Montesano and Aberdeen eached picked up soccer victories in Tuesday’s Twin Harbors prep action.
Montesano 10, Hoquiam 0
Seven different Montesano Bulldogs scored — including a hat trick by Brooke Streeter — in a dominant 10-0 victory over Hoquiam on Tuesday in Montesano.
Montesano (6-2 overall, 6-1 1A Evergreen) opened the scoring in the 14th minute on a goal from Streeter.
Jaiden Morrison made it a 2-0 game in the 21st minute, converting a cross from Sierra Birdsall.
Another Streeter goal, approximately 75 seconds later, pushed Monte’s lead to 3-0.
The Bulldogs would go on to score three more times before the end of the half, with goals by Birdsall, Paige Lisherness (assist Streeter) and Jaiden King, giving Monte a 6-0 lead at the break.
Bethanie Henderson, Streeter, Emma Salazar (penalty kick) and Morrison (Birdsall assist) would score in the second half as Monte peppered Hoquiam’s defense with 31 shots overall, 22 of those being on goal.
Hoquiam (1-8, 0-8) managed one shot on goal and one corner kick in the game as Montesano consistently pressured Grizzly possessions, forcing turnovers and never allowing Hoquiam to find any offensive rhythm.
“We wanted to make sure we do the things we train for, and we did,” Montesano head coach Fidel Sanchez said. “The girls did a really good job. … One thing we always look for is doing the things we train for in practice, and they did that tonight very well.”
Sanchez thanked his senior class of Streeter, Madolyn Olson, Ellie Barbo, Taylor Stenback, Cassadie Golding, Zoee Lisherness and Elleah Jones for the work and dedication they have shown to Montesano soccer the past four seasons.
“They’ve been putting in the work for the last four years and they’ve been an asset to the program,” he said. “We’re going to miss them because the dedication these girls gave us the last four years has been amazing.”
Aberdeen 2, Centralia 0
Aberdeen got another dominant defensive performance in a 2-0 win over host Centralia.
The Bobcats (6-4, 5-4 2A Evergreen) scored on a pair of goals by their standout senior midfielders. Emma Green opened the scoring on a penalty kick after she was fouled in the first half and took a 1-0 lead into the break.
Elizabeth Martinez doubled the Bobcats lead when she scored on a long shot in the second half.
The Aberdeen defense made the lead stick, holding Centralia to just one shot on goal as Bobcat goal keepers Char Gutierrez and Lexi Mills combined to earn the shutout.
“Our defense and passing were solid, and we combined well coming forward, but once again we were errant on too many shots to be effective offensively,” said Aberdeen head coach Larry Fleming, whose team out shot Centralia 22-1.
Fleming noted Logan Glanz as having “a good game on defense,” and forward Brooklynn Lecomte as showing “a lot of hustle” for the Bobcats.
Aberdeen hosts Black Hills at 7 p.m. on Thursday in a Senior Night game. If Aberdeen wins, it will clinch the No. 3 seed for the 2A Evergreen League entering the postseason, which begins on Saturday and runs through next week.
Tenino 4, Elma 1
Elma fell behind early in a 4-1 loss to host Tenino.
Down 4-0 after the first half, Elma head coach Evan Valentine challenged his team to put it behind them and win the final 40 minutes of the contest.
Eagle sophomore forward Grace Spencer sent a feed to senior forward Harlee Nelson at the top of the goal box. Nelson cut back and made a shot through traffic that found the back of the Beavers’ net and ended Tenino’s shutout bid.
Valentine, who admitted to being “a little disgusted” by falling behind by four goals in the first half, added he was encouraged by how his team responded to the halftime challenge.
“We told them to treat it as a 0-0 game and let’s beat them in the second half, and that is what we did,” he said before adding his thoughts on the second-half performance of Elma junior goal keeper Grace Koonrad. “She did a great job with her feet. … She came out of the box and cleaned up a lot of (Tenino’s) through passes.”
Elma drops to 2-6 overall, 2-5 in the 1A Evergreen League with the loss.
Montesano 3, Hoquiam 0
Montesano’s undefeated run in the truncated 2021 season continues as the Bulldogs downed an improved Grizzlies team in straight sets on Tuesday in Hoquiam.
Monte (10-0, 8-0 1A Evergreen) won 25-15, 25-22 and 25-20.
In the extra-play games, Hoquiam (4-5 overall, league) won the fourth set, 25-17, with Monte winning the fifth set, 16-14.
“The back row did a great job passing the ball tonight in all five sets,” Monte head coach Pat Pace said.
Montesano was led by Olivia Young (five aces), Ashlyn Devereaux (13 digs), Myah Gallinger (29 assists), Jessica Stanfield (13 kills) and Addie Winter (11 kills, four solo blocks).
“We played well after the first set, but took too long to warm up,” Hoquiam head coach Heather Bozich said. “When you play a team of Monte’s caliber you can’t take mental breaks, even within a point, and we did tonight.”
The Grizzlies were led by Sharaya Brydon (seven kills, 19 digs), Hailey Lawrence (19 digs), Ella Folkers (14 assists) and Chloe Kennedy (nine kills).
Elma 3, Tenino 0
Elma dominated the Tenino Beavers in a straight-set victory on Tuesday in Elma.
The Eagles (6-3 overall, league) won 25-12, 25-2 and 25-8.
Seniors Ella Moore (20 assists), Kayla Aho (nine aces), Sarah Bridge (12 kills) and Jamison Carrell (15-17 service, two aces) led Elma, which also honored fellow senior Jocelyn Rojas on Senior Night.
“They played well tonight. It was a fun night celebrating our seniors,” Elma head coach Kendra Dunn said. “I’m just really proud of all our seniors and all they’ve done for our program.”
Aberdeen avenged a season-opening loss with a 6-0 sweep over Centralia on Tuesday in Aberdeen.
Aberdeen singles player Ashdon Swope quickly dispatched his competition 6-1, 6-1, while Colton Faulkner had to battle back from trailing in the second set to earn a 6-3, 7-3 (3) victory.
The Bobcat doubles teams of Andrew Troeh-Kyle Miller and Foster Patterson-Daniel Garcia won their matches 6-4, 6-4 and 7-5, 7-5, respectively.
Aberdeen has three more matches scheduled this week, constituting 40% of its schedule.
Singles — Colton Faulkner (Aberdeen) defeated Isaac Parkin (Centralia) 6-3, 7-6 (3); Ashdon Swope (AB) def. Connor O’Dell (CE) 6-1, 6-1; Kevin Eng (AB) def. forfeit 6-0, 6-0.
Doubles — Andrew Troeh/Kyle Miller (AB) def. Landon Kaut/Brandon Yeung (CE) 6-4, 6-4; Foster Patterson/Daniel Garcia (AB) def. Ryan Kane/Justin Kuykendall (CE) 7-5, 7-5; Brodyn Osina/Ayden Giffin (AB) def. Forfeit 6-0, 6-0.
Aberdeen 208, Centralia 284
Multiple Aberdeen Bobcats shot below their season averages as the Bobcats defeated Centralia 208-284 on Tuesday at Highland Golf Course in Cosmopolis.
Aberdeen’s Nolan King took medalist honors with a score of 38, while Charlie Ancich (39) and Baylor Ainsworth (42) recorded personal-best scores for a nine-hole round.
“As a team, we have been scoring pretty well considering the weather and course conditions,” Aberdeen head coach Dan Sundstrom said.
Aberdeen celebrated its Senior Night on Monday and Sundstrom offered thanks to his seniors and their supporters.
“Special thanks to both players’ parents for years of encouraging their sons’ golfing careers,” he said. “I would also like to thank Ronnie Espedal (course pro) and his awesome crew for allowing us to have our Senior Night at Highland Golf Course.”
Aberdeen (208) — Nolan King 38, Charlie Ancich 39, Baylor Ainsworth 42 Logan Seguin 44, Trevon Nichols 45.Centralia (284) — Jesse Kuykendall 43, Andrew Mitchell 53, Wyatt Baumel 57, Brady Sprague 64, Sawyer Terry 67.