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EWU volleyball loses but welcomes back setter

Thu., Sept. 6, 2012

Eastern Washington University dropped to 0-8 for the volleyball season on Wednesday with a 25-9, 25-16, 25-23 nonconference setback at Boise State.

The Eagles received some good news when senior setter Laney Brown was cleared to play after being sidelined since late July with a broken toe. Brown entered midway through the third game and had five assists and two digs.

• Community Colleges of Spokane opened its season with a 25-14, 25-17, 25-20 loss to Walla Walla at Spokane Falls CC. Sam Buratto led CCS with nine kills and a .438 hitting percentage. Kate Hart led with three blocks.


Kayla Mortellaro, who graduated in May from the University of Idaho, and Renee Skidmore, a 2008 graduate, advanced to the second round of the LPGA Qualifying School after mastering the first phase at LPGA International at Dayton Beach, Fla.

Mortellaro had rounds of 71-72 for a 36-hole 1-under-par 143 to finish in a tie for 16th in the field of 240 players. Skidmore was tied for 37th after shooting 73-72. The next stage of the tournament is Oct. 9-12 in Venice, Fla.

• Golf World released its list of the top 50 players to watch for the upcoming 2012-13 college golf season and the University of Washington’s Chris Williams is No. 1.

Williams (Moscow High), who will be a senior, is the world’s No. 1 ranked amateur.

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