Sabrina Page’s two aces and timely digs Wednesday allowed Community Colleges of Spokane to break an 11-all, fourth-game tie and claim a 15-8, 15-11, 8-15, 15-11 win over Columbia Basin CC in a match at Spokane Falls CC.
Shannon Nelson had 16 kills, Cydny Edmunds 22 digs and JoEne Heimbigner 40 assists for the Sasquatch (8-10 overall, 3-0 Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges). The Sasquatch are tied for first place in the Eastern Division with Walla Walla.
Heather Desmarais and Rachel Grant had 10 kills apiece for CBC (2-1). Freshman Lisa Hammond added seven kills.
Mandy Rockwell’s 25 kills and 24 digs rallied Whitman to a 17-15, 4-15, 14-16, 15-5, 15-9 win in a Northwest Conference of Independent Colleges match at Whitworth.
The Missionaries (5-3) had 24 kills and hit .339 in the deciding game, when the Pirates (1-7, 0-3) hit .190.
Barby Ream added 26 digs and 19 kills, and Heather Cushing 69 assists for Whitman. Nicole Bruner finished with 20 digs and 17 kills, Lindsay Hunter with 24 kills and Mandy Decious with 21 digs for the Pirates.
Paul Johnson scored a pair of second-half goals to guide CCS (5-1-0) to a 3-1 NWAACC win over Wenatchee Valley CC (2-2-0) at SFCC.
CCS’ Shane Turpin scored at 4 minutes, but Mat Clarke of the Knights tied the match nearly 20 minutes later after confusion among Sasquatch defenders.
CCS is tied with Highline for first place in the Eastern Division.
Also at SFCC, Katie Snow amassed four goals to lead CCS (2-0-1) to a 7-0 NWAACC win over Wenatchee Valley (0-3-0).
Stacey Vigil added one goal and three assists, and Heidi Simmons one goal and two assists for the Sasquatch, who are tied with Green River for first place in the Northeast Division. WVCC’s program is in its first year.