Cougars clip No. 21 California
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.
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.