The Whitworth men’s soccer team struggled for a vast majority of its match against Whitman on Saturday, but the Pirates got it done when it mattered.
Nic Shaw and Cameron Bushey scored in the final 3 minutes and Whitworth beat the Missionaries 2-1 in a Northwest Conference contest in Walla Walla.
Shaw’s goal came off a corner kick in the 88th minute and Bushey converted a penalty kick in the 89th minute for the winner.
Whitman held a 17-10 advantage in shots, but Pirates keeper Brian Sherpe made six saves to keep Whitworth alive.
The Pirates (8-2-1, 6-1) remain tied with Pacific Lutheran (9-2, 6-1) for first place in the conference standings. The Lutes and Pirates will meet Saturday in Spokane in a match that will likely decide the conference title.
Meagan Ganzer had a match-high 19 kills and added seven digs and three aces to lead Washington State to a 25-23, 25-23, 25-12 Pac-12 Conference win over Colorado at Bohler Gym in Pullman.
Jordan Levenseller had 13 digs and Camryn Irwin passed out 26 assists for Washington State, which improved to 11-7 overall and 3-5 in conference matches. Colorado fell to 5-12, 0-9.
The Cougars play at seventh-ranked Stanford on Friday and at fourth-ranked California on Saturday.
• Sandra Lozic led four players in double figures with 17 kills and No. 17 San Diego (18-1, 4-1) kept Gonzaga winless in the West Coast Conference with a 26-24, 25-19, 24-26, 25-17 win at the Jenny Craig Pavilion in San Diego.
Senior Kaprina Goodwin had a team-high 14 kills and junior Kylie Edinger added 11 for the Bulldogs.
Gonzaga fell to 6-11 overall and 0-6 in the WCC. The Bulldogs host Portland at 6 p.m. Thursday.
• Eryn Kirby had 11 kills and Kayla Beal added 10 as Sacramento State swept Eastern Washington 25-23, 25-19, 25-18 in a Big Sky Conference match in Sacramento, Calif.
Shelby Puckett had 14 kills and Lindsay Niemeier had 11 assists and 10 digs for the Eagles, who fell to 8-10 overall and 4-3 in the BSC. Sacramento State improved to 11-9 and 5-1.
EWU plays at Portland State on Saturday.
• Summer Ross had 15 digs and Krista Vansant had 14 kills as No. 3 Washington routed Utah 25-17, 28-26, 25-14 in a Pac-12 Conference match in Seattle.
Kylin Munoz added 11 kills and Evan Sanders had 33 assists for the Huskies. Washington improved to 15-1 and 7-1 in the conference. Utah fell to 7-11 and 2-7.
The Huskies play at California on Friday.
Alli Floyd and Nikki Caudill scored second-half goals to erase a halftime deficit and give Community Colleges of Spokane a 2-1 NWAACC win over Yakima Valley (7-3-1, 5-2) in Yakima.
The Sasquatch trailed 1-0 at intermission. Kathleen Allen scored in the 34th minute for the Yaks.
CCS improved to 10-1 overall and 7-0 in conference matches. The Sasquatch remained tied with Walla Walla in the NWAACC East Division.
CCS hosts Wenatchee Valley at 2 p.m. Wednesday.
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