Montesano 3, Elma 0
After going four years without a victory against its East County rival, Montesano won its second match in a row against Elma on Thursday night, winning all five sets.
Montesano won by scores of 25-19, 25-17, 25-16. Monte also won the extra games, 25-19 and 15-9.
For Montesano, McKynnlie Dalan had 13 kills and Myah Gallinger dished out 24 assists. Jessica Stanfield added seven kills, while McKenna Wecker and Jessica Stanfield chipped in with four digs each.
“It was an exciting night to watch the girls play as a team. The East County rivalry was at its best as both teams did a great job battling on the court and playing scrappy volleyball,” said Monte coach Pat Pace. “I think one of the biggest differences in tonight’s match compared to Tuesday’s — for our team — was serving. The girls were more focused, which helped decrease our serving errors.”
Montesano will take on Black Hills on Monday.
For Elma, Sarah Bridge notched 13 kills and three blocks, while Hannah Warren added five kills and 17 digs. Kayla Aho also had 17 digs, while Ella Moore dished out 18 assists along with 16 digs.
“I am proud of how well our girls played tonight, especially our seniors,” stated Elma coach Kendra Dunn. “It was a hard-fought match and Montesano played great tonight. We had some great moments and there were some great rallies. Our team fought hard every point and never gave up. I look forward to our team finishing the season strong.”
W.F West 3, Aberdeen 0
The Bearcats defeated Aberdeen in straight sets Thursday in a volleyball match at Chehalis.
Game scores were: 25-18, 25-21 and 25-16
Aberdeen Bobcat coach Desiree Glanz noted that outside hitter Zayra Rodriguez had four kills, zero errors and a solid serving match.
Joslyn Williams had three kills and a block for the Bobcats.
Glanz also cited defensive specialist junior Bethany Machin, moving up from junior varsity, with consistent passing and digs, along with senior libero Julizza Ambrocio-Felipe.
Hoquiam 3, Tenino 0
Hoquiam defeated Tenino in straight sets Thursday night in a volleyball match at Hoquiam High.
The Grizzlies won the first three sets by scores of 25-11, 25-9, 25-9.
Teams typically play a best-of-five-games format, but agreed in the pandemic-shortened season to play all five games, with Hoquiam winning the extra-play sets 25-11 and 15-10.
“All around, we played really well,” said Hoquiam coach Heather Bozich. “Our serve receive was much better, which allowed us to be in system and run an offense. And our serving was good.”
Hailey Lawrence had 14 digs and passed well in serve-receive, said Bozich. The coach also cited Chloe Kennedy with seven kills and Sharaya Brydon and Kamryn Krohn, both with six kills.
Ella Folkers had 20 assists and was 14-14 from the line with six aces, and Elizabeth Folkers played well at the net.
It was Senior Night for the Grizzlies and seniors Lawrence, Brydon and Folkers were honored.
South Bend 3, NW Christian 1
After dropping a close first game, South Bend rallied to win three straight to defeat Northwest Christian, 20-25, 25-20, 25-13 and 25-17.
South Bend Senior Kimberly Conner was an impressive 21-for-22 from the service line, with eight of those being aces. Hannah Jewell added 15 digs, and Reece Williams and Dayna Estle were strong forces at the net, adding nine and eight kills, respectively.
The South Bend JV won 25-27, 25-12, 15-10.
South Bend will travel to Ocosta on Tuesday.
Raymond 3, Chief Leschi 0
The varsity Gulls triumphed by scores of 25-7, 25-15 and 25-11.
Kyra Gardner led the way for Raymond with 10 kills. Alia Enlow and Maddie Silvernail each added four kills. Caton Swogger had a good night serving with eight aces and only one error.
The Raymond JV won in two: 25-5, 25-0. In the second set, Paige Buchanan made 24 consecutive serves.
The Montesano girls soccer team notched its second win over rival Elma this week with a 4-0 victory Thursday.
The win improves the host Bulldogs’ record to 4-1, while the Eagles fell to 0-5.
Monte got goals a little more than six minutes apart from Jaiden Morrison early in the first half to take a 2-0 lead.
Brooke Streeter scored for Monte at the 34:45 mark of the half to make it 3-0, and Elleah Jones added a goal early in the second half to round out the scoring.
Montesano took 19 shots on goal, while Elma had only three.
W.F West 2, Aberdeen 1
A strong defensive game for the Bobcats went for naught as W.F. West escaped with a 2-1 victory on Thursday.
W.F. West scored in the seventh minute when a shot was blocked by Bobcat goalkeeper Charlize Gutierrez but was deflected directly off a Bearcat player and into the net in an unlucky bounce for Aberdeen. AHS was able to tie it up in the 32nd minute off an Annie Troeh corner kick, when senior forward Brooklynn Lecomte won the header and put it in the upper right corner of the net.
About halfway through the second half, Chehalis scored the winning goal when a long ball from midfield skipped over the head of Gutierrez and into the goal. AHS pressured for the remainder of the match and was inches from tying it up with five minutes left in the match, when Lecomte crushed a shot that hit the bottom of the crossbar and somehow was then cleared off the line.
Madi Gore and Jaylynn Phimmasone were cited for their play on defense, and Lecomte and Elizabeth Martinez had strong games for AHS in the central midfield.
Aberdeen is now 2-3 in league and 3-3 overall and plays Rochester at 3 p.m. today at Stewart Field.
The AHS junior varsity lost 4-0.
Aberdeen 277, Elma 335
Aberdeen’s Nolan King again nabbed medalist honors, carding a 39, as the Bobcat golf team defeated Elma on the links.
For Aberdeen, Charlie Ancich carded a 43, Baylor Ainsworth was right behind at 44 with Trevon Nichols at 46, Logan Sequin with a 47 and Jimmy Boora shot 58.
For Elma, Max Olson led the way with a 42, Grant Vessey scored a 49, Noah Hull carded 54, while Quinton Osbun (56), Lander McKinney (65) and Bradey Bunch (69) rounded out the scoring.