Bobcats 7, Tigers 1
CENTRALIA — Aberdeen got itself back on course with a road trip to Centralia, two first-half goals from Ali Morris and a second-half hat trick by Emily Fisher in this Evergreen 2A match on Thursday.
Fisher assisted on both Morris goals, a first-minute through ball to release Morris on a breakaway and a 26th-minute 1-2 combination to get Morris alone with the goalkeeper. In between, Mackenzie Arnold volleyed in a corner kick in the 25th minute.
Following a 3-0 halftime lead for Aberdeen (6-4, 6-7), Fisher scored the Bobcats’ next three goals off assists from Morris and Tayler Housden in the 43rd and 44th minutes. Fisher finished her hat trick in the 59th minute when she took a loose throw-in around two defenders for the goal.
Kerstain Travis finished the scoring for Aberdeen in the 77th minute.
“It was nice to see,” AHS head coach Fidel Sanchez said. “After the week we had last week, it was nice to have the girls rebound and play like they can play at this time of the season. We had a lot of possession in the midfield.”
Centralia snapped the shutout in the 53rd minute.
In the junior varsity match, Megan Auld scored the lone goal for Aberdeen in a 1-0 win.
On Tuesday, Aberdeen will take on Capital in a pivotal league matchup.
Bulldogs 2, Beavers 1
TENINO — Visiting Montesano scored twice to turn over Tenino’s early lead and give itself a chance to clinch a district berth next week with an Evergreen 1A win on Thursday night.
Down 1-0 at halftime, Makenzi Howard tied the match with a 20-yard angled shot over the goalkeeper’s head in the 45th minute. LeeAnn Rhoden knocked home the game-winner in the 52nd minute when another angled shot was fed by Madi Besaw.
Rhoden, however, picked up two second-half yellow cards, resulting in a red-card ejection in the 72nd minute. She’ll miss Tuesday’s match against rival Elma.
“I thought we did a good job of playing the final 13 minutes (including stoppage time) with a man down,” Montesano head coach Jeff Lenherr said. “We created a lot of chances in this match, but didn’t convert.”
On Tuesday, Montesano will host rival Elma. A Montesano win will clinch the league’s third and final district berth. A loss will mean it’ll have to beat Hoquiam next Thursday for the berth.
Grizzlies 2, Pirates 1
ADNA — Down 1-0 at the half, Hoquiam settled in and rallied with an unanswered brace to knock off host Adna in this Evergreen 1A match on Thursday.
In the 44th minute, Ellie Quercia got the first of two assists when she found a wide-open Vanessa Doyle for a one-timer goal 6 yards from the net. Judy Renteria got the game-winner off a Quercia assist from 4 yards out in the 73rd minute.
“We came out strong in the second half and connected,” HHS head coach Corri Schmid said. “We really stepped it up, pressured the ball and marked up better.”
On Thursday, Hoquiam (10-5) will host Montesano for Senior Night.
If Monte loses to Elma early next week, the matchup will decide whether Hoquiam will force a district play-in match or Monte gets the No. 3 district berth.
Pacific 2B League meet
WESTPORT — Northwest Christian, a powerhouse team in the Class 2B ranks, cruised to a double team sweep at the Pacific 2B League meet at Ocosta High School on Thursday.
The Navigators knocked off the host Wildcats, 15-50, in the boys meet and 19-42 in the girls meet. Willapa Valley and South Bend fielded full girls teams, with Raymond, North Beach and North River also sending representatives.
NWC swept the top-10 spots in the boys meet, won by freshman Luke Schilter at 15:26. Ocosta’s Luke Anderson was the top local runner, taking 11th place at 17:28.
Luke’s sister, Kathryn, was the best local runner of the meet, taking fourth overall in the girls meet at 20:06. NWC swept the top three spots, with Anna Brooks winning the race at 18:32.
“We ran well as a team, both boys and girls,” said Ocosta head coach Aaron Anderson, who cited Kelsey Gundersen for running her best race of the season. Gundersen finished sixth overall.
Valley’s Jessica Cook took eighth and teammate Dominique Kudasik was 10th overall.
On Nov. 2, the District IV 2B meet will be at Mossyrock Park in Mossyrock.
Northwest Christian 15, Ocosta 50.
Top-Five Finishers: 1. Luke Schilter (NWC) 15:26. 2. Brandon Stickney (NWC) 15:58. 3. Levi Schilter (NWC) 16:12. 4. Davis Jonathan (NWC) 16:33. 5. Luke Bredeson (NWC) 16:35.
Other Harbor Finishers (top-25): 11. Luke Anderson (Oco) 17:28. 12. Viely Chum (Oco) 17:36. 15. Drake Mitby (Oco) 18:28. 19. Griffin Wright (Oco) 18:46. 22. Jeremy Holland (NB) 19:29. 23. Ben Meade (Ray) 19:30. 24. Jose Bucio (SB) 19:42. 25. Chris Horn (NB) 19:47.
Northwest Christian 19, Ocosta 43, Willapa Valley 82, South Bend 96.
Top-Five Finishers: 1. Anna Brooks (NWC) 18:32. 2. Kiersten Kimminau (NWC) 18:34. 3. Abby McSheffrey (NWC) 19:50. 4. Kathryn Anderson (Oco) 20:06. 5. Hannah Gabel (NWC) 20:17.
Other Harbor Finishers (top-20): 6. Kelsey Gundersen (Oco) 20:20. 8. Jessica Cook (WV) 20:35. 10. Dominique Kudasik (WV) 20:53. 11. Kasey Hearn (NB) 21:01. 12. Sararose Gallo (Oco) 21:18. 13. Kiana Ballo (Oco) 21:26. 14. McKenzie Ballo (Oco) 21:33. 16. Rebekah Saul (Oco) 22:09. 18. Chelsea Griffin (Oco) 22:22. 19. Traci Hoffman (SB) 22:51. 20. Savannah Burbank (SB) 22:55.
Grizzlies win in three
Unbeaten Hoquiam stayed composed and focused to down Rainier, 25-17, 25-14, 25-15, in Evergreen 1A League play on Thursday at Hoquiam Square Garden.
Megan Gibson led the Grizzlies (10-0, 12-0) with 31 assists. Emma Estes and Bailee Bradley added 10 kills apiece. Mikaila Johnson came up with nine kills and Brandi Creviston added 18 digs.
“We need to be mentally tougher and take care of the ball on our side of the net,” said HHS coach Heather Bozich. “Our passing was decent tonight.”
The Grizzly junior varsity won.
On Tuesday, Hoquiam hits the road to Tenino.
Bobcats lose in three
Centralia rolled past Aberdeen in three sets, 25-16, 25-17, 25-13, in Evergreen 2A Conference play on Thursday at Sam Benn Gym.
Kiana Dixon and Malicia Golis had 100 percent serving for the Bobcats (0-10, 0-12). McKenzie Martin added 15 digs.
“Although we played consistent all three sets, we were flat and tentative,” said AHS coach Wilma Weber. “There were moments we played well, but we were off tonight.”
The Aberdeen junior varsity won in three, 22-25, 25-14, 15-11. The Bobcat C squad won, 25-15, 25-10.
On Tuesday, the Bobcats hit the road to Capital.
Eagles lose in three
ELMA — Tenino took advantage of its greater firepower to down Elma, 25-13, 25-7, 25-18, in Evergreen 1A League play on Thursday at Elma.
The Eagles (1-9, 1-10) were hampered by illness among the players.
“Also, we did not come to play tonight,” said EHS head coach Renee Volz.
The Tenino junior varsity won in three, 25-21, 17-25, 15-13.
Elma has opted out of the Mount Baker Tournament on Saturday and will play next at Montesano on Tuesday.
Chitwhins in three
TAHOLAH — Rallying in the third set to win five of the final seven points, Taholah swept Oakville, 25-20, 25-20, 26-24, in a non-league match Thursday at Taholah.
The Chitwhins (9-2) scrambled to overcome erratic hitting.
“We had a really good night of serving,” Taholah coach Jinny Marchand said. “We didn’t get the ball up to our setter as much tonight (as usual). So that was reflected in our hitting, but we made up for it in other ways.”
Taholah’s Tia Cheney, honored in Senior Night ceremonies, was cited for serving and leadership. Rachel Cheney led Chitwhin hitters with four kills while Trish Dunn and Rheanna Logan were also commended for serving.
The Chitwhins, who concluded their regular season, will await district competition in a couple of weeks.
Indians in three
SOUTH BEND — A wild first set went host South Bend’s way, allowing it to take control of this Pacific 2B League matchup over North Beach, 26-24, 25-8, 25-10, on Thursday night.
The Indians led early in the opening set, but then the Hyaks rallied to take a late lead. South Bend came back to win the set, then regrouped to take full control in the final two sets.
“We had a good lead and kind of let up a little bit,” South Bend head coach Jackie Sanchez said. “North Beach played really well to come back. It was a little stressful. (The girls) talked with themselves before the second game to stay focused and not let the momentum shift so dramatically.”
Makenzie Russell led South Bend (8-2, 9-3) with 15 kills and four blocks. Katlyn Sawyer added six kills and Kessa Wilson added five kills and four blocks. Emily Sanchez and Maddie Klus were both cited for great all-around play by coach Sanchez.
North Beach won the junior varsity (25-23, 7-25, 15-5) and C Squad matches (25-15, 25-14).
On Saturday, South Bend will be at the Adna Tournament. On Monday, North Beach (4-7, 4-9) travels to Lake Quinault.
Vikings fall in four
LACEY — League-leading Northwest Christian turned back a strong Willapa Valley challenge to prevail, 25-16, 25-16, 20-25, 25-16, in a Pacific League match Thursday at Lacey.
The victory clinches the league’s top-seeded berth for the Navigators.
Beaten decisively at home by Northwest Christian earlier in the season, the Vikings (7-3, 8-4) had the satisfaction of taking a set off the Navigators and remaining competitive in the other three.
“We played much better than the first time and much better than we’ve been playing lately,” Valley coach Lori Snodgrass reported. “The scores don’t really show how tight the match was. It seemed like there was one rotation at the end of each game where they’d take the lead.”
The Vikings connected on 96 percent of their serves, with Emily Fluke going 17-of-17 from the service line. Mackenzie Trotter and Karlie Friese delivered five kills apiece.
Northwest Christian also took the JV match, 25-19, 26-24.
Willapa Valley hosts South Bend on Monday.
Gulls lose in five
NASELLE — Regrouping in the fifth set, Naselle upended Raymond, 25-17, 25-15, 19-25, 17-25, 15-8, in a Pacific League match Thursday at Naselle.
The Seagulls (2-8, 2-10) capitalized on Comet errors to even the match with victories in the third and fourth sets. They were unable, however, to sustain their momentum.
“I think, overall, we had a hard time passing and attacking the ball, which is the whole premise of volleyball,” Raymond coach Bob Swogger reflected.
Hannah Dykes led the Gulls with 11 kills and five blocks.
Raymond took the junior varsity and C squad matches.
The Gulls host league champion Northwest Christian on Monday.
Owls win in three
MATLOCK — Mary M. Knight swept past Wishkah, 25-7, 25-16, 25-16, in a non-league match Thursday at Matlock.
“We won some long rallies,” Wishkah coach Darci McMaster said. “However, we are having difficulties protecting our serve.”
The Loggerettes (0-13) served five aces in the contest.
Wishkah entertains Lake Quinault on Tuesday.