The Community Colleges of Spokane Sasquatch men’s soccer team is one win away from the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges title.
Ryan Matern scored a penalty-kick goal with 1 minute left in the match Saturday to give the Sasquatch (19-4-3) a 1-0 victory over the Peninsula Pirates at the Starfire Complex in Tukwila, Wash.
Goalkeeper Josh Peck made five saves to pick up his fifth shutout of the season.
CC Spokane will play the Clark College Penguins tonight at 7 in the championship match. Clark advanced with a 4-1 win over the Whatcom Orcas.
Sasquatch coach Kenny Krestian likes his team’s chances.
“Clark is more of a direct-style team, while we are a possession-style team,” stated Krestian. “They like to kick the ball long and run after it. If we play our style of game we can match up well with them.”
Heather Bowman notched a double-double and reserve Tiffanie Shives scored 17 points to lead the Gonzaga Bulldogs to a 93-55 romp over the Nevada Wolf Pack at the McCarthey Athletic Center.
Bowman finished with game highs of 19 points and 14 rebounds for the Bulldogs (2-0).
Dellena Criner scored 15 to lead Nevada (2-2).
•Karlee Whipple scored 15 and Kaleia Davis came off the bench to score 11 and grab 10 rebounds to power the Baruch Bearcats (1-0) to a 74-58 win over the Whitworth Pirates (0-1) at the Midway Classic in Chicago.
Tiffany Corigliano tossed in a game-high 17 points for the Pirates, who will play the Concordia (Minn.) Golden Bears today. The University of Chicago Maroons beat Concordia 72-60.
Reserve Courtney Gaddis added 13 points for Whitworth, while Keilah Fanene came off the bench to grab a team-high seven rebounds.
•Ashlee Michelson scored a game-high 16 points and reserve Kellee Neal added 11 points and a team-high 10 rebounds to lead the CC Spokane Sasquatch (2-0) to a 75-62 win over the Blue Mountain Timberwolves (1-1) at the Shoreline crossover tournament.
•Michelle Augustavo scored 20 points to lead the Washington Huskies (1-3) to an 83-70 win over Northern Arizona (2-2) at the Waikiki Beach Classic in Honolulu.
The third-seeded Eastern Washington Eagles will take on No. 6 seed Northern Arizona as the Big Sky Conference tournament begins on Friday at 11:30 a.m.
A win would send the Eagles to a semifinal match against the No. 2 seeded host Sacramento State, also on Friday, at 7:30 p.m.
•The CC Spokane Sasquatch went 1-1 on the final day of the NWAACC tournament at Mt. Hood CC in Gresham, Ore.
Lisa Steinbach and Brandy Sonderland each had seven kills to lead the Sasquatch to a 30-26, 30-19 win over the Clark College Penguins in a loser-out match.
The Whatcom CC Orcas bounced the Sasquatch out of the tournament with a 30-19, 25-30, 15-12 victory. Steinbach and Grethe Vogel topped CCS with nine kills.
CC Spokane’s Miranda Gouin was named to the all-tournament second team.
Mt. Hood beat Whatcom in the championship match.
•Kristen Hasselberg tallied a match-high 16 kills and Sarah Mandala added 13 kills to spark the San Francisco Dons (17-13, 6-8) to a 30-25, 30-22, 30-19 season-ending victory over the Gonzaga Bulldogs (17-13, 5-9) in West Coast Conference play at the Martin Centre.
Four seniors played well in their final match. Becky Jones had 10 kills and nine digs. Heather Dunn tallied 26 assists. Alecia Douglas notched 11 digs and Briawna Mueller had two block assists to finish with a school-record 420 for her career.
•Asia Kaczor had 11 kills to lead the USC Trojans (23-4, 12-4) to a 30-19, 30-19, 30-22 sweep of the Washington State Cougars (9-21, 0-16) in Pac-10 play in Los Angeles.
Brittany Johnson had 10 kills and 10 digs to pace WSU.
•Christal Morrison totaled 14 kills to lead the fifth-ranked Washington Huskies (24-3, 13-3) to a 30-20, 31-29, 30-27 sweep of No. 10 UCLA in Pac-10 play in Los Angeles.
Whitworth’s Dusty Caseria finished 216th with a time of 26 minutes, 30 seconds at the NCAA Division III cross country championships in Northfield, Minn.
Teammate Nick Gallagher placed 219th in 26:31.
Tyler Sigl of Wisconsin-Platteville won in 24:24, while New York University took home the team title.