SOUTH BEND — A combination of South Bend’s passing and Willapa Valley’s missed serves set the tone in this Pacific League rivalry match, giving the Indians a 26-24, 25-18, 25-19 victory on Monday night.
Led by Makenzie Russell’s 17 kills and eight blocks, the Indians (11-0, 12-1) hit at Valley’s defense throughout the match. Katlyn Sawyer added eight kills, Kessa Wilson five kills and eight blocks and Emily Sanchez 14 digs for the hosts.
“We pretty much controlled the tempo of the game with our offense,” South Bend head coach Jackie Sanchez said. “We passed well to put up a pretty good attack at the net all evening. Valley played more defense than offense.”
“I thought the girls played well tonight,” Willapa Valley head coach Lori Snodgrass said. “The difference was that we missed too many serves and gave them too many points. We just couldn’t keep the momentum going in our favor, because we missed our serves.”
Lauren Friese was cited by Snodgrass for her work against the Indians’ big hitters, finishing with seven digs and five solo blocks. Sanchez cited Myranda Curtis and Kathryn Staats for 100 percent serving.
South Bend won the JV(25-11, 25-16) and the C Squad (25-19, 25-19) matches.
On Wednesday, South Bend travels to Naselle, while Valley (7-4, 7-6) travels to Raymond.
Wildcats in four
WESTPORT — Excellent passing helped Ocosta beat Naselle, 28-26, 25-16, 23-25, 25-19, in a Pacific League match Monday night at Westport.
Setters Rachel Farmer and Becca Wingate combined for 25 assists and 14 digs, with Farmer leading the way with 14 assists and eight digs.
“We passed very well,” Ocosta coach Barbara Rasmus said. “My setters played a fabulous game.”
Kate Christensen had 12 kills, one more than teammate Kami Strode. Alexis Sweeney brought up eight digs, while Emily Hurlburt had six digs for the Wildcats (5-6, 7-6).
Naselle won the JV (25-16, 25-21) and C squad matches.
The Wildcats host Lake Quinault in a varsity-only non-leaguer tonight.
Elks win in three
OYEHUT — Coming from behind in each set, unbeaten Lake Quinault rallied past North Beach, 25-18, 26-24, 25-18, in a non-league match Monday night at Oyehut.
The Elks (12-0) staved off six set points in the second stanza, with Hannah Allen serving and Romenita Begay and Jessica Rushing in the front row.
“North Beach was very aggressive and had very good control in the beginning of each (set),” Elk coach Jacky Stankwitz said. “Every set we were 5-8 points behind, but stayed calm enough to finish each game and regrouped to make each point count.”
Allen was cited for serving, Begay for net play and Rushing and Annber Neeland for all-around play.
“Our passing killed us,” Hyak coach Angi Schreiber lamented. “On an up note, we served 98 percent.”
North Beach junior Maria Garman was cited for her work ethic.
The Coastal League champion Elks face another Class 2B team tonight when they travel to Ocosta. The Hyaks (0-13) host Ocosta on Wednesday.
Gulls fall in four
LACEY — Northwest Christian and Raymond locked themselves in a tight Pacific League match on Monday night before the host Navigators got the edge and the wins in a 25-22, 26-24, 19-25, 25-20 victory.
Shylo Boyes led Raymond (6-5, 7-7) with 12 kills, Kira Dunsmoor added eight kills and Hannah Dykes finished with six kills and five blocks.
“All of the games were close,” Raymond head coach Bob Swogger said. “We just had a hard time putting the ball away. It was their Senior Night and they seemed to have a little bit more momentum than we did tonight. We were there, but just weren’t able to push over the hump.”
Northwest Christian won the junior varsity match.
On Wednesday, Raymond hosts rival Willapa Valley.
Pirates 4, Grizzlies 1
ADNA — Regyn Gaffney did all her team’s scoring as Adna upended Hoquiam in an Evergreen 1A League match Monday at Adna.
Gaffney, a state Class 2B girls sprint champion, did most of her damage on breakaways.
“We actually controlled the game, that was the sad thing,” Hoquiam coach Corri Schmid said. “We could not make a finishing touch and score a goal.”
The Pirates led 2-0 at the half. Hoquiam’s Barb Meamber converted a crossing pass from Ellie Quercia in the opening minute of the second half, but Gaffney answered with goals in the 50th and 55th minutes.
Schmid cited outside midfielder Kiona Goodman and stopper Kayci Miles for fine play.
The Grizzlies (8-6) host Tenino tonight on Senior Night.