Chancy Gill’s match-high 16 kills Wednesday helped host Wenatchee Valley (12-16, 5-6) to a 3-0 upset of Community Colleges of Spokane in Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges volleyball.
Kate Hart had eight kills for the Sasquatch (24-8, 8-3).
Idaho was tabbed to finish in fifth place by the media and in sixth by the conference’s coaches in Western Athletic Conference preseason polls.
The Vandals received 144 points in the media poll to trail Utah State (232), New Mexico State (223), Denver (181) and Louisiana Tech (162) in the 10-team conference. The coaches’ poll has the Vandals (45) in sixth place. Idaho senior center Kyle Barone made the All-WAC media team and the coaches’ All-WAC first team.
Idaho was selected fifth by coaches and sixth by the media in WAC preseason polls.
The Vandals received 47 points in the coaches’ poll, which is topped by Utah State (78) with Louisiana Tech (75) just behind. Idaho picked up 91 points in the media poll, which is also led by Utah State (165) and Louisiana Tech (145).
Idaho’s Alyssa Charlston made both polls’ preseason first team while teammate Krissy Carr made both second teams.
Sergio Burgos scored twice as Walla Walla (13-1-2, 8-1-2), the leader in the NWAACC’s East Division, rolled to a 4-0 win over visiting CC Spokane (6-6-2, 4-5-1).
Goalkeepers Asia Porter of CC Spokane (11-1-3, 10-1-2) and Kylie Mascol of Walla Walla (10-2-3, 9-1-3) matched shutouts as the top two teams in the NWAACC East Division met in Walla Walla.
The teams, both bound for the playoffs, also tied when they met four weeks ago.