Prep roundup: Montesano soccer leads three-piece roundup


Boys soccer

Warriors 3, Bulldogs 2

MONTESANO — On Senior Night, Montesano took the fight to Rochester at Rottle Field, but the Evergreen 1A League champion Warriors found the eventual game-winning goal early in the second half on Monday night.

The Bulldogs led twice in the contest — a fifth-minute goal by senior Kellen Church for a 1-0 lead and a 23rd minute goal by Church for a 2-1 lead — before the Warriors picked up a 2-2 halftime lead.

Two minutes into the second half, Rochester knocked home the game-winner off second-half goalkeeper Brett Cooper for a 3-2 lead. Starting goalkeeper Eduardo Lopez played in the first half and replaced Cooper 10 minutes into the second half.

“There was a bit of a lull in the second half, then it got hurried at the end,” Montesano head coach Jeff Lenherr said. “We had a chance to get the equalizer late. It was Senior Night and I really thought the underclassmen stepped up for the seniors tonight to show the respect they had for them.”

Seniors Church, Aaron Ross, Kyle Black, Nikko Sprinkle, Lopez, Luke Ostwalt and Taylor Sawin were honored before the contest. Coach Lenherr cited them “for the effort they put out every day and the leadership they provided through the season.”

On Thursday, Montesano (3-11, 3-12) travels to rival Elma for the final game of the season.

Girls golf

Bobcats 95, Tigers 39

CHEHALIS — Dealing with wet fairways, but solid greens, Aberdeen got a complete team effort to knock off Centralia in this Evergreen 2A match at Riverside Golf Course on Monday.

Using the Stableford Scoring System, the Bobcats scored three golfers in the 20s, led by Paige Kuhn’s 23.

“We had three golfers shoot below their Stableford average, but then three others shot above their averages,” AHS head coach Dan Sundstrom said. “It was a team win today. The greens were beautiful, but it was soggy and wet.”

On Friday, Aberdeen will host Montesano in a non-league match at Grays Harbor Country Club.

Aberdeen (95) — Paige Kuhn 23, Melissa Stevenson 20, Kristen Carson 13, Jill Hardy 17, Emily Penttila 8, Heather Dublanko 22.

Centralia (39) — Bailey Peters 13, Taylor Canfield 5, Katie VonRotz 15, Kendra Mott 2, Lleo Vasquez 3, Taylor Bell 3.

Grizzlies def. Warriors

CHEHALIS — Hoquiam fielded a full team, but struggled to play on a wet course in an Evergreen 1A forfeit victory over Rochester at Riverside Golf Course on Monday.

Rochester’s Stephanie Munsell earned medalist honors in the match, while Jin Yun led Hoquiam with a 53.

“None of the girls were playing well,” HHS head coach Patty Sundstrom said. “They got caught by the fast greens and wet fairways. They get to play at home and figure out what went wrong today.”

Today, Hoquiam hosts Ilwaco in a league match at Highland Golf Course.

Hoquiam (337) — Jin Yun 53, Katie Skolrood 67, Brittany Nations 72, Kaitlyn Mason 70, Ashlee Inmon 75, Roxanne Sparks 76.

Rochester (Inc) — Stephanie Munsell 47, McKenzie Alexander 58, Sidnee Gronka 81.