Bobcats 4, Bearcats 0
Aberdeen took things a few steps slower on Tuesday night and it made all of the difference against Chehalis in this Evergreen 2A match at Stewart Field.
Jade Caskey notched two second-half goals, while Emily Fisher gave the Bobcats (2-2) an early 1-0 lead and Ali Morris scored in the second half.
“The biggest difference was possession,” AHS head coach Fidel Sanchez said. “We were able to slow down and control the offense. The girls did a great job on possession. We passed the ball a lot better and when they were played short, they went short. They played long when they were played long. They recognized what to do from what they were given.”
Fisher opened the scoring in the seventh minute, blasting a one-time shot off a Tayler Housden cross. After halftime, Morris made it 2-0 in the 53rd minute off a free kick conversion just outside the penalty area.
Caskey got her first goal in the 56th minute off a Housden cross and finished the scoring in the 74th minute. Taking a Makenzie Brooks lead pass, Caskey popped the ball left of the Chehalis goalkeeper, who came out to challenge the breakaway.
Aberdeen outshot Chehalis, 14-9, on goal and 18-13 overall.
Eagles 5, Pirates 1
ELMA — Patiently waiting and plucking passes away from Adna’s passing attack, Elma controlled this Evergreen 1A/2B girls soccer match at Davis Field in Elma.
Sydney Smythe and Brooke Goldsmith notched two goals each, with Natalie Grant starting the scoring in the 19th minute for Elma (4-1).
Smythe popped her first goal in the 34th minute, giving the Eagles a 2-0 halftime lead. She finished her scoring in the 59th minute.
Goldsmith converted her two goals in two minutes — the 67th and 69th minutes — to wrap up Elma’s scoring. Adna notched its lone goal in the 74th minute.
“Adna is coming out with a good passing game,” Elma head coach Chris Schumacher said. “The girls laid back with patience and anticipated what they were going to do. Our finishes weren’t great, which is something that happened to us against Rochester.”
Macy Shumate was cited for her work in goal in place of Alyssa Sutherby.
Elma faced Montesano in a junior varsity match that ended in a scoreless tie.
On Tuesday, Elma will finish a week off by hosting rival Montesano.
Bulldogs 7, Wildcats 0
WESTPORT — A flurry of goals in the first half allowed Montesano to work on its offense in the second half in this Evergreen 1A/2B match against Ocosta on Tuesday.
Alyx Miller scored twice, with Leeann Rhoden, Cheyenne Bartlett, Olivia Miller, Madi Besaw and Taylor Birdsall adding one marker each for Montesano.
“It was nice to see the girls finishing better; that’s been hurting us,” Montesano head coach Jeff Lenherr said. “We were able to work on some stuff in the second half.”
“Montesano came out and was passing really well,” Ocosta head coach Mike King added. “We came out flat. In the second half, we played much better.”
Rhoden, Bartlett and Makenzi Howard had one assist each. Montesano led, 6-0, at the half, with Birdsall’s goal in the 75th minute finishing the scoring.
Rhoden and Bartlett were named co-players of the game by their teammates for Monte (3-2).
Alyssa Phillips had 11 saves for Ocosta (1-5), with Mikayla Sunde and Mary Davis cited for all-around play.
Today, Montesano hosts Tenino. Next Tuesday, Ocosta travels to Tenino.
Grizzlies win in three
Outstanding serving helped unbeaten Hoquiam top Elma, 25-8, 26-24, 25-7, in an Evergreen 1A League match Tuesday at Hoquiam Square Garden.
The Grizzlies missed only two serves in the contest.
“That was a big factor in the match,” Hoquiam coach Heather Bozich said.
Mikaila Johnson and Bailee Bradley delivered eight kills apiece, while Megan Gibson had 23 assists for the Grizzlies (3-0, 5-0). Bozich also commended her team’s back-row play.
The match followed a strange pattern, with Hoquiam dominated the first and third sets but fighting off a strong Elma challenge in the second.
“We are completely capable of winning, completely capable of playing with the top teams,” Elma coach Renee Volz. “For whatever reason, we lose confidence.”
Elma setter Brenna Miller was cited for fine play.
Hoquiam’s jayvees won in two sets.
The Grizzlies placed fourth out of 16 teams in the South Whidbey Invitational last weekend. Surviving pool play, they played well in losses to strong teams from Lakeside of Nine Mile Falls and South Whidbey in elimination competition.
“We were extremely competitive in both matches,” Bozich said.
The Eagles (0-2, 0-3) host Rainier on Thursday. The Grizzlies draw the league bye that night and will visit Rainier on Tuesday.
Bobcats fall in three
CHEHALIS — After fending off a strong Aberdeen challenge in the first set, Chehalis pulled away for a 25-22, 25-16, 25-8 triumph in an Evergreen 2A Conference match Tuesday at Chehalis.
“The first two games were actually very competitive,” Bobcat coach Wilma Weber said. “I don’t know what happened in the third game, we could not pass the ball for about 12 serves.”
Aberdeen’s Tiana Blackburn had three solo blocks and deflected several other Bearcat spikes. Maddy Farrer led Aberdeen in kills, with six.
Chehalis also took the JV (16-25, 25-21, 15-10) and C squad (25-18, 25-13) matches.
The Bobcats (0-3, 0-5) will be idle until Tuesday, when they visit Centralia.
Indians in three
SOUTH BEND — Aiming for more consistency in play, South Bend served well, then followed it with a steady offensive performance to deliver a 25-11, 25-8, 25-16 Pacific 2B League win over Ocosta on Tuesday night.
Makenzie Russell led the Tribe (1-1, 2-2) with nine kills and six blocks. Katlyn Sawyer was cited for her serving (22-for-23), as well as six aces and six kills. Morgan Patterson was also cited for her serving (16-for-17).
“One of our goals was to play consistent; I thought we did an incredible job of that tonight,” South Bend head coach Jackie Sanchez said. “We served more consistent. We were able to pass well, communicate well to set up the offense. Our setters did a good job of running the offense. It was a great all-around team effort.”
Becke Shurtz led Ocosta (1-2, 2-2) with eight blocks and Kate Christiensen added five blocks. Ocosta head coach Barb Rasmus cited both players for their performances at the net. Shurtz, Christensen, Sydni Myers and Josey Palmer were also cited for 100 percent serving.
South Bend won the JV match, 25-23, 25-23 and the teams split the C Squad match — 25-18 Ocosta, 25-22 South Bend.
Today, South Bend hosts Raymond, while Ocosta hosts Northwest Christian.
Hyaks win in three
RAYMOND — Fast-developing North Beach toppled Raymond, 25-18, 25-18, 25-19, in a Pacific League match Tuesday at Raymond.
The Hyaks improved to 2-1 in league and 2-2 overall. North Beach statistics were unavailable.
Hannah Dykes contributed five kills and two aces for Raymond (0-2, 0-4).
Raymond coach Bob Swogger praised the Hyaks and coach Angi Schreiber (“What she’s done with them is pretty amazing. They’ve improved tremendously.”), but said his team’s emotional and energy level was lacking.
“We had a bad passing night, serve-receive and extending rallies as well,” he said.
North Beach also won the JV match, 25-20, 19-25, 15-13. The C squads split two sets.
The Hyaks return to Willapa Harbor on Thursday to face Willapa Valley. The Gulls make the short trip to South Bend the same night.
Elks in three
MATLOCK — Improving its performance as the match progressed, Lake Quinault remained unbeaten by topping Mary M. Knight, 25-22, 25-17, 25-11, in a non-league match Tuesday at Matlock.
Romey Begay had eight kills and two blocks, while Hannah Allen added four kills for the Elks (4-0). Quinault coach Heidi Heimbigner commended the digging of Rosa Mendoza and the serving of Donna Girard.
Heimbigner said her team struggled in the first two sets.
“We stood around flat-footed,” she said. “The third game, we pulled our act together and played a cleaner game.”
The Elks journey to Wishkah today.
Beavers 152, Bulldogs 187
ELMA — With three players shooting in the 30s, talented Woodland turned back Montesano in a Southwest Washington 1A League match Tuesday at Oaksridge Golf Course.
Ryan Sturdivan fired a 34, with Tanner Huddleston adding a 36 and Hayden Huddleston a 39 for the Beavers.
The Bulldogs were caught in the crossfire, despite recording their best score of the season. Nolan Walker paced Monte with a 42.
“A great example of good golf but bad timing,” Monte coach Lloyd Aldrich said. “We were one stroke away from having four kids in the 40s, which is outstanding. But Woodland is on a completely different level and even our season best was not enough to come close to beating them.”
The Bulldogs face Elma next Tuesday at Oaksridge.
Woodland (152) — Ryan Sturdivan 34, Tanner Huddleston 36, Hayden Huddleston 39, Jon Watts 44, Dalton Burnett 50, Dillon Wear 43.
Montesano (187) — Nolan Walker 42, Maguire Cavanaugh 48, Kyler Landry 47, Jacob Hliboki 50, Eric Blanchard 60, Nate Chapman 60.
JV — Woodland 188, Montesano 233.