PREP ROUNDUP: East Jefferson soccer posts shutout win; PA volleyball improves to 2-0

KINGSTON — East Jefferson picked up its first girls’ soccer win in Olympic 2A play, scoring a goal in the sixth minute against Kingston and then hanging on for a hard-fought 1-0 victory.

“The score shows it. It was a pretty close game. A very competitive game,” said coach Robert Cantley.

Cantley said both teams were depleted in numbers and that East Jefferson had a number of junior varsity players on the bench.

The goal was scored by Claire Johnson on a cross from Kaylen Pray, who picked up an assist.

Goalkeeper Sorina Johnston picked up the shutout for East Jefferson. Cantley also said Aurin Asbell played well on defense and that freshman Audrey Matthes came up from JV and played well.

East Jefferson next plays Port Angeles at Peninsula College at 12:45 p.m. Saturday in a makeup of a game postponed by snow.


Port Angeles 3, Klahowya 0

PORT ANGELES — The Roughriders moved to 2-0 in Olympic League play by beating Klahowya 3-0 (25-22, 25-11, 25-14) Tuesday night.

Senior middle hitter Jaida Wood led the way with seven kills and eight overall points. Emi Halberg added four kills, while Sam Robbins had three kills and two aces.

The junior varsity team lost 3-0 (22-25, 25-14, 27-25) in a hard-fought match.

Port Angeles plays at Sequim at 6:15 p.m. Friday and hosts North Kitsap on Saturday.

Crescent 3, Mary M. Knight 1

JOYCE — The Loggers got off to a slow start, but rallied to beat the Owls 14-25, 25-17, 25-15, 25-16.

“First match we were caught straight legged and timid, but they rallied back to take the win in sets two, three and four. Our servers came back in a strong way with JoCy Kazlauskas, who had nine aces,” said coach Kimber Sprague.

Makiah Clark had six assists and Payton Fieldson had six digs.

“Kaylen Mason showed up in a big way with several fantastic passes and incredible hustle driving the team to a solid victory,” Sprague said.

Crescent is 1-1 and next plays at 5:45 p.m. Thursday at Crosspoint Academy.

Kingston 3, East Jefferson 1

KINGSTON — The Buccaneers edged East Jefferson in four sets 25-16, 22-25, 25-18, 25-11. East Jefferson won a fifth set played for practice purposes, 22-20.

Akira Anderson led the way for East Jefferson with six kills and three aces. Jessica Hawley had three aces, while Maya Wickens had two kills.

Macy Aumock had three kills, two assist blocks, two tips, an ace and a solo block, while Katie Ballard had two kills and two block assists. Sophie Patterson added two kills.

“The girls played so well together and had some long and hard fought rallies. I’m so proud of the team and their efforts together,” said coach Emily Zenz.

In junior varsity, Kingston won 25-18, 25-16, 25-11.

JV coach Kristina Jennings said Alyssa Vandenberg was the “best all-around player. Consistency with serving, passing and hitting.”

East Jefferson next plays at 6:15 p.m. tonight at Sequim.

South Bend 3, Forks 1

FORKS — The Spartans dropped a home match to the Indians 25-17, 25-15, 26-28, 25-16.

Kyra Neel led Forks with seven kills and five aces, while Kray Horton had eight assists and two aces. Kadie Wood added four kills and four aces, while Kesia Rowley had three kills.

“Kaidence Rigby had a great night as well. She is a freshman starting on varsity. Great digs in the back row as well as some great saves. Maren McCracken is playing libero and varsity for the first time and is growing stronger each match,” said coach Jennifer LeDuke.

“We had an off night with our serving. A lot of errors that come from us being a young team and whole new environment.,” LeDuke said.

Forks plays at Ilwaco tonight.

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