Girls Prep Soccer Roundup: Montesano blanked in matchup of two of state’s top teams

Also: Aberdeen can’t find net in loss to W.F. West; Hoquiam opens season with loss to Onalaska

Montesano took on the defending state champions as we review a full slate of high school girls soccer games Thursday on the Harbor.


Klahowya 4, Montesano 0

A premiere matchup between two of the state’s top teams turned out to be one-sided as defending champion Klahowya handed Montesano it first loss of the season 4-0 on Thursday in Silverdale.

The Bulldogs (3-1-1 overall) fell down by two goals early to the Eagles (4-0) after allowing scores in the seventh and ninth minutes of the game.

Klahowya kept the pressure on throughout the first half and took a 3-0 lead in the 21st minute and scored again in the 24th minute, both goals coming after Bulldogs goal keeper Riley Timmons initially made a save.

Monte was outshot 23-4, with Timmons making 14 saves in the game.

“The first half was a struggle. … The second half was much better. We didn’t allow a goal and had a few scoring chances,” Monte head coach Fidel Sanchez said, adding the Eagles played a fast, physical and highly-skilled brand of soccer. “We ran into a more efficient team that is highly technical and a very good team. I believe they are even better than last year.”

The Bulldogs’ challenging non-league scheduled continues with a game against 3A class Evergreen (Vancouver) at 7 p.m. on Tuesday in Montesano.

Montesano 0 0 – 0

Klahowya 4 0 – 4


First half – 1, Klahowya, 7th minute. 2, Klahowya, 9th minute. 3, Klahowya, 21st minute. 4, Klahowya, 24th minute.

Second half – none.

W.F. West 2, Aberdeen 0

Despite controlling possession for the majority of the game, the Aberdeen Bobcats came away empty-handed after a 2-0 loss to W.F. West on Thursday in Chehalis.

The Bobcats (0-3, 0-1 2A Evergreen) spent approximately 75-80% of game time on the Bearcats side of midfield and outshot W.F. West (2-3, 2-0) 22-5.

But Aberdeen’s aim was off, hitting the crossbar on one occasion with several other shots just off the mark, according to Bobcats head coach Larry Fleming.

“I can’t think of too many games where we dominated a team so thoroughly and still lost 2-0,” he said. “We played great D, passed well and sent many quality balls into the box. We didn’t finish well but were also very unlucky not to score 5 goals.”

The Bearcats made the most of their limited opportunities, with sophomore Trinity Gist scoring in the 21st minute off an assist from Ashlen Gruginski and an unassisted goal in the 61st minute to hand the Bobcats the loss.

Fleming cited the play of Abby Mainio and senior Annie Troeh at forward, Scotlyn Lecomte and Arani Torres at midfield and senior Maddy Marlow on defense for Aberdeen.

The Cats host Black Hills at 7 p.m. on Tuesday.

W.F. West 1 1 – 2

Aberdeen 0 0 – 0


First half – 1, W.F. West, Gist, (Gruginski), 21st minute.

Second half – 2, W.F. West, Gist, 61st minute.

Onalaska 4, Hoquiam 1

After being unable to hit the pitch due to roster issues, Hoquiam opened its season with a 4-1 loss against Onalaska on Thursday in Onalaska.

The Grizzlies (0-1) played with just nine players the entire game against a full Onalaska squad after injuries and lack of practice time led to five Grizzlies being unable to play.

Making matters worse was playing the first half in 80-plus degree heat that helped to sap the energy from the undermanned Grizzlies, who were down 3-0 at the break.

“The first half was ridiculously hot. … It was a little rough and we were trying to figure out our flow,” said Hoquiam head coach Corri Schmid, who previously coached the Grizzlies from 2009-2016. “We had a nice break at halftime, talked some things through, explained how to run the field and the temperature dropped. That was our big savior because we didn’t have any subs. We came together a little bit more and started working together as a team in the second half.”

Hoquiam’s goal came in the 59th minute when Chloe Dietrick scored on a through ball from Paige Shope.

Onalaska’s Kaiyah Sandridge recorded a hat trick with Yuliana Escalera also scoring for the Loggers (1-2).

Grizzlies goal keeper Emily Broadhead saved 24 shots in the game.

Hoquiam honored sophomore forward Addison Matthews with the team’s Sportsmanship Award for playing hard with much effort in her first varsity game.

Hoquiam should have 11 players available when it hosts Shelton at 2 p.m. on Saturday.

Hoquiam 0 1 – 1

Onalaska 3 1 – 4


First half – 1, Onalaska, Sandridge, 8th minute. 2, Onalaska, Sandridge, 16th minute. 3, Onalaska, Escalera, 21st minute.

Second half – 4, Onalaska, Sandridge, 56th minute. 5, Hoquiam, Dietrick (Shope), 59th minute.

Elma 5, Columbia (White Salmon) 0

Elma scored more goals than it has in its three previous games combined with a 5-0 victory over Columbia (White Salmon) on Thursday at Elma High School.

The Eagles (4-1) found its high-powered offense after scoring three total goals in its three previous games leading into Thursday’s non-league matchup against the Bruins (2-1).

Elma senior midfielder Addison Burgher opened the scoring with an eye-catching goal, taking a feed from junior Beta Valentine and tucking a cross from near the end line over the keeper’s head and inside the back post for a 1-0 lead in the 25th minute.

Junior midfielder Valerie Echeverria made it 2-0 with a hard shot for a goal off an assist from senior midfielder Eliza Sibbett in the 37th minute.

In the second half, Echeverria scored her second of the game with a goal off an assist from junior midfielder Miley Seaberg in the 41st minute followed by a Valentine goal at point-blank range off an angled cross from senior winger Aaleigha Weld.

The Eagles closed out the scoring when Seaberg sent a through pass to Valentine, who turned on the jets to beat her defender and run down the ball for a left-footed goal in the 75th minute.

After dealing with heat and what he called a “bit of a lull” in the first 20 minutes of the game, Elma head coach Evan Valentine said Burgher’s goal in the first half sparked his team’s offense.

“It really felt like one of those days where it was hot and we were trying to get energy. You got to find a way to push through that and keep yourself in the game,” he said. “Addi’s goal woke us up a bit.”

Elma takes on 3A River Ridge at 7 p.m. Monday at Elma High School.

Elma 2 3 – 5

CWS 0 0 – 0


First half – 1, Elma, Burgher (Valentine), 25th minute. 2, Elma, Echeverria (Sibbett), 37th minute.

Second half – 3, Elma, Echeverria (Seaberg), 41st minute. 4, Elma, Valentine (Weld), 57th minute. 5, Elma, Valentine (Seaberg), 75th minute.

Ocosta 6, Raymond-South Bend 0

Bristol Towle’s red-hot start to the season continued after the forward scored five goals in a 6-0 2B Pacific League victory over Raymond-South Bend on Thursday in Westport.

Towle, an eighth-grader, scored on an assist from Gabby Ness in the 10th minute and Kylee Denny in the 13th minute before stealing a pass and scoring a goal to make it 3-0 in the 38th minute of the game.

Towle connected with Ness again for a goal in the 47th minute, her fourth of the game.

Ness scored on an assist from Scarlett Nelson in the 73rd minute followed by another Towle interception and score one minute later.

Ocosta (3-1) outshot the Ravens (1-1-1) 29-6.

“We were able to control the ball for the most part but the Ravens gave us a few scares. Our defense came through over and over again,” Ocosta coach Mike King said. “We’re coming together at the right time.”

King acknowledged the play of Denny, Penny Park and Nelson in the midfield while crediting Kennedy Reynolds, Amelia Saunders, Marlee Cobain and Joanah Rosander for their defensive efforts.

Ocosta opens league play at 6 p.m. Wednesday in Onalaska.

The Ravens host Winlock at 6 p.m. on Monday.

RSB 0 0 – 0

Ocosta 3 3 – 6


First half – 1, Ocosta, Towle (Ness), 10th minute. 2, Ocosta, Towle (Denny), 13th minute. 3, Ocosta, Towle, 38th minute.

Second half – 4, Ocosta, Towle (Ness), 47th minute. 5, Ocosta, Ness (Nelson), 73rd minute. 6, Ocosta, Towle, 74th minute.