    Bellevue defeated the Tritons in five games (best three-of-five format), and lost in four games to Skagit.

    “We just couldn’t seem to relax,” Kellogg said about the Skagit match. “We kind of lost our confidence.”

    Edmonds has a difficult week. They face an improved Shoreline team according to Kellogg today and Bellevue on Friday.

  • Records: Everett volleyball is 2-5 in the North Division … The Everett men’s soccer lost twice on Saturday dropping its record to 1-9 … Goalkeeper Erin Guizetti had shutouts in Edmonds’ victories over Walla Walla and Columbia Basin this past weekend, helping the team improve to 8-1-1. Everett women’s soccer team is 0-10 … EdCC’s men’s soccer team won twice Saturday with victories over Walla Walla and Columbia Basin to stay on top of the Northeastern Division with a 10-0 record.
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