Ocosta running back Kobe Beck ran for 182 yards and three TDs as the Wildcats improved to 2-0 on the season with a resounding 50-8 victory over Chief Leschi on Friday at Ocosta High School.
“Our O-line opened up holes for Kobe Beck all night,” Ocosta head coach Chris Raffelson said.“They push the five-man sled 200 yards per day along with flipping tractor tires. They are in great shape and well conditioned.”
Jayden Matthews caught an 11-yard TD pass from Cole Hatton in the game and linebacker Tucker Deranleau led the Wildcats defense with seven tackles and three sacks.
Ocosta led 37-0 at halftime and had a running clock for much of the second half.
Ocosta 3, Aberdeen 0
The Ocosta Wildcats opened their season with a straight-set victory over the Aberdeen Bobcats on Monday in Aberdeen.
Ocosta won 25-11, 25-22 and 25-19.
The Wildcats were led by Kaylee Barnum and Layne Martin with nine kills apiece.
Emily Snider had 26 assists and was perfect on service for Ocosta.
Ocosta head coach Barbara Rasmus noted that junior libero Evalyn Marsh, who ended the game with a 98-percent passing percentage, “did a fabulous job tonight.”
“She was on fire,” Rasmus said of Marsh.
Aberdeen head coach Doug Basler stated that Bobcat players Annabelle Micheau and Tamara Corona played solid on the defensive end, but acknowledged that wasn’t where Aberdeen had problems on Monday.
“We had a really hard time getting anything going offensively,” he said. “(Ocosta) blocked well and played strong defense. … we struggled to get anything on offense.”
Ocosta 25 25 25 — 3
Aberdeen 11 22 19 — 0
Top Players: Ocosta — Barnum (9 kills), Martin (9 kills), Kylee Poirier (8 kills), Snider (26 assists)
Ocosta 3, Willapa Valley 0
Lillian Barnum’s 10-dig performance helped Ocosta earn a straight-set victory over Willapa Valley on Tuesday night at Willapa Valley High School.
The Wildcats (2-0) won the first game 28-26 and followed with identical 25-19 victories in the second and third sets.
Ocosta head coach Barbara Rasmus said avoiding service errors and scrappy defense helped them pull out the match.
“We just kept serving well and the defense and our defense was scrambling to dig out a lot of ballswhenever Willapa Valley was spiking it,” she said.
Ocosta 1, Onalaska 0
A shutout performance from goalie Kristi Raffelson helped give Ocosta the 1-0 win over Onalaska in a close game on Thursday night in Onalaska.
Ocosta (2-0) scored the eventual game-winning goal in the 24th minute when Katelyn Denny stole a clearing pass and put the ball into the right side of the goal for a 1-0 Wildcats lead.
The back line and Raffelson kept the Loggers (1-1) off the board to help the Wildcats get their second shutout of the season.
“We weren’t as energetic tonight. Onalaska is a much improved club. We will continue to work on our spacing and support. We also need to get about six girls healthy,” Ocosta head coach Mike King said.