Bulldogs beat Grizzlies in four
At Hoquiam Square Garden, Montesano pounded its way to a 2-0 lead before host Hoquiam got one set back by returing fire and bringing everything up during the Bulldogs’ 25-14, 25-15, 24-26, 25-8 win in Evergreen 1A League play on Thursday.
Montesano’s Jordan Spradlin led all hitters with 21 kills, with Shayla Floch adding 11 kills and Hailee Dierks nine kills and 16 digs. Hannah Hatcher dished out 36 assists, Hannah Manley brought up 22 digs and Josie Talley added 15 digs. Josie Toyra had 100 percent serving on 26 serves and added three aces.
“We had way too many unforced errors and we didn’t take care of the ball on our side of the net,” Montesano head coach Debbie Gibson said. “Hoquiam scrambled and picked up a lot of hits. It was nice to come back in the fourth set and play our game, attacking the ball.”
“The biggest thing was we got a lot of touches at the net and that gave our back row a chance to get to the ball,” Hoquiam head coach Heather Bozich said. “When you hit as hard as Shayla and Jordan, we have to get touches at the net and slow the ball down to get chances. In the third set, we played aggressive and passed the ball well on serve-receive. When Monte gets mad, they channel it very well; we knew it was coming and didn’t respond to it.”
Kamimi Papp had nine kills for the Grizzlies, with Ashley Paladin and Karlie Krohn bringing up 19 digs each. ReyLynn Dunn added 14 digs as well and Paige Folkers dished out 10 assists.
Montesano won the junior varsity match in three sets and the C Squad match in two sets.
On Saturday, Montesano (7-0, 13-0) is at the Adna Invitational. On Tuesday, Hoquiam (2-4, 4-9) travels to Elma.
Eagles win in three
TENINO — After a slow start, Elma came alive for a sweep of Tenino 3-0 (28-26, 25-10, 25-14) in an Evergreen 1A League match on Thursday.
Elma (4-2, 6-6) was led by 18 assists and 11 kills from Kenna Stoney. Ana Perez finished with 12 digs and multiple aces, while Kali Rambo brought up 11 digs.
“We started slow and then picked up our play and took care of business,” Elma’s Kendra Henry said. “Our energy was a big part of it as we started talking more and just had fun out there.”
Elma also won the JV match 16-25, 25-18, 15-7.
Elma hosts Hoquiam on Tuesday.
Vikings in three
WESTPORT — Willapa Valley avenged a non-league loss by topping Ocosta, 25-23, 25-12, 25-20, in a Pacific League contest Thursday at Westport.
Valley’s Abby Hodel served nine successive points in the second set and finished with seven kills and seven digs. Katelyn McGough added four kills for the Vikings (4-2, 6-6), while Hannah Cook was cited for her passing while receiving serve.
“We’re improving and this is a good time of the year to be playing this well,” Viking coach Lori Snodgrass. “We had one of our best all-around hitting nights.”
With two aces in this match, Ocosta’s Erika Snider broke the single-season school ace record with 50. She had previously shared the mark with her aunt, Jordyn Peterson.
Snider also collected five kills and eight digs. Her sister Emily, 100 percent from the service line, also had eight digs.
Evalyn Marsh had 11 digs and Emily Arndt had a perfect serving night for the Wildcats (3-2, 8-3).
“We didn’t hit as much and they hit a lot more at us than the last time,” Ocosta coach Barbara Rasmus said. “We had a lot of digs.”
Willapa Valley’s junior varsity remained unbeaten with a 25-19, 25-17 win.
Ocosta travels to Chief Leschi for a makeup match tonight. The Vikings will compete in the Adna Invitational on Saturday.
SOUTH BEND — Building off the momentum from a sweep of Northwest Christian on Tuesday, Raymond played solid throughout the lineup to knock off rival South Bend 25-13, 25-19, 25-15 in Pacific 2B League play on Thursday.
The Gulls (5-1, 10-2) were led by Hailee Smith’s seven kills, three blocks and three aces and Mikayla Collins added six kills and three blocks.
“Hailee has developed a very good relationship with (setter) Cydney Flemetis and it has been impressive the way she’s hitting the ball right now,” Raymond head coach Bob Swogger said. “Overall, everyone got to play and worked out of their slump, focus-wise. We’re definitely heading in the right direction.”
“I thought our kids played hard,” South Bend head coach Jackie Sanchez said. “That was the most offense we’ve had in quite a while. I was real proud of the kids. Everyone on the team did a good job.”
Karley Reidinger had nine blocks, including three stuff blocks, and 10 digs and Jessica Sanchez added seven kills and eight blocks. Livvie Ogilvie was cited for her passing and Katelyn Doyle was cited for her defense.
Raymond won the JV match 26-24, 25-20.
On Saturday, South Bend (2-4, 4-8) will be at the Adna Invitational. On Monday, Raymond hosts Ocosta.
Hyaks in five
ILWACO — North Beach outlasted Ilwaco for a 3-2 (19-25, 25-22, 22-25, 25-21, 15-12) win in a Pacific 2B League match on Thursday.
After struggling with service early, committing four errors in the first set, the Hyaks (2-4, 4-7) settled down and committed just two errors over the final three sets to help fuel a five set victory.
Nettie Fruh powered the Hyak offense to the tune of 14 kills, while Melia Atkins added six kills. Reilly Moore finished with 24 assists and Hannah Avery added 15 digs.
“We train really hard, so in game five we were still able to play all the way and nobody was tired,” North Beach coach Jessica Preisinger said. “We’ve really been working on being mentally tough and staying calm. There were some tough sets and the girls were able to stay calm and play through it.”
Preisinger cited sophomore Mimi Johnson, who was 100 percent in service, for her all-around play in the back row.
North Beach hosts Northwest Christian on Monday.
Elks in four
TAHOLAH — Alex Blackburn delivered 10 kills and Claudia Saavedra served nine aces as Lake Quinault downed Taholah, 25-11, 25-27, 25-11, 25-7, in Coastal League play Thursday at Taholah.
The Chitwhins squared the match by taking a long second set, but the Elks (5-1, 8-1) dominated the final two.
“Taholah did come back in the second game, but we got our hits together and it worked in our favor,” Lake Quinault coach Sue Kalama said. “We had some long rallies in this match and both teams were coming up with digs you could not believe.”
Quinault’s Espy Silva was perfect from the service line, with three aces and 10 digs. Katelynn Neeland served seven aces and Christin Saavedra three aces for the Elks.
Lake Quinault hosts Mary M. Knight tonight in a makeup match.