EWU volleyball adds to streak vs. Idaho State
Eastern Washington kept a long winning streak against Idaho State alive with a Big Sky Conference volleyball victory Thursday in Cheney.
The Eagles (5-25, 5-14 Big Sky) won 25-16, 24-26, 25-17, 25-13, upholding a 17-year home win streak against league-leading Idaho State. ISU (22-6, 16-3) last won in Cheney on Sept. 23, 1995.
Laney Brown had 49 assists and 13 digs and Cora Kellerman had 15 kills and 17 digs for EWU, which closes out its season Saturday at home against Weber State.
• Gonzaga won the first two sets before Portland stormed back for a five-set West Coast Conference victory in Spokane.
The Pilots’ 19-25, 22-25, 25-21, 25-14, 15-11 victory dropped the Bulldogs to 9-19, 1-14 WCC. GU completes its season Saturday at Pepperdine.
• Idaho swept New Mexico State in its regular-season finale, beating the Aggies 25-22, 31-29, 25-19 in Western Athletic Conference play in Las Cruces, N.M.
The Vandals (15-13, 13-5 WAC) finished the season on a four-match winning streak and are the No. 2 seed in next week’s WAC tournament. Idaho opens the tourney against Texas State on Monday.
• Community Colleges of Spokane beat Umpqua in four sets on the first day of the NWAACC tournament in Gresham, Ore.
Camille Rounds had 33 assists and Kate Hart had 17 kills in a 25-18, 14-25, 25-18, 25-16 victory for the Sasquatch, who play Highline this morning at 10.
• North Idaho College went 1-1 on the first day of the NJCAA tournament in West Plains, Mo.
The Cardinals won their first match, 25-20, 25-15, 25-19 over Hutchinson (Kan.), before falling 26-24, 23-25, 25-16, 25-21 to Western Nebraska. Yang Yang had 16 kills and 10 digs in each match, and Brooklynn Bradbury had 18 assists in each.
NIC plays College of Central Florida today at 12:30 p.m.
Eastern Washington was limited to 25.5 percent shooting in a 66-44 loss to Cal State Northridge in Northridge, Calif. Lexie Nelson scored 11 points to lead the Eagles (0-2), who host Portland on Sunday.
Michael Harris’ goal in the 14th minute stood up as No. 21 Washington beat Air Force in Seattle in the first round of the NCAA tournament. The Huskies (13-4-3) will face Creighton on Sunday at 3 p.m. in Omaha, Neb.
Defensive lineman Rennie Moore has been assigned to the Spokane Shock. The Clemson product went to training camp with the Houston Texans.
North Central’s Dan Whittaker, a senior shortstop, has committed to play baseball at the University of Portland.