Tuesday Volleyball Roundup: Straight-set wins for several local teams

Elma, Montesano, South Bend and Raymond all picked up straight-set wins Tuesday, while Aberdeen, Hoquiam and Ocosta are still searching for their first wins of the season.

Elma 3, Tenino 0

Kayla Aho had 23 aces as the Eagles moved to 2-0 on the season with a 25-8, 25-10, 25-12 straight-set victory over the Tenino Beavers on Tuesday in Elma.

Elma also won the extra-play sets 15-4 and 15-11.

Ella Moore added 23 assists and Aaliyha Ostrom six aces and five kills for the Eagles.

“I thought we played well tonight as a team,” Elma head coach Kendra Dunn said. “I was impressed with Tenino’s scrappiness and effort. It was great to see some of our players in new positions.”

The Eagles will face the Beavers again at 7 p.m. on Thursday at Tenino High School.

Montesano 3, Hoquiam 0

McKynnlie Dalan recorded eight kills and five solo blocks, and Myah Gallinger tallied 18 assists as Montesano defeated Hoquiam in straight sets on Tuesday in Hoquiam.

Montesano (2-0) won 25-19, 25-15 and 25-16.

Hoquiam (0-2) won the extra-play sets by scores of 25-21 and 15-10.

Jessica Stanfield had six kills, and Ashlyn Devereaux added three digs for Montesano.

Hoquiam was led by Hailey Lawrence’s 12 digs and 9-for-9 service.

Chloe Kennedy had five kills and five blocks, Ella Folkers went 8-for-8 from the line with three aces and 12 assists, and Sharaya Brydon recorded 12 digs for the Grizzlies.

“Our serve receive was much improved from last match,” Hoquiam head coach Heather Bozich said. “We still have some things to work out in practice, but we’re heading in the right direction.”

The two teams are scheduled to face each other again at 7 p.m. on Thursday in Montesano.

Tumwater 3, Aberdeen 0

Aberdeen fell to 0-2 on the season with a straight-set loss to Tumwater on Tuesday at Sam Benn Gym in Aberdeen.

Aberdeen fell by scores of 25-15, 25-4 and 25-18.

Merryn Bruner had nine assists, while Nayseth Barragan, Zayra Rodriguez and Alexia Padilla each tallied three kills for the Bobcats.

The Bobcats climbed back into the first set to get to within two points at 15-13, but Aberdeen struggled to pass and execute against the Thunderbirds.

“Tumwater is always a powerhouse and our girls know what to expect,” Aberdeen head coach Desiree Glanz said. “The second game, we just weren’t mentally in the game. … In the third game, we played well and kept up most of the game, but just couldn’t finish.”

The Bobcats are scheduled to play at Rochester at 7 p.m. on Wednesday followed by a match at Centralia at 7 p.m. on Thursday.

South Bend 3, Ocosta 0

The South Bend Indians moved to 2-1 on the season with a straight-set victory over Ocosta on Tuesday in South Bend.

Sophomore Raydynn Morley went 15-of-16 from the service line, and Kimberly Conner — who was honored as the Indians’ lone senior on Senior Night — went 12-for-13 from the service stripe to lead South Bend, which won 25-8, 25-19 and 25-19.

“We played solid all around, and it feels great to see that validated with a win,” South Bend head coach Kelsey Staats said. “I’m so happy with the team’s performance tonight.”

Junior libero Hannah Jewell had 12 digs, while Dayna Estle recorded six kills and three blocks to lead the Indians.

Ocosta (0-2 overall) was led by Lillyan Barnum’s five kills and Taylor Stoll, who went 100% in service accuracy for the contest.

“We are continuing to find what works and what doesn’t,” Ocosta head coach Erin Snider said of her young team. “I’m proud of the effort these girls put in. We have lots of potential.”

Ocosta 8 19 19 — 0

South Bend 25 25 25 — 3

Raymond 3, Ilwaco 0

Raymond had a balanced effort in earning a straight-set victory over Ilwaco on Tuesday in Ilwaco.

The Seagulls (3-0) won in straight sets for the third time to open the season, sinking the Fishermen, 25-13, 25-22 and 25-17.

Kyra Gardner led the Seagulls with seven kills, followed by Sidney Swogger (five kills), Grace Busenius (four kills), and Alia Enlow (three kills).

“Tonight we had another very good serving night with five players having more than three aces,” Raymond head coach Bob Swogger said. “We also kept our service errors low as a team. … Overall, we did a good job of getting swings at the ball and need to work on smoothing out the offense.”

Raymond is scheduled to play at 7 p.m. Thursday at Ocosta High School.