Montesano blanked Hoquiam and Aberdeen competed in its third game in as many days in Thursday’s rundown of Twin Harbors prep volleyball action.
Montesano 3, Hoquiam 0
Montesano senior outside hitter Jessica Stanfield played like a hammer in search of a nail on Thursday night, smashing 13 kills to lead the Bulldogs to a straight-set victory over Hoquiam at Montesano High School.
Stanfield was dominant when it counted most. With Monte up 1-0 after taking the first set 25-15, a Stanfield kill ended a Hoquiam rally that saw the Grizzlies take a 16-11 lead in the second set. She followed that up with four kills late in the set to close it out 25-23.
Stanfield continued to step up in the third set, smacking home six kills in a 10-0 run to help Monte close out the set 25-12.
“Stanfield brought some thunder and helped change our momentum in the second set,” Montesano head coach Pat Pace said.
Stanfield wasn’t alone, she had plenty of help. Myah Gallinger recorded 26 assists in the game while Ashlyn Devereaux (4 solo blocks) and Addie Winter protected the net in place of sophomore McKynnlie Dalan, who was being rested due to some minor soreness. Monte (1-1) was led by Maia Young on the backline with seven digs.
“They did a great job of feeding (Stanfield) and getting her the ball,” Hoquiam head coach Heather Bozich said. “Their passing really improved.”
Hoquiam (0-2) was led by their own impressive outside hitter in senior Sharaya Brydon, who led the Grizzlies with eight kills and changed the complexion of the game with her strong jump serve.
Hailey Lawrence added 13 digs, Chloe Kennedy had three kills and four solo blocks, and Ella Folkers recorded 11 assists for Hoquiam.
“I really believe this team has a ton of potential,” Bozich said. “Once they realize it, they’re going to be fun to watch.”
Hoquiam won the extra-play sets by scores of 25-19 and 15-11.
Centralia 3, Aberdeen 0
Aberdeen felt the effects of playing its third straight game in as many days in a straight-set loss to Centralia on the road Thursday.
A day after winning a five-set thriller over Rochester, the Bobcats (1-3) lost 25-14, 25-15 and 25-15.
“We came out a little flat tonight and just kind of stayed there,” Aberdeen head coach Desiree Glanz said. “Hitting and passing errors hurt us.”
Merryn Bruner had 14 assists to lead Aberdeen, mostly to Nayseth Barragan and Joslyn Williams, who had six and four kills, respectively.
Libero Julizza Ambrocio-Felipe led the Bobcats with 15 digs.
Raymond 3, Ocosta 1
After making early mistakes in their typically solid service game, Raymond stepped it up from the line to earn a 3-1 victory over Ocosta on Thursday in Westport.
Raymond (4-0) split the first two sets with Ocosta (0-4) 25-18 and 23-25, but took the final two sets 25-16 and 25-13.
“During the first two sets we made uncharacteristic mistakes with serving. We have relied on it heavily in our first three games. Our offense was also out of sync the first two sets and we made some setting and attacking errors,” Raymond head coach Bob Swogger said. “In alot of ways, losing the second set was probably a blessing in disguise. After that we woke up and improved play in all areas of the game for sets three and four.”
Izzy Silvernail (24-24, 6 aces) and Caton Swogger (19-19 service, 5 aces) led Raymond from the line while Kyra Gardner and Grace Busenius had 11 and 10 kills, respectively.
Ocosta was led by Lillyan Barnum’s eight kills while Brynn Rasmus and Darci Perrette tallied 10 and eight assists, respectively.
Another bright spot for Ocosta was Maddie Cuzdey leading the Wildcats in digs with 15 in her first varsity start.
The second set win was a minor victory for a young Ocosta team as well.
“Our team played at a whole new level tonight,” Wildcats head coach Erin Snider said. “We had solid defense and our offense found its groove. Raymond is a tough competitor and we played up to their level tonight.”
South Bend 3, Ilwaco 0
South Bend served 93% as a team en route to a 25-18, 25-19 and 25-23 victory over Ilwaco on Thursday in Ilwaco.
Junior libero Hannah Jewell had 18 digs and was 100% from the service line.
Dayna Estle (7 kills), Raydynn Morley (5 kills) and Reece Williams (4 kills) led the Indians on offense.
Elma 3, Tenino 0
Mossyrock 3, Willapa Valley 0