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No. 1 Stanford scores late to edge WSU in soccer

Sat., Oct. 1, 2011, midnight

The Washington State women’s soccer team held its own against the top-ranked team in the country, but a late goal by Lindsay Taylor gave No. 1 Stanford a 1-0 win over the Cougars Friday afternoon in Pullman.

Taylor’s winning goal came in the 86th minute.

The Cardinal (10-0-1, 2-0 Pac-12) had control throughout, outshooting the Cougars 22-8, but WSU goalkeeper Gurveen Clair made eight saves to keep Washington State in the match.

WSU (7-4-1, 1-1) will have another test against a top-25 team on Sunday, as it hosts No. 21 California.

• Sarah Rhodes broke Gonzaga’s all-time assists record and the Bulldogs beat Seattle University (8-4) 2-0 in Seattle.

Rhodes assisted on Kasey Rubosky’s ninth-minute goal, giving her 16 career assists, one more than former Bulldog Sarah Streufert.

Gonzaga (6-4) hosts Montana at 1 p.m. Sunday.

• Montana’s Paytyn Wheeler scored in the 86th minute, giving the Grizzlies a 1-0 win over Eastern Washington in a Big Sky Conference opener in Missoula.

Montana (4-6-1, 1-0) held a 12-7 advantage over the Eagles in second-half shots.

The Eagles (1-8, 0-1) will host Portland State on Friday.

• Fresno State’s Tara Boynton scored in the 58th minute for the only goal of the match as the Bulldogs blanked Idaho 1-0 in a nonconference match in Fresno, Calif.

Idaho saw its record fall to 4-7-2, while Fresno State improved to 6-3-3.

• Washington’s Jaclyn Softli scored in the 47th minute and the Huskies (4-4-3, 0-1-1) played to a 1-1 draw with California (8-2-1, 1-0-1) in a Pac-12 match in Seattle.

Men’s soccer

Vegard Karlsen’s overtime goal gave San Francisco a 1-0 win over Gonzaga in a West Coast Conference opener in San Francisco.

The Dons outshot the Bulldogs 23-8.

GU fell to 2-5-1 overall; San Francisco improved to 3-4-1.

• Oregon State (3-5-1) scored twice in the first half and beat No. 22 Washington (5-2-2) 2-1 in a Pac-12 match in Corvallis, Ore.


Meagan Ganzer had 18 kills and Marcelina Glab added 10 as Washington State beat Oregon State 25-16, 25-23, 25-18 in a Pac-12 Conference match in Pullman.

Camryn Irwin had 34 assists and Jordan Levenseller added a game-high 17 digs for the Cougars, who improved to 10-5 overall and 2-3 in conference. OSU fell to 11-4 and 3-2.

• Krista Vansant had 13 kills and Evan Sanders dished out 37 assists to guide No. 3 Washington (12-1, 4-1) to a 25-23, 25-17, 28-26 sweep of No. 15 Oregon (11-2, 4-1) in a Pac-12 match in Seattle.

• Eastern Washington suffered its first Big Sky Conference loss of the season, falling 25-22, 23-25, 25-20, 25-22 to Northern Colorado at Reese Court in Cheney.

Cora Kellerman had 15 kills and Shelby Puckett added 14 for the Eagles, who fell to 8-7 overall and 4-1 in the BSC. Northern Colorado improved to 9-5 and 3-1.

• Kaimi Rocha had 10 kills and seven digs and Bree Riddle handed out 35 assists as Whitworth (10-4, 5-0) swept No. 17 Puget Sound (11-2, 3-2) 25-19, 25-17, 25-19 in a Northwest Conference match in Spokane.

Jordon Hoffnagle added a game-high 14 digs.

• Community Colleges of Spokane put together an inspired comeback after dropping the first two sets and beat Blue Mountain 16-25, 27-29, 25-19, 25-22, 15-10 in an NWAACC match in Pendleton, Ore.

Eileen Chatfield had a game-high 18 kills and Joni Nagy added 34 assists and three aces to guide the Sasquatch.

CCS moved into a tie for second in the conference with a 4-1 mark.

The Sasquatch are 19-4 overall. Blue Mountain fell to 17-5 and 5-1 in conference.

Cross country

Jono Lafler placed 11th out of 205 competitors to lead the Washington State men to a fifth-place finish at the 56th annual Notre Dame Invitational in Indiana.

Lafler ran the 5-mile course in 24 minutes, 20 seconds.

Andrew Kimpel was the Cougars’ second finisher, taking 30th place in 24:47.

The Washington State women took 17th. Ruby Roberts was WSU’s top finisher, placing 38th in 17:42.

Both the Cougars men and women will compete in the Inland Northwest Challenge Oct. 14 in Spokane.

• Ten Gonzaga runners finished inside the top 20 as the Bulldogs men took second place at the Montana Invitational in Missoula.

GU’s Tate Kelley led the way with a seventh-place finish. Kelley completed the 8-kilometer course in 25:39.

Eastern Washington took fourth. Bowe Ebding was EWU’s top finisher, taking eighth in 25:48.

In the women’s division, Gonzaga’s Lindsey Drake took second overall to lead the Bulldogs to a third-place finish. Drake completed the 5-kilometer course in 17:49, just 3 seconds behind winner Heather Haug of Montana State.

Eastern Washington’s Tonya Turner took sixth place (18:18) to lead the Eagles to fourth place overall.

Men’s basketball

Washington State forward D.J. Shelton pled guilty Thursday to a misdemeanor charge of being a minor in possession of alcohol and paid a $500 fine, according to the Whitman County District Court.

Shelton, a 6-foot-10 sophomore transfer from Citrus College in California, was cited by Pullman Police on Aug. 19. His case was originally scheduled to be adjudicated Tuesday, but his attorney rescheduled the appearance for Thursday, according to a court official.

WSU coach Ken Bone released a statement saying Shelton’s offense has been dealt with as a team matter.

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