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Saturday, February 23, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Area roundup: Pirates pummel Pacific

The Whitworth volleyball team remained undefeated in the Northwest Conference with a win over visiting Pacific (7-4, 1-1) Saturday night, sweeping the match 25-17, 25-23, 25-19.

Kaimi Rocha had 15 kills as Whitworth improved its conference mark to 2-0. The Pirates are 7-4 overall.

Amanda Grumbach had 15 digs and Bree Riddle handed out 32 assists for the Pirates.

Whitworth’s next match is Friday at Linfield.

• No. 13 Southern California (7-3, 2-1) eased past Washington State 25-17, 25-15, 25-11 in a Pac-12 Conference match at Bohler Gym in Pullman.

Meagan Ganzer had 12 kills to lead the Cougars.

Washington State, which fell to 8-4 overall and 0-2 in the Pac-12, will play at Arizona State on Friday.

• Three Washington players reached double figures in kills and the fourth-ranked Huskies swept No. 6 UCLA 26-24, 25-12, 25-20 in a Pac-12 Conference match in Seattle.

Kylin Munoz had 13 kills, Bianca Rowland had 12 and Krista Vansant added 10 to lead UW, which improved to 9-1 overall and 1-1 in conference play. The Bruins fell to 9-2 and 2-1.

• Alicia Milo had 10 kills and 10 digs and Jenny Feicht had 43 assists and 12 digs as Idaho swept UC Irvine (5-5) 25-20, 25-21, 25-22 in a nonconference match in Irvine, Calif.

The Vandals improved to 5-7.

Idaho will play its first home match of the season Thursday against Hawaii.

• Eastern Washington kept its perfect Big Sky Conference record intact with a 25-16, 11-25, 25-20, 25-27, 15-12 win over Idaho State at Reese Court in Cheney.

Cora Kellerman had 18 kills and Shelby Puckett and Ashley Wright chipped in 14 apiece to lead the Eagles, who improved to 6-6 overall and 2-0 in conference play. Idaho State fell to 6-6 and 1-1.

• Community Colleges of Spokane went 2-0 at the Clackamas Crossover Tournament in Clackamas, Ore.

Brigitte Lowe and Joni Nagy had 11 kills apiece as the Sasquatch beat Clark 25-13, 25-19, 25-15 in their opening match.

CCS beat Everett 25-12, 25-19, 20-25, 25-19 in its second match.

• North Idaho defeated Barton (Kan.) and Yavapai (Ariz.) to wrap up play at the Southern Idaho Tournament in Twin Falls. Yang Yang had 17 kills and Sierra Pancho handed out 42 assists as the Cardinals beat Barton 23-25, 25-14, 25-12, 25-18 in their opening match.

Yang again led the way with 18 kills and four blocks in NIC’s second match, a 25-18, 25-11, 25-13 win over Yavapai. Emily Sarff added 15 digs for the Cardinals, who finished 3-1 at the tournament.

North Idaho, which improved to 10-6, will play Salt Lake in Salt Lake City on Friday.

Cross country

The University of Idaho men and women took second place at the Sundodger Invitational at Lincoln Park in Seattle.

For the women, the Vandals’ Hannah Kiser broke a school record and was the top collegiate finisher. The only person to beat Kiser, a sophomore, was Idaho assistant coach Allix Lee-Painter, who ran the 6,000-meter course in 20 minutes, 56.22 seconds.

Kiser’s time was 20:58.43, 4 seconds faster than Dee Olson, who broke the school record in 2005 with a time of 21:02.

Also finishing in the top 10 for Idaho were Alycia Butterworth, who took eighth in 21:28.69, and Emily Paradis, who came in 10th in 21:40.55.

Washington, led by Eleanor Fulton’s third-place finish (21:02.56), took the team title.

Eastern Washington took fifth out of seven teams. The Eagles’ Tonya Turner, competing in her first race for EWU after transferring from Whitworth, finished in 21:24.85, good for seventh place.

Four Idaho men finished in the top 10 as the Vandals finished second behind Washington.

Barry Britt led the Vandals, finishing the 8,000 course in 24:14.36.

The Huskies’ Max O’Donoghue-McDonald was the individual champion in 24:08.22.

Eastern Washington, which didn’t field a complete team, was led by Bowe Ebding, who took 17th place in 24:53.27.

Men’s soccer

Alex Eckerson’s goal in the 37th minute proved to be the difference as visiting Oregon State shut out Gonzaga 1-0 in a nonconference match.

The Bulldogs’ best chance at scoring came early in the game when Greg Carter’s free kick from 25 yards out was tipped by Beavers keeper Steve Spangler and soared just over the net.

Oregon State could have added a couple of goals had it not been for Gonzaga keeper Ryan Caballero, who made four saves.

The Bulldogs fell to 2-3. OSU improved to 2-3-1.

Gonzaga will travel to Corvallis, Ore., next weekend to take part in the Hensor/Zaher Nike Classic. GU will play Cal State Bakersfield on Friday and UMKC on Saturday.

• Cameron Bushey’s penalty kick goal in the 63rd minute broke a scoreless tie and Whitworth went on to beat Pacific 2-0 in a Northwest Conference opener in Forest Grove, Ore.

The Pirates’ Anders Nostdahl capped the scoring with a goal in the 89th minute.

Whitworth outshot the Boxers 10-5 in the second half.

The Pirates improved to 3-1-1 overall and 1-0 in conference play. Pacific fell to 0-5 and 0-1.

Whitworth will look to keep its perfect conference mark intact today when it plays at George Fox.

• The Community Colleges of Spokane played to a scoreless tie with South Puget Sound in a nonconference match in Olympia.

The Sasquatch host Shoreline at noon Monday at Spokane Falls CC.

Women’s soccer

Sarah Berentson scored off an assist from Allie Smith in the 86th minute as Whitworth and Pacific (4-1-1, 1-0-1) played to a 1-1 in a Northwest Conference match in Forest Grove, Ore.

The Boxers jumped ahead early when Shekema McCarthey converted a header at 6 minutes.

The Pirates (0-3-1, 0-1-1) play another NWC match today at George Fox.

• Alli Floyd scored in the 58th minute to give the Community Colleges of Spokane a 1-0 nonconference win over host Lane at Eugene, Ore.

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