G-Prep, Mt. Spokane win district soccer titles
Gonzaga Prep and Mt. Spokane won district girls soccer titles Wednesday during a marathon night at Albi Stadium.
Giulia Oliva headed in a rebound at 78 minutes as Gonzaga Prep (14-2) defeated Greater Spokane League champion Central Valley 2-1 in the District 8 4A title match. Savannah Hoekstra’s goal at 68 minutes allowed the Bears (12-3) to tie the match. G-Prep advances as the No. 1 seed to regionals. CV plays Mead at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Albi for the second and third seeds.
Alyssa Lloyd scored from the top of the box and Rachel Jones added a goal off a rebound as Mt. Spokane (9-6) defeated University 2-0 for the District 8 3A title. The Wildcats avenged a 2-1 loss during the regular season.
Up next for Mt. Spokane and U-Hi (5-5) is the regional tournament that includes the Columbia Basin Big Nine.
Also at Albi, Kara Marbury broke a scoreless tie at 35 minutes and Kat Imming scored goals 5 minutes apart as Mead (12-3) advanced to regional and eliminated Lewis and Clark (14-3) with a 5-0 decision. Taylor Gail made 15 saves for the shutout.
Lindsay Stockton finished with 20 kills and 16 digs and Gonzaga Prep, with a revamped lineup to counter Central Valley’s size, posted a home sweep in the District 8 4A tournament. Bianna Nikdel added 34 assists for the Bullpups, who qualified for regional and will play Mead at 3 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Spokane in the title match. The Bears will play Lewis and Clark at 5:30 Saturday for the third regional seed.
• Tiana Lee had a career-high 50 assists and Sam Hill added 28 kills and five blocks as North Central qualified for regional by outlasting host University 3-2 at the District 8 3A tournament. Mt. Spokane will host NC at 1 p.m. Saturday for the district title and regional seeding.
• Hosts Pullman and West Valley advanced to the title match of the District 7 2A tournament. Camille Davis had 25 assists, seven kills and three aces as Pullman swept East Valley with rallies in the final two games. Brittani Harvey added 15 digs and 10 kills for the Greyhounds, who trailed the second game 19-16 and the final 25-24. At WV, Latasha Lofton had 15 kills, 15 digs and two aces as the host Eagles held off Clarkston 3-2. Aaliyah Ashley-Meek added 57 assists and five blocks for the Eagles, who scored the final four points to win the fifth game 15-11. Pullman will host WV at 1 p.m. Saturday for the top regional seed. Clarkston and EV will meet in a loser-out match at 3. … Earlier at Pullman, Brooklyn Bellomy had 16 kills as EV eliminated Cheney with a 3-2 decision, including a 15-13 final game. Cheney’s Kendall Case had 23 assists, six digs and two aces. At WV, Jamie Weisner had 18 kills as Clarkston held off Deer Park 3-2, winning the final game 15-1.
Michael Nielsen scored both of host Portland’s goals as the Pilots (7-6-2, 2-4-1) took a 2-0 victory over Gonzaga (4-8-2, 2-3-1 WCC). Zach Hamer nearly tied the match at the 77th minute before Nielsen scored at 78:18 to seal the outcome.
• Ivan Flores scored in the 90th minute as Treasure Valley (5-10-1, 4-6-1 NWAACC) surprised CC Spokane 3-2 at SFCC.
Tim Doggett scored the first goal and assisted on Michael Kingsley’s go-ahead goal for the Sasquatch (5-6-6, 5-3-2) in the 64th minute. CCS defeated the Chukars 2-0 three weeks ago.
Treasure Valley (5-9, 5-7) also pulled a surprise on the CCS women, as Jacque Bundtrock’s goal at 55 minutes held up for a 2-1 win at SFCC.
Alli Floyd of the Sasquatch (13-3, 10-2) tied the match at 1 in the 42nd minute. CCS beat TVCC 4-1 three weeks ago.
Jacob Weaver finished with five goals and two assists as second-seeded Northwest Christian posted a 13-0 home win over No. 3 Northport in District 7 2B/1B playoffs. NWC will play at No. 1 St. George’s at 3 p.m. Friday for seeding to the tournament against District 9.
Idaho’s Kayla Mortellaro finished in second place at the Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown at Boulder Creek Golf Club, the Vandals’ last stop on their fall schedule.
Mortellaro shot a third-round, 3-over-par 75 to finish at 5-under 211, two shots behind Pepperdine’s Grace Na in windy conditions. Idaho’s Teo Poplawski tied for 13th at 220. UC Davis (869) won the tourney by 15 strokes. Idaho (902) placed 10th.
The Spokane Shock added defensive lineman Jonathan Williams and defensive back Jameel Dowling to their 2012 roster.
Williams is the ninth returner from last season’s roster. Dowling, of Tacoma, played at the University of Oregon before transferring to Hawaii. He played for Las Vegas of the United Football League in 2010, when the Locomotives won the championship.