Coeur d’Alene’s comeback efforts fell short as Lewiston topped the Vikings in five sets in the 5A Region I championship volleyball match Tuesday night in Lewiston.
Scores were 25-17, 25-8, 24-26, 24-26 and 15-13.
Emilee Schlader had 18 kills and Klaree Hobart added 21 digs and four aces for the Bengals (13-1), who secured a berth to the state tournament.
Kayla McGlathery had 17 kills for the Vikings (10-6), who will play Post Falls in a loser-out match today.
In the other regional match, Savannah Hill had 18 kills and Allison Meehan handed out 43 assists as Post Falls (4-12) beat host Lake City (11-6) in five sets to eliminate the Timberwolves. Scores were 21-25, 25-12, 25-16, 18-25 and 15-13. Kylie Curtis had 15 kills for LC.
• 3A District I: Beth Bykerk had 10 kills and three blocks and Melissa Trost added six aces as Priest River swept Bonners Ferry at Lakeland High in Rathdrum. Scores were 25-14, 25-11 and 25-16. Taryn Eldore dished out 24 assists for the Spartans, who have not dropped a set in three matches against the Badgers this season. … Lexi Posch had 14 kills and nine aces to lead Timberlake to a 25-17, 25-21, 21-25, 25-15 win over Kellogg in Harrison. The Tigers will play Priest River on Thursday in the district title match with a state berth on the line.
• 2A District I-II: Lakin Anxo had 11 kills and seven digs as St. Maries swept Coeur d’Alene Charter in Moscow. Scores were 25-15, 25-9 and 25-9. Kathy Epler dished out 24 assists for the Lumberjacks, who will play for a state berth on Thursday in Moscow against Orofino or Grangeville.
• GNL: Joellee Buckner had 11 kills and Sadie Learn had eight digs and four aces as Colville stayed perfect in league matches with a sweep of visiting East Valley. Scores were 25-9, 25-17 and 25-17. The Indians (10-0) finished with 16 aces – six girls each had at least two. Erin Wallman had six kills and Callie Hanson added 13 assists and two blocks for East Valley (8-3). … Jolene Herzog had 18 assists and five aces and Tori Berdichevskaya had six kills as Pullman (8-2) beat Deer Park 25-4, 25-19, 25-21 at Deer Park. Sierra English-Largent had 10 kills and Angie Reardon added 20 digs for the Stags (1-9). … Ashley Seiler had 10 kills and Kendall Case added 22 assists and six aces as Cheney (5-5) beat West Valley 25-17, 25-16, 24-26, 25-15 in Cheney. Aaliyah Ashley-Meek had 37 assists, 11 digs and three aces for West Valley (2-9).
GNL: Cheney (6-7, 5-5) outscored West Valley 8-7 in a shootout and beat the Eagles 2-1 in Cheney. West Valley (9-4, 7-4) held a 13-5 advantage in shots, but couldn’t get more than one goal past Cheney keeper Montana Andrews, who had 12 saves. Missy Atabelo scored for West Valley in the ninth minute and the Blackhawks’ Chae Brown responded just before halftime. After four straight losses, the Blackhawks have now won three of their last four. … Laura Guido had a goal and four assists as Pullman (13-1, 10-0) stayed perfect in the GNL with a 9-0 shutout of host Deer Park (4-10, 2-8). The Greyhounds scored six first-half goals. … East Valley (8-6, 7-4) controlled possession throughout and blanked Colville 2-0 at East Valley. The Knights’ Maddison Meade opened the scoring in the 29th minute and Kendra Morscheck added an insurance goal in the 61st minute. East Valley had a 24-6 advantage in shots. Kayla Howes stopped 22 shots for Colville (1-12, 0-10).
GSL playoffs: Bailey Bergdal hit a bases-clearing double in the fifth inning and Central Valley (15-2) routed Rogers (8-10) 11-1 at Central Valley. … University (17-0) put up eight runs in the third and raced past East Valley (7-11) 12-1 at University. Kendra Bruno had two hits and drove in two runs for the Titans, who will play Central Valley on Thursday for the GSL title.
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