Hoquiam and Montesano won on the court while Aberdeen’s girls soccer team picked up a key league victory as we take a look at Tuesday’s local sports action on the Harbor.
Hoquiam 3, Eatonville 0
Hoquiam kept pace with the league leaders with a straight-set victory over Eatonville on Tuesday in Eatonville.
The Grizzlies (6-3, 2-0) had just six service errors as a team in the 25-16, 25-21 and 25-6 victory.
Lexi LaBounty led Hoquiam with 26 digs and was credited by head coach Heather Bozich for “an amazing match, defensively.”
“She really took control of the defense and because of that we were able to transition easily into offense,” Bozich said.
Katlyn Brodhead went 22-of-23 in service for Hoquiam, including a 14-point service streak during the third and final set and Faith Prosch led the Grizzlies hitters with 18 kills to just two errors.
“We started out slow and had a hard time closing out the first two sets, but put it all together in the third,” Bozich said. “We did a great job of eliminating free balls and scoring in transition tonight.”
Hoquiam 25 25 25 – 3
Eatonville 16 21 6 – 0
Leading players: Hoquiam – LaBounty (26 digs); Brodhead (26 assists, 22-23 service); Goulet (6 kills, 3 blocks); Prosch (18 kills).
Montesano 3, Elma 2
Montesano escaped Elma with a 3-2 victory on Tuesday at Elma High School.
The Bulldogs (4-6 overall, 3-0 1A Evergreen) “were lucky to have come out on top,” according to Monte head coach Cindy Wecker as Elma played with a scrappy and upbeat tempo to nearly pull off the upset.
Monte won 23-25, 25-22, 22-25, 25-23 and 15-7.
“We did not show up ready to play. Elma was very scrappy which seemed to give us problems,” Wecker said. “I feel like our blocking has been coming along but tonight we were lucky to get a hand on the ball.”
Monte had three hitters in double digits – Kylee Widsom (14 kills), Kalia Hatton (12 kills) and Jillie Dalan (10 kills) – and were led by setter Karissa Otterstetter with 36 assists, 13 digs and eight kills.
Elma (1-8, 0-3) was led by senior Aubrey Moore (7 kills, 18 assists), Callie Galligan (7 kills, 2 blocks) and Haydenne Bogar (17 digs), to name a few.
“We had a great match against Montesano tonight,” Elma head coach Kendra Dunn said. “I know it’s not how we wanted the match to end, but I am really proud of how well our team played tonight. They played with energy and played strong together.”
Elma hosts Eatonville at 7 p.m. on Thursday.
Monte hosts Hoquiam at 7 p.m. on Tuesday.
Montesano 23 25 22 25 15 – 3
Elma 25 22 25 23 7 – 2
Leading players: Montesano – Widsom (14 kills, 5 aces); Hatton (12 kills); Otterstetter (8 kills, 36 assists, 13 digs, 2 aces); Dalan (10 kills); Robinson (20 digs); Warne (20 digs); Gooding (13 digs, 6 aces). Elma – Moore (7 kills, 18 assists); Galligan (7 kills, 2 blocks); Bogar (6 kills, 14 digs); Warren (17 digs); Staples (6 aces).
Columbia Adventist 3, Willapa Valley 0 (Monday)
Taholah 3, Ilwaco 1 (Monday)
Aberdeen 3, Centralia 2
Mossyrock 3, Willapa Valley 0
GIRLS PREP SOCCER
Aberdeen 3, Centralia 1
Aberdeen completed a successful first run through the 2A Evergreen Conference with a 3-1 victory over Centralia on Tuesday at Stewart Field in Aberdeen.
The Bobcats (5-4, 4-2 2A Evergreen) won for the fourth time in their past five games by using an improved possession game that kept the ball on the Tigers end of the field.
Aberdeen broke through on the scoreboard late in the first half when Annie Troeh sent a cross toward her sister Zoe Troeh, who outran the Centralia defense and scored on a left-footed shot for a 1-0 lead 36 minutes into the game.
In first-half stoppage time, Aberdeen’s Delaney Shoemaker was knocked down in the box, earning the Bobcats a penalty kick.
Annie Troeh converted the penalty kick to stake the Cats to a 2-0 lead at halftime.
Zoe Troeh was taken down in the box in the 55th minute and scored Aberdeen’s second penalty-kick goal of the game for a 3-0 lead.
Centralia scored on a deflected shot with just over three minutes left in the game.
“I was pleasantly surprised that we were able to dominate a team that was on a five game win streak and coming off a win at Montesano on Saturday,” Aberdeen head coach Larry Fleming said of Centralia. “But still I felt like we left a lot of goals out there that we are going to need to put away in future games if we want to keep winning.”
Fleming commended the play of Scotlyn Lecomte, Esmerelda Vega, Maddy Marlow, Shoemaker and Miley Anderson.
With the victory, Aberdeen is tied with Centralia for second place in the 2A Evergreen Conference.
Aberdeen’s JV team lost 1-0 on Tuesday, with Joie Mayberry cited by Bobcats coaches for her “outstanding defense.”
Aberdeen plays at W.F. West at 7 p.m. on Tuesday.
Centralia 0 1 – 1
Aberdeen 2 1 – 3
First half – 1, Aberdeen, Z. Troeh (A. Troeh), 36th minute. 2, Aberdeen, A. Troeh, 40th minute.
Second half – 3, Aberdeen, Z. Troeh, 55th minute. 4, Centralia, 76th minute.
Kalama 9, Raymond-South Bend 0