UPDATE: Houqiam and Elma boys prep golf scores added.
The table is set for an epic girls soccer matchup as both Elma and Montesano won league games as we take a look at all the local sports action from Thursday.
GIRLS PREP SOCCER
Elma 4, Tenino 0
Elma midfielder Miley Seaberg scored a hat trick en route to a 4-0 win over Tenino on Thursday at Davis Field in Elma.
The Eagles (7-1 overall, 2-0 1A Evergreen) scored the lone goal of the first half when sophomore forward Beta Valentine scored on a through pass from midfielder Eliza Sibbett in the 28th minute.
In the second half, Seaberg scored a goal off a cross from midfielder Valerie Echeverria and netted her second of the game 15 minutes later off a Valentine through pass.
Seaberg completed her second hat trick of the season when she hit a shot over the Tenino keeper off a Valentine cross form the corner with approximately 10 minutes left in the game.
The win was the second home win over Tenino in a row and sets up a key East County Rivalry matchup against Montesano on Tuesday, with first place in the 1A Evergreen League on the line.
“It’s just one step in a series of big steps,” Elma head coach Evan Valentine said of Thursday’s victory. “We’re moving in the right direction.”
Montesano 2, Eatonville 1
Mikayla Stanfield and Belle Estrada scored to lead Montesano to a 2-1 win over Eatonville in a 1A Evergreen League game on Thursday in Eatonville.
Monte (7-1, 2-0) got on the board early when Stanfield scored just over three minutes into the game.
Later in the first half, Estrada scored in the 34th minute to put the Bulldogs up 2-0 at halftime.
Playing on what Montesano head coach Fidel Sanchez dubbed “a different surface” and using several reserves late in the game, Montesano allowed an Eatonville goal in the 76th minute but held on the rest of the way for the 2-1 victory.
“The first half was pretty good and we moved the ball well,” Sanchez said. “Overall, it was a good performance.”
With the win, Monte is tied for the league lead with Elma and will host the Eagles at 7 p.m. on Tuesday.
Adna 1, Hoquiam 0
A late Adna goal spoiled a solid performance by Hoquiam as the Grizzlies suffered a 1-0 loss on Thursday at Olympic Stadium in Hoquiam.
Adna (6-1) scored when senior Destiny Roller converted a cross from Ava Humphrey in the 70th minute.
The win was a bitter one for Hoquiam (1-2-2), which had several shots on-goal but was shut out for the second straight game.
“I think our girls outplayed them tonight, but we just could not get a shot in the back of the net,” Hoquiam head coach John Johnson said. “I am proud of how our girls played soccer tonight despite all the challenges they were faced with.”
Hoquiam host Eatonville at 6 p.m. on Tuesday.
Shelton 3, Aberdeen 0
Aberdeen lost in straight sets to Shelton on Thursday in Shelton.
The Bobcats (0-5, 0-4 2A Evergreen) lost 25-22, 25-8 and 25-19.
Aberdeen was led by Lilly Camp (5 kills, 8 digs) and Cameryn Micheau (17 assists, 12 digs).
“Our focus tonight was to keep our heads in the game and focused on lifting each other up and overcoming our mishaps by resetting and shifting our mindset to the next play and staying together as a team,” Aberdeen head coach Desiree Glanz said. “We had excellent coverage on defense and our blockers helped slow down our opponents’ hits to our benefit as we were able to reset and make plays with some exciting rallies.”
South Bend 3, North Beach 2
South Bend outlasted North Beach for a 3-2 victory on Thursday in Westport.
South Bend (3-3, 3-2 2B Pacific) won 23-25, 25-14, 25-18, 18-25 and 15-9.
“The girls stayed focused throughout, but tried doing too much at the wrong time,” South Bend head coach Kelsey Staats said. “We’ve been talking about going back to basics and relying on fundamentals in crucial moments. I’m so proud of all of them. We are ending the week as a better team.”
South Bend was led by junior middle blocker Kendall Harriman (15 kills, 18-19 service), sophomore Emily Howell (14 kills) and junior Mackenzie Kuiken (14 digs).
The Hyaks were led by sophomore Mayra Strandberg and seniors Kaci Osborne-Hansen, Jalen Goldman and Abby Conn, each of whom were perfect from the service line.
North Beach senior Malia Cox had 10 kills to lead the Hyaks offense.
“It was a big game for us. The stands were full, the crowd was loud and we put on a show,” Hyaks head coach Jessica Preisinger said. “I’m so proud of the team, they keep getting better every game and work hard everyday.”
North Beach (2-5, 2-4) faces Morton-White Pass at 2:15 p.m. Saturday at Morton High School.
South Bend plays at Raymond at 7 p.m. on Tuesday.
Forks 3, Ocosta 0
Ocosta lost in straight sets to Forks on Thursday in Forks.
Ocosta (4-4, 4-2 2B Pacific) missed a chance to tie Raymond for the top spot in the league with the 25-13, 25-21 and 25-19 loss.
“We struggled with our service receive tonight,” Ocosta head coach Erin Snider said. “I felt our front row did a good job when we were able to get them the ball.”
The Wildcats were led by Brynn Rasmus (14 assists, 7 digs) and Alexia Bradley (9 kills).
With the loss, Ocosta sits in third place, a half-game behind Forks for the No. 2 spot in the league.
The Wildcats will play at Tenino in a non-league match at 7 p.m. on Tuesday.
Montesano 3, Eatonville 0
Montesano won its second league game in a row with a straight-set victory over Eatonville on Thursday at Eatonville High School.
The Bulldogs won by scores of 25-13, 25-19 and 25-11.
Monte (4-5, 2-0 1A Evergreen) was led by Maia Young (11 kills), Ashlynn Devereaux (10 kills, 10 aces), Karissa Otterstetter (14 assists), Jordan Karr (10 assists) and Kylee Wisdom, who head coach Pat Pace cited for her play in the middle during the victory.
Montesano hosts Elma at 7 pm. on Tuesday.
Elma 3, Tenino 1
Down 1-0, Elma rallied to win three straight games in a 3-1 victory over Tenino on Thursday in Elma.
The Eagles (4-4, 1-1 1A Evergreen) lost Game 1 25-20 before rallying to win the next three sets by scores of 25-18, 25-9 and 25-16.
“We started slow today but was proud of how they turned it around to win in four,” Elma head coach Kendra Dunn said. “Tenino played good defense and got a lot of balls up. Our middles played great tonight and were dominant at the net.”
Torrey Thompson led Elma with 14 kills.
Callie Galligan had eight kills and Taylor Staples added five aces for the Eagles.
PREP CROSS COUNTRY
Monte’s Jacklin wins league meet
Montesano senior Aric Jacklin led the Bulldogs to a team victory with a win at a 1A Evergreen League meet on Wednesday in Eatonville.
Jacklin ran the 3.1 mile course in a time of 18:32 to win the boys varsity race.
Monte edged Eatonville 27-28 for the team title, with Bulldogs Benjamin Anderson (19:29, 5th), Jackson Green (19:35, 6th), Jesse Anderson (19:42, 7th) and Colton Sweet (20:01, 8th) also figuring into Monte’s team score.
Hoquiam’s top placer was Cody Drake (20:45, 10th) while Elma’s Ismael Hernandez (22:18) placed 16th.
In the girls varsity race, Montesano placed second as a team with 42 points.
The Bulldogs were led by Lilly Schweppe (24:29, 3rd), Asha Harris (26:22, 6th) and Aurelia Martens (28:22, 10th), each of whom placed in the top 10.
Elma took third, one point behind the Bulldogs with 43 points.
Georgia Burkhart (24:43, 4th), Kylie Haver (24:50, 5th) and Kenzie Haver (28:10, 9th) placed in the top 10 to lead Elma.
For full race results, visit athletic.net.
BOYS PREP GOLF
Seton Catholic 178, Hoquiam 209
Hoquiam lost to Seton Catholic 178-209 on Thursday at the Tri-Mountain Golf Course in Ridgefield.
Hoquiam’s Mick Bozich continued to be the low-scorer for the Grizzlies, shooting a career-low 43 on the traditionally tough course for Hoquiam, according to head coach Terry Helland.
Hoquiam’s Konnor Stigall scored a season-best 59 while Seton Catholic’s Jacob Parker took Medalist honors with a score of 36.
Seton Catholic (178) — Parker 36, Carson Helm 43, Mason Glassmire 50, Adam Eid 49.
Hoquiam (209) — Bozich 43, Riley Montoure 50, Todd Mefford 57, Stigall 59.
Elma 167, La Center 193
Grant Vessey shot a blistering 37 for his 9-hole round to lead Elma to a 167-193 victory over La Center on Thursday at Oaksridge Golf Course in Elma.
All six of Elma’s varsity golfers shot below 50 on Thursday as Vessey was joined on the scoreboard by Quinton Osbun 40, Robbie Allen 44 and Traden Carter, Blake Corr and Cason Seaberg, all of whom tied with identical rounds of 46.