Bulldogs shut out Buffs
Emily Eckmann and Ashley Riley each scored goals with an assist from Sheridan Jones and the Gonzaga women’s soccer team opened their weekend at the Gonzaga tournament with a 2-0 victory against Colorado (2-3).
After battling through a scoreless first half, the Bulldogs (3-3-1) struck twice in the second half to beat the Buffaloes and record their first shutout of the year. Gonzaga will play Denver today as tournament play continues.
Also at the tourney, Micaela Castain gave Washington State (2-5) an early lead with a goal in the sixth minute, but the Cougars could not hold off Denver (4-3), which scored three consecutive goals – including two from Kaitlin Bast – to win 3-1.
WSU will finish up tournament play with a game against Colorado at 10 a.m.
• Lateashea Curie scored in the 41st and 61st minutes to provide Community Colleges of Spokane (3-0) with a 2-1 win against Everett CC (2-2) in nonconference play at Spokane Falls CC.
Curie’s second goal snapped a 1-1 tie after Everett evened the score with a goal from Nicole Bowlden in the 45th minute.
• Whitworth upset No. 17 Claremont-Mudd- Scripps with two goals in the opening 15 minutes, beating the Athenas (2-1) 2-1 at the Puget Sound tournament in Tacoma.
Allie Smith opened the scoring in the 11th minute before Mackenzie Grow gave the Pirates (1-2) a 2-0 lead at the 15-minute mark.
Justin Meyer scored in the 11th minute to open the scoring and Whitworth (3-0) added two goals in the second half in a 3-0 shutout of Widenor (3-2) at the Division III Mayor’s Cup tournament in Oneonta, N.Y.
The Pirates held Widenor to three shots for the match while taking 15 shots. The Pirates received an insurance goal from Jesse Retan in the 80th minute. Three minutes later, Travis Gutierrez scored off Cameron Bushey’s corner kick.
Whitworth will try to extend its winning streak today against Montclair State in the championship match at 1 p.m.
• Philippe Garre and Nick Love each finished with a goal and an assist to give Gonzaga (1-1) a 2-1 win against Seattle (0-2) at the Seattle University tournament.
Love’s goal in the 44th minute broke a 1-1 tie to give the Bulldogs the lead for good, snapping a 10-match losing streak against the Redhawks. The teams had not played each other since 1992.
• Andrew Mastronardi scored 30 minutes in on an assist from Jordon Eboral and goalkeeper Zach Knechtges held the lead the rest of the way as CC Spokane (3-2) held off Everett CC (0-3-1) 1-0 in nonconference action at SFCC.
Kellie Sciacca had 14 kills and Notre Dame (5-2) handed Gonzaga (2-6) its fourth consecutive loss, 25-12, 25-15, 25-21 in its first match of the Pioneer Classic in Denver.
Allyson Powell led the way for the Bulldogs with 10 digs, helping give them a 34-31 edge in digs against the Irish. GU will play Denver and Texas A&M today starting at 11 a.m.
• Meagan Ganzer led Washington State (5-3) in kills with 16 and Brittany Tillman added 15 as the Cougars took a 3-1 victory over Montana State (5-3) at the Nike Cougar Classic in Pullman. WSU will play Cal Poly today in the championship match.
In earlier tournament action, the Mustangs rallied from a Game 1 loss to beat Eastern Washington 23-25, 25-17, 25-16, 25-15. Three Cal Poly players finished with double-digit kills, led by Catie Smith’s 15. EWU was led by Shelby Puckett’s 13 kills and three blocks, but hit just .134 against Cal Poly.
• EWU’s Eagles, pulling double duty, made the trip from Pullman to Moscow, falling 3-1 to Idaho (3-4) in nonconference action at Memorial Gym.
Alicia Milo led the Vandals with 12 kills in the win.
• CC Spokane (9-1) opened play in its Inland Northwest Communications tournament with a pair of wins, beating Linn-Benton 25-18, 25-21, 25-18 and Columbia Basin 25-12, 25-14, 25-23 at SFCC.
North Idaho (7-4) also started 2-0 at the tournament, sweeping matches against Treasure Valley (25-13, 25-16, 27-25) and Big Bend CC (25-15, 25-12, 25-22). Danielle Hodge and Janele Vogt combined for 14 kills and six aces against TVCC. Tina Strahinic had 16 kills and Kaylee Ponce seven kills and six digs against BBCC.
Play will continue today at 11 a.m.
Indian Canyon defeated Downriver 6-3 in a playoff to earn the Review Cup in the women’s competition played at Spokane Country Club.
Players on the winning team are Beth Wrigley, Katie Lappano, Ro Bury, Eileen Hargrove, Rita Crofoot and Debbie Adams.