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Broncos defeat Zags

Chris Sauter scored his first goal of the season in the 110th minute to give the third-ranked Santa Clara men’s soccer team a 1-0 win over Gonzaga in the Bulldogs’ final West Coast Conference match of the season Friday at Martin Field in Spokane.

Sauter’s goal came 44 seconds before the end of the second overtime or the match would have ended in a tie.

GU had a couple of chances to score in the first half. In the 33rd minute, George Josten shot from 8 yards out but Broncos’ goalkeeper Kevin Klasila made the save.

SCU finished with an 11-7 advantage in shots over the Bulldogs, who ended their season with a 9-6-4 record, including a 4-4-4 conference mark. Santa Clara improved to 14-1-4 and 9-0-2.


Community Colleges of Spokane beat Whatcom 30-25, 30-22, 27-30, 28-30, 15-10 and then fell 30-23, 30-19, 30-17 to Mt. Hood at the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges Championships in Gresham, Ore.

The Sasquatch will play in a consolation match tournament against an opponent not yet determined.

•Kaitlin Sather had 17 kills and 12 digs to lead No. 10 UCLA to a 31-29, 30-21, 30-17 Pac-10 win over Washington State in Los Angeles.

WSU fell to 9-20 and 0-15 in conference play while the Bruins improved to 18-8 and 8-7.

•Asia Kaczor had 44 kills to lead No. 8 USC (22-4, 11-4 Pac-10) to a 25-30, 29-31, 32-30, 30-27, 18-16 Pac-10 victory over No. 5 Washington (23-3, 12-3) in Los Angeles.

Men’s basketball

Kyle Turpin led five players in double figures with 14 points as CC Spokane beat Bellevue 84-71 in the opener of the Tipoff Classic at Spokane Community College.

Eric Beal added 11 points and six assists for the Sasquatch. The Bulldogs were led by Josh Monagle’s 20 points.

Women’s basketball

Ashlee Michelson had 15 points and six rebounds and Liz Beardslee added 14 points and nine boards as CC Spokane beat South Puget Sound 77-59 in the opener of the Shoreline Turkey Shoot Out in Seattle.

Whitney Titus had 15 points to guide the Clippers.

•Lisa Bue had 20 points as North Dakota State (1-1) defeated Idaho 85-64 in a non-conference game at Bison Sports Arena in Fargo, N.D.

Yinka Olorunnife had a game-high 25 points for the Vandals (0-3).

•Keisha Kanekoa had 21 points and Tanya Smith added 15 points and 13 rebounds as Hawaii defeated Washington 80-75 in the opener of the Beach Marriott Classic at Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu.

•Four players have signed letters of intent to attend Eastern Washington University and play next season.

Pauline Ferrall (Carmel, Calif.), Breauna Russell (Phoenix), Brianne Ryan (Lynden, Wash.) and Meaghan White (Portland) will begin their careers at EWU in 2008-09.


North Idaho defeated Southwestern Oregon 36-6 in an NJCAA match in Coos Bay, Ore.

Tim McGoldrick (149 pounds), Lucas Chesher (157) and DJ May (165) all had pins for the Cardinals.


Justin Schaffer, Skyler Smutek and Alex Lelwica all scored goals to guide the Spokane Braves to a 3-2 win over Fernie in a KIJHL game at Fernie.