Monday Prep Roundup: Ocosta upsets Kalama on Carloza’s two goals

Down early, Wildcats respond with two second-half goals to down previously unbeaten Chinooks


Ocosta 2, Kalama 1

The Ocosta Wildcats girls soccer team has battled through injuries and low roster numbers over a difficult past few weeks. On Monday, those feelings were washed away.

Ocosta’s Natalie Carloza and Katelynn Denny connected twice for two scores, including the go-ahead goal late in the game, to defeat the previously undefeated Kalama Chinooks 2-1 on Monday in Westport.

In a critical 2B Pacific League matchup, Ocosta fell behind early after Kalama scored in the first minute.

But the Wildcats’ defense hunkered down to keep the deficit at 1-0, allowing Denny, Carloza and the offense to go to work.

It wasn’t until the 61st minute that Ocosta (6-5-1 overall, 3-2 Pacific 2B) equalled the score when Carloza took a pass from Denny and knotted the game at a goal apiece.

With just four minutes left in the game, Denny hooked up with Carloza again as the freshman midfielder scored her second goal of the game to give Ocosta the 2-1 lead.

Kalama (9-1, 4-1) pushed numbers forward in the waning moments of the game, looking to push the game into extra time.

But Ocosta Maia Soderlund, Kianna Battiste and Taeler Jardine stopped the Chinooks’ main threats while Jennifer Guevara and Trinity White shut down the outside to preserve the Wildcats’ nail-biting victory.

Ocosta goal keeper Devyn Martin made eight saves to pick up the win, including blocking a blistering top-corner shot just before the half.

“Kalama is an outstanding team that has a lot of talent and is well coached,” Ocosta head coach Mike King praised. “But our girls wanted to prove that when we’re at full strength, we can compete with anyone. Carloza came up big for us.”

Ocosta’s upset victory reverberated throughout the league. The Wildcats kept pace with the top teams in the league and sit a half-game behind Onalaska for the No. 3 spot while Kalama dropped out of a first-place tie with Adna following the Chinooks’ first loss of the season.

Ocosta, which played with one substitute for the first time in two weeks, will face Ilwaco at 6 tonight at Ilwaco High School.

Kalama 1 0 — 1

Ocosta 0 2 — 2

Top Players: Ocosta — Carloza (2 G, 61st, 76th minutes); Denny (2 A); Martin (8 saves)


North Beach 3, Northwest Christian 2

North Beach played what head coach Jessica Preisinger said was the “best game we’ve played” in pulling out a 3-2 victory over visiting Northwest Christian on Monday.

The Hyaks (6-3, 2-1 Pacific 2B) won by scores of 25-18, 20-25, 25-16, 22-25 and 15-12.

North Beach’s Chasya Bighead led the Hyaks with eight kills while setter Mady Eang added 15 assists.

Defensively, Brooklynn Neal had five blocks and Kiona Dycus added three blocks and “overall great net play” for the Hyaks, according to Preisinger.

Adreyanna Butler had a 100% service average for a North Beach team that struggled behind the line, serving 84% as a team against the Wolverines (2-3, 0-2).

“We need to clean that up,” Preisinger said of service issues before turning her attention to her team’s overall play in the gritty victory. “Overall, we looked good tonight.”

North Beach currently sits in a tie for third place in the Pacific League with Ocosta and Raymond.

The Hyaks face Chief Leschi at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 15 at Chief Leschi High School.

Northwest Christian 18 25 16 25 12 — 2

North Beach 25 20 25 22 15 — 3

Top Players: North Beach — Bighead (8 Kills); Lorin Cox (5 kills); Eang (15 assists); Neal (5 blocks); Dycus (3 blocks)


Centralia 229, Aberdeen 237

Nolan King shot a team-low 40 but it wasn’t enough as Aberdeen fell to Centralia 229-237 on Monday at Grays Harbor Country Club.

King led the Bobcats (3-8, 2-8 Evergreen 2A) with a 9-hole round that included a birdie on the par-3 7th hole.

Centralia’s Rudy Voetberg earned the medalist of the match on Monday, shooting a 38.

Centralia (229) — Rudy Voetberg 38, Brett Wasson 43, Jesse Kuykendall 44, Nolan Rice 46, Jayden Pannette 58, Allen Osborne 61

Aberdeen (237) — Nolan King 40, Logan Seguin 47, Nick Farrer 48, Evan Waara 50, Gavin Timmons 52, Trevon Nichols 57