Thursday Volleyball Roundup: Ocosta, Raymond pick up straight-set league wins

Also: Elma falls to Centralia; South Bend swept by Forks

The Raymond Seagulls and Ocosta Wildcats picked up straight-set, 2B Pacific League victories as we review Thursday’s local prep volleyball games.

Raymond 3, Ilwaco 0

Raymond picked up a straight-set victory over Ilwaco in a 2B Pacific League matchup on Thursday at Ilwaco High School.

Raymond (3-1 overall, 1-1 2B Pacific) won 25-12, 25-17 and 25-9.

Karsyn Freeman led the Seagulls with 11 kills.

“Our goal was to stay focused and we did a great job at that. Ilwaco’s crowd was loud and our bench matched their energy and helped with our energy,” said Raymond head coach Julie Jewell who cited the passing of Kyndal Koski and service of Megan Kongbouakhay. “We are improving every game.”

The Raymond JV squad won 25-15 and 25-14 Thursday afternoon.

Raymond will host Chief Leschi at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Raymond 25 25 25 — 3

Ilwaco 12 17 9 — 0

Ocosta 3, Chief Leschi 0

Ocosta snapped a three-game losing streak to start the season with a straight-set win over Chief Leschi on Thursday at Chief Leschi High School.

Ocosta (1-3, 1-1) won via scores of 25-10, 25-6 and 25-8.

Alexia Bradley led Ocosta with 14 kills with Taylor Stoll adding nine kills for the Wildcats.

Ocosta’s defense was led by Emily Scott, who had five digs and was perfect in service reception in the game.

Ocosta’s Brynn Rasmus dished out a game high 23 assists in the contest.

“We kept our level of play where we wanted it to be tonight,” Ocosta head coach Erin Snider said. “We had five players with 100% serving tonight. We hope to carry that success into the North Beach Tournament on Saturday.”

Ocosta 25 25 25 — 3

Chief Leschi 10 6 8 — 0

Centralia 3, Elma 1

Elma kept it close but fell short in a 3-1 loss to Centralia on Thursday in Centralia.

Elma (2-2) split the first two games with the Tigers 22-25 and 25-23 before losing games three and four by identical scores of 21-25.

Callie Galligan had 10 kills and two blocks with Brooklyne Swarts also recording 10 kills for the Eagles.

“Tonight was a close match against Centralia,” Elma head coach Kendra Dunn said. “We had some positive moments tonight. Callie Galligan was dominant for us in the front row. I’m proud of how well we fought tonight.”

Elma’s JV team lost in three games and the Eagles C-team lost in two games on Thursday.

Elma hosts Rochester at 7 p.m. on Tuesday.

Elma 22 25 21 21 — 1

Centralia 25 23 25 25 — 3

Forks 3, South Bend 0

South Bend lost for the first time this season with a straight-set defeat against the Forks Spartans on Thursday in Forks.

South Bend (1-1, 1-1 2B Pacific) lost to Forks (3-1, 2-0) by scores of 25-15, 25-12 and 25-15.

Sophomore setter Berklee Morley went 100% from the service line and Mackenzie Kuiken and Makaylee Kuiken added six digs apiece for South Bend.

“We were on the receiving end for the majority of the night and we didn’t do what we needed to,” South Bend head coach Kelsey Staats said. “Our team chemistry was off.”

South Bend’s JV team won 2-1 on Thursday.

South Bend will travel to Wahkiakum to take on the Mules at 7 p.m. on Monday.

South Bend 15 12 15 — 0

Forks 25 25 25 — 3