SEQUIM — Sequim shaded archrival Port Angeles in Olympic League volleyball action Thursday night.
The Wolves nipped the Roughriders 3-2 in the hotly contested match.
Sequim came back to win the last two games. The scores were 20-25, 25-23, 22-25, 25-12, 15-9.
The Riders (4-3 league, 7-3 overall) fell apart in the fourth game but otherwise was in it every step of the way.
“In that fourth game, a lot of our passes went tight into the net, and that took our offense out of it,” Port Angeles coach Christine Halberg said.
The Wolves, on the other hand, improved as the match went on.
“We started a little slow but we got better as the match went on, which is always good to see,” Sequim coach Jennie Webber-Heilman said.
“We really started playing a lot better in the fourth game and we had so much momentum going through the fourth game it kind of carried into the last game.”
Sequim (7-1, 8-2) was led by Caitlin Pallai and Maddy Zbaraschuk, who tallied 15 kills apiece.
“They were our offensive leaders,” Webber-Heilman said.
Sequim served well on the night, too.
Taylor Balkan was a perfect 25-of-25 on serve with one ace and 22 assists while Sierra Clark was 17-for-17 on serves with an ace, six kills and 18 digs.
Sarah Hankins added 16 assists and an ace and Rylleigh Zbaraschuk added 17 digs for the Wolves.
Kiah Jones had 22 serves for the Riders with three aces, and she had six kills and 16 digs.
Teammate Emily Drake was 15-of-16 from the serving line with an ace and 26 assists.
Emily Cook earned 11 kills with four blocks while Lauren Coventon had 11 digs.
Darian Foley served a perfect 15-of-15 with two aces and a kill.
Port Angeles next hosts Kingston while Sequim visits Olympic on Tuesday.
Seattle Christian 3, Chimacum 0
CHIMACUM — Seattle Christian held off the Cowboys in Nisqually League action by the scores of 25-20, 25-13, 25-19 on Wednesday night.
Junior middle blocker Dani Kaminski led Chimacum on offense with 10 kills while freshman middle blocker Krista Hathaway was the top server for the Cowboys in the match.
Senior outside hitter Natasha Keisel gave the team great support in the libero position.
“Natasha really helped out the team,” coach Bridgett Kaminski-Richardson said.
Crescent 3, Clallam Bay 0
JOYCE — The Loggers bounced back after a less-than-inspired outing against Neah Bay last week for the North Olympic League win over the Bruins on Thursday night.
“We really came out and showed the spirit that I knew we had,” Crescent coach Alex Baker said.
The Loggers won 25-16, 25-23, 25-22 to improve to 1-1 in league and 5-2 overall.
Rachel Poats sparked the Loggers with 10 kills, three blocks, a tip and making five-of-six serves.
“Rachel played well in the middle for us,” Baker said.
Kylie Mitts also had a strong outing by going 18-of-19 from the service line and earning eight aces, three kills and a tip.
“Kylie single-handedly won the first game for us by putting together a 10-0 serving string for us,” Baker said.
Freshman Catherine Youngman held her own with the older players as she was seven-of-eight from the serving line with a tip on offense.
“She also had a lot of great passes for us,” Baker said.
The Loggers next host Neah Bay in a rematch this coming Thursday.
Montesano 3, Forks 0
FORKS — Montesano won the Southwest Washington League road match Thursday night.
The Spartans dropped the match 25-19, 25-12, 25-20.
Paige Kennedy led the Spartans with seven kills and a stuff while Cheryl Moore had two kills and a stuff.
Taylor Ingram and Jillian Raven had six assists each.
Girls Soccer Port Angeles 5, Sequim 1
SEQUIM — A slow start wasn’t enough to keep the Roughriders from matching their highest win total in six years on Thursday night.
The Riders (4-3, 6-0) overcame an early injury to forward Kathryn Moseley and a 1-0 deficit behind a stellar performance from Abbie Moseley.
Kathryn’s big sister banged home two goals and dished out two assists as Port Angeles outscored its archrivals 4-0 in the second half.
It followed a familiar pattern for the Riders, who have now scored 22 second half goals to just five first half goals in their six wins this season.
“I told them [after the game], ‘I’m not even going to worry about it anymore,” Port Angeles coach Scott Moseley said. “‘You guys are a second-half team.'”
Port Angeles’ 40 goals this season is the fifth highest season total for the program in the last 20 years, according to coach Moseley.
And the six wins matches the 2003 team’s win total as the highest in the last seven seasons.
The lone goal for the Wolves (0-7-1, 1-9-1) came from freshman Kayla Hagberg in the 14th minute. It gave the Wolves a 1-0 lead that would be short lived.
Port Angeles’ Paxton Rodocker netted the equalizer on a free kick in the 24th minute, then the Riders exploded for four goals in the second half.
“[Kathryn Moseley] got hurt in the first five minutes and we were a bit emotionally flat,” coach Moseley said. “It took a while to get going.”
The Riders head to Kingston next Tuesday, while Sequim plays at Olympic.
Port Angeles 5, Sequim
Port Angeles 1 4 — 5
Sequim 1 0 — 1
First half: 1, Sequim, Kayla Hagberg (Kyla Hall), 14th minutes; 1, Port Angeles, Paxton Rodocker, 24th minute.
Second Half: 2, Port Angeles, Jamie Curtis (Abbie Moseley), 53rd minute; 3, Port Angeles, A. Moseley, 57th minute; 4, Port Angeles, Neeya Hansen (A. Moseley), 72nd minute; 5, Port Angeles, A. Moseley (Tracie DuPuis), 75th minute.
Montesano 10, Forks 0
FORKS — The Spartans (0-7, 1-8) fell to perennial SWL-Evergreen Division power Montesano on Thursday.
Forks held the Bulldogs to just three first half goals. Following an injury to Forks’ starting goalkeeper at the end of the half, Montesano poured it on with seven second half scores.
Montesano 10, Forks 0
Montesano 7 3 — 10
Forks 0 0 — 0
First half: Not available.
Second Half: Not available.
Chimacum 2, Cascade Christian 0
CHIMACUM — The Cowboys earned their second win of the week after shutting out the Cougars on Thursday.
Chimacum also won 4-2 at Life Christian on Tuesday on the strength of two goals from Samantha Benner and a goal each from Emma King and Sarah Hanke.
“It was a real solid week for the team,” Chimacum coach Stan Berdinner said.
“The girls showed a lot of determination to start the second half of the season with two wins.”
Benner scored twice against Cascade Christian, upping her goal total to 14 on the year.
Both goals were assisted by Hailey Beres.
Beres also had an assist in Tuesday’s game.
Kaylie Castillo picked up the shutout in goal for the Cowboys (3-5, 3-7).
Chimacum hosts Charles Wright on Tuesday.
Chimacum 2, Cascade Christian 0
Cascade Christian 0 0 — 0
Chimacum 2 0 — 2
First half: 1, Chimacum, Benner (Beres)5th minute; 2, Chimacum, Benner (Beres) 10th.Goal #, Team, Player (assist), time.
Second Half: None
Shutout: Castillo (1).
Olympic 2, Port Townsend 0
PORT TOWNSEND — Port Townsend dropped an Olympic League contest to the Trojans on Tuesday.
“Chances were created, midfield dominated and defense was unflappable, yet we came away with another loss,” Port Townsend coach Colin Foden said.
The Redskins (2-5-0, 4-5-0) visit North Kitsap next Thursday.
Olympic 2, Port Townsend 0
Olympic 1 1 — 2
Port Townsend 0 0 — 0
First half: 1, Olympic, 21st.
Second Half: 2, Olympic, 65th.
Girls Swimming Port Angeles 141, Sequim 33
PORT ANGELES — The Roughriders remained perfect on the year with the Olympic League victory at William Shore Memorial Pool on Thursday afternoon.
Eight new district qualifying times fell for the Riders (5-0 in league, 6-0 overall) and two swimmers were double winners.
Emily Little won the 200-yard freestyle in 2 minutes, 12.46 seconds and the 500 free in 5:58.17 while Kaitlin Fairchild captured the 200 individual medley in 2:35.51 and the 100 butterfly in 1:11.95.
District qualifying times went to Tracie Macias in the 100 free in 59.89 seconds (first); Tarah Erickson in the 100 free in 1:00.90 (second); Jenna Moore in the 200 free in 2:13.23 (second), Moore in the 100 backstroke in 1:10.31 (first); Tori Bock in the 200 free in 2:16.88 (third), Bock in the 500 free in 6:05.10 (second); Kelly Winn in the 500 free in 6:10.51 (third); and Kelsey Macias in the 100 breaststroke in 1:21.22 (first).
Rachel Hardy had Sequim’s best performance with a second place in the 50 free in 27.79 seconds while Hardy also was third in the 500 free in 6:39.03.
Anna Mittmann took third in the 100 breast.
“Our swimmers are slowly improving and we qualified the 400 free relay for districts,” Sequim coach Linda Moats said.
The 400 free relay team of Autumn Kessinger, Natalie McMurray, Mittmann and Hardy had a time of 5:57.18.
“The relay qualified for districts by 7 seconds, and all swam very well,” Moats said.
The Riders next swim at North Kitsap this coming Thursday.
Port Townsend vs. North Kitsap and Kingston
PORT TOWNSEND — The Redskins pulled off a double-dual sweep, winning 100-69 against North Kitsap and 109-50 against Kingston on Thursday.
Darby Flanagan was first in the 200-freestyle with a district-qualifying time of two minutes, 19.12 seconds, Sarah Winslow was first in the 200-individual medley with a district-qualifying mark of 2:41.92 and Olivia Cremeans was first in the 100-butterfly with a district-worthy time of 1:11.25.
“We didn’t have many swimmers to work with [due to illness] so I placed a first-place caliber swimmer in each event…and we won,” Port Townsend coach Anji Scalf said.
“They were just as shocked as I am.”
Port Townsend meets up with Port Angeles at William Shore Memorial Pool on Oct. 23.
Boys Tennis Port Angeles 7, Olympic 0
PORT ANGELES — The Roughriders finished their regular season in dominating fashion, losing just one set on their way to the win, leaving their regular season record at 9-3.
Micah Roos, the No. 1 singles player, was named the player of the match. He won 6-2, 6-3 against Cory Smith.
“Micah’s opponent came into today’s match undefeated for the season but Micah was in control from the very beginning,” coach Brian Gundersen said.
“He had a great game plan and executed it to perfection.”
Also winning singles were Hayden McCartney and Luis Neumeier.
Doubles winners were AJ Konopaski and Connor Reid, Derek Crain and Sam Beasely, Michael and Marcus Konopaski, and Troy Gallagher and Tavish Casey.
The Riders now move on to the Olympic League Tournament Oct. 16-17 at North Kitsap High School.
“Our division only sends two singles players and two doubles teams to districts, so we have our work cut out for us,” Gundersen said.
“We are peaking at the right time, though, so I’m excited to see how we do.”
Sequim 7, Kingston 0
SEQUIM — Sequim maintained its grip on the top spot in the Olympic League with a sweep of the Buccaneers on Wednesday.
The Wolves (10-0) host the Chimacum/Port Townsend team on Friday.
Sequim 7, Kingston 0
No. 1 : Puntenney (Sequim) def. Icard (Kingston) 6-2, 6-1.
No. 2: Lam (Sequim) def. Klemsrud (Kingston) 6-0, 6-2.
No. 3: Richards (Sequim) def. Herrera (Kingston) 6-3, 7-5.
No. 1: R. Gunstone/Maloney (Sequim) def. Reichart/Sundquist (Kingston) 6-1, 6-0.
No. 2: Lee/Boots (Sequim) def. Combs/McCanna (Kingston) 6-1, 6-0.
No. 3: Hill/Li (Sequim) def. Sander/Shuey (Kingston) 4-6, 6-3, 6-2.No. 4: A. Gunstone/Lopes (Sequim) def. McCallister/Holt (Kingston) 6-3, 6-3.