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Fourth-ranked UCLA sweeps WSU in volleyball

Rachael Kidder had 18 kills and eight digs to lead No. 4 UCLA to a sweep of Washington State in a Pac-12 Conference volleyball match Friday night in Pullman. Scores were 25-17, 25-13, 25-15.

Jaicee Harris had 11 kills and six digs and Kate Sommer had a match-high 12 digs to lead WSU (10-5, 0-3).

Tabi Love added 10 kills for the defending national-champion Bruins (10-3, 2-2).

• Krista Vansant had 12 kills and seven digs to lead No. 5 Washington (13-0, 4-0) to a sweep of No. 3 Southern California in a Pac-12 Conference match in Seattle. Scores were 25-23, 26-24, 25-21.

Alexis Olgard (Mead High) had five kills for the Trojans (13-2, 1-2).

• Jennifer Dowdy, Kateleya Milan and Brigitte Russo combined for 34 kills and Lewis & Clark (5-9, 1-4) beat Whitworth 25-16, 25-21, 25-18 in a Northwest Conference match in Portland.

Nicole Leonard led the Pirates (5-7, 1-4) with six kills and 10 digs.

• Eastern Washington is still looking for its first win of the season after the Eagles (0-17, 0-6) fell 25-22, 25-18, 28-30, 28-26 to Northern Arizona (12-3, 4-2) in a Big Sky Conference match in Cheney.

Cora Kellerman had a match-high 19 kills and added 18 digs for EWU, which broke a school record for consecutive losses.

• Kendra De Hoog had 10 kills to lead Blue Mountain to a 25-18, 25-22, 25-16 win over Community Colleges of Spokane in an NWAACC match in Pendleton, Ore.

• Southern Idaho (18-1, 3-0) made quick work of North Idaho, beating the Cardinals 25-10, 25-15, 25-20 in a Scenic West Athletic Conference match in Twin Falls, Idaho.

Yang Yang and HayleeMae Dennis had 12 kills each for NIC (14-2, 1-2).

Women’s soccer

Utah scored two late goals and escaped with a 2-1 overtime win over Washington State in Pac-12 Conference action in Salt Lake City.

Beau Bremer got the Cougars (6-3-1, 0-1-1) on the board first with a goal off an assist from Kayla Johnson in the 82nd minute. Utah (6-2-2, 1-1) responded with a Harley Spier header that tied the match in the 89th minute and Taylor’s winner came in the 98th minute.

• Danielle Jones scored in the 80th minute as Eastern Washington (4-5-2, 1-1-1) and Sacramento State (3-5-3, 1-1-1) played to a 1-1 draw in a Big Sky Conference match in Sacramento, Calif.

• A mistake late in the match by an Idaho defender helped Texas State (4-7-1, 1-0) escape with a 2-1 win over the Vandals (3-10, 0-1) in a Western Athletic Conference opener in San Marcos, Texas.

With the match tied at 1, a bad clearing pass was directed to Bobcats’ forward Lynsey Curry for a free shot on an open net. Chelsea Small scored for UI.

• Lindsay Elston broke a 1-all tie with an unassisted goal in the 91st minute to give Washington (8-2-1, 1-1) a 2-1 overtime-win over Colorado (6-2-3, 0-1-1) in a Pac-12 Conference match in Boulder, Colo.

Cross country

Andrew Kimpel took 29th place and the Washington State men finished in eighth place at the 57th annual Notre Dame Invitational in Notre Dame, Ind.

Kimpel (North Central) finished the 5-mile course in 24 minutes, 20 seconds.

The WSU women finished in 18th place. Caroline Austin was the Cougars’ top finisher after completing the 5-kilometer course in 17:25 for 45th place.

• The EWU men’s and women’s teams both finished in fourth place at the Montana Invitational in Missoula.

Freshman David Thor led the Eagles’ men with an eighth-place finish. Thor finished the 8,000-meter course in 26:15.5. The EWU women were led by Berenice Penaloza, who finished the 5,000-meter course in 18:43.4, which was good for 11th place.

Junior hockey

Matt Thurston scored two goals to lead the Spokane Braves (3-2) to a 9-3 win over Grand Forks (1-6) in a KIJHL game in Grand Forks, B.C.

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