GIRLS PREP SOCCER
Elma 5, Hoquiam 1
Elma Eagles head coach Scott Rockey said the style soccer he preaches comes down the three words: “Possession, possession and possession.”
Elma used its possession game to dominate the pitch en route to a 5-1 league victory over the Grizzlies Thursday at Elma High School.
Senior midfielder Kassedy Olson scored just a few minutes into the game to open the scoring and put Hoquiam (5-4-1, 0-2 Evergreen 1A) in an early deficit.
Elma (5-4-1, 1-1) continued to pressure the Grizzlies defense by working the ball up to its midfielders who then set up scoring opportunities for themselves and their forwards. Shot after shot sailed off the mark as the Eagles looked to make it a 2-0 game, which they nearly did when midfielder Molly Johnston’s shot from inside the 18-yard box clanged off the crossbar near the midpoint of the first half.
Elma broke through in the 25th minute when Jayla Mason worked the ball through the middle of the Hoquiam third, split two defenders, deflected a shot off charging Hoquiam goalie Jade Cox, then tucked the loose ball into the back of the net for a 2-0 lead.
Six minutes later, Elma’s Jillian Bieker took the ball on a run down the left-side hash mark and sent a cross over to Brooke Sutherby, who shot the ball past Cox to give Elma a 3-0 lead heading into halftime.
Johnston scored off a Bieker assist to give Elma a 4-0 lead before Hoquiam got on the board with a breakaway goal from Emily McFadden (assist to Taylor Strom).
Sutherby rounded out the scoring with an unassisted goal in the 68th minute, securing Elma’s first league win of the season.
Rockey stated he was pleased with how his team is taking what they are learning in practice and applying it in game.
“Our possession is looking good and we’ve been trying to work on our speed,” he said. “We did that tonight.”
Elma tallied 12 shots on goal in the contest.
The loss was the second-straight league defeat for Hoquiam, which fell to Montesano, 3-0, on Tuesday.
“Not the outcome we were looking for,” Grizzlies head coach Drew Grannemann said. “We still have some soccer left to comeback and climb up the rankings.”
Hoquaim 0 1 — 1
Elma 3 2 — 5
Centralia 4, Aberdeen 1
Aberdeen couldn’t get much offense going and had trouble marking up on defense in its 4-1 loss at Chehalis on Thursday.
Aberdeen (2-5, 0-2 Evergreen 2A) got its lone goal against the Tigers (2-6, 1-1) in the second half when Logan Glanz scored a goal off of an Abby Bradt corner kick.
Aberdeen head coach Larry Fleming said there is a lot of work to do in practice.
“We were outplayed by the Bearcats on both offense and defense. We will have to get back to practice and improve on all aspects of the game,” he said.
Aberdeen will be searching for its first league win of the season at home against Tumwater at 7 p.m. on Tuesday.
Aberdeen 0 1 –1
Chehalis 2 2 – 4
Ocosta 2, Life Christian 1
The Wildcats used a late goal from Ryann Raffelson to compete the comeback against Life Christian Academy and escape with the 2-1 victory on Thursday at Life Christian Academy.
The Wildcats (6-2) fell behind in the first half to the Eagles (1-7) but found the equalizer later in the half with a goal from Katelynn Denny, who lined a shot into the right side after receiving a drop pass from Trinity White.
Raffelson’s game-winner came with 20 minutes to go after getting a pass from Denny. The decisive goal beat the keeper to the far side of the goal to put Ocosta up 2-1.
Ocosta head coach Mike King praised the work in the midfield from Teal Mitby, who won WIAA state 2B female Athlete of the Week for her play last week.
Ocosta will be back in action at home on Saturday against Toledo at 2 p.m.
Ocosta 1 1 —2
Life Christian Academy 1 0 —1
Elma 33, RA Long 15
While it wasn’t a Rembrandt, the Elma Eagles will take the win nonetheless.
In an admittedly mistake-filled contest, it was the Eagles defense that stepped up to secure a 33-15 victory on Thursday against the RA Long Lumberjacks in Longview.
Elma’s Taitum Brumfield had 128 yards on 23 carries with three touchdowns to lead the Eagles, including two fourth-quarter scoring runs to extend the Eagles’ lead to 33-7.
Elma quarterback Cody Vollan scored a pair of rushing touchdowns for an Eagles offense that garnered 247 yards of total offense, far below their season average of 495.25 yards per game.
The Elma offense also committed three turnovers on the night (2 fumbles, INT).
“Quite frankly, it was our worst performance of the year,” Elma head coach Ron Clark admitted. “For both teams, it was sloppy and there was just a lot of mistakes. … (Eagles players) are happy but want to be better than the way they performed tonight. We’re happy, but not satisfied.”
With Elma’s typically high-output offense misfiring, it was the Eagles defense that seized the opportunity to shine. The Elma defense recorded six sacks, four interceptions and held RA Long to just four yards rushing on 32 carries to secure the victory.
Elma co-captain Ray Billerbeck had an impressive defensive statline. The senior defensive back had 9.5 tackles (eight solo), a sack and 3.5 tackles for losses to lead the stout Eagles defense.
Elma’s Carter Jacobson and Brady Shriver had two interceptions apiece.
Clark went on to credit his team’s defense and defensive coordinator Larry Raynes for their impressive work.
“Our defense led the way tonight,” he said. “The credit goes to Larry for this one.”
Elma 7 13 0 13 — 33
RA Long 0 7 0 8 — 15
WA School for the Deaf 76, Oakville 46
In a wild, high-scoring affair, the Washington School for the Deaf defeated Oakville, 76-46, on Thursday at Oakville High School.
Oakville quarterback Nathan Boyd had the football equivalent of a Gordie Howe hat trick. Boyd scored on several long touchdown runs, got into a scuffle with his brother, Ashton, in the huddle during an Acorns drive and was eventually removed from the game by officials for exhibiting concussion-like symptoms.
Boyd scored on a 48-yard TD run on the last play of the first half to bring Oakville (2-2) to within four points at 36-32 at the half.
After the fight in the huddle killed a drive early in the third quarter, the Terriers scored to go up, 44-32.
Boyd then scored a 60-yard juke-and-jive TD run at the 8:10 mark of the third quarter. But the Terriers (2-2) returned an interception 70 yards for a score to go up 52-40 with less than a minute left in the frame.
Boyd was then removed from the game by the officials and was replaced under center by CJ Holloway, who brought Oakville back to within a touchdown at 52-46 heading into the fourth quarter.
But the Terriers Ramon Vargas scored on a 57-yard TD run to start a streak of 24 unanswered points to end the game for the WA School for the Deaf.
No further information was available for this game at the time of this writing.
Ocosta 3, South Bend 1
Powered by 16 kills from Kaylee Barnum, the Ocosta Wildcats came away with a league win at South Bend, 3-1, on Thursday night.
Ocosta (6-0 overall, 1-0 Pacific 2B) won the match 22-25, 25-23, 25-18 and 25-22 to maintain its perfect record on the season.
South Bend (3-3, 0-1) came out strong in the first set and got a solid game from outside hitter Jessica Sanchez, who ended the match with a team-best 22 kills.
The Wildcats bounced back in the second set, where they pulled away with score tied at 18 to escape with the 25-23 victory.
Ocosta’s Layne Martin, who had 10 kills in the match, said her team did a better job of getting organized on offense after dropping the opening set.
“We communicated well in the second game and it really helped us play better as the match went on,” she said.
While Ocosta settled into a groove in the third game, hitting errors stunted the South Bend offense, allowing for the Wildcats to take a commanding 2-1 lead.
The match got tight again in the fourth set, but Ocosta head coach Barbara Rasmus said her team had settled into rhythm after an early adjustment period to a new a lineup.
“We changed our lineup. We had some practices at it but we haven’t quite meshed yet,” she said. “Tonight was our first match with the new lineup. After they got going they looked good.”
Both teams will prepare for league opponents on Tuesday. Ocosta will play a match at home against Willapa Valley and the Indians will look for their first 2B Costal league victory at Raymond. Both matches are scheduled to being at 7 p.m.
South Bend coach Kelsey Staats made some changes to her lineup before the Ocosta matchup that she thinks will pay dividens in the long run.
“We definitely made some improvements, the lineup change was huge,” she said. “It will gives us some good energy on the court and the girls are working really well together.”
Ocosta 22 25 25 25 25 – 3
South Bend 25 23 18 22 – 1
Top players: – Ocosta: Kylee Poirier (10 solo blocks), Evalyn Marsh (11 digs), Emily Snider (11 digs); South Bend – Joshlynne Johnson (22-25 serving), Hannah Byington (16-16 serving)
Elma 3, Hoquiam 0
Elma’s Quin Mikel had 12 kills and Ella Moore recorded a team-high 22 assists as the Eagles handed Hoquiam a straight-set loss on Thursday at Elma High School.
The Eagles (4-4, 2-0 Evergreen 1A) took advantage of a slow start by Hoquiam (4-5, 1-1) and never let off the gas pedal, winning 25-14, 25-20 and 25-13.
Jaelyn Sackrider had seven kills and Kali Rambo added four aces for Elma, which did a good job taking the steam out of Hoquiam early in the contest, according to Grizzlies head coach Heather Bozich.
“We came out completely flat,” she said. “It’s mental. We’ve got to be mentally prepared to compete and we were not. Elma took us out of the game immediately.”
Elma head coach Kendra Henry stated her team did a great job of playing up-tempo on Thursday.
“We played great tonight,” she said. “We did a great job of keeping our energy up and playing consistently. We talked about playing strong and consistent and we did that. It was a fun game to be a part of.”
Hoquiam’s Elyse Goulet had 11 digs and seven kills and Rylee Vonhof added four kills and three blocks in the Grizzlies’ loss.
Hoquiam 14 20 13 — 0
Elma 25 25 25 — 3
Raymond 3, Pe Ell 0
Tina Sypaphay had a team high eight kills as the Raymond Seagulls opened its 2B Pacific league schedule with a straight-set victory over Pe Ell on Thursday at Pe Ell High School.
For the Seagulls (3-3, 1-0), success started on the service line, as Raymond only missed on four serves the entire match.
Seagulls head coach Bob Swogger added his middle blockers — Hannah Miller and Grace Busenius — were a factor in Thursday’s win.
“It was the best game they’ve had this year,” he said. “They had good swings and some kills (at the net).”
Pe Ell drops to 1-5 overall, 0-1 in league.
Raymond 25 25 25 — 3
Pe Ell 20 15 14 — 0
Willapa Valley 3, Life Christian Academy 0
The monkey is off the back of the Willapa Valley volleyball team.
The Vikings got a team-high nine kills from senior Grace Hodel and five blocks from junior Hailee Layman en route to a straight-set win over Life Christian on Thursday at Willapa Valley High School.
It was the first time the Vikings (3-3, 1-0 Pacific 2B) defeated the Eagles (1-5, 0-1) in head coach Karisa Hodel’s six-year tenure, winning by scores of 27-25, 25-16 and 25-17.
Willapa Valley held a 96 percent service percentage for the game, only missing on two service attempts.
Olivia Betrozoff had seven kills and Kaitlyn McGough had a team-high seven assists for Willapa Valley.
Hodel noted the play of juniors Katie Adkins and Kaitlyn Clements as integral to the Vikings victory.
“They played great on the back row and were reading the ball very well,” she said before turning attention to her team’s overall play. “They played really well, got it together and came through. They always wanted to beat Life Christian and they did it.”
Life Christian Academy 25 16 17 — 0
Willapa Valley 27 25 25 — 3
Lake Quinault 3, Mary M. Knight 0
Jayhla Tatro and Liz Guadarrama each completed 13 serves to help the Elks get to .500 on the season with a straight-set win over Mary M. Knight on Thursday at Mary M. Knight High School.
Elks head coach Sue Kalama also noted freshman Sarah Thomas “played very well” and “has come a long way.”
With the win, Lake Quinault moves to 2-2 (2-0 in league) on the season and hosts Oakville at 7:15 p.m. on Tuesday in a Pacific 1B league matchup.
Lake Quinault 25 27 25 — 3
Mary M. Knight 9 25 18 — 0
Taholah 3, Oakville 1
The Taholah Chitwins took a 2-0 lead before eventually downing Oakville, 3-1, on Thursday at Taholah High School.
The Chitwins won the first two sets by scores of 25-12 and 25-15, respectively, before the Acorns responded with a 25-22 win in the third set. Taholah took the third set 25-9 to claim the win.
“Our stats show that our errors in the game were greater and our offense or defense,” Oakville head coach Jessica Spitzer said. “We have yet to take a victory on the road, but we will use this loss as a tool to highlight areas for improvement. The girls played hard and they took this loss to heart because they know they are a stronger team than this.”
Oakville 12 15 25 9 — 1
Taholah 25 25 22 25 — 3
King’s Way Christian 158, Hoquiam 169
Narrow fairways and fast greens gave Hoquiam some trouble as the Grizzlies lost for the first time this season, falling to King’s Way Christian, 158-169, on Thursday at Club Green Meadows in Vancouver.
The Grzzlies (7-1, 6-1 Evergreen 1A) struggled on the par-36 course but got a solid round from Josh Burgher, who shot a 37 to lead the Grizzlies. Brayden Dayton and Noah Sudderth both shot a 43 and Joel Emery rounded out Hoquiam’s scoring with a 46.
The Knights (5-1) had two players shooting in the 30s to give them the edge in the matchup.
“Tough showing for us we battled on a tight little course and we tended to succumb to out of bounds and faster greens and we didn’t have our best day,” said Hoquiam head coach Larry Dublanko. “I’m proud of the way they fought, but this is a learning experience.”
Hoquiam will be back on its home course against Montesano on Tuesday at 3:30 p.m.
Hoquiam (169) — Buhger (37), Dayton (43), Suttereth (43), Emery (46)
KWC (158) — Cole Sheretz (37), Nathan Nisbitt (38), Aiden Tisarczzy (40), Ty Mairas (43)