Bulldogs win in three
TENINO — Overcoming a significant deficit in the third set, Montesano finished off Tenino, 25-20, 25-20, 29-27, in an Evergreen 1A League match Monday night at Tenino.
Myranda Floch had 14 kills, Ambi Howell 30 assists and Megan Choate contributed 27 assists, six kills and 10 for the Bulldogs (7-1, 9-1). Jordan Spradlin added eight kills and Cortney Miller 13 digs. Miller went 17-of-17 serving, while April Easter was also cited for serving.
Montesano coach Debbie Gibson said her team struggled defensively at times.
“We need to put our offense and defense together to come up with a whole,” she said. “Defensively, we need to pick it up.”
Montesano won the junior varsity and C squad matches in two sets apiece. Josie Talley was cited for all-around play in the JV match.
The Bulldogs also captured the Napavine JV tournament Saturday. They did not lose a set in cruising to the title.
Montesano will be idle until hosting Forks on Oct. 22.
Elks in five
JOYCE — Rallying from the brink of defeat in the fourth set, Lake Quinault outlasted Crescent, 25-27, 25-16, 19-25, 26-24, 15-7, in a non-league match Monday at Joyce.
The Elks (9-1) shored up their serving after missing several in the opening set. Hannah Allen served six aces to go with her six kills.
“Maintaining control with good passing and hitting was really important,” Quinault coach Heidi Heimbigner said.
Romey Begay had 12 kills, including several stuff blocks. Mikaila Blackburn added five kills for the Elks.
Quinault is home against Wishkah tonight.
Bearcats 224, Bobcats 228
Aberdeen’s Eric Hagen took medalist honors but Chehalis edged the Bobcats in an Evergreen 2A Conference finale Monday at Grays Harbor Country Club.
Hagen fired a 40 to top the Bobcats. Seth Nishiyama paced Chehalis with a 42.
“It’s getting better,” Aberdeen coach Harley Revel said of his team’s performance. “They’re still not where they want to be, but it’s better than a week ago.”
The Bobcats will compete in an 18-hole Evergreen Conference meet Thursday at Riverside Golf Course in Chehalis. Riverside will also be the site of the district 2A tourney Oct. 22-23.
Chehalis (224) — Alex Botten 45, Seth Nishiyama 42, Brycen O’Hara 48, Will Alexander 47, Austin DeBolt 45, Gavin King 45.
Aberdeen (228) — Eric Hagen 40, Justin Cox 50, Kegan Bridges 45, Jordan Weiberg 47, Griffin Hood 56, Hunter Raines 46.
JV — Sam Wagner medalist for Aberdeen with 49.