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Top-ranked Stanford defeats WSU in volleyball

Thu., Nov. 8, 2012

Carly Wopat, Rachel Williams and Brittany Howard combined for 33 kills Wednesday while leading No. 1 Stanford (23-2, 15-0 Pac-12) to a 3-0 volleyball sweep over Washington State at Stanford, Calif.

Jaicee Harris had 13 kills for the Cougars (12-15, 2-13), who took the Cardinal to five games on Oct. 21.

• Krista Vansant had 18 kills to guide fifth-ranked Washington (20-4, 11-4 Pac-12) to a 3-2 win over California (13-12, 7-8) at Berkeley, Calif. UW won the fourth game 28-26 and the fifth 17-15.

• Kate Hart had 20 kills and five blocks as Community Colleges of Spokane (27-9, 10-4) capped its NWAACC regular season with a 3-2 win at Yakima Valley (16-18, 6-8).

CCS, No. 3 in the East, will open the NWAACC tournament at 11:30 a.m. next Thursday at Gresham, Ore., against either Umpqua or Linn-Benton.

College soccer

Wyatt Brown scored twice as Chemeketa (11-4-5) ended CC Spokane’s season with a 2-1 decision in an NWAACC first-round playoff at Willamette University in Salem, Ore. CCS finished 8-7-2. Chemeketa will play Peninsula (19-1-1) next.

• Joe Sleven’s goal in the 48th minute allowed Portland (7-9-2, 5-5-1 West Coast Conference) to finish in a double-overtime tie at Gonzaga (4-13-1, 0-10-1).

Lars Ludwigs scored on a 20-yard free kick in the 42nd minute for the Zags, who were on a 10-match losing streak. Gonzaga had two shots hit off the crossbar, one in the 92nd minute, and nearly scored in the 87th minute when Nick Hamer’s shot was tipped over the crossbar.

• Whitworth’s Sean Bushey was named Northwest Conference Coach of the Year for the fifth time and Pirates senior goalkeeper Kyle Novak was selected as NWC Defensive Player of the Year, as voted by conference coaches.

Whitworth defenders Balin Larson, Andrew Flint and Will Wren were named to the All-NWC first team.

Arena football

The Spokane Shock have been assigned kicker Kenny Spencer and wide receivers Oliver Young (South Carolina State) and Julian Talley (Massachusetts).


Boise State announced that it added a Pac-12 dual meet against Oregon State at 5 p.m. on Nov. 24 at Central Valley High.

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