Cougars lose to No. 5 UW in Pac-12 volleyball opener
Kaleigh Nelson and Krista Vansant had 16 kills apiece to guide No. 5 Washington past Washington State 25-20, 27-29, 25-14, 27-25 in a Pac-12 Conference opener Tuesday in Seattle.
Jenna Orlandini added a team-high 14 digs for the Huskies.
The Cougars were led by Jaicee Harris, who had 19 kills and 10 digs, and Camryn Irwin, who had 47 assists and 11 digs.
• Leeta Grap had six kills, Kaitlyn Molloy had 10 digs and Yang Yang had five blocks as North Idaho (13-0) swept Lewis-Clark State College 25-17, 25-23, 25-23 in a nonconference match in Coeur d’Alene. Rosie Robinson added three aces for the Cardinals.
Washington State finished second and Gonzaga took third at the Oregon State Invitational at Trysting Tree Golf Club in Corvallis, Ore. Washington, led by medalist Charlotte Thomas, took first place.
WSU’s Lindsay Harmon finished second overall with a three-round total of 2-over-par 212.
Freshman Raychelle Santos led the Bulldogs with a 5-over 215, good enough for fifth place. Her 3-under 67 set a school-record 54-hole score and tied GU’s school-record for a low round.
Washington State tied Oregon for sixth place while Gonzaga took 13th at the Kikkor Husky Invitational at Olympic Course in Bremerton, Wash.
WSU’s Sang Lee tied for sixth overall with a three-round total of 1-over 217.
After getting two goals and an assist in wins against Idaho and Hawaii, Eastern Washington forward Cassie Black was named the Big Sky Conference offensive player of the week for the second straight week.
• Two Whitworth soccer players earned Northwest Conference Student-Athlete of the Week honors.
Goalkeeper Andrea Stump was recognized after posting three shutouts to help the Pirates start their NWC schedule at 3-0. Balin Larson, a center back defender, was given the men’s defensive award after helping the Pirates to two shutout victories.