Tuesday Volleyball Roundup: Hoquiam remains unbeaten with win over Eatonville

Also: Montesano beats Elma; Raymond downs South Bend

Through the first six games of the season, the Hoquiam Grizzlies not only remain undefeated, but they have yet to drop a game in non-tournament play.

Hoquiam kept its perfect run alive with its sixth straight-set victory to start the season, beating Eatonville 25-10, 25-8 and 25-8 on Tuesday at Hoquiam Square Garden in Hoquiam.

“Pretty efficient night for us,” Hoquiam head coach Heather Bozich said. “Started off a little slow but once we started getting ourselves in play we kept the momentum up.”

Reigning co-League MVP Chloe Kennedy had another outstanding all-around performance with nine kills, five aces, six digs and 15-of-16 from the service line to pace the Grizzlies (6-0 overall, 2-0 1A Evergreen).

Kristina Goulet (8 kills, 6 digs) and Ashlinn Cady (6 kills) were also solid in the hitting department as Hoquiam’s varied offensive attack continued to cause problems for its opponents, largely due to its passing game and the high-level setting capabilities of senior Ella Folkers, who had 24 assists in the game.

“I was proud of how Ella distributed the ball around to our hitters, which was because of great passing from our entire back row,” Bozich said.

Hoquiam will look to extend its win streak when the Grizzlies take on Tenino at 7 p.m. on Thursday in Tenino.

Montesano 3, Elma 0

Montesano rallied from behind in each set to earn a 25-23, 27-25 and 25-16 victory on Tuesday in Montesano.

Monte (6-5, 3-0 1A Evergreen) got nine kills from Maia Young and six blocks from Addie Winter to lead the Bulldogs to victory.

“Tonight our intensity was down and Elma’s was up,” said Monte head coach Pat Pace, who commended Kylee Wisdom for her play in the front row. “Our players did a good job rallying from behind in each set.”

Jordan Karr led Monte with 11 assists followed by nine from Karissa Otterstetter.

Ashlynn Devereaux added six kills for the Bulldogs.

Elma was led by Ally Warren (16 digs), Aubrey Moore (7 kills, 12 assists), Brooklyne Swarts (4 aces) and Torrey Thompson (8 kills, 3 blocks).

“It was a tough loss for us tonight,” Elma head coach Kendra Dunn said. “Montesano played consistent tonight but I am so proud of how we came ready to play. We played very scrappy and were full of energy but weren’t able to finish the sets tonight.”

Elma takes on Eatonville at 7 p.m. Thursday in Eatonville while Monte will host Ocosta at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Centralia 3, Aberdeen 0

Aberdeen is still looking for its first win of the season after falling in straight sets to Centralia on Tuesday in Aberdeen.

The Bobcats (0-6, 0-5 2A Evergreen) lost 25-22, 25-23 and 25-12 in a performance that head coach Desiree Glanz said was “a huge improvement.”

“We came out strong in games one and two with some excellent defense,” Glanz said. “The third match, we came out flat and Centralia got on a roll with serves and we couldn’t find our groove.”

Lilly Camp led Aberdeen with 10 kills and two blocks while the defense was led by outside hitter Emmersyn Yakovich, libero Claire Mottinger and setter Cameryn Micheau, who had eight digs.

Aberdeen will look to snap the losing streak when it faces Hoquiam at 7 p.m. on Monday in Hoquiam.

Raymond 3, South Bend 0

After losing the first five points of the match, Raymond got on a roll and never looked back in a straight-set victory over South Bend on Tuesday in Raymond.

The Seagulls (8-1, 6-1 2B Pacific) trailed 5-0 in Game 1 before rallying to earn a 25-9 victory.

Raymond took the second and third games by scores of 25-14 and 25-18.

“We finally got things going and then didn’t look back,” Raymond head coach Julie Jewell said. “Our focus was a point of emphasis and I feel like we met our goal in that regard.”

Raymond was led by Megan Kongbouakhay (100% service, 22 assists), Karsyn Freeman (10 kills), Alia Enlow (6 kills) and Caton Swogger (5 kills).

South Bend (3-4, 3-3) was led by libero Fatima Delgado (11-11 service, 6 digs) Raydynn Morley (8 digs) and Emily Howell (5 kills).

“Raymond served aggressively at us, and we didn’t respond well to that,” South Bend head coach Kelsey Staats said. “Our passing (on serve receive) was chaotic, which made it difficult for our setter to run the offense.”

South Bend — which has been playing exclusively on the road due to gym construction — hosts Ilwaco at 7 p.m. on Thursday in its home opener.

Raymond will face Ocosta at 7 p.m. on Thursday at Ocosta High School.

Ocosta 3, Tenino 1

Ocosta defeated Tenino 25-16, 19-25, 25-22 and 25-18 on Tuesday in Tenino.

The Wildcats (5-4) were led by Brynn Rasmus (29 assists, 7 digs), Alexia Bradley (10 kills), Emily Scott (9 kills, 16-16 service, 3 aces) and Jolissa Schlegel, who went a perfect 13-for-13 from the service line in her first game back after being out with an injury.

Ocosta has now won five of its last six matches and faces Montesano at 5 p.m. Wednesday in Montesano.

Mossyrock 3, Willapa Valley 0

Willapa Valley dropped a league match to Mossyrock in straight sets on Tuesday at Willapa Valley High School.

The Vikings (5-3, 3-2 1B Columbia Valley) lost 25-10, 25-12 and 25-7.

Willapa Valley was led by Lauryn McGough (6 kills, 19 digs), Grace Huber (5 kills, 5 solo blocks, 18 digs, 17-17 serve reception) and Sam Sheary (6 assists).

The Vikings will host South Bend at 1 p.m. on Saturday.