Idaho edges GU for 5th straight
Chelsea Small took a pass from Liz Boyden in the open field and kicked in a goal in the 41st minute, giving the Idaho women’s soccer team (6-2) a 1-0 victory over Gonzaga (3-5-1) Friday in nonconference play in Moscow.
It was the Vandals’ school-record fifth consecutive win.
• Goalkeeper Jen Ogren recorded 10 saves to stymie Eastern Washington’s most aggressive offensive game of the season, holding the Eagles (0-5-1) to one goal on 22 shots, as South Dakota (3-4-1) pulled out the 2-1 victory in nonconference action in Vermillion, S.D.
• Bryanna DeLima scored in the 100th minute in overtime to end a scoreless tie, lifting Pacific (1-4-1, 1-1) over Whitworth (3-3, 1-1) 1-0 in Northwest Conference play in Forest Grove, Ore.
Oliver Kupe and Jack Hillgard each recorded goals and Piero Bellizzi added a pair of assists as Northwestern (4-2) shut out Gonzaga (2-3) 2-0 at the Lakeside Classic in Evanston, Ill.
• Pacific (5-0-1, 1-0) scored the tiebreaking goal in the second half, edging Whitworth’s Pirates (3-2, 0-1) 2-1 in Northwest Conference play in Forest Grove, Ore.
Brendan Shinnimin scored the first of three goals for Tri-City, which knocked off the Spokane Chiefs 3-1 in preseason action in Kennewick. Steve Kuhn scored the only goal for the Chiefs, who fell to 3-3 in the preseason.
• Thomas McNevin’s goal in the third period started a three-goal rally for the Spokane Braves (2-1), who beat Kamloops (1-2-0-1) 4-1 in KIJHL action in Kamloops, B.C.
Sarah Jaeckel led three Seattle players in double- figure kills with 19 and the Redhawks (5-7) rallied from a loss in the first game to sweep the next three and beat Idaho (4-7) 3-1 at the Gonzaga tournament in Spokane.
Miranda Pratt led the Vandals with 12 kills, while Taylor Kelsey added 11 kills and three blocks.
Also at the tourney, Lauren Whitney finished with 11 kills and Wyoming (12-1) swept Gonzaga (2-11) 25-23, 25-20, 25-21 in the second match. Allyson Powell had 17 digs to lead the Bulldogs.
• Brooke Bray had 15 kills and Montana (4-7, 1-0) forced 33 errors by Eastern Washington (1-9, 0-1), outlasting the Eagles 15-13 in the fifth game to earn the win in their Big Sky opener in Missoula.
Alysha Cook tallied 29 kills and seven blocks in the loss, but EWU recorded a .195 hitting percentage as a team.
• Kelsie Moore’s 18 kills and 12 digs paced Pacific Lutheran (7-3, 1-0) to a 3-1 victory against Northwest Conference foe Whitworth (3-5, 0-1) in Parkland, Wash. Kaimi Rocha had 17 kills and 16 digs for the Pirates.
• Kaylee Ponce had 17 kills and North Idaho (12-4) outlasted Northwest 37-35 in a marathon third game, beating the Trappers 3-0 to sweep both matches at the Southern Idaho Invitational in Twin Falls. Earlier in the day, the Cardinals swept Snow College 25-19, 25-17, 25-18 behind 12 kills from Fei Gao.
• Community Colleges of Spokane (13-3) opened play at the Walla Walla Crossover with a pair of sweeps against Walla Walla CC and Clark CC before knocking off Walla Walla University 20-25, 25-23, 15-7 in the final match to finish the day 3-0.
Kirsten Harrison recorded 15 kills and Ferris (1-0) opened its Greater Spokane League season with a 3-2 victory over North Central (0-1) at Ferris.
The Saxons dropped the fourth game 25-9 before rallying to win the final game 15-7. NC’s Sam Hill led the way for the Indians with 16 kills, 16 digs and six aces.
In other GSL action, Samantha Block had 16 assists and two aces and Mikayla Ness led with five kills as Central Valley (1-0) swept Rogers (0-1) 3-0 in CV.