Kindra Carlson and Bianca Rowland each had 11 kills as No. 9 Washington (15-1, 4-1) swept Washington State (6-9, 0-5) 3-0 in Pac-10 volleyball Friday night in Seattle.
The Cougars’ Meagan Ganzer had a match-high 17 kills. After a 29-27 opening set that saw 13 ties and six lead changes, the Huskies clamped down, winning the final two sets 25-18, 25-15, trailing just once after the lengthy first set.
• Kaimi Rocha finished with a match-high 14 kills and added 11 digs as Whitworth (9-5, 6-1) tied for first place in the Northwest Conference with a 3-0 sweep of Whitman (6-10, 2-5) in Spokane.
The Pirates fought their way to a 27-25 win in the opening set before running away with set victories of 25-16 and 25-9.
• Niurka Toribio had 15 kills and 10 digs and Snow College (14-9) edged Community Colleges of Spokane (20-5) 3-2 in nonconference play at SFCC.
Brigitte Lowe and Karis Gamache combined for 25 kills for the Sasquatch.
Karin Volpe scored in the 28th minute, scoring after the initial shot was saved as Arizona State (7-2-2, 1-0) earned a win in its Pac-10 opener, blanking Washington State (5-7, 0-1) 1-0 in Pullman. Meghan Berlingo had six saves for WSU, but Volpe’s putback gave the Sun Devils the final edge.
• After trailing 1-0 at halftime, Washington (8-3-1, 1-0) scored four goals in the second half, led by Kellye Joswick and Lindsay Elston, to beat Arizona (4-6-2, 0-1) 4-1 in their Pac-10 opener in Seattle.
• Chelsea Small scored in the first minute and then notched her second goal in the 68th minute to lead Idaho (11-3, 2-0) to a 2-0 shutout of WAC opponent Louisiana Tech (11-4, 1-2) in Moscow.
• Amanda Dutra scored in the 11th minute and Portland State (5-7, 1-0) piled on two more goals to beat Eastern Washington (0-10-1, 0-1) 3-0 in its Big Sky Conference opener in Portland. Lauren Jacobsen managed four shots for the Eagles, but could not find the back of the net as PSU keeper Lainey Hulsizer came up with three saves.
The win gives PSU the first point in the newly created Dam Cup, which is a five-sport rivalry between the two schools.
Artur Jozkowicz and Fernando Barba scored a minute apart late in the second half and Loyola Marymount (7-4-1, 3-0) knocked off Gonzaga (3-7, 0-3) 3-1 in West Coast Conference play in Los Angeles.
Zach Smith scored in the 53rd minute to bring the Bulldogs even at 1-1, but Jozkowicz notched his goal in the 72nd minute to give LMU the lead. Barba scored a minute later to put the game out of reach.
• Matt Van Houten scored a pair of goals in the second half to give Washington (7-3-1, 1-2) a 2-0 win against Stanford (4-6, 0-2) in Seattle. The Huskies held their Pac-10 foe to four shots, with keeper Spencer Richey recording three saves in the shutout.
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