In brief: Whits 17th at D-III cross country nationals
Joy Shufeldt finished in 21 minutes, 56.7 seconds to take 44th place, leading the Whitworth women’s cross country team to a 17th-place finish at the NCAA Division III Championships Saturday at Max Cross Country Course in Waverly, Iowa.
The Pirates tallied 449 points over the 6,000-meter course. Middlebury won the team title with 185 points. St. Lawrence’s Wendy Pavlus won the individual championship in 20:49.3.
In the men’s 8,000-meter race, Whitworth finished 28th, off the pace of champion Haverford, which scored 87 points. Nick Gallagher led the Pirates with a 131st-place finish in 25:39.5.
Haverford’s Anders Hulleberg earned the men’s individual title, finishing in 24:22.2.
Sarah Reaves had 17 kills and 14 digs and Danica Mendivil added 14 kills as Arizona State (12-16, 6-9) defeated Washington State (6-20, 0-16) 3-1 in Pac-10 play in Tempe, Ariz.
Meagan Ganzer had a match-high 29 kills and a .431 hitting percentage in the loss for the Cougars.
• Tiffany Owens had 26 kills and 26 digs as No. 22 Arizona (19-9, 8-7) upset No. 11 Washington (19-8, 8-8) 3-1 in Pac-10 action in Tucson, Ariz.
Kindra Carlson led the Huskies with 18 kills. Courtney Karst added 20 kills for the Wildcats.
• Ariel Usher had 14 kills and two blocks and Danielle Dupar added 16 digs as visiting Portland (12-18, 5-9) handed WCC rival Gonzaga (4-27, 1-13) a 3-1 defeat in their season finale.
Senior Caitlin Cozad had nine kills to lead the Bulldogs in her final match.
• Alysha Cook led Eastern Washington (8-19, 7-9) with 11 kills and Jacque Brown had 16 digs as the Eagles swept Sacramento State (15-17, 8-8) in their Big Sky finale in Cheney.
• Tori Fisher finished with 14 kills and six digs and Yakima Valley CC (21-13) ended Community Colleges of Spokane’s tournament run with a 25-17, 25-18 sweep in the consolation bracket of the NWAACC Championships in Gresham, Ore.
Earlier in the day, CCS (33-11) beat Linn-Benton (28-16) 2-1, led by Brigitte Lowe’s 10 kills and 10 digs.
• After extending its season to the placing round of the NJCAA Division I tournament, North Idaho (29-7) closed out the year with a 25-21, 25-23, 31-29 sweep of Mimi Dade College (35-2) behind 13 kills from Tina Strahinic to earn fifth place in West Plains, Mo.
Western Nebraska took the title with a 3-2 victory over San Jacinto in the championship match.
Gabby Nevell scored in the 89th minute to force overtime and Clackamas (16-2-1) outscored Community Colleges of Spokane (12-5-4) 3-0 in the shootout, giving the Cougars the victory in the NWAACC semifinals at the Starfire Complex in Tukwila, Wash.
Lateashea Currie scored two first-half goals for the Sasquatch, but they could not hold a lead in the final minute allowing CCC to tie the match at 2 at the end of regulation.
• Allie Beahan scored the winning goal in the 104th minute of double overtime to lift Washington (13-8-2) to a 1-0 upset win over UC Irvine (19-3-2) in the third round of the NCAA Division I tournament in Irvine, Calif.
Sarah Martinez tallied the assist on the winning goal, which beat UCI keeper Danielle Seriere, who had made nine saves in the match.
Jorde Lafontaine-Kussman had four saves in the shutout for the Huskies, who advance to play Boston College in the quarterfinals Saturday in Newton, Mass.
Kyle McCrite was one of three North Idaho wrestlers to finish in first place, beating Cerritos’ Estevan Cabanas 4-3 in the championship match of 125-pound weight class at the Spokane Open Tournament at Liberty Lake.
Also finishing in first were 197-pounder Jamelle Jones and Jeremy Bommarito at 157 pounds.
Taking second for the Cardinals were Brock Banta (133), McKray Jones (149) and Jesse Nielson (174).