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WSU drops opener

Sat., Sept. 25, 2010

Alaina Bergsma and Katherine Fischer combined for 23 kills and Jocelyn Levig added seven blocks as the No. 15 Oregon volleyball team (13-0, 1-0) remained unbeaten with a 25-19, 25-13, 25-15 win against Washington State (6-5, 0-1) in its Pac-10 opener in Eugene, Ore.

Meagan Ganzer had 10 kills to lead the Cougars, who could not hold back the attacking game of the Ducks, who hit .340 for the match with only 13 errors.

• Kindra Carlson tallied 13 kills and Becky Perry added 12 as No. 7 Washington (12-0, 1-0) opened its Pac-10 season with a 25-20, 25-23, 25-16 sweep of Oregon State (7-8, 0-1) in Corvallis, Ore. Kelcey Dunaway added four blocks and two aces for the Huskies in the win.

Led by 18 digs from Jenna Orlandini, the Huskies forced 18 attack errors by OSU, holding the Beavers to a .130 hitting percentage.

• Alysha Cook led three Eastern Washington players in double-figure kills with 13 and added seven blocks as the Eagles (2-10, 1-2) snapped a 10-game losing skid, beating Idaho State (8-5, 1-2) 3-1 in Big Sky action in Cheney.

Jacque Brown had 12 kills and Chenoa Coviare added 11 for EWU.

• Karis Gamache hade nine kills and four blocks and Kelsey Kurtz added 29 assists and seven digs as Community Colleges of Spokane (17-4, 3-1) swept Columbia Basin CC (10-11, 2-2) 25-16, 25-22, 25-13 in NWAACC play at Spokane Falls CC.

Women’s soccer

Kara Kuttler and Amber Pimley each tallied a goal and Seattle (6-4) snapped Idaho’s six-match winning streak with a 2-1 win at the Redhawk Invitational in Seattle. Emma Levy gave the Vandals (7-3) their lone goal of the match in the 76th minute, but the Redhawks outmatched the Vandals in shots on goal 12-1.

• Autumn Altamirano scored in the sixth minute of the first overtime as No. 22 USC (6-1-2) edged Gonzaga (3-6-1) 2-1 in a nonconference match in Spokane. Catherine Cullen scored in the 34th minute to give the Bulldogs a 1-0 lead, but the Trojans scored twice after the break to get the win.

• Nicole Medeiros scored the first and last goals for North Idaho (5-2-1), which did all its scoring in the first half to shut out Northwest College (1-5-1) 4-0 in nonconference play in Coeur d’Alene.

• Lateashea Curie scored two goals to help give Community Colleges of Spokane (5-0-1) a 3-0 lead at halftime, but Edmonds CC (3-1-3) rallied to score three in the second half, closing out the game in a 3-3 tie in nonconference play at SFCC.

Rachel Markey scored the tying goal in the 67th minute for ECC.

Men’s soccer

Josue Hernandez and Andrew Mastronardi each scored two goals and Community Colleges of Spokane (5-3) stormed back from an early 1-0 deficit to beat Edmonds CC (1-6-1) 5-1 in nonconference action at Spokane Falls.


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