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Eagles sweep Sac State for first victory of season

Tue., Oct. 23, 2012

Eastern Washington is winless no more.

The Eagles volleyball team ended its drought in the 23rd match of the season Monday night, sweeping visiting Sacramento State 29-27, 25-18, 25-22.

Seniors Cora Kellerman and Shelby Puckett and junior Celeste Crosby played major roles in the Big Sky Conference match. Kellerman had 15 kills and 17 digs, Puckett (Tekoa-Oakesdale) 14 digs and Crosby (Lewis and Clark) 17 digs.

Freshman Allie Schumaker added 11 kills and senior Laney Brown had 33 assists for the Eagles (1-22, 1-11 Big Sky).

Kayla Beal had 16 kills and Sydney Kordic 22 digs for Sac State (7-15, 3-9).

Prep volleyball

GSL 4A: With Trisha Covin (nine kills, four aces, three blocks) leading the way, Gonzaga Prep beat visiting Ferris 25-19, 25-17, 26-24 in a tiebreaker to claim the No. 4 seed to the Greater Spokane League district playoffs that begin tonight. Anna Larson had 26 digs for Ferris, which was eliminated.

The Bullpups will play Lewis and Clark at 5 while Mead faces Central Valley at 7, both at Spokane Falls Community College.

GNL 2A: Sam Geibel had 13 kills and five blocks and Callie Hanson had 24 assists and four aces to lead East Valley to a 25-19, 25-12, 25-13 victory over Pullman in tiebreaker in Cheney that earned the Knights the No. 2 seed into the district tournament that begins Wednesday.

Pullman is No. 3.

Arena football

Two defensive players who were with Spokane during the 2012 season have signed two-year contracts with the Shock.

Defensive back Patrick Stoudamire, who had 63 tackles (48 solo) and five interceptions in 12 games last season, and linebacker Terence Moore, who had 32 tackles, three forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and three interceptions despite missing four weeks with an injury, will return in 2013, the team announced.

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