Aberdeen won its first league game in three seasons in a busy night of high school volleyball in the Twin Harbors.
Aberdeen 3, W.F. West 0
Aberdeen’s hot start to the season led to another first on Thursday as the Bobcats defeated W.F. West in straight sets in Chehalis.
Using a consistent service and passing game along with a stout defense, Aberdeen improved its record to 4-0 on the season with a 25-11, 25-21 and 25-18 victory.
The win is the first for the Bobcats in 2A Evergreen Conference play since a 3-2 triumph over Rochester back on March 2, 2021.
“The girls came out confident and ready to play kept positive and upbeat the whole game, even with a rowdy W.F. West student section,” Aberdeen head coach Desiree Glanz said. “We stayed focused and played our game, setting the pace early.”
Senior setter Cameryn Micheau led the Bobcats with 30 assists, spreading the ball around to a host of Aberdeen hitters.
Junior middle blocker Lilly Camp (9 kills), senior outside hitter Annika Hollingsworth (8 kills) and senior defensive specialist Claire Mottinger (8 kills) each had at least eight kills in the contest.
Mottinger, Micheau, junior defensive specialist Zoe Vessey and freshman Libero Sophie Knutson went a combined 45-of-48 (94%) from the service line with four aces.
“We are excited to be competing and improving every game,” Glanz said.
Aberdeen (4-0 overall, 1-0 2A Evergreen) will be back in action at 7 p.m. Tuesday when the Cats look to remain unbeaten with another league contest against Black Hills at Black Hills High School.
Aberdeen 25 25 25 – 3
W.F. West 11 21 18 – 0
Leading players: Aberdeen – Camp (9 kills, 2 blocks); Hollingsworth (8 kills); Mottinger (8 kills, 13-13 service, ace); Lamont (3 kills); Micheau (30 assists, 12-14 service, ace, 3 digs); Vessey (7 digs, 13-14 service); A. Yakovich (6 digs); Knutson (5 digs, 7-7 service, ace).
King’s Way Christian 3, Hoquiam 0
Hoquiam struggled against one of the district’s best teams in a straight-set loss to King’s Way Christian on Thursday in Vancouver.
The Grizzlies (2-3) fell 25-12, 25-17 and 25-8 against a team Hoquiam head coach Heather Bozich acknowledged was on their game.
“We were just outplayed tonight by a really tough team,” she said. “Not much else to say about this one. We were really outplayed and not ready for their caliber.”
Hoquiam was led by senior outside hitter Faith Prosch with seven kills.
Fellow Grizzlies senior Kristina Goulet went 11-of-11 in service with three aces in the loss.
Hoquiam will compete at the North Beach tournament on Saturday.
Hoquiam 12 17 8 – 0
KWC 25 25 25 – 3
Leading players: Hoquiam – Prosch (7 kills); Goulet (11-11 service, 3 aces).
Seton Catholic 3, Montesano 1
Montesano showed signs of improvement, but too may errors led to a 3-1 loss to Seton Catholic on Thursday in Montesano.
Montesano (1-4) lost the first two sets 25-20 and 25-18, respectively, before taking the third set 25-20.
But the Bulldogs dropped the fourth game 25-15 to take the loss.
Monte had 19 errors in the game, which was a key factor in defeat.
“I was pleased with our passing tonight, it was much better than it has been,” Montesano head coach Cindy Wecker said. “That being said, we had several hitting errors … so we have got to work on that if we want to get some wins under our belt.”
Kalia Hatton (10 kills, 19 digs) and Kylee Wisdom (13 kills, 14 digs) each had double-doubles while Liv Robinson led the Bulldogs with 30 digs.
Monte plays at La Center at 7 p.m. Tuesday at La Center High School.
Seton Catholic 25 25 20 25 – 3
Montesano 20 18 25 15 – 1
Leading players: Montesano – Hatton (10 kills, 19 digs, 2 aces); Wisdom (13 kills, 14 digs, 2 aces); Robinson (6 kills, 30 digs, ace); Warne (12 digs).
Raymond-South Bend 3, Ilwaco 0
Raymond-South Bend won its second league game with a straight-set victory over Ilwaco on Thursday at Raymond High School.
RSB (3-1, 2-0 2B Pacific) won 25-13, 25-14 and 25-15 over the Fishermen (0-2, 0-1).
The Seagulls were led by junior setter Berklee Morley, who had 26 assists and “ran a balanced offense,” according to RSB head coach Julie Jewell.
Sophomore outside hitter Kassie Koski had a double-double with a team best 11 kills to go along with 12 digs.
Sophomore Ava Baugher had six blocks while juniors Kyndal Koski and Fatima Delgado shored up the back court with 15 and 11 digs, respectively.
The Ravens host Hoquiam at 7 p.m. Monday at South Bend High School.
Ilwaco 13 14 15 – 0
RSB 25 25 25 – 3
Leading players: RSB – Morley (26 assists); Baugher (5 kills, 6 blocks); Pine (5 kills); Howell (6 kills); Kas. Koski (11 kills, 12 digs); Kyn. Koski (15 digs); Delgado (11 digs, 4 aces).
Ocosta 3, Chief Leschi 0
The Ocosta Wildcats picked up their first league victory of the season, winning in straight sets over Chief Leschi on Thursday in Westport.
Ocosta (2-2, 1-1 2B Pacific) won 25-5, 25-7 and 25-11 over the winless Warriors (0-3, 0-1).
Alexia Bradley and Samantha Schlegel led Ocosta with nine and seven kills, respectively.
Setter Brynn Rasmus had 13 assists, Noel Cuzdey recorded eight aces and freshman Ava Tucker had a perfect service percentage in her first varsity start for Ocosta.
The Wildcats are scheduled to host Taholah at 7 p.m. on Monday.
Chief Leschi 5 7 11 – 0
Ocosta 25 25 25 – 3
Leading players: Ocosta – Bradley (9 kills); S. Schlegel (7 kills); Rasmus (13 assists); Cuzdey (8 aces); Tucker (100% service, 2 assists).
Columbia (White Salmon) 3, Elma 0