Montesano’s Yemi Idowu battles for the ball with Forks’ Seth Johnson in the first half on Wednesday. (Hasani Grayson | Grays Harbor News Group)

Montesano’s Yemi Idowu battles for the ball with Forks’ Seth Johnson in the first half on Wednesday. (Hasani Grayson | Grays Harbor News Group)

Elma soccer routes Raymond; Monte falls to Forks

PREP SOCCER 

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.

RSB will take on Forks on the road at 6 p.m. on Friday in its next match.

Elma will host Ilwaco on Friday at 7 p.m.

Elma 6 3 – 9

RSB 0 0 – 0

Top Players Durand (G, 34 th minute, 35 th minute, 60 th minute), Hernandez ( 12th minute, 40th minute, 46th minute)

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.

Montesano’s Veli Ambrocio (4) is met by Forks keeper Gabriel Terrones in the box on a one-on-one opportunity in the second half on Wednesday. (Hasani Grayson | Grays Harbor News Group)

Montesano’s Veli Ambrocio (4) is met by Forks keeper Gabriel Terrones in the box on a one-on-one opportunity in the second half on Wednesday. (Hasani Grayson | Grays Harbor News Group)

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.

Montesano will try to hold on to third place in the standings with a 4:30 p.m. match at Hoquiam on Friday.

PREP TENNIS

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.

The Bobcats will be searching for their first win when they face Tumwater at home at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday.

Singles: Carissa Kaut (Centralia) defeated Kylie Knodel (Aberdeen) 6-0, 6-0; Evie Rooklidge (C ) def. Chase Baller (A) 6-2, 6-2; Shannon Johnson (C ) def. Isabel Rifenberg (A) 6-0, 6-0

Doubles: Rooklidge/Jensen (C ) def. Bradt/Scroggs (A) 6-3, 4-6, 6-; Maddie Corwin/Liz Hopkins ( C) def. Mary Lang/Alicia Raygoza (A) 6-1, 6-2; Gracie Wiley/Mya O’dell (C ) def. Kylie Weiberg/ Kylie Ehly (A) 6-1, 6-0