Whitworth volleyball upsets UPS
Jalana White had a match-high 22 kills and the host Whitworth volleyball team upset No. 13 Puget Sound in a Northwest Conference match Saturday. Scores were 25-18, 27-25, 23-25, 19-25 and 15-7.
Three other players reached double digits in kills – Nicole Leonard (12), Kristine Kardell (10) and Abi Hedlund (10). Leonard also had a match-high 29 digs. Hedlund and Whitney Santos each had three aces for Whitworth (7-10, 3-7).
Jackie Harvey had 17 kills and 20 digs for the Loggers (13-5, 7-3).
The Pirates play at Whitman on Wednesday.
• Lauren Corp had 15 kills and Kristina Graven added 12 kills and 11 digs as Saint Mary’s (10-8, 5-2) beat Gonzaga 25-22, 25-15, 25-21 in a West Coast Conference match in Moraga, Calif. The loss was the fourth straight for the Bulldogs.
Savannah Blinn had 10 kills and Lauren Joseph handed out 29 assists for GU (9-10, 1-5), which hosts Loyola Marymount on Thursday.
• Tressa Lyman led a balanced attack with 11 kills and nine digs and Idaho State (15-4, 9-1) swept Eastern Washington (0-21, 0-10) in a Big Sky Conference match in Pocatello. Scores were 25-20, 25-17 and 25-16.
Allie Schumacher had a match-high 13 kills and Laney Brown dished out 29 assists for the Eagles.
• Community Colleges of Spokane (22-6) swept Shoreline (9-13) but was beaten 3-2 by Tacoma (20-8) at the Shoreline (Wash.) Crossover tournament.
• Alaina Bergsma led four players in double digits with 23 kills as No. 5 Oregon (16-1, 7-1) topped No. 2 Washington 26-24, 20-25, 25-22, 25-17 in a Pac-12 Conference match in Eugene, Ore.
Krista Vansant had 14 kills for UW (16-1, 7-1).
Washington State and Gonzaga led the way at the Inland Empire Classic at Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston.
The Cougars men took first place and GU raced to the women’s title.
WSU’s Caroline Austin won the women’s race, finishing the 5,000-meter course in 17 minutes, 43 seconds. Austin’s teammate, Ruby Roberts, was second in 17:46. GU’s top placer, Emily Thomas, took third in 17:47.
WSU was second in the women’s team results, followed by Calgary, Idaho and Lewis-Clark State. Whitworth was seventh, Community Colleges of Spokane was ninth and Eastern Washington was 10th.
Washington State’s Drew Jordan won the men’s 8,000-meter race in 24:28. The Cougars’ Todd Wakefield was second in 24:35. Tate Kelly, Gonzaga’s top finisher, took fourth in 24:476. Gonzaga was second in the team standings, followed by Montana, Calgary, Lewis-Clark State, CCS, Idaho, Whitworth and EWU.
No. 10 Whitworth and Puget Sound played to a scoreless draw in a Northwest Conference match in Tacoma. The Pirates are 9-0-3 overall and 6-0-2 in conference matches. The Loggers are 8-2-4 overall and 4-1-3 in the NWC.
• Travis Hill scored an unassisted goal 2 minutes into the contest and Community Colleges of Spokane went on to beat Bellevue 3-0 in an NWAACC match at Spokane Falls Community College.
Isaac Peter scored in the 40th minute to make a 2-0 and Cesar Arroyo added late goal to cap the scoring.
Tasha Luu scored twice and the Community Colleges of Spokane came alive after halftime and beat Bellevue 4-1 in an NWAACC match at Spokane Falls Community College.
The Sasquatch scored four times in the second half to erase a 1-0 halftime deficit. Kat Tsoukalas and Rainey Pelzel also scored for CCS.
• Whitworth’s match at Puget Sound was postponed because the officials didn’t show. A make-up date has yet to be determined.