Pacheco’s goal lifts Bulldogs in men’s soccer victory
Nate Pacheco scored off an assist from Casey Ames in the 72nd minute Friday to break a 1-1 tie and the Gonzaga men’s soccer team held on to beat UC Irvine 2-1 at the Nike Classic in Corvallis, Ore.
The Anteaters (3-3-1) benefited from an own goal in the 27th minute. GU’s Greg Carter responded in the 52nd minute, sending in a shot off an assist from Clark Phillips.
The win snapped a six-match losing streak against UC Irvine for the Bulldogs, who improved to 3-3.
Macey Gardner and Erica Wilson combined for 44 kills as Arizona State (12-3, 1-1) beat Washington State 25-18, 20-25, 25-21, 25-23 in a Pac-12 Conference match at Wells Fargo Arena in Tempe, Ariz.
Jaicee Harris had 15 kills and 11 digs to guide the Cougars (10-4, 0-2).
• Kate Hart had 12 kills and Andrea Heartberg had 13 kills as Community Colleges of Spokane dominated Wenatchee Valley 25-10, 25-18, 25-14 in an NWAACC match at Spokane Falls Community College.
Alex Bucholtz added four aces and Camille Rounds dished out 24 assists for the Sasquatch (14-4, 2-1).
Wenatchee Valley fell to 6-9 overall and 2-1 in conference matches.
Mackenzie Harrison’s unassisted goal in the 79th minute was the difference as Weber State (3-7, 1-0) opened Big Sky Conference play with a 1-0 shutout of Eastern Washington in Cheney.
The Eagles (3-5-1, 0-1) had five shots in each half, but couldn’t get any past Wildcats goalkeeper Ryann Waldman.
• Erica Hart scored in the 65th minute and Idaho hung on to beat Utah Valley 1-0 in a nonconference match at Guy Wicks Field in Moscow.
The Wolverines had several chances to knot the match, but couldn’t convert against Vandals’ goalkeeper Liz Boyden. Boyden made five saves for Idaho, which improved to 3-8. Utah Valley fell to 1-7-1.
• Samantha Johnson’s goal in the 100th minute broke a scoreless tie and gave Southern California (4-4-1, 1-0) a 1-0 overtime-win over Washington (7-2-1, 0-1) in a Pac-12 opener in Los Angeles.
The Trojans outshot the Huskies 24-9.