Raymond held on to sole possession of first place in the 2B Pacific League with a straight-set victory over Ocosta on the Wildcats ‘Pink Night’ game Thursday in Westport.
The Seagulls (9-1 overall, 7-0 2B Pacific) has a season-high 98% service mark as a team in the 25-16, 25-20 and 25-11 win.
“We played well tonight,” Raymond head coach Julie Jewell said. “We continue to work on our focus and I saw that pay off. … After Game 2, we talked about focusing on our offense from serve receive and we executed that well.”
Karsyn Freeman led Raymond with 17 kills while Megan Kongbouakhay had 22 assists for the Seagulls.
Kassie Koski had four blocks while Jolie Dunn and Kyndal Koski led Raymond in digs with 14 and 11, respectively.
Ocosta (5-6 4-3) was without the net presence of Alexia Bradley, who was out with an injury suffered the night before against Montesano.
Despite the absence of Bradley, Ocosta had its best serve reception performance of the season, going 49-for-57 as a team in the contest.
“We were without Alexia Bradley tonight and missed that solid block she adds to our defense,” Ocosta head coach Erin Snider said. “But our diggers filled the gap with 60 total digs tonight.”
Ocosta was led in digs by Emily Scott (19), Noel Cuzdey (13) and Jolissa Schlegel (10).
Schlegel played six rotations in the game and led Ocosta with seven kills.
“(Schlegel) had an all-around great performance,” Snider said before commending the Seagulls’ effort. “Kudos to Raymond’s defense as our girls were hitting well, but (Kyndal) Koski is really something in the back row. She stole quite a few kills from us.”
Brynn Rasmus led Ocosta with 18 assists, nine digs and went 11-for-11 in service.
Alexandria Matthews added four solo blocks for the Wildcats.
Both teams wore special pink jerseys to bring awareness to the fight against breast cancer.
Raymond’s JV team beat Ocosta JV 27-5 and 25-14 on Thursday.
Next up on the schedule, Raymond hosts Ilwaco while Ocosta hosts Chief Leschi. Both games are scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday.
Hoquiam 3, Tenino 0
Hoquiam won in straight sets for the seventh straight game to start the season in a 25-13, 25-18 and 25-14 victory Thursday in Tenino.
Hoquiam (7-0, 3-0 1A Evergreen) remained in a first-place tie in league with Montesano by controlling the tempo with “good intensity” in the first set, according to Grizzlies head coach Heather Bozich.
In the second set, Hoquiam continued to fight for points despite Tenino (2-9, 0-3) taking the early lead. The Beavers held a 13-6 lead in Game 2 as Tenino’s service game kept Hoquiam out of system.
“Tenino came out (in Game 2) with a lot more energy and served really well,” Bozich said. “I was proud of our team for the fight we showed tonight and never giving up when we didn’t have the momentum on our side.”
Senior setter Ella Folkers continued to make her case for league and state postseason honors with 25 assists.
Chloe Kennedy (10 kills, 14 digs, 5 solo blocks) and Faith Prosch (11 kills, 12 digs) each recorded double-double games with Kristina Goulet adding 10 kills and three solo blocks for the Grizzlies.
“I’m really proud of how even though we didn’t pass our best tonight, we were still able to create an offense,” Bozich said.
Hoquiam hosts Aberdeen at 7 p.m. on Monday.
Elma 3, Eatonville 0
Elma took control of third place in the 1A Evergreen League with a straight-set victory over Eatonville on Thursday in Eatonville.
The Eagles (5-5, 2-2 1A Evergreen) grounded the Cruisers (0-10, 0-3) 25-17 25-9 and 25-16.
Elma was led by Torrey Thompson (7 kills), Kara Heley (5 kills) Brooklyne Swarts (6 aces) and Ally Warren (13 digs).
“We played well tonight against Eatonville,” Elma head coach Kendra Dunn said. “We were able to control the ball on our side. I was proud of how we came out and played together.”
Elma hosts Shelton in a non-league matchup at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Elma.
Ilwaco 3, South Bend 1
South Bend dropped to fourth place in the Pacific League with a 3-1 loss to Ilwaco on Thursday in South Bend.
South Bend (3-5, 3-4 2B Pacific) lost 21-25, 25-14, 23-25 and 25-27.
The loss drops South Bend one game behind Ocosta in the league standings.
“On paper, we played a solid game,” South Bend head coach Kelsey Staats said. “But our team chemistry and communication was lacking tonight, and that makes all the difference.”
South Bend was led by junior middle hitter Kendall Harriman (8 kills, 5 blocks, 7 aces, 20-21 service), sophomore middle hitter Emily Howell (6 kills, 5 blocks, 5 digs), senior outside hitter Raydynn Morley (22 digs) and sophomore setter Berklee Morley (18-18 service).
South Bend’s JV team lost 2-1 on Thursday.
Forks 3, North Beach 0
North Beach lost in straight sets to visiting Forks on Thursday in Ocean Shores.
The Hyaks (3-7, 3-5 2B Pacific) lost 28-26, 25-15 and 25-22 and were hampered after an injury to senior setter Jalen Goldman, who went down with an ankle injury in Game 1 and sat until midway through Game 2.
“It did hurt us to lose our setter. We had to quickly change our rotation, but all the girls kept their composure and kept battling,” North Beach head coach Jessica Preisinger said. “Jalen was having a great game setting and serving. She has really turned our offense around.”
Malia Cox led the Hyaks with 10 kills on the evening.
North Beach will host Ocosta at 7 p.m. on Thursday.
Lake Quinault 3, Wishkah Valley 1
Lake Quinault defeated Wishkah Valley 25-6, 25-10, 23-25 and 25-16 on Thursday at Wishkah Valley High School.
Wishkah (1-3 overall, 1B Coastal) was led by Delaney Baltzell, who had seven aces for a Loggers team that struggled with service reception.
“Quinault has some strong servers,” Wishkah head coach Katerina Eaton said. “Our hustle and communication improved in Game 3 and we had a couple of good serving streaks.”
Wishkah is scheduled to face Taholah at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Taholah High School.
GIRLS PREP SOCCER
Elma 2, Eatonville 0
Elma picked up a league win with a 2-0 victory over Eatonville on Thursday at Eatonville Middle School.
Playing on the rough, bumpy middle-school pitch, Elma (9-2, 3-1 1A Evergreen) got on the scoreboard early when midfielder Valerie Echeverria made a run wide and sent a cross in to forward Beta Valentine, who scored on a shot in to the top of the net five minutes into the game.
The Eagles doubled their lead when Echeverria sent another cross toward the front of the Cruisers goal. Forward/midfielder Miley Seaberg collected the pass, spun and scored on a shot to the far post for a 2-0 lead in the 60th minute.
“It’s really tough to play on that field,” Elma head coach Evan Valentine said, echoing the sentiments of coaches around the league. “We did well. We wanted to come out fast and get something on the scoreboard and we did that. … We were pretty tough defensively and teams have a tough time breaking us down.”
Elma sits a game behind Montesano for the top spot in the league and play at Shelton at 7 p.m. on Tuesday.
Tenino 4, Hoquiam 0
Hoquiam got hit with the injury bug in a 4-0 loss to Tenino on Thursday in Tenino.
Tenino (3-5-1, 1-2 1A Evergreen) scored goals in the 14th and 21st minutes to take a 2-0 lead over the Grizzlies (1-4-2, 0-3) and scored on consecutive plays in the 49th and 50th minutes to defeat Hoquiam.
“It was a rough game. Tenino came out aggressive,” Hoquiam head coach John Johnson said. “They outplayed us tonight and we just were not playing our best game. We had quite a few injuries tonight but fought through it and will reground and recover for Saturday.”
Montesano 3, King’s Way Christian 1
Montesano rallied from down a goal at the half to earn a 3-1 victory over King’s Way Christian on Thursday in Montesano.
Despite spending most of the match on the Knights side of the field, Monte (9-1, 4-0 1A Evergreen) trailed 1-0 after allowing a goal in the first half.
The Bulldogs, which are ranked No. 2 in the first WIAA RPI poll released this week, got two goals by senior forward Lilly Causey and another from senior forward Belle Estrada in the second half to pick up their eighth straight victory.
“We came out with a lot of energy in second half and were able to get the win,” Monte head coach Fidel Sanchez said. “The girls played hard with energy and passion and it was good to see.”
Monte plays Hoquiam at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Olympic Stadium in Hoquiam.
BOYS PREP GOLF
Montesano 178, Elma 184
In a hotly-contested match where every golfer on the final scorecard shot under 50, Montesano defeated Elma 178-184 on Thursday at Oaksridge Golf Course in Elma.
Josh Wills won Medalist honors with a low round of 41 over nine holes of golf, leading Monte in the win.
All four Monte golfers that made it onto the final scorecard posted rounds of 46 or better.
Elma also had its top four golfers score below 50, led by Grant Vessey and Traden Carter, each of whom posted a round of 44.
Montesano (178) — Josh Wills 41, Zander Jones 45, Trey Sweeney 46, Cole Sigler 46.
Elma (184) — Grant Vessey 44, Traden Carter 44, Robbie Allen 47, Blake Corr/Cason Seaberg 49 (tie).
Aberdeen 214, Rochester 290
Aberdeen felt the benefits of a home-field advantage as the Bobcats defeated Rochester 214-290 on Wednesday at Highland Golf Course in Cosmopolis.
Aberdeen was led by Trevon Nichols and Hunter Eisele, each of whom scored a 9-hole round of 41 to share Medalist of the Match honors, playing on the back-9 of the course.
Baylor Ainsworth scored a 43 for the Bobcats — including a birdie on the par-3 15th hole — and senior Luke Niemi had his best round of the season with a 44.
Charlie Ancich rounded out the Bobcats scoring with a 45.
“Being at home, you could just feel the confidence before the match,” Aberdeen head coach Dan Sundstrom said. “In the end, it was an overall team win. We had all five scores in the low forties.”
Aberdeen will face Black Hills at 3:30 p.m. on Monday at Tumwater Valley Golf Course.
Aberdeen (214) — Trevon Nichols 41, Hunter Eisele 41, Baylor Ainsworth 43, Luke Niemi 44, Charlie Ancich 45.
Rochester (290) — Rowdy Edminster 51, Cooper Rodeheaver 53, Cash Edminster 59, Colby Duncan 63, Hyatt Longvaugh 64.
Montesano 169, Hoquiam 182
Led by a sub-40 round from Trey Sweeney, Montesano defeated Hoquiam 169-182 on Tuesday at Oaksridge Golf Course in Elma.
Sweeney earned Medalist honors with a 9-hole round of 39.
Hoquiam was led by Riley Montoure, who shot a 41.
Montesano (169) — Trey Sweeney 39, Zander Jones 42, Josh Wills 42, Cole Sigler 46.
Hoquiam (182) — Riley Montoure 41, Mick Bozich 43, Todd Mefford 46, Tommy Catron 52.