Bobcats win shootout
TUMWATER — Goalkeeper Kayla Arnold blocked the first and last shots of a penalty-kick shootout as Aberdeen outlasted Tumwater, 1-1 (6-5) in an Evergreen 2A Conference match Tuesday night at Tumwater.
After regulation and a pair of overtimes ended at 1-all, the Bobcats (5-3, 5-5) made their first four attempts in the shootout. Emily Fisher, Ali Morris, Tayler Housden and Brianna Ashlock each made their spot kicks. Arnold, meanwhile, had stopped Tumwater’s first try.
The Cats, however, missed their fifth attempt and Tumwater converted to extend the shootout. After Aberdeen’s Mackenzie Arnold and a Tumwater player each found the net in the sixth round. both teams missed their seventh shot.
Aberdeen’s Sophie Hillebrant then scored and Kayla Arnold blocked Tumwater’s try for a tying marker.
The shootout performance capped an outstanding night for the Bobcat goalkeeper.
“She was under constant attack in the first half,” Bobcat coach Fidel Sanchez. “She was making amazing saves to keep us in the game.”
Tumwater had broken a scoreless tie in the 48th minute. Following a Tumwater handball in the box, Fisher made the penalty kick to tie it.
Housden barely missed what would have been a game-winning goal at the end of regulation and Morris slammed a direct kick off the crossbar in the second overtime.
The junior varsity match ended in a 1-all tie. Alex Wilson scored for Aberdeen.
The Bobcats remain on the road Thursday at Chehalis.
Eagles 4, Tigers 0
NAPAVINE — Alicia Hook and Hannah Heelan scored two goals apiece as Elma maintained its Evergreen 1A League lead with a victory over Napavine on Tuesday.
Hook, one of several talented Eagle freshmen, tapped in a cross from Brooke Goldsmith in the 15th minute for the lone first-half goal.
A Sydney Smythe corner kick in the 42nd minute came back to Heelan, who one-touched it in from eight yards out in the 42nd minute.
Hook scored unassisted in the 51st minute and Heelan found the net at the end of a combination play involving Goldsmith in the 62nd minute.
The Eagles (11-1) were unable to convert several other opportunities.
“We outshot them 20-2 on-goal,” Elma coach Chris Schumacher said. “That’s still not the percentage I’d like to see with goals to shots. We’ve got to work on that.”
Hook and Heeland were commended for fine play.
Elma also took the JV match, 4-1.
Goldsmith, Hook, Smythe and Dallas Trusty scored in a 4-0 victory over Hoquiam last week. Midfielder Izzy Cristelli and defender Morgan Jump drew Schumacher’s praise in that match.
Goalkeeper Jensina Alvarenga made 18 saves for Hoquiam (8-4) in that contest.
The Eagles host second-place Rochester in an Evergreen 1A showdown Thursday night.
Pirates 3, Wildcats 1
ADNA — Ocosta’s defense did a better job of handling Adna’s offensive power, but the Pirates found a way to score early to secure this Evergreen 1A/2B match win on Tuesday.
Ocosta fell, 3-0, until the 77th minute when Mary Davis scored the Wildcats’ lone goal off a through ball from Shelby Hennes. Lexie Schmeling finished with 11 saves for Ocosta (3-10).
“We played much better,” Ocosta head coach Mike King said. “Last time, they won, 4-0. The defense played better and we played better overall.”
King cited Mikayla Sunde and Ashley Scott-Hepner for their play.
On Tuesday, Ocosta travels to Montesano.
Grizzlies win in three
Unbeaten Hoquiam used strong defense to beat Rochester, 25-12, 25-14, 25-12, in an Evergreen 1A League match Tuesday at Hoquiam Square Garden.
Megan Gibson and Haley Bell brought up 11 digs apiece, while libero Brandi Creviston had 10 digs.
Gibson also dished out 21 assists and connected on all 14 of her serves, including two aces.
“We passed really well,” Hoquiam coach Heather Bozich said. “Our defense was really good tonight, got a lot of hands on balls at the net.”
Bailee Bradley led Grizzly hitters with 12 kills. Emma Estes went 18-of-18 from the service line.
Hoquiam won the JV match in two sets.
The Grizzlies (8-0, 10-0) make the short trip to Elma on Thursday.
Cats fall in three
Taking on Evergreen 2A leader Tumwater, Aberdeen found a way to score in the double digits in all three sets on Tuesday before falling 25-14, 25-11, 25-10 at Sam Benn Gym.
“As I told my girls, ‘Any time you can score double digits against Tumwater, it is a good outing,’” AHS head coach Wilma Weber said. “They can hit you from anywhere on the court. It is good experience, but dang, they are tough.”
Weber cited Lily Walsh for taking over the bulk of the offense.
In the junior varsity match, Tumwater won, 25-12, 25-10. In the C Squad match, Tumwater won 25-14, 25-8.
On Thursday, Aberdeen (0-8, 0-10) hosts Chehalis.
Wildcats in four
WESTPORT — A strong first set put Ocosta in motion against Raymond in a four-set victory, 25-7, 25-19, 21-25, 25-18, in Pacific 2B League play on Tuesday.
Becke Shurtz led the Wildcats (3-5, 4-6) with nine kills, four blocks, 100 percent serving and four aces. Kami Strode added seven kills and four blocks, Alexa Sweeney brought up 13 digs and Emily Hulbert finished with eight digs and 100 percent serving.
“We were on fire in the first (set),” Ocosta head coach Barb Rasmus said. “We served really well tonight, which really helps.”
“We came out really flat in the first set,” Raymond head coach Bob Swogger said. “(The Wildcats) were passing well and attacking the ball. We finally picked it up and attacked the ball. Overall, we played flat.”
Emily Collins led Raymond (1-6, 1-8) with nine assists, six digs, two aces and 100 percent serving.
Coach Rasmus cited Josie Palmer, who served 16 points and finished 22-of-23 serves and six digs, and Kate Christensen, who had 100 percent serving.
In the junior varsity match, Ocosta won, 25-13, 25-19. In the C Squad match, Raymond won, 25-22, 25-23.
On Thursday, Raymond travels to North Beach and Ocosta hosts South Bend.
Vikings win in three
MENLO — Experiencing few difficulties in the final two sets, Willapa Valley trounced Naselle, 25-19, 25-13, 25-8, in a Pacific League match Tuesday night at Tenoski Gym.
“We started out a little bit slow but, as the night went on, we played a lot better,” Viking coach Lori Snodgrass said.
Brooke Spoor excelled at the net for Valley (6-2, 7-2), with five kills and five blocks. Teammate Karli Friese had four digs and was also cited for passing on receiving serve.
Emily Fluke and Baylee Layman had 100 percent serving nights for the Vikings.
Willapa Valley took the JV match, 25-14, 25-20. Naselle’s C squad prevailed, 25-14, 26-24.
The Vikings visit Pe Ell on Thursday.
Ocosta girls win
ONALASKA — With four runners finishing in the top 11, Ocosta nabbed the girls team title at the Onalaska Invitational on Tuesday.
The Wildcats totaled 37 points, eight lower than runner-up Mossyrock. Toledo won the boys team championship.
Ocosta freshman Kathryn Anderson placed third in the girls race with a 5,000-meter time of 21:38.33. Teammate Kelsey Gundersen ran seventh, with Rebekah Saul ninth and McKenzie Ballo 11th.
“We’re still not at full strength. We’re missing two of our top five girls,” Ocosta coach Aaron Anderson noted. “We still ran a solid race.”
Mossyrock’s Alicia Herrera took girls individual honors at 20:15.45. Willapa Valley’s Jessica Cook ran fourth and North Beach’s Kasey Hearn fifth.
Onalaska’s Riley Girts won the boys race in 17:48.98. Ocosta’s Luke Anderson was the top Twin Harbors finisher, placing fifth.
Coach Anderson cited Sophia Anderson and Taylor Miller for fine performances.
Ocosta will host the Pacific League championship meet on Oct. 24.
Toledo 36, Mossyrock 38, Onalaska 51, North Beach 116
1. Riley Girt (Ona) 17:48.98. 2. Jackson Kuzminsky (Toledo) 18:01.37. 3. Forrest Wallace (Toledo) 18:04.64. 4. Jess White (Mossyrock) 18:11.24. 5. Luke Anderson (Oco) 18:18.51.
Other Twin Harborites in top 25: 22. Jeremy Holland (North Beach). 23. Chris Horn (NB). 24. Jose Bucio (South Bend).
Ocosta 37, Mossyrock 45, Willapa Valley 65, Onalaska 75
1. Alicia Herrera (Mossy) 20:15.45. 2. Bernadette Hayden (Ona) 20:32.10. 3. Kathryn Anderson (Oco) 21:38.33. 4. Jessica Cook (Willapa Valley) 22:09.46. 5. Kasey Hearn (NB) 22:30.50.
Other Twin Harborites in top 20: 6. Dominique Kudasek (WV). 7. Kelsey Gundersen (Oco). 9. Rebekah Saul (Oco). 11. McKenzie Ballo (Oco). 14. Traci Hoffman (South Bend). 15. Sophia Anderson (Oco). 16. Savannah Burbank (SB). 17. Chelsea Griffin (Oco). 19. Yessinia Perez (SB).
T-Birds 5, Bobcats 1
Tumwater swept the doubles to spoil Aberdeen’s regular-season finale Tuesday at the Sam Benn Courts.
Cole Edwards accounted for Aberdeen’s lone win with a 6-3, 6-2 conquest of Ryan Gudbranson in the No. 1 singles match.
“It was good to see Cole take care of business in the final match of the regular season,” Bobcat assistant coach Joey Mankin said. “That was a good opponent to take care of going into Friday’s subdistrict meet.”
Aberdeen’s John Solan was cited for a strong showing in dropping a tight second singles match.
The subdistrict tournament is scheduled for Friday and Saturday at the Capital City Tennis Club in Olympia.
Cole Edwards (A) def. Ryan Gudbranson, 6-3, 6-2; Elliot Petersen (T) def. John Solan, 7-6 (7-4), 6-4; Devin Reich (T) def. Levi Rose, 6-0, 6-0; David Granero-Nathan Eliason (T) def. Warren Pratt-Ryan Solan, 6-0, 6-3; Cole Holbrook-Jerad Stottlemyre (T) def. Jacob Cooper-Connor Weber, 6-0, 6-3; Noah Hyde-Nick Stottlemyre (T) def. Juan Venegas-Cody Swor, 3-6, 6-3, 10-5 (pro set).