September 21, 2012 in Sports

WSU women’s soccer ties No. 2 UCLA


Washington State and second-ranked UCLA played to a scoreless tie Thursday in Los Angeles in the Pac-12 women’s soccer opener for both teams.

The Bruins (7-0-2) outshot the Cougars (6-1-1) 18-5, including 5-0 in the two overtime periods, but couldn’t break through.

WSU goalkeeper Gurveen Clair made seven saves, including one on a shot in the 105th minute that looked destined to find the back of the net before she leaped and tipped it over the crossbar.

The Cougars visit No. 23 Santa Clara at 1 p.m. Sunday.


Taylor Milton’s match-high 15 kills guided Santa Clara (11-4) to a 3-1 win over Gonzaga (8-6) in a West Coast Conference opener at Santa Clara, Calif.

The Broncos cruised to wins in the first two sets, dropped a 25-22 third set, then held off the Bulldogs 27-25 after trailing 23-22.

Jordan Gasser, Savannah Blinn and Kylie Edinger combined for 31 kills for the Bulldogs.

GU’s Mengya Wang and Lauren Joseph combined for 24 assists. Kristina Lavrisha had a match-high 16 digs for the Bulldogs.

• Macy Page had 27 kills and Montana State (8-3, 2-1 Big Sky Conference) won the final two games 25-22, 15-11 to stop Eastern Washington 3-2 at Bozeman.

The Eagles (0-14, 0-3) won their first sets since Sept. 1. Eastern had a season-best 16 blocks.

Laney Brown had 40 assists and 13 digs, and Shelby Puckett added 12 kills for EWU.

EWU redshirt freshman Kellen Barfield had six blocks and 11 kills with zero errors. Talia Fermantez added six kills and 10 kills.

• Hanah Blume led four players in double-figure kills with 12 and added 13 digs as San Jose State (5-7, 1-2 Western Athletic Conference) swept Idaho 3-0 at San Jose, Calif.

The Spartans dominated the Vandals (3-10, 1-2) in digs, with a 55-34 edge. Kiely Pieper led the way with 15 digs and Krista Miller added 11.

Allison Walker had 13 kills and Ryann Carter added 23 assists and eight digs for Idaho.

• Salt Lake (15-2) ended top-ranked North Idaho’s perfect season with a 19-25, 25-21, 22-25, 25-15, 15-8 road win in a Scenic West Athletic Conference opener.

Yang Yang and HayleeMae Dennis had 11 kills apiece for the Cardinals (13-1). Dennis added 12 digs and Yang five blocks.

Allison Meehan and Brooklynn Bradbury led the Cardinals with 15 assists apiece.

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