Greyhounds girls impress in opener
Shelby Cheslek had 11 kills and Kara Weitz added 20 assists as Pullman (1-0) opened league play with a 25-7 romp in Game 1, en route to a 3-0 sweep of Deer Park (0-1) in its Great Northern League volleyball opener in Pullman.
Melissa Vollmer added four aces for the Greyhounds, who never allowed more than 16 points in their three-game sweep.
In other GNL action, Aaliyah Ashley-Meek paced West Valley (1-0) with 25 assists and six aces in the Eagles’ 3-0 straight-sets victory against host Cheney (0-1).
• IEL 5A: Post Falls (3-0) stayed unbeaten in Inland Empire League play, fending off Coeur d’Alene (0-2) 26-24, 25-11, 20-25, 25-21 in Post Falls.
• IEL 4A: Calia Chandler had eight kills and Moscow (1-1) took advantage of several Lakeland (0-1) errors, fending off the Hawks 25-23 in the third game to earn the 3-0 win in Moscow. Amy Westberg added 20 digs for the Bears in the victory.
• Intermountain League: Kelly Madsen logged seven kills to lead Timberlake (1-1) – which recorded 13 aces – to a 3-0 sweep against Bonners Ferry (0-2) in Spirit Lake. … Mariah Gladden tallied eight kills, four aces and six blocks as St. Maries (2-0) posted a 25-8 win in Game 2 and then carried the momentum to a 3-0 win against host Priest River (0-1).
• In the final nonleague matchups before Greater Spokane League play opens on Thursday, Mercedes Montoya tallied nine kills and Lewis and Clark swept visiting Rogers 25-10, 25-7, 25-5. … Sam Hill led host North Central with 23 kills in a 3-1 victory against rival Shadle Park. Kim Latwesen added 26 assists and 16 digs for the Indians. … Kiendra Chester and Kendra Reilly each recorded nine kills and one block as Central Valley staved off Ferris 3-1 at Central Valley. After dropping the second game 25-17, the Bears rallied to win the final two games 25-16, 25-14 to clinch the match. … Danika Christen finished with 25 assists, five aces and 15 digs as the Mead Panthers rallied from a 25-23 defeat in the opening game to knock off the Gonzaga Prep Bullpups 3-1 at Mead.
Annalissa Druffel tallied a goal and added an assist in the first half to help lead Pullman (3-0, 1-0) to a 3-0 victory against Deer Park (0-2, 0-1) in its Great Northern League opener in Pullman.
Ali Druffel added a goal in the second half for the Greyhounds, who outshot the Stags 16-5.
In other GNL action, Gail Gallaher, Brittni Mauro and Courtney Hossfeld each knocked home goals in the first 38 minutes as visiting the West Valley Eagles (1-1, 1-0) shut out the Cheney Blackhawks (0-4, 0-1) 3-0.