Zags top Eags in finale
The Gonzaga women’s soccer team beat Eastern Washington 4-1 on Sunday in nonconference action in Spokane in the final match of the season for both teams.
Siara Byers put the Eagles (6-8-4) ahead in the 33rd minute, but the Bulldogs (8-11-1) scored twice in the next 10 minutes to take the lead for good. Tori Lee scored her first goal of the season on a free kick in the 39th minute, and Lauren Luke scored the match-winner in the 43rd minute.
Emma Dolcetti and Alicia Beggren added goals in the second half for Gonzaga.
The Bulldogs’ Susan Brown made three saves for the victory, and the Eagles’ Jamie Walker made nine saves.
Loyola Marymount sent Gonzaga to its 10th consecutive loss, a 3-1 West Coast Conference setback in Spokane.
Clark Phillips scored on a penalty kick in the 58th minute for Gonzaga (4-13-0, 0-10-0 WCC), who are on their longest single-season losing streak since 1992. That GU team opened the season with 12 straight losses.
The Bulldogs play their final home match of the season Wednesday against Portland, and conclude their season Friday at San Francisco.
The Washington State women and Gonzaga men closed out their fall seasons at the Head of the Lake Regatta in Seattle, with the Cougars winning two of the four events they entered and the Bulldogs earning one win in three races.
WSU’s Varsity 4 and Third Varsity 8 were winners on Lake Washington, while the Varsity 8 and Junior Varsity 8 boats both finished second behind the University of Washington entries.
GU’s Third Varsity 8 won its race, while the Varsity 8 finished fourth, behind three UW boats, and the Junior Varsity 8 was third.
Eighth-ranked Washington fell behind 2-0 but rallied for a five-set win over Pac-12 foe Utah in Seattle.
The Huskies (19-4, 10-4 Pac-12) won 20-25, 17-25, 25-19, 25-20, 15-11 to move into a tie for third place in the conference. The Huskies visit Cal on Wednesday.
Brycen Fisher scored four straight goals, including the winner in overtime, to rally the Spokane Braves to a 5-4 triumph over the Grand Forks Border Bruins in a KIJHL contest at Eagles Ice-A-Rena.
With the Braves trailing 4-1 after two periods, Fisher took over. He scored at 14:36 of the third period to make it 4-2, then on the power play at 2:22 to make it a one-goal game. His goal with 27 seconds left in regulation forced overtime, and in the second overtime period Fisher found the back of the net at 0:28 for the victory.
Paxton Bell scored Spokane’s other goal, and Dylan Tappe had three assists.