Gulls win in five
MENLO — Coming from behind after losing the first two sets, Raymond overcame Willapa Valley, 16-25, 23-25, 25-17, 25-19, 18-16, in Pacific League play on Tuesday at Menlo.
Abby Maneman had a big game for the Gulls (4-2, 5-4), with kills and good play in the back row.
“We started attacking the ball and got our rhythm after not being in the game at all for the first two sets,” Raymond head coach Bob Swogger said. “Our ability to run our offense beginning in the third set stifled theirs. It took us two sets to figure them out and then we started picking them off to the outside.”
“We missed important serves at key moments in the game,” Willapa Valley head coach Lori Snodgrass said. “We won the first two sets and then didn’t play big in a big game.”
Snodgrass commended Mackenzie Trotter for fine net play. She also praised Emily Fluke for doing a nice job of setting and running the offense.
She and Karli Friese both had seven kills for the Vikings (3-3, 3-4).
Willapa Valley’s junior varsity won, 25-22, 25-19. The Viking C squad also won, 25-17, 25-14.
On Thursday, Willapa Valley travels to Ocosta. Raymond is idle until hosting Ocosta next Tuesday.
Bobcats fall in three
Black Hills overcame a strong early Aberdeen showing to hand the Bobcats a 25-20, 25-21, 25-14 defeat in an Evergreen 2A Conference match Tuesday at Sam Benn Gym.
“We played well the first couple of sets,” Bobcat coach Wilma Weber said. “We couldn’t pass the ball (in the third).”
Aberdeen’s Brittany Flohr served eight consecutive points in the second set. Alahna Weber had 12 assists, while Heather Dublanko brought up 11 digs.
Black Hills took the JV (25-6, 25-9) and C squad (25-23, 25-17) matches.
The Bobcats (3-3, 3-5) entertain River Ridge on Thursday.
Elma loses in three
ELMA — Forks came off the bus after a long road trip and took care of this Evergreen 1A match with Elma, 25-15, 25-15, 26-24, on Tuesday night.
“They had control in the first and second sets,” Elma head coach Renee Volz said. “We took too long to show up. Once we did, we played really well in the third set.”
Emily Gibson led the Eagles (1-5, 1-5) with six kills and Brenna Miller was cited for setting and 100 percent serving.
In the junior varsity match, Forks won 22-25, 25-20, 15-11.
On Thursday, Elma hosts Rochester.
Tribe in three
SOUTH BEND — After a speed bump in the first set, South Bend served, passed and hit its way easily past visiting Naselle, 25-22, 25-8, 25-4, in this Pacific League matchup on Tuesday.
“We struggled a bit with ball control in the first game,” South Bend head coach Jackie Sanchez said. “Once we settled down, we controlled the rest of the match in the second and third games. I believe it is a testament to our passing, which is getting better, which is nice. We served well tonight, too.”
The Indians (6-0, 7-1) served 95 percent as a team. Katlyn Sawyer led South Bend with seven kills. Makenzie Russell added five kills and four blocks and Emily Sanchez added five kills and six digs. Setter Myranda Curtis was cited for effectively running the offense, while Maddie Klus was cited for all-around play.
In the junior varsity match, South Bend won 25-14, 25-21. In the C Squad match, the teams drew — South Bend 25-22, Naselle 25-23.
On Thursday, South Bend travels to league rival Northwest Christian.
Wildcats in three
WESTPORT — Ocosta used kills and blocks to topple North Beach, 25-19, 25-14, 25-15, in Pacific League play on Tuesday at Westport.
Becke Shurtz had 12 kills, seven blocks and five aces for the Wildcats (3-3, 4-3). Kami Strode added eight kills, five blocks and nine digs while Kate Christensen had six kills and 100 percent serving. Emily Hurlburt added four kills.
Becca Wingate had 15 assists for the Wildcats and Josie Palmer got 12 points off her serves.
“We did OK tonight, but we didn’t serve our best,” Ocosta head coach Barb Rasmus said. “We only had one player with 100 percent serving. North Beach played well and hit the ball a lot.”
North Beach won the junior varsity and C squad matches.
On Thursday, Ocosta hosts Willapa Valley while North Beach (0-6) hits the road to Lake Quinault tonight.
Elks win in four
AMANDA PARK — Lake Quinault showed off its control of this Coastal League match-up on Tuesday night at the service line and came away with a 25-14, 25-13, 25-27, 25-16 victory over Oakville.
The Elks (7-0) played their junior varsity in the third game, giving everyone on the bench a chance to compete.
“With the varsity, we were in control,” Quinault head coach Jacky Stankwitz said. “In the third set, we had some younger girls who needed playing time and wanted to see if we can compete. Overall, it was a fun night.”
Romenita Begay was cited for her net play and Annber Neeland and Hannah Allen were cited for their serving.
Tonight, Lake Quinault hosts North Beach.
Owls in three
MATLOCK — Mary M. Knight took control early and never allowed Wishkah to get a foothold in a 25-8, 25-16, 25-16 Coastal League victory on Tuesday night.
“The girls communicated better and I was impressed with the way the girls played,” Wishkah head coach Tove Reibel said. “Everyone got to play. Everyone played well.”
On Thursday, Wishkah (0-6, 0-7) hosts Oakville.
Wolves 2 (4), Bobcats 2 (3)
TUMWATER — Black Hills converted its final two penalty kicks to take a shootout from Aberdeen in an Evergreen 2A Conference match Tuesday at Tumwater Stadium.
Down 2-0 at intermission, the Bobcats rallied to tie it on two Jade Caskey goals in the second half. She converted a through pass from McKenzie Brooks in the first 30 seconds of the half, then followed up the rebound of her own shot with seven minutes remaining in regulation.
Neither team scored in a pair of 5-minute overtime periods. Emily Fisher and Brittani Boora made Aberdeen’s first two attempts of the shootout, but the Wolves followed suit.
Both clubs missed their next two attempts, but Aberdeen’s Ali Morris connected to put Black Hills into a must-make situation. The Wolves converted that chance, then also made their next shot after the Black Hills goalkeeper blocked a Paige Kuhn shot on Aberdeen’s sixth try.
Despite the loss, Bobcat coach Fidel Sanchez was upbeat about his team’s showing in its last two matches against league frontrunners Capital and Black Hills.
“I really believe in the second half, we gave 100 percent effort,” Sanchez said. “We showed great promise of achieving things. That’s what I like about this team, they’re showing a lot of fight and a lot of improvement.”
Caskey and Morris were credited with fine performances.
Black Hills took the JV match, 1-0.
The Bobcats (2-5, 4-6) remain on the road Thursday, facing River Ridge at South Sound Stadium.
Eagles 7, Spartans 0
ELMA — All seven goals for Elma came in the first half as the Eagles took flight against Forks in this Evergreen 1A match at Davis Field on Tuesday.
Brooke Goldsmith scored a hat trick for Elma (7-1), with Hannah Heelan adding two goals and Natalie Grant and Mackenzie Miller with one goal each.
“We still took a lot of shots; we’re getting a little bit better on goal, putting things together for the final push of the season,” Elma head coach Chris Schumacher said. “In the second half, we worked on a few things, trying different combinations to see how they worked out with other teammates.”
On Thursday, Elma will host Rochester on Breast Cancer Awareness night.
Beavers 5, Wildcats 2
WESTPORT — Tenino scored the final three goals to turn back upset-minded Ocosta in an Evergreen 1A League contest Tuesday at Griffin Field.
The Wildcats (1-6) tied it at 2-2 in the 47th minute when Kayt Jones took a crossing pass from Mikayla Sunde and floated a 20-yard shot off the goalkeeper’s hands and into the net.
The Beavers answered by converting a 15-yard shot and a rebound before an own goal (in which a Wildcat accidentally put the ball in her own net) closed out the scoring.
Sunde had opened the scoring by converting a 25-yard direct kick in the 19th minute. Tenino rebounded to take the lead with goals in the 23rd and 31st minutes.
Scoring opportunities were about even, with Tenino owning a 22-20 edge in shots.
“We had good passing, our passing keeps improving,” Ocosta coach Mike King said. “We’re giving up fewer shots but more goals. Overall, I was happy with our hustle and effort.”
Jones and Lauren Nelson, up front, and Alyssa Phillips in the midfield were commended for fine play. The Wildcats were missing two starters due to injury and ineligibility.
The Wildcats challenge Montesano on Thursday at Aberdeen’s Stewart Field.
Eagles 165, Bulldogs 198
ELMA — Jason Sayler and Austin Neary fired 38s to lead Elma past Montesano in a Southwest Washington 1A League match Tuesday at Oaksridge Golf Course.
All six Eagles bettered the lowest Montesano score. Sean Connell topped the Bulldogs with 48.
On Thursday, the Bulldogs host Hoquiam, while the Eagles visit Rochester.
Elma (165) — Austin Neary 38, Zach Wroughton 44, Mitch Helland 45, Austin Cristelli 46, Jason Sayler 38, Bryson Burrows 47.
Montesano (198) — Kyler Landry 49, Cody Zillyette 51, Nolan Walker 50, Jacob Hliboki 69, Maguire Cavanaugh 54, Sean Connell 48.
JV — Elma’s Alex Lambert medalist with 51.
Warriors 169, Grizzlies 177
With the help of medalist Derec Hawes, Rochester overcame Hoquiam in Southwest Washington 1A League play on Tuesday at Highland Golf Course in Cosmopolis.
Derec Hawes shot a 38, while brother Brock Hawes added a 39.
Dylan Kaczmarcyzk and Tahcoy Ibabao were low for the Grizzlies with 43 each. Bryan Ranger shot a 43 for the Warriors.
“We played our season best, but our best could not beat their best,” Hoquiam head coach Larry Dublanko said. “We got nipped by a better team. Rochester has improved greatly this year. I commend them.”
Dublanko praised Kaczmarcyzk and Ibabao for recording their lowest scores of the season. He also commended Josh Bishop for showing improvement with a score of 44.
On Thursday, Hoquiam takes on Montesano at Oaksridge Golf Course.
Rochester (169) — Derec Hawes 38, Lucas Eastman 49, Bryan Ranger 43, Brock Hawes 39, Trevin Byrd 53, Austin Maes 55.
Hoquiam (177) — Tristan Stutesman 52, Zach Emerson 47, Josh Bishop 44, Dylan Kaczmarczyk 43, Tahcoy Ibabao 43, Mac Najar 54.