Mead completes perfect GSL volleyball season
Mead wrapped up the Greater Spokane League volleyball title with a perfect record by sweeping third-place Gonzaga Prep on Thursday at G-Prep.
Paige Montgomery had nine kills and three blocks, and Jonni Dorr added 16 assists and six aces for the Panthers (9-0), who have the top seed to the District 8 4A tournament and will host No. 4 Lewis and Clark on Tuesday. G-Prep (6-3) will host No. 3 Central Valley on Wednesday.
Also in the league, Marissa Verduci had team highs of 12 kills, 10 digs and two aces, and Paiton Larson added 17 assists and 10 digs as Mt. Spokane (8-1) swept visiting Rogers (1-8). The Wildcats are the No. 1 seed to the District 8 3A tournament and will host the second round on Oct. 29. … Mercedes Montoya totaled 11 kills and 10 digs to lead host Lewis and Clark (3-6) to a 3-1 win over Ferris (0-9).
• Jennifer Schuman had a match-high 14 kills and Camille Rounds added 17 assists as top-seeded Lake City swept No. 4 Coeur d’Alene to open 5A Region I play at LC. The tourney continues Saturday at LC, with the host Timberwolves playing Post Falls at 2 p.m. for a state berth. CdA will meet Lewiston at noon in a loser-out match. … Jazmin Chavez had 10 digs and six aces, and Tori Bertsch added 21 assists as second-seeded Post Falls swept No. 3 Lewiston.
• Aaliyah Ashley-Meek finished with 25 assists, eight digs and two aces as West Valley (8-3) moved closer to idle first-place Pullman (9-2) in the Great Northern League with a sweep at Medical Lake (0-11). WV’s Sequoia Lofton had a match-best nine kills. The league season ends Saturday. … Clarkston (8-3) stayed tied with WV with a sweep at Deer Park (4-7). KC McConnell, with 11 kills, and Rachel Folsom, with 12 assists and two aces, led the way for the Bantams. … Sixth-place East Valley (4-8) surprised fourth-place Cheney (6-5) with a sweep at EV. EV senior Brooklyn Bellomy had seven kills on Senior Night. The Knights won the final game 25-21 after trailing 3-0. Cheney swept EV three weeks ago.
Amanda Bliesner had two second-half goals and Kendra Morscheck assisted on the first two goals as East Valley (10-6, 9-3) vaulted past Cheney into second place in the Great Northern League with a 4-0 home win. If Cheney (8-6, 8-3) defeats Clarkston on Saturday, EV and Cheney will meet at 4 p.m. Tuesday at a neutral site in a tiebreaker to determine a first-round bye to the District 7 2A tournament. … Also in the league, Alison Ruygrok and Nikole Ball had two goals and one assist apiece to guide Deer Park (5-9, 3-8) to a 6-2 win over visiting Clarkston (3-9, 3-8). … Sarah Marro and Brittni Mauro scored two goals apiece to guide West Valley (10-4, 7-4) to a 7-0 win at Medical Lake (0-13, 0-11). … The first-place Pullman Greyhounds (11-4, 9-2) had a bye.
Pacific-12 Conference coaches predicted a seventh-place finish for Washington State in their preseason poll.
The Cougars, who return 10 players, received 59 points. Stanford received 11 first-place votes and 121 points, 10 more than runner-up USC.
The Spokane Shock added defensive back Bryant Nnabuife to their 2012 roster. Nnabuife (6-foot-1, 195 pounds) completed his collegiate career at the University of California in 2010.