Tuesday Volleyball Roundup: Hoquiam moves to 4-0 after win over Taholah

Also: Raymond still undefeated after win over Chief Leschi; Elma beats Rochester in five

Hoquiam remained undefeated on the season with a straight-set win over Taholah on Tuesday in Hoquiam.

The Grizzlies (4-0 overall) started slow, particularly in their service game, but eventually got going to win 25-15, 25-9 and 25-7.

“(We) wanted to run more of an aggressive offense, but we struggled with our passing a bit when he had the opportunity,” Hoquiam head coach Heather Bozich said. “Still proud of our team for staying positive and keeping the energy up throughout.”

Hoquiam, which ended with 25 aces as a team, was led by Ella Folkers (14 assists, 8 digs, 16-17 service, 9 aces), Ashlinn Cady (8 kills, 11-11 service, 6 aces, 5 digs), and Chloe Kennedy (6 kills, 6 digs).

“All around, it was a good night,” Bozich said.

Hoquiam will host Elma in a 1A Evergreen League matchup at 7 p.m. on Tuesday.

Taholah 15 9 7 — 0

Hoquiam 25 25 25 — 3

Raymond 3, Chief Leschi 0

Raymond remained unbeaten on the season with a straight-set victory over Chief Leschi on Tuesday in Raymond.

RSB (5-0, 3-0 2B Pacific) allowed just 19 total points in winning 25-3, 25-8 and 25-8.

Freshman Kassie Koski led Raymond with five kills and 10 aces while Ava Baugher (4 kills, 100% service) and Megan Kongbouakhay (16 assists) also filled up the stat sheet for the Seagulls.

“We came out strong and played focused,” Raymond head coach Julie Jewell. “We had very few errors tonight all across the board. Everyone contributed to the win.”

Raymond takes on Forks in a battle for first place in league at 7:15 p.m. on Thursday in Forks.

Chief Leschi 3 8 8 – 0

Raymond 25 25 25 — 3

Elma 3, Rochester 2

In a back-and-forth match, Elma rallied to win in five sets against Rochester on Tuesday in Elma.

The Eagles (3-2) led by scores of 17-25, 30-28 and 25-21 before losing Game 4 25-15.

But Elma rallied in the fifth set for a 15-8 win to take the match 3-2.

“We had a bit of a slow start tonight but were able to find some energy and win in five,” Elma head coach Kendra Dunn said. “Rochester was very scrappy and played well. Proud of the team for fighting till the end.”

Elma was led by Aubrey Moore (7 assists, 36 assists), Torrey Thompson (5 aces, 17 kills) and Ally Warren (28 digs).

Elma’s JV team won 2-0 while the C-team losing 2-1.

Elma hosts Stevenson at 7 p.m. on Thursday.

Elma 17 30 25 15 15 — 3

Rochester 25 28 21 25 8 — 2

La Center 3, Montesano 1

Montesano couldn’t hold on to the momentum of a first-set win in a 3-1 loss to La Center on Tuesday in Montesano.

The Bulldogs (2-4) won the first game 25-22 before losing the next three games by scores of 25-21, 25-22 and 25-16.

Karissa Otterstetter (12 assists) and Jordan Karr (8 assists) led Montesano in setting while Ashlyn Devereaux had eight digs, five back-row kills and was cited by head coach Pat Pace for playing “great defense” in her first game at Libero.

“Even with the loss, the team is continuing to improve every set of every match,” Pace said. “It was a fun, competitive match. The girls are playing a tough non-league schedule right now to help prepare them for the end of the season.”

Monte’s JV 1 team lost 2-1 while the JV 2 team was swept 3-0.

The Bulldogs will face Castle Rock at 7 p.m. on Thursday.

La Center 22 25 25 25 — 3

Montesano 25 21 22 16 — 1

Ocosta 3, North Beach 0

After starting off the season with three straight losses, Ocosta has now won two in a row after a 3-0 win over North Beach on Tuesday in Westport.

The Wildcats (2-3, 2-1 2B Pacific) won 28-26, 25-17 and 25-20.

Ocosta was led by Alexia Bradley (9 kills), Taylor Stoll (7 kills, 5 aces), Emily Scott (7 kills, 6 digs) and Brynn Rasmus (24 assists).

“We had some personnel changes tonight and our team worked together as a whole to come through with the victory,” said Ocosta head coach Erin Snider, who added Scott had an “outstanding all-around game” and cited the play of freshman Millie Tucker, who went a perfect 8-for-8 from the service line, including a strong service to close out the game. “She had guts and came in clutch as a first-time varsity player.”

Ocosta will host South Bend at 7 p.m. on Thursday.

North Beach 26 17 20 — 0

Ocosta 28 25 25 — 3