Bulldogs 2 (4), Tigers 2 (2)
NAPAVINE — In the latest installment of a tight rivalry, Montesano needed a season-opening shootout to knock off Napavine in this Evergreen 1A/2B matchup on Tuesday night.
Leeann Rhoden ended the shootout on the fifth series of kicks for the Bulldogs (1-0) and scored the first goal of the match in the 37th minute — a 25-yard shot inside the far left post.
The host Tigers converted a penalty kick in the 47th minute and took the lead in the 60th minute before the Bulldogs answered. Taylor Birdsall converted a cross from Maddie Beesaw in the 68th minute for the 2-2 tie.
In the shootout, Alyx Miller, Brooke Whitsell and Mackenzie Howard each converted their kicks for a 3-1 lead. Goalkeeper Kasie Kloempkin saved one of Napavine’s spot kicks before a Bulldog miss and Tiger conversion. Rhoden ended the shootout with a power shot into the net.
“We were playing a new formation and I thought the girls did a good job of working within the formation,” Montesano head coach Jeff Lenherr said. “Our work rate was really high, which was good to see.”
Lenherr noted that two Monte shots in overtime struck the Napavine woodwork to keep the match tied.
On Thursday, Montesano stays home to greet Rochester.
Grizzlies 4, Wildcats 1
WESTPORT — Hoquiam’s Ellie Quercia opened the new season with a hat trick pace this Evergreen 1A/2B victory over host Ocosta on Tuesday night.
Quercia scored twice in the first half, both of them long-range shots in the 11th and 30th minutes of the match. Ocosta’s Mary Davis gave her team its first goal of the season in the 38th minute by beating Hoquiam goalkeeper Jensina Alvarenga one-on-one for a 2-1 halftime score.
The Wildcats pushed the play after halftime before Quercia got her hat trick with an 18-yard shot off a steal in the 58th minute. Alexis Wonderly ended the scoring for Hoquiam with a goal off an assist by Jordan Herrera.
“Overall, it is a good start to the season,” HHS head coach Corri Schmid said. “The girls worked hard. We maintained possession in the first half and Ocosta came out strong in the second half. We have a lot to learn from this game and apply for the next games.”
“Overall, our effort was there,” Ocosta head coach Mike King added. “We’re really young, so we’ve got to develop as the season goes on. We only had one substitute, so conditioning was a factor in the second half.”
Both teams were missing starters. Hoquiam (1-0) was without Vanessa Doyle and Jessica Harold due to injury and Ocosta (0-1) was missing sweeper Leeann Rindlisbacher from a concussion.
Schmid cited freshmen Ericka DuBore and Judy Ronteria for overall play. King cited Mikayla Sunde for her play at sweeper.
On Thursday, Hoquiam travels to Tenino and Ocosta hosts Napavine.
Eagles 10, Beavers 2
ELMA — Elma’s Brooke Goldsmith and Natalie Grant each registered hat tricks to pace the Eagles past Tenino in this Evergreen 1A/2B contest at Davis Field.
Goldsmith and Grant each scored twice in the first half — Goldsmith in the third and 18th minutes and Grant in the 25th and 38th minutes — for Elma’s 5-1 halftime score. Aisha Hook added a goal for Elma in the eighth minute.
Goldsmith finished her hat trick in the 49th minute and Grant got hers in the 54th minute before Sydney Smythe (60th), Dallas Trusty (70th) and Alyx Marsh (73rd) rounded out the scoring.
“This being the first game, they have been chomping at the bit for this day to come,” Elma head coach Chris Schumacher said. “They were excited to play. We got our touches under control and passed the ball, possessed better in the second half. We’ll use this as a good stepping stone into our next game.”
On Tuesday, Elma (1-0) hits the road to take on Hoquiam at Olympic Stadium.
Elks in three
AMANDA PARK — Lake Quinault opened the season with a strong effort at the net and at the service line en route to a 25-12, 25-9, 25-18 non-league win over Mary M. Knight on Tuesday.
“The girls played well together and play strong at the net,” Lake Quinault head coach Heidi Heimbigner said. “The back row players passed well, too.”
Romey Begay led the Elks with 11 kills and six aces. Senior Hannah Allen added seven kills and three aces and senior McKayla Blackburn finished with six kills and two aces.
Faith Thomas and Alex Kelly were cited for their net play and serving.
On Thursday, Lake Quinault hosts Crescent.
Acorns in four
OAKVILLE — Wishkah used a long opening service run to pace a third-set win, but Oakville secured the season-opening win, 25-17, 25-20, 17-25, 25-19 in this non-league matchup on Tuesday.
Eliza Kinnaman, who is the Loggerettes’ lone senior, started the third set with 12 straight serves and pinned her team to an 11-1 lead. The run allowed Wishkah to win the set.
“The girls didn’t give up and that’s what we’ve been striving for in practice,” Wishkah head coach Darci McMaster said. “They kept each other in the match and that was big in the (set) that we won.”
On Thursday, Wishkah hits the road again to take on Ocosta.
Fishermen 189, Bulldogs 216
ELMA — Reigning state champion Ilwaco spoiled Montesano’s dual meet opener Tuesday at Oaksridge Golf Course.
Kenneth Sheldon led the Fishermen with a 42.
Nolan Walker, with a 45, was the lone Bulldog to break 50.
“Not our best work today against the defending state champs,” Monte coach Lloyd Aldrich said. “Nolan Walker’s 45 was really our lone bright spot today. The good news is it’s still early, so we have lots of time to keep practicing hard and keep getting better.”
The Bulldogs visit King’s Way Christian on Thursday.
Ilwaco (189) — Kenneth Sheldon 42, Taylor Schisher 45, Zack Tapio 46, Brenden Weidnor 56, Will Price 66, Jack Knudson 103.
Montesano (216) — Nolan Walker 45, Kyler Landry 57, Jacob Hliboki 66, Maguire Cavanaugh 59, Eric Blanchard 55, Nate Chapman 60.