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By Jaryd Cline
Sports editor 

Former Goldendale standout Ocean Bryan enjoying success for Walla Walla Warriors

 

October 11, 2017

Jaryd Cline

Bryan, shown bumping a ball during a 2016 game in Goldendale, has recorded double figure kills in four of her last five games for the Warriors.

Former Goldendale standout Ocean Bryan has come on strong lately on the volleyball court for the Walla Walla Community College Warriors, recording double figure kills in four of the team's last five matches.

Bryan, a 2017 Goldendale graduate who holds the school's all-time kills record, also has helped the team win four of its last five with all four of those wins ending in a three-set sweep.

Starting with a sweep of Wenatchee Valley on Sept. 23 in Walla Walla, Bryan recorded a game-high 15 kills. She again led both teams in kills during a Sept. 27 sweep of Big Bend in Moses Lake, finishing with 10 kills and a .556 hitting percentage.

The Warriors fell in three sets to North Idaho College on Sept. 29, with Bryan finishing with six kills and five digs but bounced back for two straight wins over Blue Mountain (Oct. 4) and Yakima Valley (Oct. 6) in which Bryan combined for 29 kills. Goldendale head volleyball coach Jodi Bellamy, who coached Bryan throughout her high school career, was in attendance to watch Bryan and the Warriors beat Yakima Valley on Friday.

"It was really fun to go watch her Friday," Bellamy said. "She sure hit the ball hard and had some great kills."

So far in 23 matches this season, Bryan has slammed home 91 kills for the Warriors and also contributed 15 digs and five blocks.

Walla Walla is on the road for the next five contests, traveling to Ontario, Oregon, today for a game with Treasure Valley before heading to Pasco on Friday for a meeting with Columbia Basin.

The Warriors are 19-13 overall and 4-3 in Northwest Athletic Conference East play.

 

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