Ocosta’s defense kept an opponent from getting a shot on goal for the second straight game and the Wildcats offense continued to roll in a 8-0 shutout over the Forks Spartans on Wednesday in Forks.
Similar to what they accomplished in Monday’s 10-0 win over Napavine, Ocosta defenders Maia Soderlund, Taeler Jardine, Abriana Ness, Gabby Ness and Trinity White kept its second straight opponent from getting a shot on goal, helping Wildcats keeper Devyn Martin record her fourth shutout of the season.
Ocosta (5-1 overall) got the scoring started in the eighth minute when Maddie Schaeffer knocked in a Miki Ness cross.
Ryann Raffelson then scored consecutive goals on through balls from Kylee Denny and Natalie Carloza in the 11th and 17th minutes, respectively, to make it a 3-0 game.
Carloza then scored on a lead pass from Meghan Denny in the 25th minute followed by Raffelson completing the hat trick off a long pass from Soderlund a minute later.
Carloza converted a cross from Liv Bartley for her second of the half, giving Ocosta a 6-0 lead after the first 40 minutes.
Raffelson netted her fourth of the game on a short pass in front of the Spartans goal in the 54th minute. Miki Ness closed out the scoring on a Raffelson pass in the 69th minute, completing the 8-0 victory.
“We came out strong tonight. Raffelson was a beast up front and we were able to get our subs lots of touches on the ball,“ Ocosta coach Mike King said. “It was a game in which we could move most players around to different positions and look to get the ball to players that don’t get it very often.”
During their recent three-game varsity winning streak, the Wildcats have outscored their opponents 25-0.
Ocosta edges Ilwaco in Pac League meet
Three Ocosta runners placed in the top five as the Wildcats won the team title at a Pacific League cross country meet on Wednesday in Westport.
Ocosta’s Dylan Todd (17:02), Matthew Idso (17:40) and William Idso (17:41) finished second through fourth, respectively, on the 2.95-mile course to lead Ocosta to a low score of 27 points, edging Ilwaco by just two points for the team victory.
Billy Jones (22:58) also placed in the top 10 for the Wildcats, finishing in ninth place.
Ilwaco was led by Daniel Quintana, who won the race with a blistering time of 15:42.
Other Twin Harbors student-athletes placing in the top 10 were Willapa Valley’s Nathan Franks (19:18, 5th) and Raymond’s Michael Nordin (23:30, 10th).
In the girls race, Ilwaco swept the top three spots, led by Emma Brundage, who won with a time of 21:49.
Ocosta’s Natalie Cain placed fourth with a time of 23:45 with teammates Josie Collier (27:06) and Anahi Martinez (32:16) placing 7th and 11th, respectively.
Willapa Valley’s Brookelynn Strozyk took sixth place with a time of 25:29 while Raymond’s Alexis Hillock placed 10th with a time of 30:28.
For full race results, visit www.athletic.net/CrossCountry/Results/Meet.aspx?Meet=188102&show=all.
Sheldon 5, Aberdeen 1
Aberdeen trailed early and could never catch up in a 5-1 loss to Shelton on Wednesday at Sam Benn Park in Aberdeen.
Shelton took an early lead, winning the No. 3 Singles and No. 3 Doubles matches to open the contest and the Bobcats could never climb back into the match.
The lone win for Aberdeen on Wednesday came courtesy of Andrew Troeh, who handled Shelton’s Kal Ruiz 6-1, 6-1 in the No. 2 Singles match.
“Even though our match scores have got worse each match, our play has got better each match,” Aberdeen head coach Dave Bruncke said, adding he tinkered with some matchups, including adding a new doubles pairing of Ashdon Swope and Kyle Miller in the loss.
Aberdeen is scheduled to host Centralia on Friday, weather permitting.
Singles — Brendan Wagner (Shelton) defeated Colton Faulkner (Aberdeen) 6-2, 7-5. Andrew Troeh (AB) def. Kal Ruiz (SH) 6-1, 6-1. Daniel Alvarez (SH) def. Foster Patterson (AB) 6-1, 6-2.
Doubles — Wyatt Wagner/Jayden Lovingfoss (SH) def. Ashdon Swope/Kyle Miller (AB) 6-2, 6-4. Corbin Kreie/Josh Brennan (SH) def. Brodyn Osina/Daniel Garcia (AB) 6-1, 6-2. Sean McCullough/Brady Walsh def. Kevin Eng/Ayden Giffin (AB) 6-0, 6-0.