Aberdeen won for the second-straight day with a 3-0 victory over Hoquiam on Saturday at Stewart Field in Aberdeen.
The Bobcats dominated the match, playing almost exclusively in Hoquiam’s end of the field.
In the 23rd minute, Aberdeen senior midfielder converted a header from midfielder Elizabeth Martinez to take a 1-0 lead.
Two minutes later, Martinez sent a long through pass to freshman forward Annie Troeh, who beat the Hoquiam keeper 1-on-1 to make it a 2-0 game.
In the second half, Aberdeen (2-2) added an insurance goal when sophomore midfielder Michelle Lang scored off an Aman Cheema corner kick with approximately 20 minutes left to play.
Aberdeen goalkeepers Char Gutierrez and Alexis Mills split time in the net to earn the shutout, getting help from Aili Scott and Madi Gore, who were noted by Cats head coach Larry Fleming for playing “outstanding on defense.”
“This was a solid effort, especially considering we were playing less than 16 hours after the game we played last night,” Fleming said, referencing his team’s 2-0 win over Centralia on Friday. “For the most part, we passed well and were strong and organized on defense.”
Hoquiam 3, Aberdeen 2
In a hotly contested back-and-forth match, Hoquiam emerged victorious in five sets over Aberdeen on Saturday in Aberdeen.
The Grizzlies won 22-25, 25-21, 25-11, 18-25 and 15-11.
Hoquiam (1-3) was led by senior Sharaya Brydon, who had 14 kills and 15 digs, and Chloe Kennedy’s team-best 16 kills.
Ella Folkers contributed 30 assists, three aces and was 15-for-16 in service and libero Hailey Lawrence led Hoquiam with 37 digs.
“We missed a lot of serves in the beginning but cleaned it up throughout the match,” Hoquiam head coach Heather Bozich said. “I am really proud of the girls for their perseverance and never giving up, especially when we weren’t playing our best.”
Aberdeen (1-4) was led by Nayseth Barragan (10 kills), Merryn Bruner (19 assists), Zayra Rodriguez (7 kills) and Joslyn Williams (7 kills, 3 blocks).
“We came out strong and pumped for the first game,” Aberdeen head coach Desiree Glanz said. “In the third game, our hitting and fell apart. Hoquiam turned it on. … Our passing and defense kept us in the fourth game, but we just coulnd’t keep our hits up consistently.”
Raymond 3, Willapa Valley 1
After dropping the first set, the Raymond Seagulls won three straight to earn a 3-1 victory over Willapa Valley on Saturday in Raymond.
Raymond won 22-25, 25-18, 27-25 and 25-21.
Kyra Gardner led Raymond with 16 kills and a .615 hitting percentage.
Grace Busenius added eight kills, Izzy Silvernail contributed five kills and four aces from the back row, and Alia Enlow recorded five kills and four blocks for the Seagulls.
Hoquiam runners sweep top spots at Monte meet
Hoquiam’s Timmy Higgins and Valerie Roloff earned the top spots in their races at a Trico-Evergreen League cross country meet held on Saturday in Montesano.
Due to COVID restrictions, Lake Sylvia Park was not used as is normally the case for high school cross country meets hosted in Montesano. Instead, runners competed on an alternative 5K course that started and finished at Beacon Elementary School.
While no school fielded a full team in either the boys or girls varsity races, Hoquiam’s Higgins and Roloff placed first in the boys and girls races, respectively.
Higgins ran a time of 18:54 to take the top spot in the boys race. Monte’s Aric Jacklin (19:44, 2nd), Elma’s Elijah Flores (21:17, 3rd), Monte’s Matthew Cristobal (21:31, 4th) and Hoquiam’s Cody Drake (21:41, 5th) rounded out the top five.
Rolof won the girls race with a time of 24:10, followed by Monte’s Lilly Schweppe (24:18, 2nd), Hoquiam’s Jennifer Cole (26:08, 3rd), Hoquiam’s Jane Spacek (26:12, 4th) and Elma’s Kenzie Haver (267:08, 5th).
In the junior high races, Miller’s Nelson Henry (10:08) won the 1.8-mile boys race with Miller’s Mija Hood (11:32) earning the top spot in the girls race.
For full meet results, visit https://www.athletic.net/CrossCountry/meet/188170/results.