Monday Roundup: Montesano beats Rochester for second straight win

Also: Ancich leads Aberdeen boys golf over Shelton

After starting the season with three straight losses, Montesano has now won two consecutive matches after a 3-1 win over the Rochester Warriors on Monday at Rochester High School.

Montesano (2-3 overall) got off to a good start with a 25-12 victory in Game 1 but found itself tied after dropping the second game 25-15.

In Game 3, the Bulldogs held on for a close 25-22 win and carried the momentum into the fourth game, winning 25-14 to take the match.

Three Montesano players recorded double digits in kills on Monday. Maia Young led all players with 12 kills followed closely by Kaila Hatton (11 kills) and Addie Winter (10).

The Bulldogs also had two players record more than 10 assists apiece, with Jordan Karr (15 assists) and Karissa Otterstetter (14 assists, 4 aces) setting up Monte’s hitters.

Montesano’s JV 2 and JV 3 teams both won 2-1 on Monday.

Monte will host La Center at 7 p.m. today.

Montesano 25 15 25 25 — 3

Rochester 12 25 22 14 — 1

Wahkiakum 3, South Bend 1

South Bend lost a close contest 3-1 to the Wahkiakum Mules on Monday at Wahkiakum High School.

Errors at critical moments were costly for South Bend (1-2) in the non-league loss.

South Bend had the momentum early in taking the first game 25-22, but inconsistent play led to close, extra-point losses in games two and three by scores of 27-25 and 26-24, respectively.

Wahkiakum (2-2) took Game 4 25-15 to earn the victory.

South Bend served at a 90% clip on the evening, but communication issues were apparent according to head coach Kelsey Staats.

“It was a competitive match. There were lots of long rallies,” she said. “We made mistakes in crucial moments and that makes all the difference when sets are close like that.”

South Bend was led by senior outside hitter Raydyn Morley (7 kills, 18 digs) and sophomore setter Berklee Morley (22-23 service).

South Bend will play Ocosta at 7 p.m. on Thursday in Westport.

South Bend 25 25 24 15 — 1

Wahkiakum 22 27 26 25 — 3

Black Hills 3, Aberdeen 0

Aberdeen lost its league-opener to Black Hills in straight sets on Monday in Aberdeen.

Aberdeen (0-2, 0-1 2A Evergreen) lost by scores of 25-13, 25-21 and 25-13.

The Bobcats were led by Emmersyn Yakovich (100% service, 6 digs, 2 aces), Lilly Camp (5 kills, ace) and Cameryn Micheau (6 assists).

Aberdeen will face Rochester on the road at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Black Hills 25 25 25 — 3

Aberdeen 13 21 13 — 0


Aberdeen 249, Shelton 254

Aberdeen had three players shoot below 50 en route to a 249-254 victory over Shelton on Monday at the Alderbrook Golf Course in Union.

Aberdeen’s Charlie Ancich won Medalist honors for the first time in his prep career, needing just 43 strokes to complete his 9-hole round.

Hunter Eisele (44) and Trevon Nichols (48) also carded sub-50 rounds for the Bobcats.

Aberdeen will take on WF West at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Newaukum Valley Golf Course in Chehalis.

Aberdeen (249) — Charlie Ancich 43, Hunter Eisele 44, Trevon Nichols 48, Baylor Ainsworth/Trevon Ramos 57 (tie).

Shelton (254) — Carson Harmon 47, Wyatt Anthis 50, Holmes Waltermire 51, Charlie Morson/Austin Covert 53 (tie).