Area roundup: Day guides Gonzaga volleyball to two wins
It was quite a day for Laura Day and the Gonzaga Bulldogs.
Day tied a career high in the morning and surpassed the mark in the evening as the Bulldogs (3-1) won twice Saturday at the UniWyo Wyoming Invite volleyball tournament in Laramie.
GU began with a sweep of DePaul as senior outside hitter Day tied her career high with 12 kills. Denise Van de Mortel added 30 assists for the Zags.
Day turned around and had 16 kills and 15 digs in a 19-25, 25-15, 25-29, 22-25, 15-13 victory over Oregon State (2-2). Van de Mortel had 51 assists and fed Day for the final kill.
Terran Poindexter added 12 kills as the Zags had five players with double figures in the category.
• Senior Meagan Ganzer had 25 kills and reached a milestone as Washington State (2-1) won the Seattle University Fall Volley Tournament by defeating the host Redhawks 3-2 to complete the event.
The Cougars and Santa Clara were both 2-1 at the tourney, but WSU beat the Broncos.
Ganzer, the tourney Most Valuable Player, had 72 kills during the weekend to become the 11th Cougar with 1,000 career kills.
The Cougars’ day began with a sputter as junior Cora Kellerman finished with a career-high 20 kills and 17 digs to help Eastern Washington University defeat WSU 3-2.
EWU junior Shelby Puckett added 11 kills and 14 digs, and senior Chenoa Rossi-Childress tied her career high with 12 kills on a .450 hitting percentage. Ganzer had 26 kills.
Eastern (1-2) turned around 30 minutes later and was swept by Santa Clara. The Broncos had 50 kills, 28 more than EWU.
• Andrea McHugh totaled 25 kills and 13 digs to lead Notre Dame (2-0) to a 3-1 win over Idaho (1-1) at the Shamrock Invitational in Notre Dame, Ind.
Allison Walker led the Vandals with 23 kills, while hitting .360, and 16 digs.
• Carroll College and Western Wyoming swept North Idaho (1-3) during the final day of the Southern Idaho Tournament at Twin Falls.
Brent Richards scored on penalty kicks in the 66th and 75th minutes to guide Washington to a 3-0 nonconference win at Gonzaga in a season opener.
GU’s James Partee was called for both infractions, and both times Richards beat goalkeeper Ryan Caballero to the left side.
Jennifer Hansen scored twice, including the go-ahead goal at 42 minutes, as Lewiston beat host Post Falls 4-1 in the Inland Empire League. PF scored when Lexi Smith fed Kelci Hedge at 26 minutes.
• Lily Weske scored two second-half goals to give Kellogg a 2-0 win at Bonners Ferry in the Intermountain League.
Haylin Moser scored twice in the first half and Garrett Senefsky added two goals in the second half as Orofino posted a 5-2 IML win over visiting St. Maries.
Timberlake scored 21 unanswered first-half points on its way to a 49-14 season-opening win over visiting Libby, Mont.