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Cougars clip No. 21 California

Sat., Nov. 2, 2013, midnight

Nicole Setterlund scored twice and Micaela Castain had three assists to guide the Washington State women’s soccer team past No. 21 California 3-1 in a Pac-12 Conference match Friday in Pullman.

The win was the fifth straight at home for WSU over the Golden Bears (9-4-5, 2-4-3), who were ranked in the top 25 each time.

Setterlund scored in the 35th minute to knot the match at 1 and then gave WSU a 2-1 lead with her 53rd-minute goal.

The Cougars’ Kourtney Guetlein added an insurance goal in the 85th minute.

Castain’s three assists give her 11 for the season – a WSU school record.

The Cougars (12-3-3, 5-3-1) play host to No. 6 Stanford on Sunday.

• Maricela Padilla scored in the 93rd minute and Pacific (4-10-3, 3-3-1) overcame an early 2-0 deficit and beat Gonzaga 3-2 in overtime in a West Coast Conference match in Stockton, Calif.

GU’s Karley Baggerly and Tori Lee scored in the early minutes of the match, but the Bulldogs (5-10-1, 1-5) were shut out the rest of the way.

• Taylor Ritzman and Stephanie Verdoia each had a goal and an assist as Seattle (14-2-2, 11-0) blanked Idaho (4-14, 0-7) 3-0 in a Western Athletic Conference match in Seattle.

• Otero scored three second-half goals and beat North Idaho 3-0 in an NJCAA Region 9 match in Otero, Colo., that ended the season for the Cardinals (7-8-2).


Kerra Schroeder had 12 kills and 11 digs and Kelsey English and Nikki Lindow added 10 kills apiece as Colorado (15-6, 7-4) recovered after dropping the first two games and beat Washington State (15-9, 2-9) in a Pac-12 Conference match in Pullman. Scores were 22-25, 19-25, 25-15, 25-20 and 15-13.

The loss was the Cougars’ sixth straight.

Kyra Holt tallied a match-high 19 kills for WSU, which plays host to Utah today.

• Puget Sound (17-5, 12-1) rallied after dropping the first game and beat Whitworth 20-25, 26-24, 28-26 and 25-18 in a Northwest Conference match in Spokane.

Jalana White led the Pirates (13-12, 7-6) with 16 kills and 15 digs.

The win was the Loggers’ 10th in a row.

• Krista Vansant and Kaleigh Nelson combined for 42 kills to lead No. 3 Washington (18-1, 10-1) past Utah (17-6, 6-5) in a Pac-12 Conference match in Seattle. Scores were 25-16, 22-25, 26-24 and 25-22.

• Kendra DeHoog had a match-high 18 kills and Sam Odren dished out 47 assists as Blue Mountain (35-4, 12-0) defeated Community Colleges of Spokane (27-13, 7-2) in an NWAACC match in Pendleton, Ore. Scores were 25-18, 25-18, 21-25 and 25-15.

Carmen Richardson had 13 kills and Jacy Vining added 12 kills and 12 digs for CCS.

• Host North Idaho College got ready for the postseason by defeating eighth-ranked Southern Idaho 25-20, 25-22, 25-19.

Women’s basketball

Aubrey Ashenfelter hit 8 of 12 shots and led four players in double figures with 23 points as Eastern Washington opened its season with an 87-74 exhibition win over The Master’s at Reese Court in Cheney.


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