Whitworth women win NWC soccer match
Mackenzie Grow scored a penalty-kick goal with 13 seconds left in regulation and Whitworth edged Willamette 2-1 in Northwest Conference women’s soccer action Saturday afternoon in Salem, Ore.
The win helped the Pirates (10-5-1, 10-1-2) keep pace with Linfield in the NWC. Both teams are tied for first place.
The Bearcats (5-11-1, 3-9-1) took an early lead when Sara Desautels scored an unassisted goal in the third minute. The Pirates responded in the 47th minute with Jackie Day’s goal from 5 yards out. Tiara Pajimola sent the crossing pass to Day.
Grow’s winner came in the 90th minute.
• Tasha Luu and Lateashea scored four goals apiece as Community Colleges of Spokane dominated Wenatchee Valley (0-15-1, 0-12-1) 13-0 in NWAACC play in Wenatchee.
Alli Floyd added a hat trick for the Sasquatch (12-1-3, 11-1-2). Emily Pauls and Jillian Hardy also scored.
• North Idaho and Gonzaga’s club team played to a 1-1 draw in a nonconference match in Spokane. Lauren Bonck’s 57th-minute goal gave Gonzaga a 1-0 lead. Ellie Engle responded in the 77th minute to knot the match at 1.
Next up for the Cardinals (9-3-2) is the NJCAA District 8 tournament on Friday and Saturday in Cheyenne, Wyo.
Austin Jacobson scored 1 minute into the second overtime period and Willamette (9-7-1, 6-5-1) upset No. 10 Whitworth 3-2 in a Northwest Conference match in Salem, Ore.
The Bearcats’ Tyler Yates scored in the 28th minute and Trevor Jensen put Willamette ahead 2-0 with his 48th-minute goal. Whitworth’s Robby Ubben scored in the 61st minute to close the gap and Balin Larson’s penalty kick goal in the 83rd minute knotted the match at 2 to send it into overtime.
A victory would have clinched the conference title for the Pirates (12-1-3, 9-1-2).
• Isaac Peter had a hat trick and Community Colleges of Spokane beat Wenatchee Valley (2-12-1, 0-9-1) 5-1 in an NWAACC match at Spokane Falls Community College.
Devon Prince and Andre Lawyer also scored for the Sasquatch (7-6-2, 5-5-1).
Kathleen Luft led a balanced attack with 10 kills as Loyola Marymount made quick work of Gonzaga in a West Coast Conference match at the Gersten Pavilion in Los Angeles. Scores were 25-13, 25-13, 25-12 in favor of the Lions (14-10, 5-6).
Jordan Gasser, Kalistina Takau and Terran Poindexter each had five kills for the Bulldogs, who fell to 9-15 overall and 1-10 in WCC matches.
• Sara Shaw had 18 kills and Samantha Bricio added 12 kills as No. 7 Southern California (21-3, 9-3) swept Washington State in a Pac-12 Conference match in Los Angeles.
Ver’Leea Hardaway had eight kills and Kate Sommer had 17 digs for the Cougars (10-14, 0-12).
• Sarah Horton had 19 kills to lead Montana State (13-9, 7-7) to a 25-22, 29-27, 25-21 win over Eastern Washington in a Big Sky Conference match in Cheney.
Cora Kellerman had 11 kills and nine digs for EWU (2-23, 2-12).
• Jalana White had 11 kills and Maddye Dinsmore added 28 assists and 18 digs as host Whitworth beat George Fox 27-25, 25-15, 25-15 in a Northwest Conference match. It was the Pirates’ final home match of the regular season.
Nicole Leonard added 18 digs and seven kills for Whitworth (9-12, 5-9). Chelsea Wilson led the Bruins (9-12, 7-7) with a match-high 26 digs.
• Allison Walker had 12 kills and seven digs and Jenny Feicht dished out 21 assists as Idaho swept Texas State (12-12, 7-6) in a Western Athletic Conference match in San Marcos, Texas. Scores were 25-23, 25-15, 25-18.
Janelle Chow added 14 digs for the Vandals (11-12, 9-4), who earned their fourth sweep of the season.
With the win, Idaho guaranteed itself a .500 conference record or better for the 10th straight season.
Idaho shot a 280 in the closing round and cruised to the team title at the UTEP Miner Invitational in El Paso, Texas.
The Vandals’ Gordon Webb claimed medalist honors with a three-round total of 8-under-par 208. Aaron Cockerill was seventh with a 214 and Sean McMullen tied for 11th at 216.
UT-Arlington was second, followed by Utah, Nebraska and Texas-El Paso.
Gonzaga won three of five races against Washington State at the Head of the Snake in Pullman.
The Bulldogs claimed victories in the second varsity 8-plus, novice 8-plus and varsity 4-plus races. The Cougars won the marquee event, the varsity 8-plus race.
Gonzaga completes its fall schedule Nov. 4 at the Head of the Lake, hosted by the University of Washington.
Great Falls edged North Idaho 17-15 in Great Falls, Mont.
Brock Banta (125 pounds), Jeremy Golding (149), Nicholas Moreno (157), Kyle Sweedman (174) and Caleb Rivera (184) won their matches for the Cardinals (1-1), whose home opener is Saturday against Highline.