Thursday Prep Roundup: Montesano beats Elma in straight sets to stay on top of 1A Evergreen League

Now in the final two weeks of the regular season, Twin Harbors prep volleyball and girls soccer teams are in need of wins to solidify playoff positions and secure top seeds.

Here’s a look at Thursday’s action.

PREP VOLLEYBALL

Montesano 3, Elma 0

Montesano defeated Elma 25-13, 25-21 and 25-23 on Thursday in Montesano.

The Bulldogs (11-4 overall, 8-0 1A Evergreen) were led by McKynnlie Dalan (12 assists), Addie Winter (8 kills), Landree Dohrmann (18 digs) and Ashlynn Devereaux (7 kills).

I thought Elma hit the ball hard at us tonight, but the defense in the back court did a great job digging the ball all night,” Montesano head coach Pat Pace said, noting the play of Dohrmann on defense and Devereaux’s all-around game.

Elma (5-8, 4-4) was led by Aubrey Moore (14 assists, 10 digs), Brooklyne Swarts (6 kills, 13 digs) and Hannah Warren (6 kills).

“We came out slow tonight but I am proud of how we picked it up throughout the match,” Elma head coach Kendra Dunn said. “It was a tough loss but there were a lot of great rallies. We played much better tonight as a team and we are looking forward to next week.”

Montesano won both the JV game (2-0) and the C-team matchup (3-0).

Elma 13 21 23 — 0

Montesano 25 25 25 — 3

Raymond 3, North Beach 0

Raymond remained undefeated in league play with a 25-11, 25-20 and 25-11 victory on Thursday in Raymond.

Raymond (11-1, 9-0 2B Pacific) was led by Kyra Gardner (9 kills, 8 aces), Caton Swogger (10 kills) and Alia Enlow (10 kills).

“Tonight was a good night for us,” Raymond head coach Bob Swogger said. “We had a hard time keeping mental focus but overall we passed, served and attacked the ball well.”

North Beach 11 20 11 — 0

Raymond 25 25 25 — 3

South Bend 3, Chief Leschi 0

South Bend remained in third place in the league standings with a 25-20, 25-17 and 25-9 victory over Chief Leschi on Thursday at Chief Leschi High School.

South Bend (6-6, 6-4 2B Pacific) was led by Raydynn Morley (15 digs) while Reece Williams and Dayna Estle combined for 12 kills and two blocks.

South Bend’s JV team also won on Thursday.

South Bend 25 25 25 — 3

Chief Leschi 20 17 9 — 0

Ocosta 3, Ilwaco 0

Ocosta defeated Ilwaco 25-23, 25-11 and 25-16 on Thursday in Westport.

Annika Hollingsworth (10 kills), Brynn Rasmus (13 assists) and Emily Scott (100% service, 4 digs) led the Wildcats (3-4, 3-3 2B Pacific).

“Our passing was solid, which allowed Rasmus to get our offense set up,” Ocosta head coach Erin Snider said. “Our attackers made smart decisions and played well. I am very happy with how our team played.”

Ilwaco 23 11 16 — 0

Ocosta 25 25 25 — 3

Hoquiam 3, Eatonville 1

Hoquiam remained one game behind Montesano in the 1A Evergreen League standings with a 25-15, 25-11, 18-25 and 25-18 victory over Eatonville on Thursday in Hoquiam.

The Grizzlies (9-2, 7-1) were led by Graci Bonney-Spradlin (19 digs), Kamryn Krohn (18 digs, 7 kills), Ella Folkers (21 assists) and Jessie Dayton (8 kills).

“We have some things to work on and clean up, but this team is resilient and ready for anything,” Hoquiam head coach Heather Bozich said.

Eatonville 15 11 25 18 — 1

Hoquiam 25 25 18 25 — 3

GIRLS PREP SOCCER

Hoquiam 1, Eatonville 1 (Hoquiam wins on penalty kicks)

Hoquiam defeated Eatonville in a penalty-kick shootout on Thursday at Olympic Stadium in Hoquiam.

The Grizzlies (2-9-1, 1-5) broke a nine-game winless streak with the victory.

Eatonville (1-10-2, 1-6) scored in the 30th minute with Hoquiam tying the game when Jemima Perez scored off an assist from freshman Chloe Dietrick.

“It was a battle throughout the game, but our girls stepped up and really shut them down,” Hoquiam head coach John Johnson.

No further information was provided for this game at the time of this writing.

Eatonville 1 0 — 1

Hoquiam 1 0 — 1

(Hoquiam wins on penalty kicks)

Ocosta 9, Ilwaco 1

Reigning 2B Pacific League MVP Miki Ness scored five goals to lead Ocosta to a 9-1 victory over Ilwaco on Thursday in Ilwaco.

Ness scored five goals — four in the first half — with Trinity White scoring two goals in the game for Ocosta (6-4, 3-1).

Natalie Carloza and Kylee Denney scored a goal apiece for the Wildcats.

Ocosta led 5-1 at the half.

“We’re playing back into game fitness and our shooting on-target improved tonight,” Ocosta coach Mike King said. “We’ll see how good we are Saturday when we face Napavine in a battle for second place.”

Ocosta 5 4 — 9

Ilwaco 1 0 — 1