Mt. Spokane into 3A district soccer finals
Danika Martin’s goal from just outside 18 yards over the goalie’s head at 42 minutes earned Mt. Spokane a 1-0 win over Shadle Park in a District 8 3A girls soccer playoff game on Monday at Albi Stadium.
Whittni Mundel made five saves in her third shutout as the Wildcats (8-6) earned a match against University (5-4) at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Albi for 1-2 seeding to regionals. Shadle (6-9) was eliminated.
University won two games to claim the No. 2 seed and North Central rallied from a seven-point deficit to knock off Shadle Park and earn the No. 3 seed in the District 8 3A tiebreaker at U-Hi.
The Titans, led by Kayleigh Valley and Jessie Barth, defeated NC 25-19, and Shadle 25-20 to earn the No. 2 seed behind 3A No. 1 Mt. Spokane. Valley had a total of 15 kills and Barth 11 digs in the wins.
NC scored the last 10 points to beat Shadle 25-22 after trailing 22-15 to earn the No. 3 seed. Sam Hill had 11 kills and three blocks in the Indians’ two games.
NC plays at U-Hi on Wednesday at 7 p.m. with a berth to regionals on the line. The winner will play at Mt. Spokane on Saturday for seeding to regionals.
• Latasha and Sequoia Lofton played key rolls as West Valley swept Clarkston 25-22, 26-24, 25-8 in Colfax in a District 7 2A seeding game. Both Loftons had 12 kills and Latasha added two blocks and an ace for the Eagles.
WV (11-4) has the No. 2 seed and a bye when district play begins Wednesday on its home court. No. 3 Clarkston (10-5) faces the No. 6 seed in a first-round game at 5:30 with that winner playing the Eagles at 7.
Community Colleges of Spokane men won the Columbia Basin Invitational for a fourth straight year, beating runner-up North Idaho College by five strokes, 594-599.
CCS sophomore Andrew Roller (Coeur d’Alene High), the defending champion, finished second this time at 147 and sophomore teammate Connor Claeys (Freeman) was third at 148.
The University of Idaho will play its second, and final, intrasquad scrimmage tonight in North Idaho College’s Christianson Gym in Coeur d’Alene.
Coach Don Verlin, who said he liked the Vandals’ energy in their first scrimmage last Saturday in Moscow, said the team will begin warmups at 6:45 tonight and scrimmage in two 10-minute periods beginning at 7. Players and coaches will be available for autographs afterward.
Idaho has two exhibition games in Memorial Gym in Moscow – Oct. 28 against Evergreen State and Nov. 5 against Willamette – before opening the regular season at Long Beach State on Nov. 12.