Eagles 9, Beavers 2
TENINO — Easily overcoming muddy field conditions and the late arrival of several players, Elma routed Tenino in an Evergreen 1A League match Saturday at Tenino.
The Eagles (9-1) began the contest without six seniors due to student academic testing. They arrived later in the match, but the players on hand had already built a 4-1 halftime lead.
It was 5-2 midway through the second half. Then Brooke Goldsmith scored three times in a nine-minute span to break the contest open.
Natalie Grant tallied twice and Izzy Cristelli, Peyton Elliot, Sydney Smythe and Hannah Heelan added one goal apiece for Elma.
Conditions were less than ideal, with several inches of mud in the midfield area. In addition, only one official was on hand as neither of the assigned side officials showed up.
“In the first half, I had the JV players and role players in and they did a fine job,” Elma coach Chris Schumacher said. “Then I put my starters in and we had some really nice crosses. All in all, our passing was OK for the condition of the field.”
Schumacher credited defender Madison Newberry and the Cristelli sisters, Izzy and Annie, with fine performance.
The Eagles draw the league bye today before hosting Hoquiam on Thursday.
Monarchs 2, Bobcats 1
Courtney Warner’s goal with seven minutes remaining enabled state-ranked Mark Morris to edge Aberdeen in a non-league contest Saturday at Stewart Field.
The Bobcats (4-4) held their own against the Monarchs, the state’s 10th-rated 2A team.
Following a scoreless first half, the Monarchs connected in the 45th minute. Aberdeen’s Emily Fisher converted a penalty kick eight minutes later, however, after MacKenzie Brooks was fouled in the box.
Warner decided the contest by lofting a shot barely over the hands of leaping goalkeeper Kayla Arnold and inches under the crossbar.
Although speculating that his club was affected by unseasonably warm weather, Bobcat coach Fidel Sanchez had few complaints.
“To be able to hang with a team like that is promising for our program,” Sanchez said. “We played well. I was happy with our performance.”
Alexxi Timmons, who marked up on Monarch ace Jenna Dukovcic for much of the match, was cited for her play. Amanda Bradt was also commended by Sanchez.
Mark Morris scored in the final 15 seconds for a 1-0 junior varsity win.
The Bobcats return to Evergreen 2A Conference play tonight at Black Hills. A scheduled home match with River Ridge on Wednesday has been rescheduled for Oct. 31.
Bulldogs 6, Tigers 1
MONTESANO — Makenzi Howard and LeeAnn Rhoden scored two goals apiece as Montesano thumped Napavine in an Evergreen 1A League match Saturday at Rottle Field.
The Bulldogs settled down after a wild start to dominate the latter stages of the match. Montesano (7-3) outshot the Tigers, 30-3.
“The girls did a nice job moving the ball, changing the point of attack,” Monte coach Jeff Lenherr said. “For playing a third game in a week, I thought they came out with a lot of energy.”
Three goals were scored in the first five minutes.
Montesano’s Taylor Birdsall opened the scoring by converting a pass from Howard in the third minute. The Tigers shook loose on a breakaway to tie it barely a minute later, only to see the Bulldogs retaliate when Howard scored off the ensuing kickoff.
Goals by Tianna Schurr and Howard gave the Bulldogs a 4-1 halftime lead.
Both Rhoden markers came in the second half, off a cross from Schurr and a through pass from Alyx Miller.
Rhoden and defender Brooke Whitsell were selected by their teammates as Players of the Match.
The Bulldog junior varsity topped Napavine, 5-0, in a nine-on-nine contest.
Montesano visits Rochester tonight.
Grizzlies 5, Wildcats 1
WESTPORT — Stung by an early Ocosta goal, Hoquiam bounced back to beat the Wildcats in an Evergreen 1A League contest Saturday at Griffin Field.
Vanessa Doyle and Alexis Wanderly scored two goals each for the Grizzlies (7-3).
Ocosta’s Mary Davis opened the scoring when she stole a pass and nailed about a 20-yard shot in the sixth minute.
The Grizzlies answered three minutes later when Doyle converted an Ellie Quercia pass. Wanderly, off an assist from Judy Renteria, gave Hoquiam a permanent lead in the 12th minute.
Wanderly’s rebound goal after Ocosta goalkeeper Lexie Schmeling stopped a shot from Renteria, made it 3-1 at the half.
Quercia connected from 20 yards out in the 60th minute and Doyle, assisted by Yesi Martinez, closed out the scoring with about 10 minutes remaining.
“We came out not really ready to play,” Hoquiam coach Corri Schmid said. “Ocosta took us by surprise. They scored the first goal, then we slowly started picking it up.”
The Wildcats (2-8) were without five players due to injuries and eligibility issues.
“Once we get everybody back, we’ll get better,” Ocosta coach Mike King said.
Grizzly stopper Ericka Dubore and midfielder Anna Salazar were credited with fine performances.
King cited Schmeling, who made 11 saves, for her play in goal.
Both teams return to action tonight, with Hoquiam hosting Tenino and Ocosta traveling to Napavine.
LONGVIEW — Faring well against upper-division competition, Montesano tied for third in the R.A. Long Invitational on Saturday.
The Class 1A Bulldogs wound up second in their pool, downing Evergreen of Vancouver, 25-19, 25-23, and Washougal, 25-11, 25-10, while splitting with King’s Way Christian, 25-21, 17-25.
They opened single-elimination competition by beating Wahkiakum, 25-21, 25-20, but lost a thriller to Class 3A Kelso, 15-25, 25-22, 16-14, in the semifinals. There was no match to decide third and fourth places.
“They came to play,” Monte coach Debbie Gibson said of her team. “We found our rhythm. The level of competition was really tough and it was nice that the girls were able to step up and compete.”
Myranda Floch was one of Montesano’s top hitters but Gibson gave high marks to the entire club.
The Bulldogs return to Evergreen 1A League competition by hosting Hoquiam in a battle of league unbeatens tonight.
FEDERAL WAY — Aberdeen junior Taylor Jones met state-qualifying standards in the Mukilteo Invitational on Saturday at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way.
Jones earned a state berth with a time of 1:03.69 in the 100-yard butterfly. She placed 14th overall in the star-studded meet loaded with upper-classification swimmers.
“The girls swam well,” Bobcat assistant coach April Heikkila said. “It was a chance to meet a lot of good competition.”
The Bobcats resume dual competition on Thursday when they travel to Centralia to face the Centralia-Chehalis-Rochester combine.
Bobcats 237, Hawks 255
FORT LEWIS — Aberdeen’s golfers rebounded from a tough outing late last week with three golfers, including medalist Eric Hagen, scoring under 50 to lead the team past River Ridge in this Evergreen 2A match at Eagles Pride Golf Course on Monday.
Hagen easily earned medalist honors with a 39, with teammates Jordan Weiberg (46) and Justin Cox (47) going low to lead the Bobcats.
“We were pretty consistent today,” AHS head coach Harley Revel said. “We had a couple of blowup holes, but overall, they played consistent. It was a little damp, little soft at spots, but the course was good.”
On Monday, Aberdeen closes out the regular season with a match against Chehalis.
Aberdeen (237) — Eric Hagen 39, Justin Cox 47, Kegan Bridges 51, Jordan Weiberg 46, Griffin Hood 55, Hunter Raines 54.
River Ridge (255) — Brandon Crouse 50, Jake Houde 49, Seung Kim 57, Eric Sundberg 51, Don Johnson 54, Logan Field 51.
JV — Sean Dunn (Aberdeen) 50.