Prep Roundup: Quercia hat trick paces Grizzlies, 4-1


Grizzlies 4, Tigers 1

NAPAVINE — Ellie Quercia scored the hat trick as Hoquiam beat Napavine in an Evergreen 1A League match Saturday at Napavine.

Quercia scored in the 33rd and 50th minutes and converted a penalty kick in the 58th minute.

Freshman Judy Renteria completed Hoquiam’s scoring after taking a pass from Quercia in the 63rd minute. Renteria and Vanessa Doyle assisted on two of Quercia’s goals.

Napavine spoiled the shutout by volleying home a corner kick with three minutes remaining.

Grizzly coach Corri Schmid said her team’s playmaking was particularly good in this contest.

“We had a lot of control on our passes and we controlled the game,” she said.

Hoquiam midfielder/defender Theresa Chapin was cited for all-around play.

The Grizzly junior varsity rolled to a 7-1 triumph.

Hoquiam (3-1) entertains league-leading Rochester on Tuesday.

Elma falls in shootout

ROCHESTER — Rochester’s Warriors took over sole possession of the Evergreen 1A League lead by outlasting Elma in a shootout Saturday at Rochester.

The Warriors won on penalty kicks, 3-1, after regulation play and overtime ended at 1-1.

Rochester made its first two spot kicks, while the Eagles (3-1) missed their first two.

Elma closed the gap when Natalie Grant converted and goalkeeper Alyssa Sutherby blocked Rochester’s attempt on the third round of kicks. But the Eagles missed their next attempt and a successful Rochester shot gave the Warriors an insurmountable lead.

The Warriors opened the scoring in the seventh minute, intercepting a dropped Elma pass and connecting on a close-in shot.

The Eagles tied it in the 56th minute. After a corner kick pinballed among several players, Eagle freshman Annie Cristelli secured the loose ball and fired it home from about 22 yards out.

The teams alternated controlling play, according to Elma coach Chris Schumacher.

“It seemed to be one of those games where we couldn’t find the net,” he said. “It was one of tightest matches I’ve been involved with in my high school career. Had we converted our opportunities, it would have been a lot different story.”

Playing their third match in five days, the Eagles lost defender Lexie Whipple to a possible concussion. Defender Maddie Newberry was cited for fine play.

The Eagles host Adna in a varsity-only contest at 7 p.m. Tuesday.


Bobcats second

OYEHUT — Northwest Christian of Lacey edged Aberdeen in the championship match of the North Beach Invitational Tournament on Saturday.

The Navigators topped the Bobcats in three sets in the best-of-three title match. Scores were unavailable.

“Maddy Farrer and Jillian Swor came out with inspired hitting, but we could not find a way to stop their very good hitter,” Aberdeen coach Wilma Weber said. “We made defensive adjusments and were able to get some touches on her hits, but she overpowered us in the end. I think this match, in particular, was a good preparation for league play. We were able to be successful on offense and hopefully this will give the girls more confidence as we face our league foes.”

Aberdeen’s varsity topped the Bobcat junior varsity in one semifinal, while Northwest Christian beat Ocosta in the other semi. There was no third-fourth place match.

Host North Beach won the consolation title with a two-set victory over Naselle.

“We had some mental breakdowns, but they worked through them and they worked hard,” Hyak coach Angi Schreiber said.


Chokers sweep

Grays Harbor College closed out the non-conference portion of its volleyball schedule with a pair of victories over the weekend in Oregon.

The Chokers outlasted New Hope Christian, 15-25, 25-22, 24-26, 25-23, 15-12, Friday in Eugene and swept the Linfield College junior varsity, 25-13, 25-23, 25-22, Saturday in McMinnville.

Grays Harbor will take an 8-5 record into its NWAACC Western Division opener at home against Highline on Wednesday.

The Chokers took the final two sets in a back-and-forth encounter against New Hope.

“They dug up a lot of balls; we dug up a lot of balls,” Grays Harbor coach Christine Nelson said. “A lot of long, long rallies.”

Kendra Weiler had 12 kills and Chelsy Stewart eight for the Chokers. Setter Alahna Weber contributed 21 assists, while libero Kendell Kelnhofer had 16 digs.

Weiler put down 21 kills as the Chokers dispatched Linfield with greater ease.

“We came out on fire in the first game. Then they settled in and dug up a lot of balls,” Nelson said. “We finally put it away.”

Weber dished out 26 assists, while Kelnhofer brought up 16 digs.


Blackhawks 56, Chitwhins 16

TAHOLAH — Perennial state power Lummi downed Taholah in a non-league football game Friday at Taholah.

Details were not reported. The Chitwhins fell to 1-1 for the season.