Bobcats 3, Hawks 1
LACEY — Tayler Housden did all her team’s scoring as Aberdeen topped River Ridge in an Evergreen 2A Conference match Tuesday at South Sound Stadium.
Following a scoreless first half, Housden knocked in about a 25-yard shot in the 45th minute.
Fourteen minutes later, Jade Caskey laid off a pass to Housden, who one-timed it past the goalkeeper for a 2-0 lead.
Housden completed the hat trick by hitting another 25-yard shot in the 78th minute. Emily Fisher assisted on that goal.
“The first half, we came out a little bit flat,” Bobcat assistant coach Ian Connell said. “We made a few adjustments at halftime. We were able to open the back line and create some shooting lanes for our front line.”
Connell was pinch-hitting for head coach Fidel Sanchez, who was absent due to an ailing back.
Caskey, at forward, and midfielder Fisher were credited with fine matches.
The Bobcats took the JV match, 5-0, with Maddie Judkins and Erin Kuhn credited with fine play.
Aberdeen (1-1) returns home today to face Tumwater.
Pirates 1, Bulldogs 0
ADNA — Adna goalkeeper Ashley Pardue kept her team in contention against Montesano and finished with a shutout as the host Pirates notched an Evergreen 1A/2B match win on Tuesday night.
Pardue turned away 30 Monte shots on the night. In the 53rd minute, a short corner kick turned into a lofting shot inside the penalty area and a goal for Adna.
“Their goalkeeper had a good game,” Montesano head coach Jeff Lenherr said. “We had 30 shots on them, but just couldn’t find the back of the goal. The girls worked hard, but the shots didn’t go.”
Monte’s scheduled home game with Forks today has been canceled due to a shortage of Spartan players. On Tuesday, Montesano (1-2) will travel to Ocosta.
Warriors 9, Wildcats 0
ROCHESTER — Owning a 33-2 bulge in shots on goal, Rochester trounced Ocosta in an Evergreen 1A League match Tuesday at Rochester.
“They were just too physical and too fast for us across the entire field,” Ocosta coach Mike King said. “Our passing was not good. We completed only 30 percent of our passes.”
Wildcat goalkeeper Leaha McPherson made 12 saves, 10 in the second half.
Ocosta’s only legitimate scoring chance came in the first half. Taking a direct kick from the top of the penalty area, Mikayla Sunde lofted the ball over the defensive wall, but the Warrior goalkeeper made a diving save.
The Wildcats (0-3) host Adna today.
Grizzlies win in three
Strong serving and net play enabled Hoquiam to open Evergreen 1A League play with a 25-12, 25-15, 25-17 win over Forks on Tuesday night at Hoquiam Square Garden.
Grizzly libero Brandi Creviston served seven aces and brought up 20 digs. Hannah Hliboki connected on 16 of 17 serves.
“We served very well tonight,” HHS coach Heather Bozich said. “We hit our spots, so we took them out of their offense pretty well.”
Mikaila Johnson led Grizzly hitters with nine kills and was cited for a particularly active night at the net. Bailee Bradley had eight kills and Emma Estes and Kelci Parker six kills apiece.
Setter Megan Gibson dished out 24 assists.
The Grizzlies also took the JV match, 25-20, 25-16.
Hoquiam (1-0, 3-0) journeys to Rochester today
Bobcats fall in four
River Ridge wore down Aberdeen’s defensive resistance to top the Bobcats, 25-20, 17-25, 25-21, 26-24, in an Evergreen 2A Conference opener Tuesday at Sam Benn Gym.
The Hawks stayed on the attack most of the match, although the Bobcats (0-1, 0-3) did a remarkable job of extending rallies.
“We’re defensive divas. We had 64 digs,” Bobcat coach Wilma Weber reported.
Aberdeen’s Alexis Miranda and Kiana Dixon, each of whom had 100 percent serving nights, contributed 14 and 12 digs, respectively. Freshman Jillian Swor led Bobcat hitters with six kills.
The Bobcat junior varsity ran its record to 3-0 — all on come-from-behind victories — by prevailing, 17-25, 25-16, 15-12. Aberdeen also took the C squad match, 25-11, 25-17.
The Bobcats travel to Tumwater today.
Vikings in three
WESTPORT — Pulling away at the end of each set, Willapa Valley turned back Ocosta, 25-16, 25-18, 25-20, in a Pacific League match Tuesday at Westport.
With Ocosta digging up numerous spikes, each set was tightly contested. The Vikings (1-0, 2-0) were able to win prolonged rallies during crunch time.
“We kind of played in streaks and they kind of played in streaks,” Valley coach Lori Snodgrass said. “We had the streaks at the end of the games to win it.”
Valley’s Lauren Friese put 100 percent of her serves into play, led the team in digs with nine and was also cited for passing. Mackenzie Trotter was credited with fine net play.
“We served pretty well, but we couldn’t get the sets to our hitters,” Ocosta coach Barbara Rasmus said. “We just didn’t have enough hits.”
Kami Strode paced Ocosta (0-1, 1-1) with four kills, seven digs and three solo blocks. Josie Palmer also had four kills.
Emily Hurlburt contributed 10 digs, while Kate Christensen had four blocks and 100 percent serving for the Wildcats.
Both teams are in action today, with Ocosta at Raymond and Valley at Naselle.
Elma loses in three
ELMA — Short-handed Elma dropped a 25-14, 25-17, 25-11 decision to Rochester in an Evergreen 1A League opener Tuesday at Elma.
With two starters injured, the Eagles (0-1, 0-2) suited up only seven players. Two of those had seen some action in the junior varsity match.
“All in all, we actually did really well,” Elma coach Renee Volz said.
Rochester also won the JV match in two sets.
The Eagles draw the league bye today before visiting Hoquiam next Tuesday.
Hyaks win in four
OYEHUT — Solid all-around play enabled North Beach to open Pacific League play with a 25-19, 26-24, 11-25, 25-15 win over Naselle on Tuesday at Oyehut.
Hyak setter Marya Pope, who had missed Monday’s loss to Lake Quinault due to illness, returned to action Tuesday. North Beach Angi Schreiber also credited the leadership and all-around play of Maria Garman.
“The desire was there,” Schreiber said. “They finally turned the corner and started believing in their ability.”
The Hyaks (1-0, 1-1) passed well throughout and served effectively for much of the match, Schreiber added.
Naselle won the JV match, 25-14, 25-19. The Hyak C squad prevailed, 26-24, 25-16.
The Hyaks host Northwest Christian in a varsity-only match scheduled for 5:45 p.m. today.
Tribe falls in four
LACEY — Northwest Christian used greater consistency to down South Bend, 18-25, 25-20, 25-22, 25-17, in a Pacific League opener Tuesday at Lacey.
The Indians were effective in spurts, but missed 11 serves.
“We played unfocused, off and on all night,” Tribe coach Jackie Sanchez said. “Consistency was kind of an issue, whether it was serving or passing. The kids played hard, they gave it their best effort and their attitude was great. But we got beat tonight, so we’ve got some work to do.”
South Bend’s Kathryn Staats was cited for all-around play.
Drawing the league bye today, South Bend (0-1, 1-2) will compete in the Mossyrock Invitational on Saturday.
Chitwhins in three
TAHOLAH — Strong serving and hitting helped Taholah blitz Muckleshoot Tribal, 25-5, 25-15, 25-14, in a non-league opener Tuesday at Taholah.
“All of the girls had a good night serving,” Chitwhin coach Jinny Marchand said. “It’s a pleasure to coach these girls, because they have such a good attitude.”
Marquel Waugh was cited for serving and Rachel Cheney for net play.
The Chitwhins (1-0) host Crescent today.
Gulls lose in three
PE ELL — Pe Ell’s Trojans outhit Raymond, 25-14, 25-15, 25-14, in a non-league match Tuesday at Pe Ell.
“We’re young and inexperienced,” Raymond coach Bob Swogger explained. “We do good things. We have to learn how to do them repetitively.”
Pe Ell also won the JV match in three sets.
The Gulls (0-2) entertain Ocosta today.
Loggerettes fall in three
WISHKAH — Visiting Clallam Bay swept past Wishkah, 25-21, 25-13, 25-16, in a non-league match Tuesday at Brian Eager Memorial Gym.
The Loggerettes (0-3) registered only four kills for the match.
“We played hestitant and didn’t communicate,” Wishkah coach Darci McMaster said. “In preparing for our game against Mary M. Knight today, we need to unite as a team and work together.”
Today’s Wishkah-Knight match is scheduled for Matlock.
Grizzlies 188, Wildcats 194
RIDGEFIELD — John Sand’s 35 paced Hoquiam in a Southwest Washington 1A League victory over La Center on Tuesday at Tri-Mountain Golf Course.
Sand carded a two-under-par round on a course he had never previously played. Josh Bishop added a 44 for the Grizzlies.
Hoquiam coach Larry Dublanko also commended his team’s depth.
“We needed some help on the back end and we got it,” Dublanko said. “We’re moving this (team) in the right direction and it’s always nice to get a win on the road.”
The Grizzlies host Rochester today at Highland Golf Course.
Hoquiam (188) — John Sand 35, Josh Bishop 44, Zach Emerson 52, Dylan Kaczmarczyk 63, Kolby Crowell 57, Austin Edwards 57.
La Center (194) — Keaton Wilbanks 47, Dustin Ell 49, Sam Yates 56, Alex McCallister 43, Chase Davison 55, Brody Seeter 60.
Bulldogs 194, Chinooks 233
ELMA — Montesano registered its lowest score of the season in topping Kalama in a Southwest Washington 1A League match Tuesday at Oaksridge Golf Course.
Monte’s Nolan Walker took medalist honors with 44, while Kyler Landry carded a 49.
“It’s nice to be back in the win column and the kids really earned it today,” Bulldog coach Lloyd Aldrich said. “Those are great-looking scores all the way through.”
The Bulldogs host Woodland next Tuesday.
Kalama (233) — Mason Amren 50, Jacob Sharp 65, James Kmetz 65, Brandon Lough 58, Trevor Peterson 60, Sterling Buck 69.
Montesano (194) — Nolan Walker 44, Kyler Landry 49, Maguire Cavanaugh 50, Jacob Hliboki 52, Nate Chapman 55, Eric Blanchard 51.