Wednesday Roundup: Ocosta offense erupts to snap winless streak

Also: Elma picks up wins in volleyball, boys golf; Aberdeen swimmers win twice this week

Ocosta’s Miki Ness led an offensive eruption in a 10-2 rout over Winlock on Wednesday in Westport.

Ness scored seven goals in the victory to help Ocosta snap a winless streak of three games this season.

Ocosta (1-2-1 overall) opened the scoring when defender Gabby Ness scored her first career goal when she stole a clearance and sniped a hard shot into the left corner from 30 yards out in the fifth minute.

Natalie Carloza doubled Ocosta’s lead when she stole a pass, dribbled though four Winlock defenders then buried a shot from 20 yards out in the 20th minute.

One minute later, Carloza sent a corner kick toward Miki Ness, who scored at the near post for a 3-0 lead.

Miki Ness then scored on a breakaway, on a pass from Carloza and — after a Winlock goal — scored on a direct kick to give the senior forward four goals in the first half.

With Ocosta leading 6-2 at the half, Meghan Denny scored off a rebound before three straight goals from Miki Ness, two on assists from Scarlett Nelson followed by a breakaway goal.

Ocosta keeper Mia Saunders held Winlock scoreless in the second half, blocking a penalty kick in the 62nd minute.

“We really improved our passing and aggressiveness tonight,” Wildcats head coach Mike King said. “It was nice to see the girls put it together tonight.”

Ocosta will play at Coupeville at 2 p.m. on Saturday.

Winlock 2 0 — 2

Ocosta 6 4 — 10

Other games

Raymond-South Bend 6, Toutle Lake 0


Centralia 5, Grays Harbor 1

Grays Harbor College scored its first goal of the season in a 5-1 loss to Centralia College on Wednesday in Centralia.

GHC (0-7, 0-5 NWAC West) trailed 3-0 near the end of the first half when forward Lindsi Campos scored an unassisted goal in stoppage time, giving the Chokers its first goal of the season.

GHC was outshot 13-4, but all four Chokers shots were on-goal.

GHC will face Tacoma at noon on Saturday in Tacoma.

Grays Harbor 1 0 — 1

Centralia 3 2 — 5


Elma 3, Northwest Christian 0

Elma won for the second straight game with a straight-set victory over Northwest Christian on Wednesday in Elma.

The Eagles were victorious by scores of 25-21, 25-20 and 25-19.

Brooklyne Swarts led the Eagles (2-1) with 10 kills to go along with three aces while setter Aubrey Moore had 19 assists.

Torrey Thompson had six kills and four aces for Elma in the match.

“It was a great match against a very scrappy Northwest Christian team,” Elma head coach Kendra Dunn said. “I am proud of our team and for keeping their energy high throughout the night.”

Elma plays at Centralia at 7 p.m. on Thursday.

NWC 21 20 19 — 0

Elma 25 25 25 — 3

Rainier 3, Ocosta 2

Ocosta is still searching for its first win of the season after falling in five sets to Rainier on Wednesday at Ocosta High School.

The Wildcats (0-3) took the first two sets by scores of 26-24 and 25-22, but then lost three straight to Rainier 25-17, 25-21 and 15-13.

Alexia Bradley led Ocosta with 17 kills with Jolissa Schlegel adding 10 kills for the Wildcats.

Brynn Rasmus had 37 assists for Ocosta while libero Noel Cuzdey and Taylor Stoll led the defense with 31 and 11 digs, respectively.

“We came out strong in the front row. Alexia and Brynn had some good rhythm going in the middle. However, our serving percentage hurt us tonight,” Ocosta head coach Erin Snider said. “We need to come together and learn how to buckle down and finish.”

Ocosta will play a league game at Chief Leschi High School at 7 p.m. on Thursday.

Rainier 24 22 25 25 15 — 3

Ocosta 26 25 17 21 13 — 2

Other games

Montesano 3, Seton Catholic 1


Elma 168, Hoquiam 195

Elma’s Grant Vessey won Medalist of the Match honors as the Eagles defeated Hoquiam 168-195 on Tuesday at Oaksridge Golf Course in Elma.

Vessey carded a 40 for his 9-hole round, leading an Eagles team in which all four of its top scores were in the sub-50s.

Quinton Osbun followed close behind Vessey with a score of 41. Robby Allen (43) and Tradon Carter (44) rounded out Elma’s top four.

Hoquiam was led by Riley Montoure and Mick Bozich, each of whom finished with identical scores of 44.

Todd Mefford (50) and Oliver Costales (57) also placed on the scoreboard for the Grizzlies.

Hoquiam faces Aberdeen in a Myrtle Street Rivalry matchup at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at the Grays Harbor Country Club.

Elma will face Montesano in the East County Rivalry at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, at Oaksridge Golf Course.

Elma (168) — Vessey 40, Osbun 41, Allen 43, Carter 44.

Hoquiam (195) — Bozich 44, Montoure 44, Mefford 50, Costales 57.


Aberdeen downs Timberline, Shelton

The Aberdeen High School girls swim team won two meets this week, downing Timberline on Monday followed by a victory over Shelton on Wednesday.

On Monday’s non-league meet against Timberline, Aberdeen recorded 14 district-placement times en route to 128-55 victory.

Aberdeen was paced by individual wins from Keara Burns (200 freestyle, 2:27.28; 500 free, 6:47.73), Emma Mullins (50 free, 29:79), Mija Hood (100 fly, 1:13.52; 100 back, 1:10.44), Litzy Orona (100 free, 1:03.14) and Anna Matisons (100 breast, 1:16.23).

On Wednesday, the Bobcats got first-place swims from Matisons (100 breast, 1:14.11), Mullins (200 free, 2:31.43), Hood (200 individual medley, 2:35.94) and Orona (100 back, 1:09.54), leading to a 106-73 victory.

“They did a wonderful job,” Aberdeen head coach Tiffany Montoure said. “The continued great sportsmanship makes me proud. Aberdeen swimmers make all of the coaches so proud.”

Aberdeen’s next scheduled matchup is against Tumwater at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 28 at the Grays Harbor YMCA.


Montesano’s Jacklin, Hoquiam’s Roloff win at first league meet

Montesano’s Aric Jacklin and Hoquiam’s Jane Roloff won the boys and girls 5,000 meter races, respectively, at a 1A Evergreen League cross country meet on Wednesday in Hoquiam.

Jacklin led wire-to-wire in running a 17:51, leading Montesano to 32 points as a team, two better than second-place Eatonville.

Monte’s Jesse Anderson placed fifth (18:57) while Elma’s Kaedin Betschart (19:09) placed sixth.

Hoquiam’s Timmy Higgins (19:34), Konlan Higgins (19:40), and North Beach’s Asher Baggaley (19:44) placed 8-10, respectively.

In the girls race, Hoquiam junior Jane Roloff post a time of 20:17 to win the girls race.

Monte’s Lilly Schweppe (23:22) and Elma’s Georgia Burkhart (24:12) also placed in the top five.

Elma’s Kaylie Haver (24:55), Ocosta’s Madeline Schaeffer (25:00) and Rebekah Stone (25:38) placed 6-8, respectively.

For full race results, visit

Aberdeen’s Boling places second

Aberdeen senior Wil Boling placed second at a three-way meet in Shelton on Wednesday.

Boling posted a time of 13:57 for the 4,000 meter race, finishing just behind Shelton’s Jacob Miller at the finish line.

Bobcats sophomore Henry Nelson (14:39) placed fifth with sophomore Jacob Hallak (15:47) coming in ninth.

Aberdeen placed second in the meet with 43 points.

Shelton placed first with 25 points while Rochester took third with 53 points.

Full race results can be found at