Ocosta knocks off Pe Ell at the service line

Thursday’s Volleyball Roundup


Wildcats sweep Trojans

PE ELL — Ocosta showcased its serving prowess and dominated this non-league match from the service line en route to a 25-8, 25-16, 25-10 win over Pe Ell on Thursday.

Erika Snider set a school record with nine aces in the first game and finished with 15 aces on 27-of-28 serving. Emily Snider had 100 percent serving with four aces and Layne Martin had four aces on 13-for-14 serving.

Kaylee Barnum slugged down 17 kills and four stuff blocks at the net.

“We served really well,” Ocosta head coach Barb Rasmus said. “They couldn’t return (Erika’s serves).”

Pe Ell won the junior varsity match, 25-16, 25-14.

On Saturday, Ocosta (3-0) will play in the North Beach Tournament.

Indians fall in three

NASELLE — Demonstrating greater consistency, Naselle swept South Bend, 25-19, 25-18, 25-12, in a non-league match Thursday at Naselle.

South Bend (1-2) put only 82 percent of its serves into play. Tribe coach Jackie Sanchez said her team also struggled on receiving serve.

“Coming out of this loss, we’re looking at working on the mental game,” Sanchez said. “At times, I saw good volleyball. I saw potential. We just have some things to work on.”

Karley Reidinger had three kills and three blocks and Katelyn Doyle 10 digs for the Indians.

South Bend will compete in the Mossyrock Tournament on Saturday.

Bruins sweep Loggerettes

WISHKAH — A slow start doomed Wishkah in a loss to Clallam Bay 25-13, 25-17, 27-25 in a non-league volleyball match at Wishkah on Thursday.

“We came out to a slow start,” Wishkah coach Darci McMaster said. “By game three, the girls were communicating and being aggressive.”

McMaster cited Kelcey Bernhardy for her hustle and Erica Bomhoff for her service on the night.

C.C. Volleyball

Chokers split

VANCOUVER — Grays Harbor College erased an early deficit to climb Mount Hood, but could only grab one game against Clark College to split an NWAC non-divisional doubleheader on Thursday.

Against Mount Hood, the Chokers rolled after losing the first game 21-25, 26-24, 25-20, 25-14 in the first match of the day. In the nightcap, Clark took the first two games before GHC held on for a win in the third in a 25-14, 25-18, 25-27, 25-17 loss.

Bria Buchanan had 28 kills in the two matches combined, 17 of them against Mount Hood. Leleo Maeva added 11 kills and two aces and Brooke Spoot had eight kills and three blocks.

Against Clark, Lexi Fetui led the Chokers with 15 kills and one ace, while Buchanan added five blocks to her 11 kills.

On Saturday, Grays Harbor College (8-11 overall) will be at the Clackamas Crossover Tournament.