Four players leave WSU’s football team
Four more players have left Washington State’s football team.
The school confirmed Wednesday that sophomore receiver Blair Bomber, sophomore defensive back Matthew Simmons, freshman defensive back Spencer Waseem and freshman running back Tyrone Duckett have left the program.
None of them had played this season.
According to a tweet by Adam Lewis of Sportspress Northwest, Bomber intends to transfer to Eastern Washington.
Senior offensive lineman Dan Spitz and senior defense end Lenard Williams have each left the team in recent weeks, as well.
“We’re going to raise the bar around here,” coach Mike Leach said of the recent defections. “And folks that don’t fit in with that, we don’t expect to have around, and there’ll probably be more than that.”
Jillian Davis and Olivia Nielson combined for 23 kills to lead host Whitman (7-11, 5-6 Northwest Conference) to a 3-0 sweep over Whitworth (7-11, 3-8) at Walla Walla.
Davis had three kills during a 10-0 run in the second game.
Jalana White led the Pirates with seven kills and six digs. Nicole Leonard added 16 kills for Whitworth.
Whitworth played without junior defensive specialist Whitney Santos, who is injured.
The Pirates travel to Willamette on Saturday.
• Kate Hart had 15 kills with a .560 hitting percentage while leading Community Colleges of Spokane (23-7, 7-2 Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges) to a 25-20, 25-20, 25-14 sweep of Big Bend (3-22, 1-7) at Spokane Falls CC.
Camille Rounds added 38 assists, Andrea Heartberg 16 digs and Alex Bucholtz three aces for the Sasquatch.
CCS is tied for second place in the East Division with Walla Walla, chasing undefeated Blue Mountain.
Aldo Flores scored early in the second half to allow host Treasure Valley (3-3-5, 3-2-4 NWAACC) to forge a 2-all tie with CC Spokane (6-5-2, 4-4-1) at Ontario, Ore.
The Sasquatch took a 2-1 lead at 29 minutes on Michael Kingsley’s goal. Jared Fretheim assisted on Travis Hill’s goal at 11 minutes for CCS’ other score.
CCS, TVCC and Columbia Basin are tied for second place in the East Division with 13 points, seven behind Walla Walla.
Lateashea Currie scored at 33, 48 and 72 minutes to guide CC Spokane (10-1-2, 9-1-1 NWAACC) to a 4-2 win over host Treasure Valley (6-6-1, 5-5-1) at Ontario, Ore.
Kat Tsoukalas assisted on Currie’s first goal and scored at 58 minutes to give the Sasquatch a 3-1 lead.
The Sasquatch, who have outscored opponents 55-11 this season, lead the East Division with 28 points, two ahead of Walla Walla. TVCC is in third place with 16 points.