Bulldogs 3, Warriors 1
ROCHESTER — Taking the challenge to the Evergreen 1A/2B co-leader, Montesano scored three goals in the first half and kept possession long enough to prevent a rally from Rochester in this pivotal league matchup on Tuesday.
“We played excellent and we’re firing on seven of our eight cylinders right now,” Montesano head coach Jeff Lenherr proclaimed. “Our buildup and transition was very nice. When we won possession, we worked it out deep and started the attack. The girls are playing really well.”
Makenzi Howard started the scoring in the 19th minute, converting a Leeann Rhoden cross inside the penalty area. Rhoden helped make it a 2-0 lead when she fed Cheyann Bartlett for a goal in the 34th minute.
Three minutes later, a corner kick was sent back to the kicker, Alyx Miller, who found Tianna Schurr open just outside the left side of the penalty area. Schurr powered in a shot for a 3-0 halftime lead for Montesano (8-3).
Rochester (9-2) misfired on a penalty kick attempt in the 59th minute, but got a breakaway for a goal in the 62nd minute.
In the junior varsity match, Rochester won, 2-0.
On Thursday, Montesano hosts Adna in a 4 p.m. match.
Wildcats 2, Tigers 1
NAPAVINE — Ocosta’s Mary Davis scored an unanswered brace, allowing the visitors to hold off a furious rally by host Napavine in this Evergreen 1A/2B match on Tuesday night.
Down 1-0 after 10 minutes, Davis ran onto an Alyssa Phillips pass and tied the match in the 20th minute.
After a 1-1 halftime, Davis gave the Wildcats (3-8) the lead for good in the 42nd minute. Stealing the ball from a Tiger defender, Davis put her shot just over the goalkeeper’s hands for the marker.
“There was strong play both ways, good passing and some opportunties in the second half,” Ocosta head coach Mike King added. “It is a good win.”
Ocosta goalkeeper Lexie Schmeling smothered a corner kick with three minutes remaining in the match to preserve the win. Schmeling finished with five saves on the night.
Coach King cited Mikayla Sunde, Leeann Rindlisbacher, Phillips and Adirana Huerta for their performances. This was Ocosta’s first contested win of the season. The other two victories were forfeits from Forks.
Today, Ocosta returns to action at home against Rochester.
Grizzlies 3, Beavers 1
Hoquiam didn’t come up with its best day on the field, but converted its chances to knock off Tenino in this Evergreen 1A/2B match at Olympic Stadium on Tuesday.
Judy Renteria cleaned up an Ellie Quercia header for the opening goal in the fifth minute. Kayla Hilliard converted three minutes later and Quercia finished Hoquiam’s scoring with a solo run in the 68th minute. Tenino broke the shutout in the 70th minute.
“We let Tenino pressure us on the ball and it provided a challenge to our defense,” HHS head coach Corri Schmid said. “We were scattered in the first half. In the second half, we connected on passes and looked better as a team.”
On Thursday, Hoquiam (8-3) travels to league-leading Elma.
Wolves 1, Bobcats 0
TUMWATER — Aberdeen came out with a defensive formation that neutralized Black Hills’ main scorer, but were downed by a last-second goal in this Evergreen 2A match at Tumwater Stadium on Tuesday.
The Bobcats mixed up their formation to send senior defender (and former goalkeeper) Alexxi Timmons on a one-on-one assignment against the Wolves’ Whitney Lowe. Timmons drew praise from AHS head coach Fidel Sanchez, as well as the opposition.
“Alexxi did a fantastic job,” Sanchez said. “It isn’t easy to defend one-on-one and she did a great job. Overall, we did a heck of a job defending Black Hills. They’ve been scoring a ton of goals this season and we held them scoreless until stoppage time.”
A sideline crossing pass from the Wolves was converted into the match’s lone goal with 15 seconds remaining. Sanchez noted that Aberdeen players stopped, because they believed the ball crossed the out of bounds line.
“I am really happy with the performance, even thought it was a loss,” Sanchez added. “It was a good fight on our part. We had a few chances here and there and able to get some counter-attacks going.”
Sanchez also cited defender Bree Ashlock for an all-around game as well.
In the junior varsity match, the teams tied, 1-1. Elisabeth Gomez scored a penalty kick goal for AHS.
On Tuesday, Aberdeen returns to action at Tumwater.
Eagles win in five
FORKS — Charging back from a two-set deficit, Elma notched its first victory by overcoming Forks, 10-25, 22-25, 25-9, 25-23, 15-10, in Evergreen 1A League play Tuesday night at Forks.
Elma (1-5, 1-6) came from behind to take a pivotal fourth set and led most of the way in the fifth.
“They played as a team,” Eagle coach Renee Volz said of her team’s play in the final three sets.
Jordaan Hall had six kills and setter Brenna Miller provided 21 assists for the Eagles.
Hattie Odle was cited for serving and defense in her debut as the varsity libero.
Elma also took the JV match, 25-18, 23-25, 15-11.
The Eagles visit Rochester on Thursday.
TUMWATER — Black Hills took advantage of an off night by Aberdeen to register a 25-10, 25-16, 25-10 victory in Evergreen 2A play on Tuesday.
“We struggled with our passing tonight, and our defense as well,” AHS head coach Wilma Weber said. “That is what we’ve been living by this season. So, when they go, we can’t string points together. The things we can control, we need to control. We’re not doing a good job of that right now.”
Black Hills won the junior varsity match (25-13, 28-26) and the C Squad match (25-13, 25-10).
On Thursday, Aberdeen (0-6, 0-8) hits the road to take on River Ridge.
Tribe in three
SOUTH BEND — In control from the outset, South Bend put in a consistent performance to knock off Naselle, 25-19, 25-21, 25-16, in a Pacific 2B League matchup on Tuesday.
Katlyn Sawyer and Kessa Wilson each had four kills, with Makenzie Russell putting down four kills and six blocks. Maddie Klus was cited for 100 percent serving at 17-for-17.
“There wasn’t a lot of energy in the gym tonight,” South Bend head coach Jackie Sanchez said. “At the end, we worked on getting our intensity up and playing good volleyball.”
In the junior varsity match, South Bend won 25-10, 25-17. In the C Squad match, the teams split — Naselle 25-22, South Bend 25-21.
On Thursday, South Bend (5-1, 6-2) hosts league-leading Northwest Christian.
OYEHUT — North Beach found a way to win the rallies to secure a straight-set victory, 25-17, 25-18, 25-19, over visiting Ocosta in Pacific 2B League play on Tuesday.
“We were very consistent tonight,” North Beach head coach Angi Schreiber said. “We served well and had a decent passing night. We lacked a bit of intensity, but we came away with the win. It came down to which team finished the rallies. Our girls are improving. It has been a roller-coaster ride.”
Ocosta’s Kami Strode was cited for her seven kills and 100 percent serving by head coach Barb Rasmus, as well as Kate Christensen (five kills and three blocks).
The Wildcats (2-4, 3-5) were without Becke Shurtz due to injury, but may get her back for Thursday’s match against Willapa Valley.
North Beach (3-3, 3-4) travels to Naselle on Thursday.
Vikings in three
MENLO — Host Willapa Valley survived a furious first set against Raymond, then settled in for a three-set win, 26-24, 25-17, 25-17 in this Pacific 2B League contest on Tuesday.
The Vikings (4-2, 5-2) were led by Brooke Spoor’s seven kills and seven blocks. Karli Friese added six kills and Mackenzie Trotter added three solo blocks.
“For us, we played flat tonight,” Valley head coach Lori Snodgrass said. “We got the win, but we didn’t play our best. As a team, our serving was on — 96 percent on the night.”
“We had them on the defensive in the first set and attacked,” Raymond head coach Bob Swogger said. “In the second and third sets, we weren’t as aggressive.”
Aiysha Garcia led Raymond (1-5, 1-7) with seven kills, six blocks, three digs and 100 percent serving. Hailee Smith added five kills, eight digs and six blocks and Aubree Gardner added four kills and seven digs.
Snodgrass cited Baylee Layman for her overall play.
In the junior varsity match, Valley won 25-16, 25-17. In the C Squad match, Raymond won, 25-19, 25-17.
On Thursday, Valley hosts Ocosta. On Tuesday, Raymond travels to Ocosta.
Elks in three
AMANDA PARK — Lake Quinault took control of this non-league match against Oakville early in a 25-4, 25-7, 25-19 victory on Tuesday night.
Mikaila Blackburn led the Elks (8-0) with four kills and six aces. Alex Kelly added three kills and four aces and Faith Thomas served three aces.
“In games one and two, (the girls) came out strong,” Quinault head coach Heidi Heimbigner said. “In the third game, they knew they would win and played sloppy. The girls served well and Oakville wasn’t able to return them.”
Today, Quinault hosts Mary M. Knight.
Taholah falls in five
CLALLAM BAY — Taholah won two of the first three sets before Clallam Bay rallied to close out this non-league match, 19-25, 25-13, 18-25, 27-25, 15-9 on Tuesday night.
The Chitwhins led in the fourth set, but the Bruins took advantage of some late mistakes to win the set.
“In the final set, our serves didn’t get over the net,” Taholah head coach Jinny Marchand said. “It was an inconsistent night. There were some good things, but the energy level was up and down throughout the match.”
Marchand cited Karleena Walther for serving and Marquel Waugh and Trish Dunn for all-around play.
Today, Taholah (5-2) will host North Beach’s junior varsity team.
Owls in three
WISHKAH — Mary M. Knight rolled past Wishkah, 25-21, 25-14, 25-6, in a non-league match Tuesday at Brian Eager Memorial Gym.
“We came out in game one ready to play with intensity and determination,” Loggerette coach Darci McMaster said. “In games two and three, we lost our communication completely.”
The Loggerettes (0-8) travel to Oakville on Thursday.
Bulldogs 181, Warriors 191
ELMA — Montesano recorded its finest round of the season in topping Rochester in a Southwest Washington 1A League match Tuesday at Oaksridge Golf Course.
Rochester had initially been announced as a 180-181 winner but the Warrior coach subsequently disqualified one of his players, invalidating the fifth Warrior score.
Nolan Walker was low for Montesano with a 38. Rochester’s Deric Hawes was the medalist with a 36.
“Nolan continues to play terrific golf and has a ton of confidence right now,” Monte coach Lloyd Aldrich said. “Hopefully, that will carry over into districts next week.”
The Bulldogs will compete in the district 1A tournament Monday and Tuesday at Tumwater Valley G.C.
Rochester (180) — Deric Hawes 36, Brian Ranger 51, Seth Wisner 56, Trevin Byrd 48, Logan Crawford 59.
Montesano (181) — Nolan Walker 38, Maguire Cavanaugh 61, Kyler Landry 45, Jacob Hliboki 50, Alex Stowers 61, James Stewart 48.