Elma 9, Raymond-South Bend 0
Elma scored early and often in a 9-0 win over Raymond-South Bend in Elma on Wednesday.
Rene Durand and Manny Hernandez both provided hat tricks in a match where Elma (8-5-1, 7-3 Evergreen 1A) held a 6-0 lead heading into halftime.
Elma head coach Carson Seaberg said it was good to see Durand perform well once he was moved to forward after playing on the backline all season.
“We were able to play everybody and we took as many as we could with us. We took the opportunity to play Rene high, so it was fun for him to get some goal-scoring chances,” he said.
With the loss Raymond-South Bend falls to 3-8 overall and 1-8 in league play.
Forks 2, Montesano 0
Injuries and a lack of offense was too much to overcome in Montesano’s 2-0 loss to Forks on Wednesday at Jack Rottle Field.
Montesano (7-7, 7-3 Evergreen 1A) gave up a goal in the eighth minute to Forks’ Hugo Sandoval to put the Bulldogs down 1-0 going into halftime.
Montesano head coach Rick Denholm said he planned to generate more chances in the second half until injuries to his forwards short circuited the offense.
“As soon as a couple of players went down, that kind of limited our attack because of our forwards that were hurt,” he said. “The game plan was to stay behind the ball and try to counter attack and press their defense. Forks did a good job of possessing the ball and going forward.”
Still trailing by a goal, Montesano got its best chance at tying the game when Veli Ambrocio had a one-on-one opportunity against the Spartans’ goalkeeper. But goalie Gabriel Terrones came out to challenge the shot and another Forks defender cleared the bouncing ball off the goal line to thwart the Bulldogs scoring opportunity.
The Spartans (9-3, 8-1) added an insurance goal in the 38th minute from Tony Hernandez-Flores. With the win, league-leading Forks is now up two games in the loss column on second-place Elma with three games to go.
Centralia 6, Aberdeen 0
Aberdeen is still looking for its first win of the season as they fell 6-0 to Centralia on Wednesday in Centralia.
Aberdeen won one set on the day as the doubles pair of Abbie Bradt and Molly Scrogss fell 6-3, 4-6 and 6-1 to Centralia’s Brynna Rooklidge and Danika Jensen.